These past two weeks have been a very news-intensive time for our dojo! We have been featured in newspapers, websites, social media, and on streaming channels!
It has been busy period, but the intension has been to help promote Kendo both at our dojo as well as in South Africa as a whole.
In our latest media campaign, we were very fortunate to have been interviewed by Marc Joubert of Ruckus Media & Marketing (www.ruckusmedia.co.za). Marc's skillful questioning reveals both the fundamentals of Kendo, as well as some of the more philosophical aspects that makes kendo such a dynamic martial art.
Take a watch of the full 30 min interview here:
Secondly, our mini-Samurai's, the RKC Kendo Kids were featured in both online and printed versions of some of the local CAXTON newspapers.
1. Sandton Cronicles:
2. Midrand Reporter
Lastly, the Japanese Embassy of South Africa published the online Kendo demonstrations we had done for them earlier this year. In the past, we had assisted the Embassy by putting on a LIVE demonstration at their various events so as to promote Japanese culture and relations. This year, due to the pandemic and precautions due to it, no live demos were possible. Hence, the online demonstrations. Please see the 2 links to the Embassy's Facebook pages to watch these demonstrations.
"The South African Kendo Federation has a number of affiliated dojos in South Africa, with many participants. Kendo demonstrations are often showcased at our cultural events such as the Japan Cultural expo. Please enjoy this video demonstration from Rivonia Kendo Club.