8th Charity Kendo


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


Junior Team

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)


Family Team

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


Parents Competition

1st Place - Gerardas Rukas

2nd Place - Patrick Cadete

3rd Place - Yutaka Zenon

Fantastic Award - Michiru Ito


Shoshin Award

Tenpudo Golden Kote

Konradas Rukas



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 kendocharity@gmail.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.


Kind regards


Kazuyo Matsuda

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.

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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*)


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Best Western White House Hotel


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Hotel Jurys Inn Watford


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Park Inn Watford


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Travelstop Inn


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Travelodge Watford Central


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Holiday Inn Express London - Watford Junction


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The Bedford Arms Hotel

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The Pegasus Guest House

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The Redford Lodge

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Ricky Road Guest House

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Harlequin Executive Studios


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Grove End Hotel


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Phoenix Lodge


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Berrygrove lodge B&B (*Recommended*)


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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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