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Image of PL Gakuen High School winning 1982 Gyokuryuki High School Games

Memorable Kendo Matches 8: PL Gakuen High School (1982 Gyokuryuki High School Games)

The Gyokuryuki crosses the Kaimon strainght for the first time PL Gakuen, located in Osaka, won the inter high games (boys) in 1972 for the first time, and has won it 7 times in total. Especially between 1975-1985 it was considered one of the two top kendo schools along with Read More

Memorable Kendo Matches 7: Sho Umegaya(2013 Gyokuryuki High School Games)

Memorable Kendo Matches 7: Sho Umegaya(2013 Gyokuryuki High School Games)

“Become a legend” Sho Umegaya Responds as he Beats 4 in a row at the Final (2013 Gyokuryuki High School Games) The most interesting aspect of the Gyokuryuki Games is that it is held in the “fight until you lose” format. This means that no matter how much you are Read More

Moriya High Girl Kendo Club

Memorable Kendo Matches 5: Moriya High School (2012 Inter High Girls)

Not giving up at 0-2 down, catching the flow for a great comeback win The 2012 Inter High Girls team final was between defending champion Moriya (Ibaraki) and Nakamura Gakuen Girls (Fukuoka) who were gunning for their first title. In the pervious year, Moriya had taisho Moeko Takahashi, who also Read More

Kurashiki High School Kendo Club team

Memorable Kendo Matches 2: Kurashiki High School (2000, Gyokuryuki High School Championship)

The underdogs who turned the impossible into reality The Second Far-away Winner of the Gyokuryuki The last Gyokuryuki High School Kendo Championship (men’s edition) of the 20th Century was won by the underdog of all underdogs, Kurashiki High School (Okayama). Kurashiki had only made it to the inter-high team championship Read More

Panasonic-ES-Wins-55th-Kinki-Corporate-Kendo-Championship

Panasonic ES Wins 55th Kinki Corporate Kendo Championship Part 1

The final of the men’s competition saw defending champion Panasonic EcoSolutions (ES) Head Office A going for back-to-back titles against NTT Japan West A, hunting for their first championship win. Panasonic ES claimed the taisho match and took the game into the daihyo decider. Panasonic ES won the daihyo match Read More

Kyoto Old Butokuden - Holy Land of Budo

Kendo Kyoto Taikai held at Old Butokuden

There are many kendo competitions like the All Japan Championships. One such competition is the “Kyoto Taikai”. This is known as a famous competition nationwide, and the official name is not “Kyoto Taikai”, but the “All Japan Kendo Enbu Taikai”. The purpose of the All Japan Kendo Enbu Taikai is Read More

Hidehisa Nishimura in the final of 2017 All Japan Kendo Championship

Strong Kendo Nations

What nations are strong in kendo? For football we have the FIFA World Cup and for Baseball we have the World Baseball classic, all serving as major tournaments to measure each nation’s strength. For kendo, the World Kendo Championships have been held every three years since 1970. It is still Read More

2016/03/07 – Tozando at the 27th EKC in Macedonia!

This is a busy year, not only are Tozando going to be at AKC41 in Australia this year, but we will also be present with our staff at the 27th European Kendo Championship in Macedonia from the 31st of March to the 4th of April! We are not sure about Read More