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 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:


Happy Easter!


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.