University of Cambridge Kendo Society

News: Year 2018


Kendo Varsity Match 2018

Kendo Varsity Match 2018
Photo credit: Katarzyna Sokol

14 April 2018

The Cambridge Team (Jianxin Zhao, Shutong Feng, Xiaoya Xun, Ruoyun Hui and Katarzyna Sokol) participated in the Oxford-Cambridge Kendo Varsity Match 2018 in Oxford. Well done to James McBride (3rd place), Edward Lam (2nd place) and Keshav Manju (1st place) for a very good performance at the Beginner Competition this year. Congratulations to Ruoyun Hui for receiving the Fighting Spirit award!


CU Kendo Club Kitlocker Online Store

Kitlocker Online Stor
Design credit: Katarzyna Sokol

16 March 2018

As of today we have a Kitlocker Kendo Club online store with Nike branded custom designed sport clothing. The store and all the available items can be accessed via the following link:

http://www.cusportshop.com/sports-clubs/kendo-club


Half Blue Sport Status

Half Blue Sport Status
Design Credit: Katarzyna Sokol

2 February 2018

We are very pleased to announce that as of 2017/2018 academic year, our Cambridge University Kendo Club has been successfully awarded the Half Blue sport status.

The application and presentation was passed by both, the Cambridge University Women Blues Committee (as of 16/11/2017) and the Cambridge University Men Blues Committee (as of 24/11/2017) in the Michaelams Term and has been confirmed now. The criteria are slightly different for Men and Women (since we are a mixed sport club), and have been modified by both Committees accordingly to be in line with other combat sports.

The current requirements are as follows (and can be found under the Tsurugi Bashi: Varsity section):

Blues CriteriaHalfFull
Current Status: WomenHalf Blues awarded to up to
5 members (male or female)
who i) compete in the
Varsity Match First Team
(mixed team); AND ii) are
3rd Kyu grade or higher.
Up to 2 Discretionary.
Criteria: i) A medal at any
national-level kendo
competition eg. UK
University Kendo Taikai
(BUCS), Mumeishi 3s
Championships, London Cup,
European Kendo
Championships AND ii)
participation in the Varsity
Match First Team AND iii) a
black belt grade level
(minimum 1-dan/ Shodan).
Current Status: MenHalf Blues awarded to
up to 5 members (male or female)
who i) represent Cambridge
in the Varsity Match First
Team (mixed team); ii) are of
3rd Kyu grade or higher; iii)
win their fight OR the team
wins Varsity.
Only via the Extraordinary
Full Blue application
.
Total awarded annuallyUp to 50-2

Kendo Club Stash!

Kendo Club Stash
Design credit: Katarzyna Sokol

1 February 2018

Exciting news - we have a new stash!

The first batch of our very own custom designed Kendo Club sport jackets from Kudos have just arrived.

Those are sport jackets in three colours (navy blue, light blue and white) with a club logo embroidered in front and Club name (Cambridge University Kendo) printed on the back.


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