The 38th Foreign Kendo Leaders’ Summer Seminar (2012)


An important referee seminar for the 15WKC official referees was specially held in February 2012 in Japan. Fostering high level international referees is an urgent and very important mission for the WKC. All Japan Kendo Federation and International Kendo Federation are in cooperation to hold this referee seminar instate of the 37th Kitamoto Seminar.
However, year 2012 is the 60th anniversary year after establish All Japan Kendo Federation, so that AJKF decided to hold 38th Kitamoto seminar in same year.

Thus, the 38th Foreign Kendo leaders’ summer seminar was held in Kitamoto City in Saitama prefecture during one week from 27th (Fri) July to 3rd (Fri) August 2012.

The 58 Kendo leaders who came from 38 countries all over the world, mainly from FIK affiliates organization.
The participants are mainly Kendo 3-Dan to 6 Dan holders who are the current Kendo leaders or the leaders in the future of that country.

All participants had a chance to learn from the many high level instructors. The contents of the seminar are the basic/advanced skills of Kendo, Coaching, how to referee, Kendo Kata, and so on. Particularly, “Training Method for Fundamental Kendo Techniques with a Bokuto” is included as one of the contents.

Besides the instructors, there were more than 14 Motodachi Sensei in total for the Keiko time. So the participants had good opportunities to do Keiko with various high level Senseis.

**This work was subsidized by JKA through its promotion funds from AUTORACE.


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