Event Details

Dear Kendokas,

You are invited to attend the annual BKA International Summer Seminar and Grading.


Venue: University of Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, Surrey

Date: Thursday 3rd August – Sunday 6th August

Thursday 3rd (19:00-20:30)

Friday 4th (09:00-17:00)

Saturday 5th (09:00-17:00) – Irrashai Party (19:30-22:00)

Sunday 6th (09:00-11:00) – Grading commences 12:30


A ZNKR Delegation will be attending this event. They will also be overseeing the FIK Refereeing Seminar for the 2024 WKC which will also be held at the same time at the same venue.

Miyake Kazushi Sensei, Hanshi 8th Dan

Tsukamoto Hiroyuki Sensei, Hanshi 8th Dan

Kanzaki Hiroshi Sensei, Kyoshi 8th Dan

Supported by FIK Representative Okuura Ayako.

The Delegation, along with the European 7th Dans and ZNKR Fighters for the Referee Seminar will come together on the Saturday evening for a Goodwill Keiko for an hour, before heading off to enjoy the joint Irrashai Party.


Any queries should go to the Kendo Events Officer at kendoevents@britishkendoassociation.com

There is also a BKA Grading up to and including 5th Dan, and an EKF Grading for 6th and 7th Dan

Any enquiries regarding the Grading should go to the Kendo Grading Officer, Young Park, at kendograding@britishkendoassociation.com