Lidstone Memorial Kyusha Taikai 2019

The 2019 Lidstone Memorial Kyusha Taikai is now open for registration!

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 grade with less than three years experience 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 to all, both participants and guests. Finally, there will be refreshments available for all.
Please note that the venue this year will be the Ark Walworth Academy Sports Hall, Shorncliffe Road, Southwark, London SE1 5UJ.

We look forward to seeing you!

Nenriki Kendo Club



10:00 am: Doors Open
10:00-10:30am : Sign in/Registration
10:30-10:45 am : Welcome Speech
10:45-11:00 am : Warm Up
11:00-13:00 pm : Shiai Geiko
13:00-14:00 pm : Lunch break
14:00-17:00 pm: Taikai
17:00-17:30 pm: Prize giving/Closing address
17:30-18:30 pm: Jigeiko
18:30pm Finish

Eligibility: minimum age 18, kyu grade with less than 3 years experience

Entry fee: £15 payable via Eventbrite.

Registration: Email  stating your full name, dojo, grade and BKA number. Registration closes at 11th October at 3pm.

Date: 12th October Saturday

Time: 10am- 6:30pm

Venue:  Ark Walworth Academy Sports Hall, Shorncliffe Road, Southwark, London SE1 5UJ .