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Auckland Kendo Club added an event.

AKC September monthly shiai will be held on Sunday the 24th of September at AKC dojo from 3pm. There will be Kyu grade and Dan grade individual fight.
PLEASE MAKE YOUR ENTRY BEFOREHAND through FB or face to face to Naoko at dojo. ENTRY DUE IS FRIDEAY THE 22ND OF SEPTEMBER.
We are looking forward to seeing you all at the Shiai!

Many thanks,
Naoko.
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Auckland Kendo Club added 3 new photos.

Welcome back Wells Sensei after his illness which he has recovered very well from.
It is great to see him behind his shinai again.

Best regards from all of us Ken.
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Welcome back Wells Sensei after his illness which he has recovered very well from.
It is great to see him behind his shinai again.

Best regards from all of us Ken.

Auckland Kendo Club shared a post.

Congratulations, AKC members who made it to be a New Zealand Kendo Team!

Men's Team: Nick Robertson
Women’s Team: Shawn Zhang, Rina Igarashi
Women’s apprentices: Rosa Hartnoll
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Important Announcement! It is with great pleasure that the New Zealand Kendo Team selectors (Team Kantoku Alex Bennett, Women’s Kantoku Liz Dutton, Men’s Coach Blake Bennett, and Women’s Coach Sue Lytollis) announce the successful members of the New Zealand Kendo Team for the 17th World Kendo Championship in 2018. They are as follows: Men’s Team – 1. Jay Hwang 2. Walt Kim 3. Thomas Hong 4. Walter McCahon 5. Clem Guo 6. Nick Robertson 7. Jordan Te Wharau 8. Masa Matsunami The Men’s apprentice will be Kai Edwards. Women’s Team – 1. Akiyo Yamaguchi-Ellin 2. Tania Butterfield 3. Haruko Tsuzuki 4. Joyce Tsai 5. Shawn Zhang and 6. Rina Igarashi The Women’s apprentices are Ria Ellin and Rosa Hartnoll Team physio/doctor will be Nigel Tan. In coming weeks, the team will receive official notice of their selection, a Pledge to sign, and will also be asked for an initial deposit towards the expenses of this campaign. We congratulate all kenshi who have tried their best in this selection process. While not everyone can be selected to represent New Zealand, we hope all of you remain committed to your practice and keep motivated to try out for future World Kendo Championships. Club leaders and NZKF members, now is your chance to support our New Zealand Kendo Team for the 17th World Kendo Championships to be held in Korea (in September 2018) with fundraising and support to attend the various national team trainings in the build up. FYI - Women who wish to travel with and train with the women’s team will be unofficial supporters known as the Women’s Support Team. Any women who wish to be in the support team should communicate with Sue.

Congratulations, AKC members who made it to be a New Zealand Kendo Team! 

Mens Team: Nick Robertson
Women’s Team: Shawn Zhang, Rina Igarashi
Women’s apprentices: Rosa Hartnoll

Hi AKC members,

There is NO ASAGEIKO on 16th of September. We will see you at our Sunday training from 3pm!
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Auckland Kendo Club added 5 new photos.

Congratulations on your new grade everyone! Well done!
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Congratulations on your new grade everyone!  Well done!

Congratulations Matt Fox-Wilson from AKC !! He passed 5th dan in Iaido yesterday in Tokyo . Seen here with AKC Iaido advisor/Sensei Kaneda Sensei . Well done Matt we are proud of you ... ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations Matt Fox-Wilson from AKC !! He passed 5th dan in Iaido yesterday in Tokyo . Seen here with AKC Iaido advisor/Sensei  Kaneda Sensei . Well done Matt we are proud of you ...

Hi AKC members,

September 2017 timetable is ready to download. The timetable has some change on each weekends due to the Women Only Training, Grading, WKC One Day Seminar and Monthly Shiai.

Please be aware that there maybe some changes to the September calendar, if so you will all be advised.

Thank you.
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Hi AKC members,

September 2017 timetable is ready to download.  The timetable has some change on each weekends due to the Women Only Training, Grading, WKC One Day Seminar and Monthly Shiai.

Please be aware that there maybe some changes to the September calendar, if so you will all be advised.

Thank you.

Auckland Kendo Club shared Waikato Kendo Association's event.

There will be more details to come soon.
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Auckland Kendo Club added 2 new photos.

Hi AKC members,

Thank you for coming to AKC August Monthly Shiai yesterday.

Congratulations Clay Zhou on your second consecutive wins in Kyu grade, and Makoto Kuroda on your win in Dan grade!

