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2023 RKC Autumn Championships

Updated: May 15, 2023

Last updated: 13 May 2023

RKC 2023 Autumn Championships Poster

The 2023 RKC Autumn Championships will take place on Saturday, 13 May 2023 from 8am to 1pm (-ish) at the RKC Dojo RIVONIA!


There are 4 categories of competition:


1. Individual Non-Bogu Competition

2. Kendo Kids Bogu Competition

3. Individual Kyu Grade Bogu Competition

4. Individual Dan Grade Bogu Competition


FAMILY and FRIENDS are welcome to attend!

The program for the day is as follows:


07:30 Hall set up

08:00 Registration begins

08:30 Group Warm Up session

08:50 Welcome & Opening Ceremony

09:00 Non-Bogu Competition Begins

09:30 IAIDO Demostration

09:45 Kendo Kids in Bogu Competition Begins

10:15 Kyu Grade Individual Shiai Begins

11:15 Dan Grade Individual Shiai Begins

12:30 Awards & Closing Ceremony

13:00 Social / Lunch


Competition Draws is as follows:


RKC 2023 Autumn Championships Poster - Non Bogu
RKC 2023 Autumn Championships Poster - Kendo Kids
RKC 2023 Autumn Championships Poster - Kyu Grades
RKC 2023 Autumn Championships Poster - Dan Grades

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

1. Individual Non-Bogu Competition

1st Place - Sayuri Ramjattan

2nd Place - Somaria Ramjattan

3rd Places - Pontsho Nkadimeng & Ethan Cui

Fighting Spirit - Ethan Cui


2. Kendo Kids Bogu Competition

1st Place - Jamie Lewis

2nd Place - Caden Howell

3rd Place - Lisy Rasoamahenina

Fighting Spirit - Lisy Rasoamahenina


3. Individual Kyu Grade Bogu Competition

1st Place - Charles Sun

2nd Place - Ashton Atkinson

3rd Places - Gabriel Piktija & Shakti Daly

Fighting Spirit - Shakti Daly


4. Individual Dan Grade Bogu Competition

1st Place - Warren Ho

2nd Place - Thiroshan Naidoo

3rd Places - Terry Chau & Charles Sun

Fighting Spirit - Charles Sun




COMMENTS

"Winning was an affirmation of the countless hours of hard work and dedication I had spent on honing my skills, and it filled me with an unwavering sense of confidence and appreciation for the discipline." - Sayuri Ramjattan, 1st Place winner, Individual Non-Bogu Competition


"I learned a lot about perseverance and the poisons of the mind during the competition and my kendo is better because of it. I can't wait for the next competition!" - Somaria Ramjattan, 2nd Place winner, Individual Non-Bogu Competition


"Competing in the non-bogu competition yesterday! It was a lot fun and I am hoping to do better next time!" - Pontsho Nkadimeng, Joint 3rd Place winner of Individual Non-Bogu Competition


"The experience at the Autum Champs was very exciting and energizing and I learnt a lot about perfection and precision, I will never forget it!"- Ethan Cui, Joint 3rd Place & Fighting Spirit winner of Individual Non-Bogu Competition


"It was a very fun event! I had some good fights and was able to learn from the experience." - Charles Sun, 1st Place winner of Individual Kyu Grade Bogu Competition; Joint 3rd place Winner & Fighting Spirit Winner of Individual Dan Grade Bogu Competition


"Winning second place was good, but what’s even better is that I’ve learnt why I didn’t win first place." - Ashton Atkinson, 2nd Place winner of Individual Kyu Grade Bogu Competition


"It was really fun to compete with other RKC members. They all had unique fighting styles." - Gabriel Piktija, Joint 3rd Place winner of Individual Kyu Grade Bogu Competition


"My first in-bogu competition was so much fun and a great learning experience! I can’t wait for the Spring Champs." - Shakti Daly, Joint 3rd Place & Fighting Spirit winner of Individual Kyu Grade Bogu Competition


"I really enjoy every matches in RKC Autumn Championship. There is full of enthusiasm , excitement and smiling face of all the RKC members." - Terry Chau, Joint 3rd place Winner of Individual Dan Grade Bogu Competition


"I thought I would enter the Dan grade compettion as a means to not only keep my shiai skills sharp. but to also show my dojo members my competitive side. As the head sensei of the RKC Dojo, I very often have to "limit" myself when teaching . By competitng, I get to put into practse what I am trying to teach. I am just fortunate I was able to win this time! The RKC Dojo has a number of up and coming younger, stronger and faster members . Who knows what will happen next year! - Warren Ho, 1st place Winner of Individual Dan Grade Bogu Competition

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The Ryū Ken Chi (RKC) Dojo train the traditional Japanese martial arts of Kendo and Iaido (sword-based martial arts), as well as Jodo (the art of the short staff), that encourages the cultivation of the human character.


Kendo Kid is also available for children aged 6-11 years old.


RKC DOJO has 2 training venues within Johannesburg - RIVONIA and OBSERVATORY. Online training is also available.


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