University of Cambridge Kendo Society

News: Year 2018

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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