Kyu grade final: Clay Zhou vs Shino Yotsumoto
Dan grade final: Makoto Kuroda vs Rina Igarashi

We look forward to seeing you again at September Monthly Shiai!
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Hi AKC members,

Thank you for coming to AKC August Monthly Shiai yesterday. 

Congratulations Clay Zhou on your second consecutive wins in Kyu grade, and Makoto Kuroda on your win in Dan grade!

Kyu grade final: Clay Zhou vs Shino Yotsumoto
Dan grade final: Makoto Kuroda vs Rina Igarashi

We look forward to seeing you again at September Monthly Shiai!

Hi AKC members,

For your reminder, today's training Sunday 20th August is from 3pm including Beginners class and we don't have Extra squad training from 2pm. See you everyone at the dojo!

Thank you.
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Auckland Kendo Club added an event.

Our August monthly shiai is on Sunday the 27th of August at AKC dojo from 3pm. There will be Kyu grade and Dan grade individual fights.
PLEASE MAKE YOUR ENTRY BEFOREHAND through FB or face to face to Naoko at dojo. ENTRY DUE IS FRIDAY THE 25TH OF AUGUST.
We are looking forward to seeing you all at the Shiai!

Many thanks,
Naoko
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Hi everyone,

We have the Monthly Shiai on Sunday the 27th of August.
The new timetable is:

2~3pm: extra squad training.
3~5pm: August Monthly Shiai

*There will be NO Beginners class on the day.

Thank you.
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Auckland Kendo Club shared their event.

Hi everyone,

We have grading at AKC dojo in September. The grading will be up to 4 Dan. We also have compulsory Kata and Jitsugi session before the grading.
If you have any questions please ask us.

Many thanks,
Auckland Kendo Club.
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Dear AKC Member. The NZKF FEE is due now, please see Oscar at Dojo for payment. New member is $50, existing member is $40. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

Auckland Kendo Club added 3 photos and a video.

We had great squad practice yesterday. Small numbers but great energy. Well done guys
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We had great squad practice yesterday. Small numbers but great energy. Well done guys

Auckland Kendo Club added 2 new photos.

Thank you everyone for coming to AKC July Monthly Shiai yesterday.
Congratulations Clay Zhou on your first win in Kyu grade, and Fan Jiang on your win in Dan grade!

Kyu grade final: Clay Zhou (Men) vs Shino Yotsumoto
Dan grade final: Fan Jiang (Kote) vs Makoto Kuroda

We look forward to seeing you again at August Monthly Shiai!
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Thank you everyone for coming to AKC July Monthly Shiai yesterday.  
Congratulations Clay Zhou on your first win in Kyu grade, and Fan Jiang on your win in Dan grade!

Kyu grade final: Clay Zhou (Men) vs Shino Yotsumoto
Dan grade final: Fan Jiang (Kote) vs Makoto Kuroda

We look forward to seeing you again at August Monthly Shiai!

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Auckland Kendo Club added 3 new photos.

On Wednesday the 27th of July 2017 Graham Sayer as the president of the Auckland Kendo Club received a Certificate of Commendation from the Japanese Consul General Mr Yokoyama for the contribution the Kendo club has made to promoting Japanese culture in New Zealand.
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On Wednesday the 27th of July 2017 Graham Sayer as the president of the Auckland Kendo Club received a Certificate of Commendation from the Japanese Consul General Mr Yokoyama for the contribution the Kendo club has made to promoting Japanese culture in New Zealand.

Dear AKC members,

Due to the AKC Monthly Shiai, NO BEGINNERS CLASS on Sunday 30th July.

People who wants to fight in the Monthly Shiai, please let us know through FB event page or send message to Naoko.

Many thanks
Naoko
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Dear AKC members,

Training timetable for August 2017 is ready to download.
There are Extra Squad Training and Women Only Training back in the timetable in August. Please check it for your reminder.
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Dear AKC members,

Training timetable for August 2017 is ready to download.
There are Extra Squad Training and Women Only Training back in the timetable in August. Please check it for your reminder.

Dear AKC Members

Recently in order to ready our social media platform for the addition of an Instagram account and some other platforms you may have seen an invite from a `new` FB page called Akc NZ .

Do not panic and please sign up as a friend . This is us !!!

Nothing will change really from your point of view we will still be using the existing FB page(s) to make announcements and post pics etc etc .

Cheers Graham
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18th Rembuden kendo Taikai registration form and info pack is online now, you can download them from AKC shiai squad page ... See MoreSee Less

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