If you hold the grade of Godan or higher and can commit to refereeing at BKA Taikai next year you should apply to be sponsored at the EKF referees seminar in Brussels (Travel and subsistence will be covered by the BKA. The seminar and accommodation is free to delegates). Places are limited so please let …
It is with great sadness that we heard that Chris Buxton sensei passed away yesterday morning.
Though most of us were aware of his battle against pancreatic cancer it has come as an awful shock to realise how quickly the illness had developed.
After his initial interests in Karate and Kendo, Chris concentrated his energy on Iaido and Jodo. His gritty determination and hard work gained him Nanadan Kyoshi in both disciplines.
From the very beginnings of Eishinkan Dojo in North London, Chris was the backbone of the club where his special ability to reach beginners in a gentle, humorous, but effective manner was really appreciated by everyone who studied under him.
Chris’s scrupulous attention to detail and his absolute honesty and integrity made the Eishinkan Taikai the great highlight of the BKA year for many of us.
Our deepest condolences go out to his wife Margaret, and to his children Sam and Sophie.
Chris will be deeply missed, I’m sure, by everyone who knew him.
Venue: 18 Church St, Dumbarton, G82 1QQ
Course duration 10am-4pm
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Welsh Open Taikai We are proud to announce that the 4th Welsh Open – Cleddyf Y Gaeaf Cymraeg – will be taking place on the 16th and 17th February 2019 and is open to all BKA, EKF and IKF members. The taikai will be run in the same format as previous years. UWIC Archers Arena …
“Open” Weekend Nov 24/25 2018 The BKA wishes to invite as wide a participation as possible to the British Open that will be on Sunday 25th November 2018. Therefore the weekend will consist of 4 activities, 3 of which will be open to any guests. Saturday 24th – The Sir Frank Bowden Memorial Taikai for …
This is a non-BKA event which is free. See the eventbrite page for more information. The Bizen Osafune Japanese Swords, Centuries of Tradition and Art Setouchi City, in Okayama Prefecture, is a region with one of the longest and richest histories in sword production. During this event, the
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Mumeishi 2018 – Grading to Godan on Sunday 14th October Programme: Doors open 10.00 Registration 10:00 Grading address/briefing 10.30 Following briefing Grading commences Address: Cranford Community College High Street, Cranford, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW5 9PD PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE NOW NEW DEADLINES FOR BOOKING AND THERE WILL BE NO ENTRY AND PAYMENT ON THE DAY. Last …
Level 1 Coaching Course in Cambridge on Sunday 9th September. The course is open to 1st Dan and above and will admit up to 25 candidates. Applications will close 3 weeks before, on Sunday 19th August. The course will be rescheduled if there are fewer than 6 applicants. The course will be Kendo oriented but …