— WELCOME —
8th Charity Kendo Championships 2016
Thank you ! update to follow.
Charity Kendo Group is pleased to invite you to the 2016 Charity Kendo Championships
Thank you for taking part in 8th Charity Kendo Championships 9th April 2016
The full results are as follows:
Junior Individual Competitions:
Group A (non-armoured group)
1st Place - Noel Cadete
2nd Place - Sayaka Zalewska
3rd Place - Esther Mowforth
Group B (11 years old and younger)
1st Place - Harrison Fry
2nd Place - Hayato Ito
3rd Place - Ryuichi Taguchi
3rd Place - Oliver Wright
Fighting Spirit - Anne Ito
Group C (12 - 14 years old)
1st Place - James Wright
2nd Place - Kazushi Ogasawara
3rd Place - Koji Nixon
3rd Place - Owen Thorpe
Fighting Spirit - Mina Nixon
Group D (15 - 17 years old)
1st Place - Konradas Rukas
2nd Place - Daniel Alvarado
3rd Place - Dante Sassey
3rd Place - Satoshi Kaneyasu
Fighting Spirit - Hugo Rauch
Sakura Cup winner
Anne Ito, James Wright, Satoshi Kaneyasu (Wakaba 1) 2nd Place Harrison
Fry, Owen Thorpe, Joshua Dew (Kodokan 2) 3rd Place Hideshi Ogasawara,
Kazushi Ogasawara, Victor Raineri (Kodokan 1) 3rd Place Ryuichi
Taguchi, Kai Nixon, Hugo Rauch (Kodokan 3) Fighting Spirit Leon
Cadete, Koji Nixon, Ewan Hindes (Wakaba 3)
Hiroshi Ozawa Fighting Spirit Shield winner Konradas Rukas, Gin Jing
Ching, Gerardas Rukas (Wakaba 4) 2nd Place Hugo Rauch, Yutaka Zenon,
Ben Zenon (Team Zen) 3rd Place Joshua Dew, Elinor Turner, Oliver Major
(Kodokan 2) Fighting Spirit Victor Raineri, Hitomi Okoda, Yutaka
Matsubayashi (Kodokan 1)
Kachinuki Maggies vs Macmillan
Kashinoki Plate Best Performance Award David Parke
1st Place - Gerardas Rukas
2nd Place - Patrick Cadete
3rd Place - Yutaka Zenon
Fantastic Award - Michiru Ito
Tenpudo Golden Kote
The event collected total £386.10 as final figure and this will be split in half and donated to Maggie's Centres and Macmillan Cancer Support equally.
Thanks to those who ticked the box to 'allow gift aid' we can add 25% on top of the amount, with the tax release system.
This year saw a special exhibition of Charles Boxer - the third British person started kendo in the history and I would like to thank Paul Budden sensei for the educational touch to the event with the fantastic display of the pictures and the real Boxer's montsuki-hakama kimono that he wore in 1930s.
Clubs that took part include Kodokan, Phoenix, Portsmouth, Soushinkan, Shozankan, Tora, UKKC, Wakaba.
The day saw 27 juniors, 24 adults and 28 parents took part in the competitions plus helpers, supporters and family members watching.
Thank you goes to:
the sponsors Service Point MBS (mugs) and Nine Circles Ltd (shinai) for prizes Watford Leisure Centre Central for giving us a big discount for the hire of the hall Tara Morrison, a junior member of Ojika Northern Ireland for poster and mug illustration Joshu Dew for declaring the Competition Oath Helpers include Bertram Rauch, Hitomi Okoda, Oliver Major, William Kaine and other parents and competitors (adults and juniors) on the day for helping out wherever they could Referees include Gerardas Rukas, Hiromichi Matsuoka, Adrian Wagstaff, Jeff Martin, Yutaka Matsubayashi, Yutaka & Ben Zenon, Marion Thibandeau, Tatos Shobazian, David Parkes and Hitomi Okoda Special Guest Amanda Boxer (Charles Boxer's daughter - also a well-known actress) People who made donation on the day Webmaster Dave Young
Parents for supporting this event for many years Finally Paul Budden encouragement
If you have photos from the day please kindly share these with us. You can either send them to me or share via dropbox email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you next year again.
If you like to donate for Maggie's Centre or Macmillan Cancer Support their links are here:
Our thoughts are with those who are fighting cancer today and their families.
Kendo Charity Group
sponsors of the 8th Charity Kendo Champioships
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
13:30 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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
— RULES —
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
01923 818 940
Berrygrove lodge B&B (*Recommended*)
01923 218 015
— REGISTER —
— RESULTS —
KODOKAN KENDO UK
Registration Deadline is 30th March