13 December 2016

Results: Year-end Grading 11 Dec 2016

SKC held the 2016 year-end grading on 11th December. The following are the results of passes, grouped according to club:        

Kindly check that your name and new grade are correct. Please drop us an email should there be any errors before 19 Dec 2016, 3pm. Changes to names notified after 19 Dec 2016 are subject to a reprint charge.

Thank you for your co-operation!

A big thank you to Tong Yuyan for organising the grading, Desmond Lye, Terry Lek, Douglas Tjong, Christina Soh Baoyi, Lim Yixin, Zhao Xuning, Eric Koh, Oliver Ng, Sida Huang and Huang Jianyuan for helping out and to the senseis who took their time off to be on the judging panel in last Sunday's grading.

25 November 2016

Japanese Kids Shiai

On 30th October 2016, there was a tournament organized for the Japanese children of our community. There were four categories and a total of 36 players took part. The event was held at the gymnasium of the Japanese Secondary School.

We look forward to more such events in future, where children (of all nationalities) will be able to take part and enjoy.
Here are the results:
Junior high school students
Winner: Sakurako Izumi
1st runner up: Suzu Wada
Joint second runner up: Shintaro Noda & Kaede Namai

Elder primary school students 
Winner: Sohma Seto
1st runner up: Arata Takeuchi
Joint 2nd runner up: Shuntaro Sakai & Yoshino Hasegawa

Young primary school students
Winner: Tadahiro Nishiguchi
1st runner up: Wada Adachi
Joint 2nd runner up: Shotaro Koyama & Keiji Hasegawa

Winner: Aika Seito
1st runner up: Yoshihiro Sugiyama
Joint 2nd runner up: Hiroki Goto & Isshin Sonoda
 For more photos of the event, please follow this link.

11 November 2016

Updates - 11 November

Good afternoon! Here are a few announcements to share with everyone:

1. Changi Dojo Closure 
Changi Dojo will be closed on 20 Nov 2016 (Sun) due to school activities.

2. Year End Grading 
Registration is now open!
Date: 11 Dec 2016
Venue: Changi Dojo
Please download the relevant form and submit it together with payment to Mr Desmond Lye. Affiliates, please submit it to your club representative. An email has just been sent to your club president.
Registration deadline: 27 Nov 2016 (Sun), 1pm.
- Members Dan application form
- Members Kyu application form
- Affiliated members application form
- Non-affiliate members and Overseas applicants form (Overseas applicants please submit the form via email to SKC).

3. 28th Lim Kwa Chwee Memorial Tournament 
Registration is now open!
Date: 18 Dec 2016
Venue: Changi Dojo
Download application form here and submit together with payment to Mr Terry Lek. Affiliates, please submit it to your club representative. An email has just been sent to your club president.
Registration deadline: 27 Nov 2016 (Sun), 1pm.

4. 17th Hong Kong Asian Open Championships 2017
Hong Kong Kendo Association has invited SKC to participate in the 17th Hong Kong Asian Open Championships 2017. First come first served basis as slots are limited. Register your interest here.
Registration deadline: 2 Dec 2016 (Fri), 12pm.

5. UTS Kendo Seminar & Competition (recap)
UTS Kendo Club (in Sydney Australia) has invited SKC to participate in a 3 day seminar hosted by Hanshi Hachi Dan senseis, Toru Kamei sensei and Kazuo Furukawa sensei.
Register your interest here.
Registration deadline: 25 Nov 2016 (Fri), 12pm.

6. ICT Training (recap) 
Shout out to all SKC 2nd dan and below bogu members! An additional training has been arranged to prepare ourselves better for the InterClub Tournament (ICT) next year.
Register your interest here.


