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Youngsters to look out for and seasoned Kendo players who showed their class 2 – Interviewing Kenshi who fought hard from the 66th All Japan Championship

“My aim was the men when my opponent comes out. My goals was to win 6 times.” Shinichiro Hirano (Saitama, Saitama Police, 35) Round of 16 (3rd round) High grade kenshi who graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University and entered Saitama Police achieved his first appearance at the tournament at age Read More

Katsumi Yosuke facing his opponent at the 66th All Japan Kendo Championship Taikai

National Players Showing their Worth and Underdogs Fighting Valiantly 3: Interviewing quarter-finalists from the 66th All Japan Championship

I think I played a match that would lead to the future Quarter-finalist Yohei Katsumi (Kanagawa, Kanagawa Police, 32) He claimed the title of this tournament 2 years ago after coming second the year before, but lost unexpectedly in the second round last year. He is entering the veteran age, Read More

Youngsters to look out for and seasoned Kendo players who showed their class – Interviewing Kenshi who fought hard from the 66th All Japan Championship

“Last game as a student, playing for the people of Hokkaido too” Ryohei Yamada (Hokkaido, Meiji Uni. 21) Round of 16 (3rd round) At the World Championship 3 years ago, he was selected for the Japanese team in his first year of university (he was still in high school when Read More

Kunitomo Tsubazeriai

National Players Showing their Worth and Underdogs Fighting Valiantly Part 2: Interviewing quarter-finalists from the 66th All Japan Championship

“I could have won with a little bit more study and creativity” Quarter-finalist Koki Maeda (Osaka, Osaka Police, 25) Last year he advanced to the quarter finals in his first appearance at the tournament, and he played in all the games for Japan in the group tournament at the World Read More

Ando Sho striking Men at the 66th All Japan Kendo championship

National Players Showing their Worth and Underdogs Fighting Valiantly Part 1: Interviewing third placed player from the 66th All Japan Championship

“I was aiming for the championship win, so I think I’m still a long way off” 3rd Place Sho Ando (Hokkaido, Hokkaido Police, 28) He had won the individuals at the World Championship and also played as taisho for the group matches and led Japan to the top. At the Read More

Uchimura at 2018 All Japan Kendo Championship

Interview with Ryoichi Uchimura, 2018 All Japan Kendo Championship Finalist

2nd Place: Ryoichi Uchimura (Tokyo, Metropolitan Police, 38) At age 38 he achieved 2nd place, the same result as last year. He has three wins, and also 5 2nd place which is a record that has been renewed again (behind him are 8 players with 2 2nd place achievements). This Read More

Tetsuaki Kuwahara at 1960 All Japan Kendo Championship

Memorable Kendo Matches 6: Tetsuaki Kuwahara (1960 All Japan Championship)

The youngest of all participants, post-war player reaches the top of Japan for the first time at age 21 In 1960, at the 8th edition of the All Japan Championship, a player in his 20s reached the top for the very first time, Up until then, all champion players were Read More