8th Charity Kendo


8th Charity Kendo Championships 2016

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Charity Kendo Group is pleased to invite you to the 2016 Charity Kendo Championships

Welcome to the 8th Charity Kendo Championships.


This year marks the 10th year of our charity activities supporting Maggie's Centres through the kendo workshop known for 2000 kirikaeshi and the 8th year supporting both Maggie's Centres and Macmillan Cancer Support, through the kendo championships.


This year we will also commemorate Charles Boxer's contribution to British kendo history - the man often referred to as the real 'James Bond', who started kendo in Nara, Japan in 1931 and his daughter acclaimed actress Amanda Boxer will attend as a special guest.


The Championship format will stay as usual, Junior Individual Championships by age group including Non-armour Group to start, followed by Junior Team Championship known as the Sakura Cup, then Family Team Championship for the Hiroshi Ozawa Fighting Spirit Shield and the 'finale' Kachinuki match - Maggie's vs Macmillan, for which one individual with the best performance will be awarded the Kashinoki Plate.


It is a family event and there will be Parents Competition just after the lunch break. So parents and siblings are welcome to take part. The detail of the competition will be announced on the day. There will also be the Auction of items with a surprise twist this year.


Our thoughts are with those people fighting cancer and their family today.


Kendo Charity Group

sponsors of the 8th Charity Kendo Champioships


Watford Leisure Centre Central
Peace Prospect, Watford

WD17 3HA


Saturday 9th April 2016

see map below.

click here for  accommodation options

09:30 Registration

09.45 Referee meeting

10:00 Opening Ceremony

10:15 Junior Individuals Group A

10:45 Junior Individuals Group B

11:30 Junior Individuals Group C

11:45 Junior Individuals Group D

12:15 Final Matches Group A, B, C and D

12:30 Lunch break

13:00 Auction

13:30 Parents Competition

14:00 Junior Team

15:00 Family Team

16:30 Kachinuki Maggie's vs. Macmillan

17:15 Closing Ceremony


All juniors need to register at 9:30am and participate in the Opening Ceremony. Contact the organiser if you cannot do this for any reasons.


The programme is a guidance only and start times of Junior Individual categories are subject to numbers of the entry for each category.

Please turn up early enough if you cannot be at the venue 9:30am.


The hall is available for warm up from 9:30 - 9:50am within marked area so after registration all the juniors are suggested to do a short warm up before Opening Ceremony.


Adult : £10.00

Junior / student : £5.00


Organiser : kendocharity@gmail.com


Rules for the championships.

All competitions are under FIK rules except for some particulars as listed below.


If you are 3rd Dan and above please be prepared to make yourself available for refereeing when you are not fighting.


Junior Individual Championships are divided in 4 categories:


Group A

Junior individuals non-armouor group (all ages up to 17 years old)

Junior kendoka with no armour. Please do not wear any parts of armour. Competitors will perform kirikaeshi and uchikomi (men, kote, do, kote-men, kote-do, men) then Hantei decision. Please supply motodachi from your own club. Contact the organiser if you cannot do this so that motodachi will be prepared by the organiser.


Group B

Junior individuals age group 11 and under:

Junior kendoka up to 9 years old with armour. 3 point match. Hantei if draw at the end of the match. Encho for 1 point match only at final match.


Group C

Junior individuals age group 12 - 14:

3 point match. Hantei decision if draw at the end of the match. Encho for 1 point match only at final match.



Group D

Junior individuals age group 15 - 17:

Junior kendoka 15 to 17 years old. 3 point match. Encho for 1 point if draw at the end of the match, in the tournament only.


Junior Team competition

Entry can be done by clubs and individual members but a team should consists of the three individuals from each category of the above groups Group B, Group C and Group D, and they should fight in this order. If you cannot make up a team please let the organiser know so that we will make teams fairly.


The match to be 3 point match with no encho except for the representatives match, which will be 1 point match by one individual from each team if draw at the end of the team match at tournament.


During Pool matches the draw will be re-calculated in the order of number of win, point then number of loss. If all equal a representative match for 1point will be carried out.


Family team:

1 junior 1 female 1 male regardless of grade - no need to be related. Registration open until lunch break. Junior entry restricted to those from Group C and D only. Registration required. If you like to take part but don't have the team members let the organiser know at an earliest opportunity. We will try our best to find you team members. Team order junior-female-male or junior-male-female. Junior member should always be the first fighter.


