15th HongKong Open Kendo Championship


This year, Manila Kendo Club attended the annual 15th Hong Kong Open Kendo Championship as both examinees and competitors. Congratulations to the following members for passing the Dan exams:

  • Abby Brillantes

  • Tet Grajo

  • Ian Navarro

  • Kurt Alvarez

  • Paolo Guzman

  • Matt Arce

  • Eric Armigos

  • Ed Navarro

  • Wally Chamsay

  • Trey Dela Cruz

Our participating members for the championships are;

Three man team:

  • Kurt Alvarez

  • Ronald Villaroya

  • Ian Earl Navarro

  • Paolo Guzman – Alternate

Three ladies team:

  • Abby Brillantes

  • Tet Grajo

  • Denise Verastigue

Five Man Team A:

  • Ono Sensei

  • Akita Sensei

  • Jonathan Cross Sensei

  • Takaku Sensei

  • Seon Lee

Five Man Team B:

  • Allan Zapata

  • Emerson Sy

  • Andre Brillantes

  • Lorenz Duka

  • Arce Matthew

  • Wally Chamsay – Alternate

We still have a long way to go to be the best in Asia, but thanks to our senseis, we will get there. Arigato gosaimasu!

  • Koji Yamanishi Sensei : 7th Dan

  • Katsunori Osuga Sensei : 7th Dan

  • Tsujita Sensei : 7th Dan

  • Masahiro Ono Sensei : 6th Dan

  • Toru Shikawa Sensei : 6th Dan

  • Tomo Akita Sensei : 5th Dan

  • Jonathan Cross Sensei: 5th Dan

  • Takahashi Sensei : 4th Dan

  • Ryutaro Takaku Sensei : 4th Dan

  • Ahn Cross Sensei : 4th Dan