9th Charity Kendo


Charity Kendo Group is pleased to invite you to the 2017 Charity Kendo Championships

Welcome to the 9th Charity Kendo Championships.


This year marks the 11th anniversary of our charity activities supporting Maggie's Centres through the kendo workshop known for 2000 kirikaeshi and the 9th year supporting both Maggie's Centres and Macmillan Cancer Support, through the Charity Kendo Championships.


This year we will commemorate Charles Lidstone contribution to British kendo history - the man known within the BKA as RA Lidstone for Lidstone Taikai. He started kendo London in 1931, the same year Charles Boxer started kendo in Nara, Japan.


The Championship format will stay as usual, Junior Individual Championships by age group including Non-armour Group to start, followed by Junior Team Championship known as the Sakura Cup, then Family Team Championship for the Hiroshi Ozawa Fighting Spirit Shield and the 'finale' Kachinuki match - Maggie's vs Macmillan, for which one individual with the best performance will be awarded the Kashinoki Plate.


It is a family event and there will be Parents Competition just after the lunch break. So parents and siblings are welcome to take part. The detail of the competition will be announced on the day. There will also be the Auction of items, from which money made will all go to both charities. This year we will have Japanese craft items by artist Melanie Georgiou.


Our thoughts are with those people fighting cancer and their family today.


Kendo Charity Group





sponsors of the 9th Charity Kendo Championships


Watford Leisure Centre Central
Peace Prospect, Watford

WD17 3HA


Saturday 22nd April 2017

see map below.

click here for  accommodation options

09:30 Registration

09.45 Referee meeting

10:00 Opening Ceremony

10:15 Junior Individuals Group A

10:45 Junior Individuals Group B

11:30 Junior Individuals Group C

11:45 Junior Individuals Group D

12:15 Final Matches Group A, B, C and D

12:30 Lunch break

13:00 Auction

13:30 Parents Competition

14:00 Junior Team

15:00 Family Team

16:30 Kachinuki Maggie's vs. Macmillan

17:15 Closing Ceremony


All juniors need to register at 9:30am and participate in the Opening Ceremony. Contact the organiser if you cannot do this for any reasons.


The programme is a guidance only and start times of Junior Individual categories are subject to numbers of the entry for each category.

Please turn up early enough if you cannot be at the venue 9:30am.


The hall is available for warm up from 9:15 - 9:50am within marked area so after registration all the juniors are suggested to do a short warm up before Opening Ceremony.


Adult : £10.00

Junior / student : £5.00


Organiser : kendocharity@gmail.com


Rules for the championships.

All competitions are under FIK rules except for some particulars as listed below.


If you are 3rd Dan and above please be prepared to make yourself available for refereeing when you are not fighting.


Junior Individual Championships are divided in 4 categories:


Group A

Junior individuals non-armouor group (all ages up to 17 years old)

Junior kendoka with no armour. Please do not wear any parts of armour. Competitors will perform kirikaeshi and uchikomi (men, kote, do, kote-men, kote-do, men) then Hantei decision. Please supply motodachi from your own club. Contact the organiser if you cannot do this so that motodachi will be prepared by the organiser.


Group B

Junior individuals age group 11 and under:

Junior kendoka up to 9 years old with armour. 3 point match. Hantei if draw at the end of the match in the tournament. Encho for 1 point match only at final match.


Group C

Junior individuals age group 12 - 14:

3 point match. Hantei decision if draw at the end of the match in the tournament. Encho for 1 point match only at final match.



Group D

Junior individuals age group 15 - 17:

Junior kendoka 15 to 17 years old. 3 point match. Encho for 1 point if draw at the end of the match, in the tournament only.


Junior Team competition: (Kashinoki Sakura Cup)

Entry can be done by clubs and individual members but a team should consists of the three individuals from each category of the above groups Group B, Group C and Group D, and they should fight in this order. If you cannot make up a team please let the organiser know so that we will make teams fairly.


The match to be 3 point match with no encho except for the representatives match, which will be 1 point match by one individual from each team if draw at the end of the team match at tournament.


