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RESULTS: South Island Championships 2019

Canterbury Kendo takes out South Island Championships
We are thrilled to announce that Sei Tou Ken Yu Kai Canterbury Kendo Club members took out all major titles at the 2019 South Island Championships. Women’s Kyu: 1st: Eunice Song 2nd: Mayce Ballentyne Women’s Open/Yuko Hirabayashi Memorial Cup: 1st: Tania Butterfield Men’s Kyu: 1st: Ryan Hamilton 2nd: Eric George Men’s Open: 1st: Yuma Tamaki 3rd: Kai Edwards Team

RESULTS: South Island Championship 2018

Open Kyu: Gold: Ryan Hamilton Silver: Eric George Bronze: Martin O'Connor Men’s Dan: Gold: Kai Edwards Silver: Masa Matsunami Bronze: Yuma Tamaki Kata: Gold: Chris McGill and Masa Matsunami Teams Event: Gold: Canterbury A (Martin O'Connor, Kai Edwards and Masa Matsunami)  Bronze: Canterbury B (Eric George, Yuma Tamaki and Tania Butterfield)

RESULTS: Rembuden Taikai 2018

Men's Junior Dan Gold: Yuma Tamaki Team's Event Bronze: Blake Bennett and Yuma Tamaki

RESULTS: New Zealand National Championships 2018

Men's Kyu Grade    New Zealand Champion: Eric George Men's Dan Grade New Zealand Champion: Masa Matsunami Bronze: Kai Edwards Men's Team Event New Zealand Champions: Canterbury Members: Eric George Yuma Tamaki Chris McGill Kai Edwards Masa Matsunami Thank you to the New Zealand Racing Board who helped fund our participation in this event.

Kendo instructor first in NZ to grade fourth dan with two swords

Source: Monique Steele, The Press A Christchurch Japanese fencer has scored a unique coup for the local kendo club. Christchurch man Eynon Phillips is the first New Zealand kendo player to be awarded his fourth dan grading in Nitto-ryu (two-sword fighting) in kendo. Phillips coaches kendo and has trained for around 12 years at Sei Tou Ken Yu Kai Canterbury Kendo Club on Blenhei