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We’ve recently received a number of invitations for international tournaments and keikokai.

6 and 7 april: Alpine Cup, France

As every year the Chambéry Kendo Club are pleased to welcome you on the Alpine Cup the 6th and 7th april 2013. You need to register before march 29th. Registration is €15 for saturday and €5 for sunday.

Schedule :
Friday 5th april : 20:00 to 22:00 ji-geiko
Saturday 6th : Seminar by Jean-Pierre Raick sensei 7 dan Kyoshi and grading exam
Sunday 7th : team competition (team of 5)

All information and registration are here.


2 May: Official WKN Keikokai, Japan

This is the first, official keikokai organized by the World Kendo Network on Facebook. Kyoto Civic activity center gymnasium (from Butokuden 20-minute walk)

・Opening ceremony,
・Friendship Keiko
・International Friendship Shiai
・Event (or seminar)
・Friendship Keiko
・Closing ceremony

Entrance fee 500 yen.

All information on the Facebook page, here.


3, 4 and 5 May: London Cup, England

The London Cup is a goodwill tournament open to all EKF/IKF members that strives to bring teams from different nations together to enjoy kendo, friendship, and exchange. Whether you are a high level competitor seeking a new challenge, or a beginner looking for a new experience and a good weekend of kendo, you are warmly welcome.

As a goodwill event the London Cup looks to develop competitor’s skills both through active competition and also refereeing. To keep with this spirit of active participation at all levels, we would like to invite any participants third dan and higher to shinpan.

Friday 3rd May: Jigeiko
Saturday 4th May: Team event pool matches, Knock out rounds and Finals, Sayonara party
Sunday 5th May: Individual Men’s & Women’s event pool matches, Knock out rounds and Finals, Jigeiko

All information and registration here.


1 and 2 June: Athens Taikai, Greece

With the greatest pleasure we would like to invite you to the biggest international Kendo competition in Greece. It is our hope to attract keen and spirited kendoka who are willing to help us coin the Athens Taikai as a respectable yearly event. The Athens Taikai is not just competition; we also believe that such events should also be about friendship and cultural exchange.

High level guests with great experience in international competitions have been invited to referee the matches: Louis Vitalis 7 Dan, Detlef Viebranz 7 Dan, Livio Lancini 7 Dan, Michel Guentleur 7 Dan, Jean Pierre Labru 7 Dan, Tibor Barany 6 Dan, Donatella Castelli 6 Dan, Christiaan Maes 6 Dan

The following competitions are to be held:
Teams (5 people)
Men’s individual
Ladies individual

Information and registration here.

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