IGA Kendo Club celebrates 14th anniversary with the inaugural Igarashi Cup

IGA Kendo Club Philippines marked its 14th anniversary with a milestone event, the first annual Igarashi Cup, at the Aero Center Basketball Court in Quezon City on 18 February 2024. This date is doubly special to us as we celebrate the birthday of our dearest pogi-sensei Igarashi Koji and wife Junko-san, who are currently in Read more about IGA Kendo Club celebrates 14th anniversary with the inaugural Igarashi Cup[…]

#IGAKenMemories featuring Verns and Shane Chiongbian

Born in a secret government facility. One of the youngest Filipina international supermodels. Jetted across the globe modeling for prestigious brands at 16. Outside the glitz and glamour, the statuesque Cebuana pursued varied interests such as taking culinary arts, overseeing their restaurant business, tending to an herb garden and doing martial arts training. And that’s Read more about #IGAKenMemories featuring Verns and Shane Chiongbian[…]

#IGAKenMemories featuring Dylan Patricio

Like most people, Dylan Patricio, our bogu class mudansha since 2014, has an affinity for Japanese culture. But unlike most that would take up Kendo because of it, Dylan has another reason to do so – that is to manage his shifts in mood and energy after being medically diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Through his Read more about #IGAKenMemories featuring Dylan Patricio[…]

#IGAKenMemories featuring April Enerio

Today, July 28, 2021, marks April’s 8th anniversary at IGA Kendo Club Philippines. This 1-dan Kendoka, also known as Kendo Kitty in the club, began training in July 2013. While she’s an otaku and an organizer for major cosplay events in the country, her foray into Kendo happened by chance – or maybe it was Read more about #IGAKenMemories featuring April Enerio[…]

#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[…]

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#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[…]