#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[…]

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[…]

#YouKenDoIt – Time To Start Doing Kendo!

by Kristopher Inting, Dojo Manager, IGA Kendo Club Philippines Throughout the year, we get inquiries about whether we take in beginners. The short answer is YES! We are always glad to welcome new members to the Club. We have an article about that here: Try Kendo at IGA Kendo Club! People who think about starting Read more about #YouKenDoIt – Time To Start Doing Kendo![…]

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[…]

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[…]

GASSHUKU 2015!

  by Kristopher Inting photos by Alain Duminy and Igarashi Koji The 5th Annual IGA Kendo Club Gasshuku was held last Oct 3-4, 2015, in the Saint Marie Eugenie Sports Complex of Assumption College Antipolo, Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines. I was especially excited (and also dreading) this year’s edition, because the scope of was definitely Read more about GASSHUKU 2015![…]

Good Luck in Japan Angge!

One of our members, Angelyn Mercado (“Angge” to us in the Club), is leaving for Japan for graduate studies. She also hopes to continue practicing Kendo there. So upon coming back once she’s finished with her studies, we look forward to her being a kick-ass kendoka! We couldn’t let her leave without saying good-bye in Read more about Good Luck in Japan Angge![…]