With Easter break and Anzac Day public holidays and Sensei away studying, we’ve had a pretty disrupted practice schedule. With all that out of the way we can resume regular practice and with roughly 12 weeks practice the majority of us need to get cracking to have the best possible shot at making the grade. Remember Grading forms are Downloadable from the AKR Website
In other news a few weekends ago held two big events on the Kendo calendar. First the lesser of the two but by no means small was the Australian Kendo Championships (AKC). Held in Perth WA, our best Kenshi performed on the national stage. Our team showed great spirit and fought hard, but the competition was just to much. Our Women’s Dan team managed to near the summit achieving Bronze in the Women’s Dan Team Division. The second significant event from the Kendo calendar was the All Japan 8th Dan Championships. The two day invitational Tournament brought the best 8th Dan masters from all over Japan. Many former All Japan and World champions competed displaying some of the most beautiful Kendo. In the end it was Naoki Eiga sensei on his first time entering the AJ8DC won outright with some amazing displays. This is a video of the Finals for interest.