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Yokohama 7th Dan tournament : Players and results

10/01/2018

2018-02-18

What is Yokohama 7th Dan tournament?

The Yokohama 7th Dan tournament, also known as the All Japan Invitational Kendo 7th Dan Championship, is a tournament of 7th Dan teachers who have been active in national and international competitions, including the All Japan Kendo Championships and the World Kendo Championships. Most of them are teaching younger people as coaches, but they are also continuing their own training.

This tournament is not only a place to test out the achievements of their training and their current skill but also one of the steps towards Japan’s highest 8th Dan.

It is not an exaggeration to say that this is the tournament where the stars of successive generations have been gathered. There is no other tournament like this where you can see them compete in shiai.

The All Japan Invitational Kendo 7th Dan Championship which was suspended in 2006 was the predecessor of this competition, and the Japanese Kendo magazine Kendo Jidai organised the crowdfunding to restart it.

The concept is “From the first match to the finals”. These bright kenshi who represent the Japanese kendo world quietly sharpen their edges. It is certain that any of these matches are between renowned kenshi and they catch your eye until the end.

Players

Yuichi Yoneya (Kyoshi 7th dan) Saitama Police officer
Shoji Teramoto (Kyoshi 7th dan) Osaka Police officer
Takahiro Odaguchi (Kyoshi 7th dan) Iwate Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company
Koichi Seike (Kyoshi 7th dan) Osaka Police officer
Tsuneomi Furusawa (Kyoshi 7th dan) Kumamoto Police officer
Tadaomi Hojo (Kyoshi 7thdan) Kanagawa Police officer
Taro Koseki (Kyoshi 7th dan) Tokyo Police officer
Susumu Takanabe (Kyoshi 7th dan) Kanagawa Police officer
Tomohisa Iwashita (Renshi 7th dan) Chiba Police officer
Daiki Kiwada (Kyoshi 7th dan) Osaka Police officer
Noriyasu Gonpei (Kyoshi 7th dan) Tokyo Police officer
Yukihiro Higashinaga (Kyoshi 7th dan) Saitama Police officer
Ryoichi Uchimura (Renshi 7th dan) Tokyo Police officer
Keiichi Hashimoto (Renshi 7th dan) Saitama Ida Technos Corporation
Kosuke Furukawa (Renshi 7th dan) Osaka Police officer
Shinsuke Matsuwaki (Kyoshi 7th dan) Tokyo Police officer

Results

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