Kachinuki Team Competition

Maggie's vs Macmillan: juniors, senior male and senior female kenshi are all welcome to participate. All participants will be divided into two teams e.g. Maggie's team and Macmillan team. Competition is in Ippon match Kachinuki style if you win you will remain to fight until you lose. Juniors only fight juniors.

— Accomodation —

some options for those traveling far



Holiday Inn Express London - Watford Junction (* recommended*)


01923 288 600


Best Western White House Hotel


01923 237 316


Hotel Jurys Inn Watford


01923 422 800


Park Inn Watford


01923 429 988


Travelstop Inn


01923 224 298


Travelodge Watford Central


0871 984 6320


Holiday Inn Express London - Watford Junction


01923 288 600


The Bedford Arms Hotel

01923 440 047



The Pegasus Guest House

01923 240 154


The Redford Lodge

01923 223 785


Ricky Road Guest House

01923 465 910


Harlequin Executive Studios


01923 443 756


Grove End Hotel


01923 226 798


Phoenix Lodge


01923 818 940


Berrygrove lodge B&B (*Recommended*)


01923 218 015



A Report and Full Results from 7th Charity Kendo Championships supporting Maggie's Centres and Macmillan Cancer Support:


Group A

1st Place - Bronte Hamberger (Kodokan)

2nd Place - Joseph Hotsuki-Grant (Wakaba)

3rd Place - Noah Small (Mumeishi)

Fighting Spirit - Francis Li (Wakaba)


Group B

1st Place - Harrison Fry (Portsmouth)

2nd Place - Ryuichi Taguchi (Wakaba)

3rd Place - Oliver Wright (Wakaba)

3rd Place - Sean Wright (Tsubaki)

Fighting Spirit - Charlie Wright (Tsubaki)


Group C

1st Place - Konradas Rukas (Wakaba)

2nd Place - James Wright (Wakaba)

3rd Place - Hugo Rauch (Kodokan)

3rd Place - Anthony Lopez-Ono (Wakaba)

Fighting Spirit - Ewan Hindes (Wakaba)


Group D

1st Place - Kenneth Fry (Portsmouth)

2nd Place - Satoshi Kaneyasu (Wakaba)

3rd Place - Jack Coaley (Oxford)

3rd Place - Daniel Bateman (Kodokan)

Fighting Spirit - Victor Raineri (Kodokan)


Junior Team

1st Place 'Sakura Cup' - T2: Ryuichi Taguchi, Ewan Hindes & Konradas Rukas

2nd Place - T3: Flora Li, James Wright & Satoshi Kaneyasu

3rd Place - T6: Oliver Wright, Harrison Fry & Kenneth Fry

3rd Place - T5: Sanju Reddy, Anthony Lopez-Ono & Daniel Bateman (in replacement of Jack Coaley)

Fighting Spirit - T1: Venessa Lopez-Ono, Victor Raineri & Daniel Bateman


Family Team

1st Place 'Hiroshi Ozawa Fighting Spirit Shield' - F6: (Wakaba 4) Ryuichi Taguchi, Kurumi Wright & Hiromichi Matsuoka

2nd Place - F1: (Wakaba 1) Satoshi Kaneyasu, Marion Thibaudeau & Anthony Griffith

3rd Place - F7: (Kodokan 1) Daniel Bateman, Hitomi Okoda & Yutaka Matsubayashi

3rd Place - F3: (Wakaba 2) Kondaras Rukas, Trieu Ngnoc & Gerardas Rukas

Fighting Spirit - F9: (Portsmouth) Kenneth Fry, Chieko Fry & David Parkes


Kachinuki Macmillan vs Maggies

Winner team: Macmillan

Best Performance 'Kashinoki Plate' - Charlie Wright


Parents competition

1st Place - Mrs Fry

2nd Place - Mrs Kaneyasu

3rd Place - Mrs Grant

3rd Place - Mrs Airoldi

Fantastic Award - Mr Hinds


Best Performance Team 'Tenpudo Shoshin Award' - F6:
Ryuichi Taguchi, Kurumi Wright & Hiromichi Matsuoka







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Registration Deadline is 30th March