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Kendo Advancements – Autumn 2017

The Renmei practice at Tunbridge Wells, on Sunday 22nd October, saw the formal announcement of the following advancements within the dan degrees: To Yondan: George Dillon Butokukan Dojo To Godan: Ian Pattenden Tonbridge Dojo Stuart Dickinson Vauxhall Dojo Ric Bithell … Continue reading

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Patricia Knutsen 1935 – 2017

The Eikoku Kendo Renmei is very sad to announce the death of Patricia Knutsen 7th-dan kendo, a stalwart of British kendo for more than 50 years, who passed away on 26th June 2017, after a short illness. The funeral will … Continue reading

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Fujii Okimitsu 1939 – 2017

On Tuesday the 11th April Fujii Okimitsu-sensei suffered a fatal heart attack. His contribution to kendo is hugely underrated and that he occupies the position as the “Forgotten Ronin” of British kendo, as he touched each and every part associated … Continue reading

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Shodan Shinsa – Spring 2017

The following students were advanced into or within the dan degrees at the shodan shinsa, held under the Rules of the Eikoku Kendō Renmei, at Tunbridge Wells on Sunday 5th March 2017. To Shodan: Ian Calvert (Tonbridge) Andy Haynes (Tonbridge) … Continue reading

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Shodan Shinsa – Autumn 2016

The following member has been advanced to Shōdan rank under the authority of the Eikoku Kendō Renmei at the Shōdan Shinsa held at the Tunbridge Wells Dōjō on Sunday, 9th October 2016. Warren Foat (Butokukan) Congratulations from all our Kendōka … Continue reading

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