2017 • 7th–8th October — Rembuden Taikai, Wellington. • 11th–12th November — Waikato Novice Championships, Hamilton. 2018 • 10th–12th February — Auckland Summer Seminar, Auckland. • 11th–12th August — NZKF National Championship, Invercargill.
It is with great pleasure that the New Zealand Kendo Team selectors (Team Kantoku Alex Bennett, Women’s Kantoku Liz Dutton, Men’s Coach Blake Bennett, and Women’s Coach Sue Lytollis) announce the successful members of the New Zealand Kendo Team for the 17th World Kendo Championship in 2018. They are as follows: Men’s Team 1. Jay Hwang 2. Walt Kim 3. Thomas Hong 4. Walter McCahon 5. Clem Guo 6. Nick Robertson 7. Jordan Te Wharau 8. Masa Matsunami The Men’s apprentice will be Kai Edwards. Women’s Team 1. Akiyo Yamaguchi-Ellin 2. Tania Butterfield 3. Haruko Tsuzuki 4. Joyce Tsai 5. Shawn Zhang and 6. Rina Igarashi The Women’s apprentices are Ria Ellin and Rosa Hartnoll. Team physio/doctor will be Nigel Tan. In coming weeks, the team will receive official notice of their selection, a Pledge to sign, and will also be asked for an initial deposit towards the expenses of this campaign. We congratulate all kenshi who have tried their best in this selection process. While not everyone can be selected to represent New Zealand, we hope all of you remain committed to your practice and keep motivated to try out for future World Kendo Championships. Club leaders and NZKF Read More …
The Taikai is being run for the 18th consecutive year. The Rembuden Kendo Club appreciates the continuing support for this event and once again looks forward to a weekend of great shiai that ultimately provides another stepping stone in each participants overall kendo development. We hope to see as many people there as possible to help make this once again a great event. Dates: Saturday and Sunday 7 and 8 October 2017 Venue: Karori Recreation Centre, 251 Karori Road, Wellington Registration Deadline: Friday 8 September 2017 Registration packs have been sent to all dojos. Please see your club leaders for more information.
NZKF Squad Training will be held on 11 August, before the camp on 12 and 13 August. Grading is (at this stage) available for those grading from 3rd kyu up to 4th Dan.