#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[…]

#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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Displaying IGA Ken’s brand of Kendo in the 16th HK Open

By Kristopher Inting Since 2013, the IGA Kendo Club Philippines has been participating in the Hong Kong Asian Open Kendo Championships, a 3-day event held yearly at the Tin Shui Wai Sports Center. Spearheaded by the Hong Kong Kendo Association, this competition aims to bring various clubs and national teams from the Asia-Pacific Region to compete Read more about Displaying IGA Ken’s brand of Kendo in the 16th HK Open[…]