Yōshinkan Hosting Women's Kendo Seminar in November, 2023
Yoshinkan is inviting all female Kendoka to join a Women's Kendo Development Seminar in Wellington from 24th to 26th of November, 2023.
The focusses of the seminar will be developing women's kendo and teaching techniques as well as Shimpan training. There will also be an opportunity to grade from 1st Kyu to 4th Dan.
Male instructors from 2nd Dan and above are also welcome to the seminar, and all men in bogu will be welcome to join several Mawarigeiko sessions throughout the weekend.
Finally, we are honoured to share that the event will play host to several senior Sensei visiting from Japan.
To find out more and register your interest, please click here.
Yōshinkan at Inoue Hai & North Island Champs 2022
Date: 4 - 6 June 2022
This weekend, Yōshinkan sent four members to these two events. While we didn't place in any of the competitions , all of our team fought well, and Mike L passed his First Dan! It was a great weekend - thank you Auckland Kendo Club for hosting!
Yōshinkan at Inoue Hai & North Island Championships 2021
Date: 5 - 6 June 2021
This weekend, Yōshinkan sent four members to these two events, and achieved the following:
Yōshinkan Won the Inoue Hai Kata Competition.
Yōshinkan won Second Place in the North Island Teams Competition (with the help of some new friends!)
Nick won Second Place in the North Island Open.
Anteni won a Fighting Spirit Award.
Nick passed his Fourth Dan!
It was a fun and successful weekend. Thank you Auckland Kendo Club for hosting!
Yōshinkan Competes at the Rembuden Taikai
Date: 6 - 7 October 2018
This weekend, Yōshinkan sent eight contestants to the 19th Rembuden Taikai, and acheived the following:
Frank won Bronze (equal) in the Mens' Junior Dan Competition
Facundo won Gold in the Mens' Senior Dan Competition
Yōshinkan Team A (Facundo, Patrick, and Anteni) won Gold in the Open Team Competition.
It was a fantastic event, and our contestants and teams fought extremely well against strong competition.
New Zealand Kendo Federation National Championships
Date: 10 - 11 August 2018
Yōshinkan sent a team to the NZKF National Championships in Invercargill, and Patrick and Frank won Silver place in the kata contest.
Yōshinkan Club Grading
Date: 4 July 2018
Yōshinkan recently a grading at the Mt Cook Dojo. Congratulations to the six kendoka who achieved a new grade, and thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success!
Date: 4 March 2017
Yōshinkan ran a stall at the Newtown Festival today - raising funds to support the New Zealand Kendo Squad go to Korea in September 2017.
Date: 25 January 2017
We have moved the Wellington club to the Mt Cook School Hall... and it is awesome!
Sue Lytollis, Renshi Rokudan
Date: 26 November 2016
Sue Lytollis has been awarded the shōgō (title) of Renshi. More than a rank (dan), shōgō indicates a person's instruction abilities and knowledge of kendō.
Renshi is the first of three shōgō, the others being Kyōshi and Hanshi. A kendoka must have achieved the rank of Rokudan (Sixth Dan) to attempt Renshi.
Yōshinkan Kendo Club Summer Seminar
Date: 5-6 March 2016
We had an awesome seminar with Saito Makoto Sensei 7th Dan. We learned about body conditioning, injury prevention, and footwork techniques. He delivered a presentation on physiology, body movement, and improving Kendo with footwork. The event was attended event by members of Rembuden and Yōshinkan. Martin Lee provided excellent translation.