This year some BKC members attended the British Kendo Association’s Watchet seminar and gradings in West Somerset
We had couple of training days on many different aspects of Kendo including correct footwork, ki ken tai ichi, kirikaeshi, kata and the concept of yuko datostu.
We also have the chance to practice kata outside in the lawn in very amazing sunny day.
Groups divided into mukyu to nikyu, Ikyu to shodan, nidan to godan and trained with the following instructors:
– Ujita Yoshinobu – Kyoshi Nanadan – Special guest from Wakayama
– Geoff Salmon – Kyoshi Nanadan
– John O’Sullivan – Kyoshi Nanadan
– Hiyama Yasayuki– Renshi Nanadan
– Gary O’Donnel – Renshi Nanadan
– Yoshikawa Emiko – Renshi Rokudan
We practised, learned and received lots of feed back that we used the day after.
On Sunday afternoon, we attempted our grading and all BKC kendoka passed, that was an amazing results after several weeks of gradings training
Many congratulations to:
– Adam – Ikkyu
– Matt – Shodan
– Lorenzo – Shodan
– Sung Kyu – Sandan
We would like to tank all our fellow dojo mate to help us on training and of course Pascal for sharing with us his experience and leading us to the success.
See you on Thursday night for another training session (yes we don’t rest).