Event Details

The 2022 Lidstone Memorial Kyusha Taikai is now open for registration on the Nenriki Dojo website

https://register.kendo.co.uk/lidstone/register )

Kyu grades are most warmly invited to enter the Lidstone Memorial Kyusha Taikai at Nenriki Dojo (Sat 15 October, 12.45pm).

Every year, we celebrate the legacy of Charles Lidstone who was one of the earliest Kendo teachers in Europe, leader of Nenriki Dojo from its inception in 1966 and a person who took particular interest in nurturing beginners.

The taikai is specifically aimed at kendoka new to the art. All BKA Kyu grades with less than three years’ experience (not including the two year lockdown period of 2020 and 2021) are eligible to participate in the competition. There will be pools of “training shiai” (Shiai Geiko) with advice on what to do in a shiai environment. The taikai will follow afterwards and the day ends with open jigeiko for all – both participants and guests. Finally, there will be refreshments available for all.

As always Dan grades are also warmly invited.

We should be most grateful for your help (instruction, refereeing etc) to make it a special day for the beginners. Please bring your bogu for the general practise at the end.

Please note that the venue this year will be at the Ark Globe Academy Sports Hall, Harper Road, Southwark, London SE1 6AG, the location of the original Nenriki Dojo in 1966. Pedestrian entrance gates are in Harper Road, opposite the Rising Sun pub.

You can use this link to register   https://register.kendo.co.uk/lidstone/register for the taikai.

We look forward to seeing you!

Nenriki Kendo Club





12:45 pm: Doors Open

12:45-13:15 pm: Sign in/Registration

13:15-13:30 pm: Welcome Speech

13:30-14:30 pm: Warm Up and Shiai Geiko

14:30-16:45 pm: Taikai

16:45-17:30 pm: Jigeiko

17:30-18:00 pm: Prize giving/Closing address 18:00pm Finish

18:00:  Refreshments in the Rising Sun

Eligibility: minimum age 18, Kyu grade with less than 3 years’ experience (not including the 2 year lockdown period of 2020 and 2021)

Entry fee: £10. Payment instructions are given after registering. Please follow the instructions on the registration page.



Registration closes at 3pm 14th October 2022.

Event Details:

Date: 15th October Saturday

Time: 12:45pm – 6:00pm

Venue:  Ark Globe Academy Sports Hall, Harper Road, Southwark, London SE1 6AG . The pedestrian entrance is in Harper Road, opposite the Rising Sun.