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kendō goes back to the Samurai or warrior class of Old Japan. We use bamboo shinai or practice swords, wearing protective armour. Training is under the watchful eyes of the Sensei, as discipline is necessary to master the sword techniques and ultimately oneself.Continue reading Kendo Training
The following advancement into the dan degrees was made at the shodan shinsa, held under the Rules of the British Kendō Renmei, at Tunbridge Wells on Sunday 15th July 2018.
Ben Ashley (Butokukan)
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||Butokukan Dojo|
|To Rokudan:||Lucy Pratt||Butokukan Dojo|
All advancements are made under the Examination Rules and authority of the British Kendo Renmei .
The British 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 be held at Woodvale Crematorium, South Chapel, on Wednesday 12th July at 11.30.