Joyce Chia
Hon. Secretary SKC

12 October 2016

Singapore-Malaysia Goodwill Tournament 2016 Updates

Good morning!
I am pleased to share information regarding this weekend's Goodwill Tournament.
Godo Keiko - 15 Oct 2016 (Sat)
Venue: OCBC Arena Hall 3's Netball Court
Address: 5 Stadium Drive (https://goo.gl/maps/PX9qNVJnn712)
Time: 4.00pm - 5.30pm
Tournament - 16 Oct 2016 (Sun)
Venue: The Japanese School Changi Campus
Address: 11 Upper Changi Road North (https://goo.gl/maps/TeT9ZEmnaWQ2)
Time: 9.10am registration begins, 9.30am tournament begins
5-member team elimination match, and long team match. Each match will be 3 minutes long.
Important Note:
Changi school gates will only open from 8.45am. Please wait outside the gates if you arrive earlier. If you are taking taxi, please stop at the main entrance and sign in at the security counter. As there will be multiple events happening in the school on 16 Oct 2016, the school has requested that we do not buy drinks from the vending machines and please throw all trash outside of the school.
Lunch - 16 Oct 2016 (Sun)
Venue: Five Star Hainanese Cuisine
Address: 191 East Coast Road (https://goo.gl/maps/qndYjs6WdtL2)
Time: 2pm
Lunch will be at own cost. Budget is expected to be $20-$25.
Joyce Chia
Hon. Secretary

07 October 2016

'Pushing feet apart when standing in kamae – how counter-pressure made sense, eventually'

'Pushing the floorboards apart in kamae'. I have heard this phrase in my beginner years and honestly, have forgotten all about it until I came across this article and realized that the 'taut rubberband' analogy that I follow is somewhat similar in application.

Another interesting point of this article is to cultivate the good habit of writing down insights in order to revisit them later. Some concepts/techniques may make more sense after a period of maturation.  

Read the entire post by Aaron Melton.

What do you think?

03 October 2016

Singapore-Malaysia Goodwill Tournament 2016

Good morning!

Hope everyone is rested from yesterday's tournament! Next up, our friends from Malaysia will be visiting us for the Annual Goodwill Tournament!!!

15 Oct 2016
Godo Keiko
Venue: OCBC Arena Hall 3 (Netball Court)
Time: 4.00pm - 5.30pm
*All are welcome to participate

16 Oct 2016
Venue: The Japanese School Changi Campus
Time: 9.00am
Participation Fee: NIL! 

Lunch on Sunday
Venue: Five Star Hainanese Chicken Rice, 191 East Cost Road (As usual practice, we will host and pay for MKA members' lunch like how they do for us when we visit them! Estimated cost per pax is $20-$25 which covers personal meal and MKA members' meal).

Click here to register your interest for the events mentioned above.

Closing date to register: 8 Oct 2016, 2pm 

Joyce Chia
Hon. Secretary

02 October 2016

15th National Championship 2016 Results

Presenting the winners of this year's National Kendo Championship:

Women's Junior
Champion: Yan Yan
1st Runner-up: Natalie Toh
Joint 2nd Runners-up: Koh Bao Ru Joyce, Melduen Gueta Castillon

Fighting Spirit Award: Darshini Jayaraj, Soon Ming Ying, Goh Pei Hsien Sarah

Men's Junior
Champion: Toh Hong Ren
1st Runner-up: Tan Ru Jun Ian
Joint 2nd Runners-up: Shaun Fong, Jimmy Tng

Fighting Spirit Award: Tang Yu Long, Ang Shao Wei, Ngo Wei Hao Derrek

Women's Senior
Champion: Stella Wong
1st Runner-up: Grace Lim
Joint 2nd Runners-up: Christina Soh, Joyce Chia

Fighting Spirit Award: Clare Lim

Men's Senior
Champion: Gabriel Tong
1st Runner-up: Eugene Chow
Joint 2nd Runners-up: Inoue Kenji, Giacomo Merello

Fighting Spirit Award: Jeong Eui Rip, Desmond Lye, Koh Meng Hwan Eric