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[…]

From The Eyes of a Beginner

By Kristopher Inting   I have been practicing Kendo for more than ten years now. While I am no expert at this by any stretch of the imagination, it is easy to forget how new people see and experience practice for the first time. So I always like to pick the brains of beginners to Read more about From The Eyes of a Beginner[…]

Greetings from Japan!

By Kristopher Inting November 3, 2012 It’s about 6am local, but have been up since 5am. That means I got less than 4 hours of sleep, but both Loida and I can’t contain our excitement for today. I know most of you guys will be in practice today, but for those who won’t be for Read more about Greetings from Japan![…]

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![…]