Ishida Kenich Hanshi Seminar

Waikato Kendo Club is proud to announce the Ishida Kenichi Sensi seminar and the Waikato Club 20th Anniversary. 19th-21st April 2019, Hamilton For any questions or assistance, please contact Marleen Charng on

4th Auckland Kendo Club International Seminar

This seminar will assist you in understanding the meaning of studying Kendo Seminar leader: Alex Bennett Kyoshi 7th dan • Official AKC Kendo advisor • National Coach • Founder of Kendo World magazine • Internationally recognized expert of Budo Culture Location: Auckland Kendo Club Pilkington Rd Panmure Auckland Entry Requirements: Entry to this event is open to all members of the International Kendo Federation Seminar Fee Includes: Seminar fee – fruit -water-tea-coffee $70 per person For more details email or Facebook

New Zealand Novice Kendo Championships

The New Zealand Novice Championships, hosted by the Waikato Kendo Club, is an annual event aimed at enhancing Kendo experiences for junior Kendo practitioners. This tournament has also provided shinpan opportunity for senior Kendo practitioners, Yon-dan (4th Dan) and above, with support of the New Zealand Kendo Federation (NZKF). Date: 10th-11 November 2018. Go to for more information. Please talk to your dojo leader if you are interested in attending.

17th World Kendo Championships in Korea 2018

Great showing for the New Zealand team at the 17th Kendo World Championships in Korea! Both the men’s and women’s teams finished in the top 16 in their respective competitions. The women’s team beat Agentina to go on to fight the Netherlands. The match with the Netherlands was close, with equal points after five fights so ended up in daihyosen. The deciding point was won by the Netherlands ending the NZ women’s campaign but it was still a great result for New Zealand. The men’s team had a tough draw being in the only pool that had 4 teams in it, all other pools consisted of 3 teams. The NZ men beat Latvia and Romania but lost to Japan. Only one team advances (Japan) but this still means the NZ men’s team finished in the top 16. Well done team!

Rembuden Takai 6th-7th October 2018

The 19th Rembuden Taikai is taking place on the 6th-7th October 2018 in Wellington. The deadline for entry is 7th September. Please contact your dojo leaders if you are interested in entering or if you are outside of New Zealand you can contact Rembuden Kendo Club directly.

NZKF Survey

We are conducting a survey of NZKF members. Please click on the link below and complete the survey. It will take 5-10 minutes to complete. Your feedback is important to us. The survey will close on the 31st August 2018.

2018 Event Dates

• 11th–12th August — NZKF National Championship, Invercargill. • 6th–7th October — Rembuden Taikai, Wellington • 2nd–4th November — Canterbury Kendo Club 30th Anniversary and South Island Kendo Championship, Christchurch

Event Dates

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.