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 Dan Sensei
Ryutaro Takaku – 4th Dan Sensei
IGA Kendo Club:
Koji Igarashi – 5th Dan Sensei
The day ended with keiko (sparring sessions) with the Senseis.
Below is a message from Ned Pascual, Manila Kendo Club President:
I would like to express my thanks to everyone for coming yesterday to participate and being a gra-cious host in our first joint shiai activity with IGA-KEN.
Thank you also to our Senseis who supported this activity and being our Shinpans in the shiai event.
Yesterday`s joint session with IGA-KEN is, I hope, the first of many to come that will advance our sport in this country.