14th Wakakoma Keikokai & Goodbye Tsukamoto sensei…

Last month we held our 14th annual Keikokai in our VUB dojo. Around 100 people attended the training. Strong spirit and commitment were seen from the participants.

Not funny was that this moment recall that we had to say goodbye to Tsukamoto sensei. He arrived at the dojo a few years ago and helped a generation of students to grow in kendo by his example and teachings. When residing in Brussels, he challenged for the difficult exam for 6th dan in Japan and succeeded brilliantly. On Sunday evening, we had some drinks together before his return to his homeland. See you as oon as possible, Tsukamoto sensei !!

Fumetsu-Cup in the Netherlands

A unique mixed three-player match called the Fumetsu Cup was held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on 24Sep.(Sun) National team members and many Kendo friend from Belgium participated. It was a fun day to interact with many kendo enthusiasts of The Netherlands.

Team Belgium

Wakakoma Young Stars (Mattia & Takeshi – Fighting Spirit Award)

Big Success at ABKF Kyu & Dan Exam in Ghent

It was perfect day for Wakakoma. All examinee of 1-Kyu & Dan candidate passed their exam in Ghent on 18th Sep.

1-Kyu : Sae KUROGI , Simon TEERLINK , Haruki DE SMET
Shodan: Takeshi BOFFA , Miyako TEERLINK, Mattia SPAEPEN
Nidan: Toshiro PANZANI
Sandan: Keisuke BANDO, Kota KUROGI, Thomas TAKAGI-HERLIN
All successors and supporters

Free trial lesson for beginner.

Free trial lessons for new members will be held on the following dates.
please apply in advance by email. Trial enrollment is free up to 2 times.
*New member accept age from 6 to 16 years only
04Sep.(Sat) 16:00 – 17:00
11Sep.(Sat) 15:00 – 16:00
25Sep.(Sat) 15:00 – 16:00
02Oct.(Sat) 15:00 – 16:00

Contact: wakakoma@abkf.be

Return to Keiko!

On 16th January, we were able to resume practice for the first time since October last year. But it was only allowed in less than 12 years.
A total of 24 people participated, including 19 junior members and 5 teachers. Junior members will grow if they don’t see them for three months. Everyone did their best. We’re very proud!
And continued online Suburi for members who are not yet allowed to participate in the hall.
We can’t wait to practice with all the members.

Unfortunately, Wakakoma practice will remain cancelled practice till 16th January 2021.

But, Online Suburi Winter Special to be held as follows. (*Canceled due to rain)

・20Dec.(Sun)    10:00 ~ 10:30    30mn
・21Dec.(Mon)    10:00 ~ 10:30    30mn
・22Dec.(Tue)    10:00 ~ 10:30    30mn
・23Dec.(Wed)    10:00 ~ 10:30    30mn
・24Dec.(Thu)    Close
・25Dec.(Fri)      Close
・26Dec.(Sat)     Close
・27Dec.(Sun)    10:00 ~ 10:30    30mn
・28Dec.(Mon)    10:00 ~ 10:30    30mn
・29Dec.(Tue)    10:00 ~ 10:30    30mn
・30Dec.(Wed)    10:00 ~ 10:30    30mn
・31Dec.(Thu)    10:00 ~ 10:30    30mn
・ 1Jan.(Fri)      Close
・ 2Jan.(Sat)     Close
・ 3Jan.(Sun)    10:00 ~ 10:30    30mn
・ 4Jan.(Mon)    10:00 ~ 10:30    30mn
・ 5Jan.(Tue)    10:00 ~ 10:30    30mn

29th ABKF Winter seminar & Nakakura Cup

Our dojo joined again this year the seminar organized by ABKF as well as the competitions.

A lot of our members joined the different trainings and our 2 teams engaged in the competitions did very well. Our Kensaku was even able to win the individual men competition and Wakakoma 1 became third in the team competition.