At the 5th All Japan Invitational Kendo 7th Dan Championships this year (Yokohama 7th Dan tournament), Keiichi Hashimoto (Saitama) from the Ita Technos business group, has attained an achievement that rewrites history by winning the tournament.
Although police officers have won the championship for the past four times, this trend was broken by a swordsman from the business world who climbed the pinnacle. In the final game against Matsuwaki Shinsuke (Tokyo) who participated in the tournament for his third time, he landed a Morote Tsuki in the extension and won the title.
The 3rd places were taken by Gonpei Noriyasu (Tokyo) and Kiwada Daiki (Osaka), for whom it’s been the second time in a row.
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