Kenyukan Suffolk

Established since 1998

European Iaido Championships 2015

This years Iaido Championships took place in Berlin, Germany ( This year the British team came away with 3 Bronzes in 3rd dan/4th dan/6th danand a fighting spirit.

It was a wonderful event; we got to learn plenty of useful things on Iai from three top quality Sensei (Takashige YAMAZAKI, Saitama prefecture. Junichi KUSAMA, Niigata prefecture. Yoshinobu AZUMA, Oita prefecture) and to compete at the top level of Iai in Europe, as well as bond even closer with the GB team and European practitioners.

I would like to thank Chris Chrisdrac Weber for these fantastic pictures from the event.DSC0829612184292_10100446670767225_323509802098012370_oDSC09353DSC08708DSC09267DSC09315







Iaido British Nationals 2015

In the recent British Iaido national championship held in Stevenage on the 30th of May, Kenyukan represented in the Shodan, Sandan and Rokudan division.  Gavin Rogers, David Parker and Tecwyn Lee also competed in the team event they put in their best efforts but they narrowly missed out on a medal placement. David Parker won the Gold for Sandan, Tecwyn Lee won gold in the Shodan and Martin came away with the bronze in the Rokudan. It was a great event and we came away with 2 British champions all we can do is continue our practice and look forward to next year.



Iai/Jodo British Nationals 2014

On the 31st May and 1st of June Kenyukan went to Stevenage to take part in the Open British Nationals! In total we were able to get 5 medals for Iaido and 2 for Jodo. The first winner was Martin Clark, getting bronze in the Rokudan category and also got the best spirit medal aswell.MartinAward












Next David Parker won gold for Iaido Sandan, Bronze for Nidan Jodo and a medal for the team event!













Brian Trott won best spirit for Yodan. Chris manfield stated that he never had to worry about brian he always knew that he killed his opponent with his cuts.













And lastly one of our newest members took home bronze for the Modan category in his first ever Taikai.













It was a great day for all, we all enjoyed ourselves learning and meeting the other students from around Britian and catching up. We finished the day with this great group photo with Edward from the other Kenyukan who joined David and Tecwyn in the Iaido team competition.