During Pool matches the draw will be re-calculated in the order of number of win, point then number of loss. If all equal a representative match for 1point will be carried out.


Family team: (Ozawa Hiroshi Fighting Spirit Shield)

1 junior 1 female 1 male regardless of grade - no need to be related. Junior entry is restricted to those from Group C and D only. Registration is required. If you like to take part but don't have the team members let the organiser know at the time of online registration. We will try our best to find you team members. Team order junior-female-male or junior-male-female. Junior member should always be the first fighter.


Kachinuki Team Competition: (Kashinoki Plate)

Maggie's vs Macmillan: juniors, senior male and senior female kenshi in armour are all welcome to participate. All participants will be divided into two teams e.g. Maggie's team and Macmillan team. Competition is in Ippon match Kachinuki style if you win you will remain to fight until you lose. Juniors only fight juniors. At the start of adult section, the match is 3 point match, starting from 2nd point (nihon-me), with 1 point awarded to the winner of the last junior fight. The individual who defeats largest number of competitors will be awarded Best Performance Award.



— Accomodation —

some options for those traveling far



Holiday Inn Express London - Watford Junction (* recommended*)


01923 288 600


Best Western White House Hotel


01923 237 316


Hotel Jurys Inn Watford


01923 422 800


Park Inn Watford


01923 429 988


Travelstop Inn


01923 224 298


Travelodge Watford Central


0871 984 6320


Holiday Inn Express London - Watford Junction


01923 288 600


The Bedford Arms Hotel

01923 440 047



The Pegasus Guest House

01923 240 154


The Redford Lodge

01923 223 785


Ricky Road Guest House

01923 465 910


Harlequin Executive Studios


01923 443 756


Grove End Hotel


01923 226 798


Phoenix Lodge


01923 818 940


Berrygrove lodge B&B (*Recommended*)


01923 218 015



The full results are as follows:


Junior Individual Competitions:

Group A (non-armoured group)

1st Place - Noel Cadete

2nd Place - Sayaka Zalewska

3rd Place - Esther Mowforth


Group B (11 years old and younger)

1st Place - Harrison Fry

2nd Place - Hayato Ito

3rd Place - Ryuichi Taguchi

3rd Place - Oliver Wright

Fighting Spirit - Anne Ito


Group C (12 - 14 years old)

1st Place - James Wright

2nd Place - Kazushi Ogasawara

3rd Place - Koji Nixon

3rd Place - Owen Thorpe

Fighting Spirit - Mina Nixon


Group D (15 - 17 years old)

1st Place - Konradas Rukas

2nd Place - Daniel Alvarado

3rd Place - Dante Sassey

3rd Place - Satoshi Kaneyasu

Fighting Spirit - Hugo Rauch


Junior Team

Sakura Cup winner

Anne Ito, James Wright, Satoshi Kaneyasu (Wakaba 1) 2nd Place Harrison

Fry, Owen Thorpe, Joshua Dew (Kodokan 2) 3rd Place Hideshi Ogasawara,

Kazushi Ogasawara, Victor Raineri (Kodokan 1) 3rd Place Ryuichi

Taguchi, Kai Nixon, Hugo Rauch (Kodokan 3) Fighting Spirit Leon

Cadete, Koji Nixon, Ewan Hindes (Wakaba 3)


Family Team

Hiroshi Ozawa Fighting Spirit Shield winner Konradas Rukas, Gin Jing

Ching, Gerardas Rukas (Wakaba 4) 2nd Place Hugo Rauch, Yutaka Zenon,

Ben Zenon (Team Zen) 3rd Place Joshua Dew, Elinor Turner, Oliver Major

(Kodokan 2) Fighting Spirit Victor Raineri, Hitomi Okoda, Yutaka

Matsubayashi (Kodokan 1)


Kachinuki Maggies vs Macmillan

Kashinoki Plate Best Performance Award David Parke


Parents Competition

1st Place - Gerardas Rukas

2nd Place - Patrick Cadete

3rd Place - Yutaka Zenon

Fantastic Award - Michiru Ito


Shoshin Award

Tenpudo Golden Kote

Konradas Rukas








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