The foundation Yushinkan is a dojo in Utrecht, founded in 1998 to practise iaido. Nowadays iaido and jujutsu are practised. These are both traditional Japanese martial arts. Iaido is teached by David Smits and Elaine van Ommen Kloeke and jujutsu by Theo Phillips. The foundation cooperates with a hugh number of foreign teachers and foundations outside of Europe and in Japan. For information you can send an e-mail to email@example.com or call +31 (0)6 42 40 43 94
Interested in iaido? Yushinkan plans to start a new orientation course iaido on September 3rd, 2013.
For more information on starting opportunities please click here or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +31 (0)6 41 36 87 94.
Summer training 2013
This year, a summer training is organized, click here for more information.
Dutch national championships 2013, Hilversum
On the 21st of April 2013, the Dutch national championships jodo and iaido were held in Hilversum.
Yushinkan Participated with many people. Rick van de Hoef won first place in the shodan division, in that same division Damion van der Zee won second place.
Furthermore Stan Engelen won first place in the nidan division. Piotr Kukla won first place in the yondan division, Elaine van Ommen Kloeke and David Smits won respectively second and third place in that category.
Yushinkan congratualates her iaidoka with their results.
Moreover, Yushinkan congratualates her sisterdojo Kodokan with a first place and second place in the sandan category; respectivly Bas Ben Zineb and Elise Heijboer
Shinkage-ryu Seminar and Taikai 2013
The annual Orly seminar took place during the weekend of the 15th, 16th and 17th of March.
Yushinkan participated with a large group of students and trained under the guidance of Matsuoka-sensei and Kinomoto-sensei.
On the Sunday of this seminar the annual Shinkage-ryu taikai was held.
The taikai was organised in two divisions, the first until shodan and the other starting from nidan and up.
The prize for the winner of the second group is a short trip to Japan to train with Matsuoka-sensei and Kinomoto-sensei in Nagoya.
Stan Engelen won the first price in the first division, whereas Elaine van Ommen Kloeke won first price in thhe second division. This means she will travel to Japan to train with the sensei, congratulations!
This year Yushinkan was privileged to organized the Ishidocup in Utrecht. Unlike previous years the tournament was spread out over two days, iaido on Saturday and jodo on Sunday. This allowed Yushinkan to organize a seminar in the morning and matches in the afternoon. The iaido seminar was led by Chris Mansfield sensei (Nanadan, England), Patrick de Muynck sensei (Nanadan, Belgium) and Aad van de Wijngaard sensei (Nanadan, Netherlands), the jodo seminar was led by Chris Mansfield sensei.
Yushinkan had a large amount of participants in the iaido matches and can congratulate several members with some nice results. Rick van de Hoef won the gold medal in the mudan division. Stan Engelen won the nidan division, Sander Filon won the bronze medal in that same division. Piotr Kukla won the gold medal in the Yondan division, whereas David Smits took the bronze medal.
There were also examinations held, Rick van de Hoef and Damion van der Zee passed for their shodan, Steven Noorlander and Sandra Phillips for their nidan and Arne for his sandan. Congratulations!
Yushinkan also wants to congratulate her sister dojos with their results in both the matches (Roel Meelkop ended 3rd in the mudan division and Baukje Weber 2nd in the nidan division) and the examinations (Roel Meelkop passed for his shodan and Tom Koevermans for his sandan).
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