#IGAKenMemories featuring Shinmei Sugawara

Shinmei Sugawara, 3-dan, said Kendo looked challenging and she likes challenges. Thus she took up the sport in 2008 in Kawaguchi City Junior High and continued training in IGA Kendo Club in 2013 when they moved to the Philippines. This always-smiling Kendoka is a licensed Medical Technologist but continued to challenge herself by pursuing further Read more about #IGAKenMemories featuring Shinmei Sugawara[…]

Experience IGA-Ken 2016

#IGAKenMemories featuring Rikki Daniel Reyes

This week, let’s go down the memory lane of Rikki Daniel Reyes, Rikki-kun for many, the man behind most of the promotional materials of IGA Kendo Club Philippines. Whether it’s a poster, a video or a full-blown DIY publicity campaign of the club, just throw concepts and copies in his way, and he’ll render it Read more about #IGAKenMemories featuring Rikki Daniel Reyes[…]

#IGAKenMemories featuring Kristopher Inting

As a pilot episode of this campaign, let’s delve into the memories of Kristopher “Kutch” Inting, IGA Kendo Club’s Quezon City Dojo Manager and concurrent President of the United Kendo Federation of the Philippines. Kutch, 4-dan, has clocked 19 years in Philippine Kendo. Along with Igarashi-sensei, they established a dojo in Quezon City in February Read more about #IGAKenMemories featuring Kristopher Inting[…]

IGA-Ken at the EIGASAI!

We are excited! The IGA Kendo Club Philippines partners up with the Shangri La Plaza for the 22nd edition of the EIGASAI Japanese Film Festival! As July, being the Philippine-Japan Friendship month, is when most Japanese culture-related events happen in the Philippines, more often than not, we get to be out and about doing Kendo Read more about IGA-Ken at the EIGASAI![…]

#KidsKendoIt3 Your Out-of-the-Box Summer Activity

IGA Kendo Club Philippines is proud to announce its third installment of the #KidsKendoIt summer program offered in our two dojo in Makati City. It’s an 8-session program designed to accommodate kids age 5 and up – as in including teenagers, young adults, parents/guardians. This doubly serve as a bonding activity with the siblings/parents/guardians during the Read more about #KidsKendoIt3 Your Out-of-the-Box Summer Activity[…]

#YouKenDoIt! Testimonials of Success in the 18th HK Kendo Open

“I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.” -Michael Jordan Since 2013, IGA Ken has been consistently sending a delegation to the annual Hong Kong Asian Kendo Open Championships. Participating in this event has always been a way for the students to test themselves in an international setting whether Read more about #YouKenDoIt! Testimonials of Success in the 18th HK Kendo Open[…]

Doing Kendo with the Children of Youseikan: A Review from Hiroshi Uchida-sensei

On July 2017, IGA-Ken Dojo Manager Kristopher Inting went to the 44th Foreign Kendo Leaders’ Summer Seminar in Kitamoto, Japan. Read the narrative of his experience here My Kitamoto 2017 Experience and here The “Band of Braddahs” of Room 302 – A Kitamoto Story Another article has surfaced on the Yoseikan home page authored by Hiroshi Uchida-sensei and Read more about Doing Kendo with the Children of Youseikan: A Review from Hiroshi Uchida-sensei[…]

The 2017 IGA-Ken year-end Shiai and Party

With all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season in the Philippines, we still find time to get together and duke it out at the dojo with all the IGA-Ken members available to end 2017 with a bang. The annual IGA Kendo Club Philippines year-end shiai and party was held last December 17, 2017 Read more about The 2017 IGA-Ken year-end Shiai and Party[…]

Success Stories – Juggling Studies and Kendo

Congratulations are in order for academic achievements! Out of all the IGA-Ken dojos, the Arena dojo is comprised of mostly students and young professionals. It is important to note the considerable time and effort these individuals have dedicated to their studies while pursuing Kendo. That’s why we take pride, not only in our club’s collective Read more about Success Stories – Juggling Studies and Kendo[…]

I’m glad I didn’t give up Kendo – Prince

There will always be mixed feelings when it comes to saying goodbye. On one hand, you are happy to know that your colleague has graduated and is now ready to take on the world with what he learned in college. On the other hand, you’d feel sad as your friend is now migrating to the Read more about I’m glad I didn’t give up Kendo – Prince[…]