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![…]

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![…]

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![…]

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[…]

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[…]