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The British Kendo Association (BKA) is the official governing body for Kendo, Iaido and Jodo in the UK.

The BKA was founded in 1964 as a non-profit making organisation to foster and develop the practice and spirit of Kendo, Iaido, and Jodo along traditional lines.

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Latest News

10th International Ariga Sensei Kendo Seminar on 18-19 October 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal

Dear EKF Member Federations, dear Presidents,

We invite you and your fellow kendoka to participate in the upcoming 10th International Ariga Sensei Kendo Seminar on 18-19 October 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal. Dan examinations will be held in Sunday afternoon (19 of October).

Detailed information on the seminar can be consulted on the website:

Sensei present at the 10th International Ariga Seminar:

Tomoharu Ito (Kendo Hanshi 8th Dan)
Taro Ariga (Kendo Kyoshi 7th Dan)
Emilio Gomez (Kendo Kyoshi 7th Dan)
Atsushi Fujimoto (Kendo Kyoshi 7th Dan)
Hayato Okawa (Kendo Renshi 7th Dan)
Mikko Salonen (Kendo Renshi 7th Dan)
David Mori (Kendo  Renshi 7th Dan)
António Gutierrez (Kendo 7th Dan)

Best regards,

Associação Portuguesa de Kendo

Welsh Open – Kendo

Title: Welsh Open – Kendo
Description: I will be sending out more information over the coming months to keep everyone posted.

Many thanks,
James Ogle.
BSc hons, MSMA Lv.4.

Start Date: 2015-03-07
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 2015-03-08
End Time: 17:00

Kendo Referee Seminar

Title: Kendo Referee Seminar
Location: Brighton Kendo Club. Sports Centre. University of Sussex. Falmer. Sussex BN1 9RB
Description: Referee’s Seminar.
Run by John Howell 7th Dan Kyoshi
Open to everyone regardless of grade.
Saturday 4th October 2014
Starting at 10am finishing 4pm
Location :- Brighton Kendo Club. Sports Centre. University of Sussex. Falmer. Sussex BN1 9RB

Please confirm you attendance with John Gale

Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2014-10-04
End Time: 16:00

Bowden 2014 Results – Congratulations Taiseidokai!

4th Annual Yugenkai Winter Kendo Seminar.

Title: 4th Annual Yugenkai Winter Kendo Seminar.
Location: Dunfermline High School, KY11 3BQ
Description: Dates: 10th & 11th January
Times: Sat- 10:00 – 17:00, Sun- 10:00 – 16:00

Previous Sensei attending were Gary O’Donnell (leading the seminar), John Hepburn, Gerry Kincaid and Steve Bishop assisting. It is hoped that another 6th Dan Sensei will also be joining the 2015 Winter Seminar.
It is envisaged that a mini-bus will be available from the train & bus link hub (Inverkeithing) to assist in attending.
Further details and registration page will be forth coming in the next week or so.
Get the dates in your dairy.
Kristian Dela Cour
Dojo Leader – Yugenkai
Start Date: 2015-1-10
Start Time: 10:00
End Date: 2015-1-11
End Time: 16:00

Northern Kendo Grading, Glasgow – Ikkyu to Sandan

Northern Kendo Grading, Glasgow – Ikkyu to Sandan
Location: Donald Dewar Sports Centre
Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2014-11-1
End Time: 17:00

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