IGA-Kendo Club 3rd Anniversary

February 6 was the 3rd anniversary of the founding of IGA-Kendo Club. Three years ago, we started with a dream of spreading Kendo. Now, we have two dojos, an affiliate, and contacts with other clubs around the country. We believe the dream is alive and well. May there be more years of dreaming ahead! The Read more about IGA-Kendo Club 3rd Anniversary[…]

Happy Birthday!

お誕生日おめでとうございます To Our Dearest Sensei, Koji Igarashi, and to his most supportive wife, Junko-San, we wish you BOTH Happy Birthday! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WE LOVE YOU! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE GIVEN US! Thank you for teaching us kendo 🙂 More Blessings to you both in the coming year! Happy Birthday お誕生日おめでとうございます。 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From, Your IGA Read more about Happy Birthday![…]

IGA Kendo Club In A Godo-Keiko (Friendly Keiko)

Happy New Year everyone! A very exciting opportunity opened up for IGA Kendo Club this 2013. We have been invited to participate in a Godo-Keiko, or friendly keiko, which was set up by the Sensei and members of the Manila Kendo Club. This has been dubbed the Treston Keiko Kai, and is open to all Read more about IGA Kendo Club In A Godo-Keiko (Friendly Keiko)[…]

Kendo Reflections: A Rei to Our Little Senseis

The concept of the “beginners mind” is something very important for those involved in Zen cultivation practices like myself.  With my decision to take-up kendo as a sport [I am a beginner at the Dasmarinas IGA-Kendo dojo] it is now more urgent for me to live out this ideal. This is not my first attempt to Read more about Kendo Reflections: A Rei to Our Little Senseis[…]

ANOTHER LONG KENDO POST ^___^

BY: RIKKI KENDO Since grade school, Kendo was just a dream sport for me. I didn’t have money to pay the fees; I didn’t have the time to train, and hell, I didn’t even know if anyone was practicing Kendo in the Philippines. Kendo was a dream that I thought I would never reach so Read more about ANOTHER LONG KENDO POST ^___^[…]

Bogu Appreciation Day

There are special days in everyone’s lives. Bogu Appreciation Day is one of the special days in the IGA Kendo Club. We celebrated it last 3 November 2012 when we were visited by Igarashi-Sensei’s friends: Mr. and Mrs. Yokomichi and Mr. Endo. Mr. Yokomichi is a 6th dan while Mr. Endo is a 3rd dan, Read more about Bogu Appreciation Day[…]

Welcome to Iga-Kendo!

Welcome to Iga-Kendo Club! We are a new Kendo club under the tutelage of Sensei Koji Igarashi and our Dojo is based in Makati City. “A passionate Kendo practitioner, Igarashi saw the chance to keep the centuries-old martial arts alive and impart its many benefits.” Initially, he taught exclusively to children. Since then, the informal Read more about Welcome to Iga-Kendo![…]