#YouKenDoIt – Time To Start Doing Kendo!

by Kristopher Inting, Dojo Manager, IGA Kendo Club Philippines Throughout the year, we get inquiries about whether we take in beginners. The short answer is YES! We are always glad to welcome new members to the Club. We have an article about that here: Try Kendo at IGA Kendo Club! People who think about starting Read more about #YouKenDoIt – Time To Start Doing Kendo![…]

Doing Kendo with the Children of Youseikan: A Review from Hiroshi Uchida-sensei

On July 2017, IGA-Ken Dojo Manager Kristopher Inting went to the 44th Foreign Kendo Leaders’ Summer Seminar in Kitamoto, Japan. Read the narrative of his experience here My Kitamoto 2017 Experience and here The “Band of Braddahs” of Room 302 – A Kitamoto Story Another article has surfaced on the Yoseikan home page authored by Hiroshi Uchida-sensei and Read more about Doing Kendo with the Children of Youseikan: A Review from Hiroshi Uchida-sensei[…]

Success Stories – Juggling Studies and Kendo

Congratulations are in order for academic achievements! Out of all the IGA-Ken dojos, the Arena dojo is comprised of mostly students and young professionals. It is important to note the considerable time and effort these individuals have dedicated to their studies while pursuing Kendo. That’s why we take pride, not only in our club’s collective Read more about Success Stories – Juggling Studies and Kendo[…]

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![…]

Good Luck in Japan Angge!

One of our members, Angelyn Mercado (“Angge” to us in the Club), is leaving for Japan for graduate studies. She also hopes to continue practicing Kendo there. So upon coming back once she’s finished with her studies, we look forward to her being a kick-ass kendoka! We couldn’t let her leave without saying good-bye in Read more about Good Luck in Japan Angge![…]

Back From Hong Kong!

First off, I would like to apologize for not being able to post live updates from the 15th Hong Kong Open, but there were technical issues with the internet and my mobile devices. Anyway, just a quick update, the IGA Kendo Club is proud to welcome 11 new yudansha and 5 “old” yundansha who have levelled Read more about Back From Hong Kong![…]

Presenting the Delegation Leaders!

This is the last of a series of articles featuring the IGA Ken delegation to the 15th Hong Kong Open. This time we focus on leadership of the IGA Ken Delegation.     These are the people working behind the scenes to make sure that the IGA Ken players and dan exam candidates are ready to Read more about Presenting the Delegation Leaders![…]

Presenting Team FHM!

This is the eighth in a series of articles featuring the IGA Ken delegation to the 15th Hong Kong Open. This time we focus on the Ladies’ Team A. “fabulously hot manslayers…need we say more?” This is undoubtedly THE POWER TEAM of IGA Ken for the tournament. They are composed of veterans of the previous 2 HK Opens and Read more about Presenting Team FHM![…]

Presenting Samurai Stir Fried Hamsters!

This is the seventh in a series of articles featuring the IGA Ken delegation to the 15th Hong Kong Open. This time we focus on the 3dan & Under Team A. “the cute cannibalistic creatures” Last year, IGA Ken’s 3dan & Under Team was the first ever all Pinoy squad of the Club to get past Read more about Presenting Samurai Stir Fried Hamsters![…]