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Thus Spoke Hayashi, vol. 4

Following on form our previous discussions, we would like to hear more about your opinion on the development of the human character through the lens of kendo. Although it is easy to say many noble things about the human spirit and kendo, as expected it is a far from simple 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

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

Nishimura vs Ando at 2018 All Japan Kendo Championship

All Japan Championship Winner Interview Part 2: Nishimura Wins Back-to-Back, Claiming his Third Championship

Champion: Hidehisa Nishimura (Kumamoto, Kumamoto Police, 29) Nishimura, who had won the tournament last year, claim consecutive wins making it a total of 3 titles. 3 wins at the All Japan Championship is only surpassed by Masahiro Miyazaki’s 6-time feat, and is tied with Hitoshi Chiba, Kiyonori Nishikawa, and Ryoichi Read More

Nishimura Hidehisa, 2018 All Japan Kendo Championship winner receiving the trophy

All Japan Kendo Championship Winner Interview Part 1: Nishimura Wins Back-to-Back, Claiming his Third Championship

“You need to struggle more” – I was able to enjoy the match because of these words Champion: Hidehisa Nishimura (Kumamoto, Kumamoto Police, 29) Nishimura, who had won the tournament last year, claim consecutive wins making it a total of 3 titles. 3 wins at the All Japan Championship is Read More