IGA-Ken In Iloilo…the Video!

by pinoykendoka video credits to Melvin Guinto Going back to our recent visit to Iloilo Kendo Club, here is a video compilation of the event, as prepared by one of our members. Enjoy!

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[…]

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![…]

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![…]

Welcome to the Philippines Tsuchiya-Sensei!

  We are very excited and honored to welcome Tsuchiya Sensei and his son Yuuki to the Philippines this coming June 20-22, 2014. He will be conducting a short seminar and presiding over our club’s summer tournament! Welcome to the Philippines Sensei! Mabuhay! (Please note that because of this seminar and tournament, we will not Read more about Welcome to the Philippines Tsuchiya-Sensei![…]

March Madness for IGA-Ken!

March was certainly a busy month for IGA-Ken! The month literally started off with the club’s successful campaign in the 14th Hong Kong Asian Kendo Open. However, upon returning to the Philippines there was no rest for us as there were many commitments for IGA-Ken in March. Here’s a rundown on what happened. Barely a Read more about March Madness for IGA-Ken![…]

The 14th Hong Kong Kendo Open: IGA-Ken Surpasses Expectations Yet Again!

Photo and Video Credits to: Igarashi-Sensei, Lex, Gek, Alain, Ice, Dardsie and Dane UPDATE: Match video links fixed and completed. This year, the 14th Hong Kong Asian Kendo Open Championships was held in the Tin Shui Wai Sports Centre in the New Territories in Hong Kong. From February 28 to March 2, participants and clubs Read more about The 14th Hong Kong Kendo Open: IGA-Ken Surpasses Expectations Yet Again![…]

GOOD LUCK!

GOOD LUCK, IGA KEN delegation to the 13th Hong Kong Asian Open Kendo Championships! We are so proud of you! WHAT: 13th Hong Kong Asian Open Kendo Championships WHEN: 8 – 10 March 2013 WHERE: Tin Shui Wai Sports Centre, New Territories PROGRAM: 8th March,  Dan examination 9th March, Women’s group match (3persons) and  Men’s Read more about GOOD LUCK![…]