Nami Kai 40 years

Posted on July 08 2018

After a presentation from my daughter about kendo, we were allowed to use the gym of the Carolus primary school for one hour of kendo training.
In addition, over the years I have had kendo and naginata training once a year in Fukuoka at the University of kendo and Junior High School.

There were more sensei's in Japan who helped me with kendo.

Hirakawa sensei, Sato sensei, Matsunaga sensei, Nakano sensei, Kawano sensei, Sekiyama sensei, Kasahara sensei, Furia sensei.

From Yamagata to Okinawa I have been able to train, various kendo techniques with different approaches of / with small differences.

The internship from primary school and college was / is impressive, especially the morning training from 0600 hr to 0730 hr. Children of 6/7 years old then went back to school.

The summer training in Kyushu or in Okinawa (you cooked in your bogu) were quite heavy. They were 7 or 14 day training. It was just like the last training in Fukuoka last year and the last day, as a whipped cream on your apple pie; a day with the police training! The most famous were the chairman of the Fukuoka Kendo Remnei; Harada sensei, and the brothers Kakehashi sensei (ex members of the Japanese kendo team). This was very heavy, especially taiatari just like you hit a concrete wall! auw!

In a nutshell Nami Kai budo past and present.

Andre Raboen

A special thank-you to the sensei and sempai in the photo album "Nami Kai 40 years".

Results exams 30 june 2018

Posted on July 08 2018

4th kyu naginata Max Krens
5th kyu iaido Dwight Sibbald

BBQ Nami Kai 2018.

Posted on July 02 2018

Thanks to Hans and his wife for making their garden available, Jonas and Max for the bbq. The weather was very sunny and cool in the shade with a drink.
See you next year !

See album "BBQ 2018" for more photos.



Summer break

Aug 30 2018 

Kodokan kendo seminar with Sumi sensei

Sep 08 2018 

First lesson after the holidays

Oct 13 2018 

Autumn break

Nov 02 2018 


Dec 11 2018 

ABKF Winter seminar

Dec 22 2018 

Christmas break

Jan 05 2019 

Oliebollen Tai Kai

Feb 23 2019 

Spring break (dojo is open)

Apr 27 2019 

May vacation (dojo is open)

Jul 06 2019 

Last training before summer break

Jul 08 2019 

Summer break

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