IGA Kendo Club celebrates 14th anniversary with the inaugural Igarashi Cup

IGA Kendo Club Philippines marked its 14th anniversary with a milestone event, the first annual Igarashi Cup, at the Aero Center Basketball Court in Quezon City on 18 February 2024. This date is doubly special to us as we celebrate the birthday of our dearest pogi-sensei Igarashi Koji and wife Junko-san, who are currently in Read more about IGA Kendo Club celebrates 14th anniversary with the inaugural Igarashi Cup[…]

IGA Ken’s 12th Anniversary & Return to Keiko

By Kristopher Inting This weekend marks the 12th Anniversary of IGA Kendo Club. So it seems very fortunate that Feb 12 also marks the club’s return to keiko after nearly two years of not practicing due to the pandemic. We were actually supposed to try reopening last January, but it was pushed back due to Read more about IGA Ken’s 12th Anniversary & Return to Keiko[…]

IGA-Ken at the EIGASAI!

We are excited! The IGA Kendo Club Philippines partners up with the Shangri La Plaza for the 22nd edition of the EIGASAI Japanese Film Festival! As July, being the Philippine-Japan Friendship month, is when most Japanese culture-related events happen in the Philippines, more often than not, we get to be out and about doing Kendo Read more about IGA-Ken at the EIGASAI![…]

The IGA-Ken #YouKenDoIt Challenge Yourself Campaign

by Kristopher Inting Earlier this year, the QC Dojo moved to a new home in the 3rd Fitness Lab. We are very excited with the new venue, so much so that we are announcing our first series of trial sessions and Beginner’s Class there with a bang! If you have been visiting our social media Read more about The IGA-Ken #YouKenDoIt Challenge Yourself Campaign[…]

The 2017 IGA-Ken year-end Shiai and Party

With all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season in the Philippines, we still find time to get together and duke it out at the dojo with all the IGA-Ken members available to end 2017 with a bang. The annual IGA Kendo Club Philippines year-end shiai and party was held last December 17, 2017 Read more about The 2017 IGA-Ken year-end Shiai and Party[…]

#KIDSKENDOIT2

You asked for it! IGA Kendo Club is offering the second installment of the #KidsKendoIt program! This time, we also encourage parents to join the training. If you need convincing, read this: http://www.igakendoclub.com/…/kidskendoit-why-kendo-is-goo…/ See you this summer! #kendo #kendoPH #igakendoclub #summer #workshops #Philippines #PilipinasKendo

Preparing for the 16th Hong Kong Kendo Championships

by Kristopher Inting   Our Club is gearing up again for the Annual Hong Kong Kendo Asian Open Championships! This event, on its 16th edition, is something many of our members look forward to, as this is their chance to prove that they are ready to take the next step in Kendo (by passing their Read more about Preparing for the 16th Hong Kong Kendo Championships[…]

Christmas Shiai & Party 2015!

by Kristopher Inting photo credits: Darwin Fandino Flores, Monette M. Flores, Koji Igarashi,Dennis T. Navarro, Tamie Cabarrubias December 12 & 13 was a weekend of celebration for IGA Kendo Club, as we held our Christmas Shiai (12th) & Christmas Party (13th) on those days! Both events were joint sessions between all IGA Ken dojo, with participants coming from Arena, Read more about Christmas Shiai & Party 2015![…]

GASSHUKU 2015!

  by Kristopher Inting photos by Alain Duminy and Igarashi Koji The 5th Annual IGA Kendo Club Gasshuku was held last Oct 3-4, 2015, in the Saint Marie Eugenie Sports Complex of Assumption College Antipolo, Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines. I was especially excited (and also dreading) this year’s edition, because the scope of was definitely Read more about GASSHUKU 2015![…]

Gasshuku Shiai Line-Ups!

The 5th IGA Ken Gasshuku will culminate with a series of shiai (tournaments) during the 2nd day of the event! Here are the official line-ups and participants for the shiai! Mudansha (no-dan) 5-Man Team Event IGA Kendo Club Arena Dojo & UP Ken Teams Super Peace BustersSenpo – Majen Ocampo (UP Ken)Jiho – Jp LoterteChuken – Ain CabonceFukusho Read more about Gasshuku Shiai Line-Ups![…]