The soul of a warrior with a heart of a child

May 24, 2014 is the last day for our beloved Osuga Sensei in Manila Kendo Club. Kendokas took turns for a chance to spar with him one last time. We are thankful for his teachings and lessons in kendo and iaido. For six years he has been a beacon of …

Kyu Evaluations

To all the existing members of MKC: The Manila Kendo Club wish to congratulate all those who passed the KYU and BOGU Evaluations which were held on May 10, 2014. We also wish to acknowledge the kind participation of Sensei Osuga, Sensei Akita, Sensei Cross, Sensei Takahashi, and Sensei Takaku …

Kyu Evaluations (For Existing Members)

The amount of time that a kendo practitioner spends at a kyu level depends on many factors, in-cluding age, natural ability, and diligence. There is no standard or predetermined time required from someone who wants to advance to a higher kyu level. However, each level has a required level of …

1st Inter-Club Shiai (Match) hosted by Manila Kendo Club

April 19, 2014 was a great day for kendo in the Philippines. For the 1st time, two kendo clubs in Metro Manila, Manila Kendo Club and IGA Kendo Club joined together for a friendly inter-club shiai (match). Manila Kendo Club: Katsunori Osuga – 7th Dan Sensei Jonathan Cross – 5th …

14th Hong Kong Asian Open Kendo Championship

MKC attended the recently concluded 14th Hong Kong Open Kendo Championship last Feb 28 – Mar 2, 2014. The tournament has been a regular fixture in the club’s calendar and has been our primary venue for taking Dan examinations. This year we sent a delegation of 10 members and participated …