Tag: tournament

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

Yuya Takenouchi, a winner of 2014 All Japan Kendo Championship

Memorable Kendo Matches: Yuya Takenouchi (2014 All Japan Championship)

Student kenshi who changed the air in the kendo world Renewing youngest winner record that stood for half a century The 2014 All Japan Championship saw a finale that no one would have picked. It was Yuya Takenouch, 3rd year student at Tsukuba University, who stood above all. It was 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

Tokuren Z: A Kendo Bogu made for winners

The Jutsuka Tokubetsu Kunren (術科特別訓練; Special Technique Training Department) or for short, the “Tokuren”, is a special Japanese police squad whose purpose is to promote and reinforce technical training within subjects such as Judo, Kendo, Taihojutsu, marksmanship, etc. to raise the overall level of physical and mental health among police officers. Read More