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Nishimura vs Ando at 2018 All Japan Kendo Championship

Interviewing Hidehisa Nishimura, All Japan Championship Winner Vol. 3

How much you can use your head to imagine the flow of the match Nishimura places importance on thinking about kendo outside of practice time. He studies through kendo magazines, and he reads books not only by kendo players but by athletes of all kinds of sport. He says he Read More

Hidehisa Nishimura in the final of 2017 All Japan Kendo Championship

Interviewing Hidehisa Nishimura, All Japan Championship Winner Vol. 2

How much you can use your head to imagine the flow of the match Nishimura entered Kyushu Gakuin High School in Kumamoto Prefecture. It was at a time when the school was rising a head above the rest and becoming an invincible team. The school came 3rd in the Inter-High Read More

Nishimura Hidehisa teaching Kendo to kids at Tozando Kendo Renseikai 2018

Interviewing Hidehisa Nishimura, All Japan Championship Winner Vol. 1

How much you can use your head to imagine the flow of the match Winning the 2018 All Japan Championship to claim 2 consecutive championships, Hidehisa Nishimura (Kumamoto) was crowned champion for the 3rd time overall. In the history of the 66-edition tournament, he is the 4th person to win Read More

Matsuzaki Kenshiro, the 2nd place winner for the 67th All Japan Kendo Championship

“Defeated today, but…” Interviewing those who missed out on winning the 67th All Japan Kendo Championship Vol. 1

Because of the repair work going on at the Nihon Budokan, the All Japan Championship was held in Osaka for the first time in 67 editions. As 64 players take stage, only one gets the last laugh. 63 players are destined for a disappointed departure at same stage of the Read More

2019 All Japan Kendo Champion, Kunitomo Rentaro

Interview With Rentaro Kunitomo, The 67th All Japan Kendo Championship Winner Vol.3

Although Kunitomo missed out on a place in the All Japan Kendo Championship the next year after his first appearance, in his second appearance in 2016 he achieved 2nd place again. He has made it to the Championship every year since, and although he lost in the 2nd round in Read More

2019 All Japan Kendo Champion, Kunitomo Rentaro

Interview With Rentaro Kunitomo, The 67th All Japan Kendo Championship Winner Vol.2

In the 2012 All Japan Student Championships, Kunitomo played chuken for Kokushikan University who won the tournament, adding to their triumphs at the Kanto Games too. This year’s team boasted a colorful line-up of exceptional talent, even among the long tradition of Kokushikan being a powerhouse. Ando Sho and Fujioka Read More

2019 All Japan Kendo Champion, Kunitomo Rentaro

Interview With Rentaro Kunitomo, The 67th All Japan Kendo Championship Winner Vol.1

It was really “third time lucky” for Rentaro Kunitomo who won the All Japan Championship. 5 years ago, he entered the Championship for the first time and came 2nd, and two years later he also achieved 2nd. He kept challenging for the title, and he finally reached the summit on Read More

Toda Tadao receiving his winning trophy at All Japan Kendo Championship

Memorable Kendo Matches 18: Tadao Toda(1962 and 1964 All Japan Kendo Championship)

Corporate Kenshi who pioneered the “jodan-boom”. In his later years he became the pioneer leading kenshi with the double sword. In only his second year as a company kenshi, as the Post-War competitive Kendo scene was established, he fought his way straight to the top! It was Toda Tadao who Read More

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