For attention of all Iaido practitioners attending the Northern Seminar: As in previous years there are two venues where Iaido will be practised and we are keeping the same arrangements as in the past namely: Venue 1. Darlington College, Central park, Haughton Road, Darlington. DL1 1DR. will be for non graders. Venue 2. Education Village, …
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Our dear fierce friend Trevor Chapman has passed away. His caustic wit and laser like search for honest and deep kendo were unique. His relentless determination to progress along “The right path” could perhaps be rivalled but not surpassed. He had the heart to thank even those who had dismissed his own efforts causing them by his grace to reconsider their actions (If they could see the irony)?
These words from Robert Burns I think goes some way to summing up Trevor’s admirable qualities:
An honest man here lies at rest,
The friend of man, the friend of truth,
The friend of age, and guide of youth:
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm’d,
Few heads with knowledge so inform’d;
If there’s another world, he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the best of this.
It is with great sadness we report the passing of Jean Pierre Raick, EKF Technical Director and Kendo & Iaido 7th Dan Kyoshi. Raick Sensei served for many years both within the EKF and also the French Kendo Association and was a highly respected teacher and practitioner of Budo. The funeral will take place in …
Dear Iaido-bu Members, Please note that the 2017 Iaido AGM Draft Minutes are now available on the BKA website. See the link below. http://www.britishkendoassociation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Iaido-Bu-AGM-Draft-Minutes-2017.pdf Iaido Bucho British Kendo Association