#KidsKendoIt: Why Kendo is Good For Your Child

By Kristopher Inting “HIYAAAHH!!! MEEEENNNN!!!!” That is the sound you will hear when you enter a Kendo dojo, the loud and seemingly violent screams or kiai. You will also hear the sounds of shinai or bamboo swords clashing against each other or thumping on the armor of practitioners. Even the stomp, or fumikomi, of feet Read more about #KidsKendoIt: Why Kendo is Good For Your Child[…]

1st Quarter Recruitment for 2016!

Happy New Year Everyone!!! And how better to celebrate 2016 than starting Kendo? Our three dojo will be accepting new members this 1st quarter. Please check the following schedules for each dojo: 1) Arena Fitness (Quezon City) – Beginners’ Class starts March 5, with Trial Sessions on every Saturday in February. 2) City Club (Makati City) Read more about 1st Quarter Recruitment for 2016![…]


The 5th Annual IGA Ken Gasshuku! After the success of the 4th Gasshuku (training camp), IGA Ken is looking forward to an even better one this coming Oct 3-4.  The training venue will once again be in Assumption College, Antipolo City. Lodging will be also once again Cristina Villas. Both venues provided us with good Read more about GASSHUKU 2015![…]

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[…]

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![…]

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![…]