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Author: Sjoerd

Ishido cup

Last weekend a large number of iai- and jodoka gathered in Utrecht where the Ishido Cup was held. The Ishido Cup is an annual event with seminars, competitions and exams. A significant number of members of Kendo Kai Hague were present and they’ve have achieved some great results.

Baur managed to secure second place in the mudan division.

Nicolas managed to achieve first place in the yondan division, extra impressive when you realize that this is his first time participating in this division.

Binh took the yondan exam, and aced it!

The other members put up a good fight but unfortunately  missed the podium by an inch. Congratulations to you all. 

The full results can be found on the Facebook page of the NKR (Dutch Kendo Federation).

National exams

Last Sunday national exams were held during the kendo central training.  The exam was a true massacre but Bennie and Rapheal were well prepared because of the in-house exams that were held the day before and they did a terrific job.    With a nice 100% score for Kendo Kai Den Haag we returned home. Bennie is now Ikkyu and Rapheal Shodan.

Congratulations guys!


In-house grading

Last Saturday, concurrently with the completion of the beginner courses, the in-house exams were held. Practitioners of all disciplines could  take an exam(this was of course free of charge). A lot of mudansha attended and even though the results varied everyone did very well. 

We would like to congratulate all graduates wholeheartedly with obtaining their kyu grade. We hope the feedback can provide you with some goals for your road to ikkyu.