Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, Movie Review

written by Roehl Nino Bautista re-posted by Kristopher Inting There are times when people really love their work, and I’m guessing that this is one of those times for Mr. Roehl Nino “Ronin” Bautista. Though the nature of his work has kept him from practicing with us regularly, he certainly can’t complain about being able to Read more about Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, Movie Review[…]

Rurouni Kenshin Ticket Winner!

If there is anything from J-Pop culture that fanned the interest in Kendo and Japanese swordsmanship here in the Philippines, you would be hard pressed to find an answer other than the anime Rurouni Kenshin (locally known as Samurai X). When it first aired in the late 90’s, it captured the imagination of an entire Read more about Rurouni Kenshin Ticket Winner![…]

Launching the New IGA-Ken Website!

We are proud to announce the soft launch of the new and improved IGA Kendo Club website! This has been a labor of love involving the efforts of multiple members. So a big shout out to Ain, Angge, Wayne, Wely, Majen and Ronin for helping to put this up. Please visit the new site here: Read more about Launching the New IGA-Ken Website![…]

Celebrating Philippines-Japan Friendship Month 2014

written by Kristopher Inting; pictures by Choi Cabias     Picture taking with the elementary and high school student delegates. July is always a memorable month for me. This is the month of my birthday, and also marks the anniversary of when I started kendo way back in 2002. I started training as a birthday Read more about Celebrating Philippines-Japan Friendship Month 2014[…]

Surviving the Wrath of Rammasun/Glenda

by Kristopher Inting As I blog this, Typhoon Rammasun (or the local designation of Glenda), has just finished battering it’s way through the Metro Manila area. And I mean it when I say “battering”. I woke up this morning to shaking windows and the eerie howling of wind, and it only got worse as the Read more about Surviving the Wrath of Rammasun/Glenda[…]

New Dan-Holders and Visiting Sensei

The IGA Kendo Club is proud to officially acknowledge their new set of dan-holders from the Arena Fitness Dojo. The dan certificates finally arrived from the Hong Kong Kendo Association last July 10, 2014. The said certificates were then presented last Saturday, July 12, 2014, to their very deserving recipients during a small ceremony after Read more about New Dan-Holders and Visiting Sensei[…]

There’s No Place Like Home…To Have Keiko

by Kristopher Inting (photos and captions credited to the various members of the Joson Family) IGA-Ken Arena was happy to welcome Ms. Veejay Joson to practice last Saturday, July 5, 2014. Veejay is a member of the Phnom Penh Kendo Club in Cambodia, but she is a Pinay who hails from Pampanga and is an alumna of Read more about There’s No Place Like Home…To Have Keiko[…]

Hello to Iloilo Kendo Club!

  Last July 1 & 2, the IGA-Kendo Club had its first official visit to the Iloilo Kendo Club. This was achieved after months of planning, involving IGA-Ken’s Head Sensei, Mr. Koji Igarashi, IGA-Ken’s Arena Dojo Manager, Mr. Kristopher Inting, and the Iloilo Kendo Club Dojo Head, Mr. Ryan Gomez. After numerous communications, some nervous Read more about Hello to Iloilo Kendo Club![…]

Introducing the Davao Kendo Club!

  There are those of you from Davao who have been following our club over the years, asking if and when there will be Kendo in your fair city. Our previous answers have always been “no” unfortunately. To all Davao citizens we are pleased to announce that this situation has changed! The Davao Kendo Club Read more about Introducing the Davao Kendo Club![…]

A Very Big “Thank You!” To Tsuchiya-Sensei!

by Kristopher Inting Arena Fitness Dojo Manager (photo c/o Tsuchiya Sensei) On behalf of the IGA Kendo Club Family, I would like to take this opportunity to give a big “ARIGATO GOZAIMASU!” to our guests this weekend, Tsuchiya Makoto Sensei and his son Yuuki Kun. It was a great experience for all of us to Read more about A Very Big “Thank You!” To Tsuchiya-Sensei![…]