Looking at the 15th Hong Kong Open: What is it?

This is the first of a series of articles highlighting the IGA-Ken delegation to the 15th Hong Kong Open. The Hong Kong Asian Open Kendo Championships is an annual event organized by the Hong Kong Kendo Association (HKKA), with the support of the International Kendo Federation (FIK). Kendo clubs and national teams from all over the Read more about Looking at the 15th Hong Kong Open: What is it?[…]

Shiai Advice

To help prepare the IGA Ken Squad for the 15th Hong Kong Open, we are having them read these words of advice from Ichikawa-Sensei, as translated by our friend Fisher-Sensei of All Japan Budogu (originally posted on the Kendo World website). As someone commented, these are good words to go by in both Kendo and life. Read more about Shiai Advice[…]

The Official IGA Ken Delegation to the 15th Hong Kong Asian Open Kendo Championships!

  To welcome in the year 2015, let us introduce to you the official IGA Ken Delegation to the 15th Hong Kong Asian Kendo Open! Our delegates will be in Hong Kong from Feb 27 to Mar 1 to take the dan-rank promotional exams and to compete in the various divisions of the tournament. Of special Read more about The Official IGA Ken Delegation to the 15th Hong Kong Asian Open Kendo Championships![…]

Godo Keiko Kai Shiai Results!

text by Kristopher Inting photos c/o Igarashi Koji & Inoue Shu videos c/o Emerson Sychingiok & April Enerio The Godo Keiko Kai Shiai Finals were held last Monday Dec 15, 2014. 1st seed Team FHM emerged as the champions of the tournament, besting 2nd seed Team Lady & the Tramps (runner-up) in the final match. Read more about Godo Keiko Kai Shiai Results![…]

Godo Keiko Kai Finals Tonight!

The Godo Keiko Kai Shiai 2014 Finals are going to be held tonight, Dec 15, 2014, from 8:00pm to 9:30pm in the Basketball Gym of STI Academy, Global City, Taguig. Eight 3-person teams from both Manila Kendo Club (6 teams) and IGA Kendo Club (2 teams) competed in a round robin format since May. The last Read more about Godo Keiko Kai Finals Tonight![…]

IGA Ken Christmas Shiai Results!

The IGA Kendo Club Christmas Shiai (Tournament) was held December 6, 2014. The two IGA Ken Dojo held separate competitions in their own venues, 10am – 1pm in the Dasma Village Gym and 2pm – 6pm in Arena Fitness Inc. Dasma Village Dojo Shiai Results: Kids’ Shiai Joint 4th Place – Kiyoto and Taishi 3rd Read more about IGA Ken Christmas Shiai Results![…]

IGA Ken Teams Seeded Into Godo Keiko Kai Shiai Finals!

The (STI) Godo Keiko Kai Shiai Elimination Round is over, and the two competing IGA Ken teams have secured spots in the Final Round of the competition! So congratulations to Teams Lady & the Tramps, and Gravity Fox for earning the right to compete in the Finals! The last matches of the elimination round were Read more about IGA Ken Teams Seeded Into Godo Keiko Kai Shiai Finals![…]