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Amazing day for Irish Iaido preparing for EIC 2016! Thank you and well done to all who attended! Go Ireland! :) We had a record number of participants with people travelling from other cities, It is really amazing to see Iaido flourishing in Ireland! Thank you to all who made it possible ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

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I know some of you have been waiting for news of the Kodokan seminar and 1st Moldovan Open Taikai this weekend Sorry for the delay, but it is worth waiting for! :)

Huge congratulations to Martin Kiosew who took second place at the 1st Moldova Open Kendo Taikai this weekend after some hard-fought matches. It was a great performance and achievement placing in the medals at an international tournament. He really did us all proud!

Well done David McGlynn, Daniel Mulcahy, and Kathryn Cassidy who also fought hard and represented Ireland :)

Photo credits Kate Baklitskaya and Dorina Bucatari
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4 weeks ago  ·  

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Big congratulations to all who attended the Irish National Kendo Championships at the weekend. It was a great day with some really exciting fights! Thanks to everyone who helped out with organising, refereeing, timekeeping and scorekeeping. It is thanks to you that the event ran so smoothly! There was a great friendly and fun atmosphere and everyone really gave their full spirit to their fights.

Special thanks to Mr. Yamada and the Embassy of Japan in Ireland for their continued support!

I am delighted to announce this year's winners:

1st Place: Dublin 5 (Sergio Milani, Maurycy Kaczor, Alan McNevin)
2nd Place: Dublin 2 (Raul Fernandez, Roberto Oliva, Marek Zabłocki)
3rd Place: Cork (Adrian Moloney, Mihailo Lalevic, Riley Liao) and Galway 1 (Daniel Mulcahy, Niall Greaney, Cormac McKinstry)
Fighting Spirit: Niall Greaney

Women's Individuals
1st Place: Kathryn Cassidy
2nd Place: Orla O'Neill
3rd Place: Niamh Fleming and Marija Sotnikova
Fighting Spirit: Niamh Fleming

Men's Individuals
1st Place: Szymon Gardzielewski
2nd Place: Maurycy Kaczor
3rd Place: Jason Clouston and Sergio Milani
Fighting Spirit: Riley Liao

Well done and thanks again for making it a great day!
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4 months ago  ·  

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Kendo Spring Seminar 2016

April 23, 2016, 10:00am - April 24, 2016, 1:00pm

The annual Kendo na hÉireann Spring Kendo Seminar takes place this year on 23rd and 24th April in the Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin. The seminar will be led once more by Geoffrey Salmon sensei nanadan kyoshi from the UK with assistance from Dany Delepière sensei nanadan renshi from Belgium. On the Sunday we will have a grading to shodan level. Schedule: Saturday 23rd April 10:00 - 17:00 Seminar 19:00 - Late Sayonara Party, Oscar's Cafe Bar Christchurch www.oscarschristchurch.com/ Sunday 24th April 10:00 - 14:00 Short seminar (TBC) followed by grading

5 months ago  ·  

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