Begin with Mobility

by Chenney Navarro This article is reposted from Chenney’s December 2016 blog post. This article aims to bring to light the humble role of mobility in the development of basic and correct form in Kendo. It attempts to educate people on its importance, benefits, and how you can develop it gradually …

Manila Kendo Club 2018 Highlights

2018 is definitely a year for the books. There were many medals won, dear friends moving away, new friends made and many Manila Kendo Club members stepping up! The 18th Hong Kong Asian Open Kendo Championships on March kicked off the momentum for the club with all members passing their Shodan …

3rd Philippine National Kendo Tournament Results

by Sam Cruz Now in its 3rd Year, the Philippine National Kendo Tournament, aims once again to bring the Cebu, Davao, IGA, Iloilo, Dumaguete, UISCA, Tanglin and Manila Kendo clubs together for a weekend of learning, camaraderie, fun, and friendly competition. Held at Racquet Zone, Cebu City, October 27-28, 2018. …

The Kendo in Me

by Patricia Talavera “Bakit ka nagkendo? Sa dinamidami ng martial arts, bakit yan pa?” (“Why kendo? Of all the martial arts, why that one?”) I’d say instinct or impulse. I wanted to find a physical activity that will balance my work- home pattern. I had a list, but in the …

Life in Kendogi and Hakama

by Pierce Sotelo A couple of months back, I still remember what it felt like to step inside Gatorade Hoops Center not to play ball, but to join the Manila Kendo Club.