The 2nd Metro Manila Kendo Friendship Cup!

On Saturday, July 18, two of the biggest and most respected Kendo Clubs in Metro Manila will be facing off in a friendly tournament against each other. The Manila Kendo Club will be facing host IGA Kendo Club in a kachinuki style match. In this style of competition, the two clubs will each field a Read more about The 2nd Metro Manila Kendo Friendship Cup![…]

IGA Kendo Club 2nd Quarter 2015 Recruitment!

IGA Kendo Club is recruiting for the second quarter of 2015! Please check our Dojo Section to see which one is more suitable for you. To summarize, we have three Dojo currently accepting new students: 1) Arena Fitness Dojo (Quezon City, Saturdays 2-4pm) – Beginners’ Trial Sessions start Jun 6, 2015. 2) City Club Dojo – Read more about IGA Kendo Club 2nd Quarter 2015 Recruitment![…]

Holy Week Training Schedule

Please be aware of the following schedule changes for Holy Week: Mar 28, Saturday Dasma Dojo – no practice City Club Dojo – special demonstration class 10am – 12nn Arena Dojo – regular class 2pm – 6pm Mar 29, Sunday (Palm Sunday) City Club Dojo – regular class 4pm – 6pm Apr 1, Wednesday (Holy Read more about Holy Week Training Schedule[…]

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![…]

City Club Kids’ Summer Kendo Class!

Looking for something different for your kids to try out this summer? Why not Kendo? Our City Club Dojo will be offering a short summer course for boys and girls (5 years and up) to try out Kendo, the Japanese Way of the Sword. Classes start on April 22, with a culminating activity on May 17. Read more about City Club Kids’ Summer Kendo Class![…]

15th Hong Kong Open Dan Shinsa

The 15th Hong Kong Open was not just about the tournament. Of equal importance was the staging of the dan rank advancement exams. Some would argue that this is actually more important, as this is helping to build the future of the Club by adding to the acknowledged senior ranked students. The dan exams (shinsa) was Read more about 15th Hong Kong Open Dan Shinsa[…]

Back From Hong Kong!

First off, I would like to apologize for not being able to post live updates from the 15th Hong Kong Open, but there were technical issues with the internet and my mobile devices. Anyway, just a quick update, the IGA Kendo Club is proud to welcome 11 new yudansha and 5 “old” yundansha who have levelled Read more about Back From Hong Kong![…]

Presenting the Delegation Leaders!

This is the last of a series of articles featuring the IGA Ken delegation to the 15th Hong Kong Open. This time we focus on leadership of the IGA Ken Delegation.     These are the people working behind the scenes to make sure that the IGA Ken players and dan exam candidates are ready to Read more about Presenting the Delegation Leaders![…]

Presenting Team FHM!

This is the eighth in a series of articles featuring the IGA Ken delegation to the 15th Hong Kong Open. This time we focus on the Ladies’ Team A. “fabulously hot manslayers…need we say more?” This is undoubtedly THE POWER TEAM of IGA Ken for the tournament. They are composed of veterans of the previous 2 HK Opens and Read more about Presenting Team FHM![…]