Tag: Memorable Kendo Matches

Kokushikan University won All Japan University Kendo Championship 2012

Memorable Kendo Matches 13: Kokushukan University (2012 All Japan University Championship)

The greatest teams in history sees of rival to claim glory Kokushikan University boasts the most wins at the All Japan University Championships. Kokushikan is known as the top university producing countless famous kenshi, but the team in 2012 is said to be their strongest team yet. They had two Read More

Eiga Naoki winning the 2000 All Japan Championship

Memorable Kendo Matches 12: The Beginning of a New Era – Naoki Eiga (2000 All Japan Championship)

The Last All Japan Championship of the 20th Century It was his 9th challenge at the All Japan Championship when Naoki Eiga won his first title. This was the longest it took for someone to win in that competition, equal to Kiyonori Nishikawa. He participated in the All Japan Championship Read More

Photo of Miyazaki Masahiro winning All Japan Kendo Championship in 1990

Memorable Kendo Matches 11: Masahiro Miyazaki (1990 All Nippon Championship)

A 20s Winner for the First Time in 10 Years With Transformation in the All Jappan Championship, The Miyazaki Era begins From 1984, there was a participation restriction to the All Japan Championship of “Those holding 6th dan and above). This reflected the opinions of those holding higher dan, who Read More

Memorable Kendo Matches 10: Kenji Ikeda (1958-60 Gyokuryuki High School Games)

Memorable Kendo Matches 10: Kenji Ikeda (1958-60 Gyokuryuki High School Games)

The star player in 3 back-to-back Gyokuryuki Titles finishes it off with a 4-man sweep in the final 3 back-to-back wins gained huge publicity back then, and its glory still lives on today While kendo was banned during and after WWII, the Gyokuryuki Games (which had a different name back Read More

Takachiho High School Kendo Club at Gyokuryuki Taikai

Memorable Kendo Matches 9: Yuichi Kono (1987 Gyokuryuki High School Games)

Victorious in Historical High School Kendo Rivalry In 1986, PL Gakuen (Osaka) won the Gyokuryuki boys with fine performances from 2nd grader Takahiro Nabeyama. They were seeking back to back titles the following year with Nabeyama as their key player. Facing PL in the final was Takachiho (Miyazaki), who had Read More

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

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

2007 World Kendo Championship in Glasgow

Memorable Kendo Matches 4: Naoki Eiga (2003 World Championship)

– World’s Top Tsuki Strike which Defended the Japanese Crown – The 12th World Championship Team final between Japan and South Korea continued on until the daihyo match. It was the 6th year running that the two neighbors met in the final, and the last two editions had gone on Read More

The 10th World Kendo Championship in Kyoto

Memorable Kendo Matches 3: Masahiro Miyazaki (1997 World Championship)

The World Championship was held in Japan – the first time in 6 editions and 18 years. The 10th World Championship at Kyoto was the beginning of the fierce rivalry between Japan and South Korea. For the first time in the history of the competition, the team games were divided Read More