New and Updates (May ’16)
The Phnom Penh Kendo Club had been very fortunate to receive visitors from different countries and cross shinais with them in our beloved dojo, which according to our visitors has the best floors for kendo!
Pablo Perez from the Kenwakai kendo dojo in Madrid, Spain joined us for keiko one weekend during his holiday here in Cambodia. He proved himself a force to be reckoned with, giving his very best while enduring the unforgiving heat and humidity of the day with a seemingly never–ending jigeiko from members who wanted to spar with him one after another.
April 7 & 9
Christopher Wong–sensei, an esteemed kenshi and public figure from Malaysia, then attended our Thursday and Saturday practices during his business trip here in Phnom Penh before the Khmer New Year. The members had a real privilege and pleasure to learn from him and spar with him during kihon and jigeiko respectively. He says he really enjoyed doing kendo with us, and we hope he can come and visit us again.
Mr. Ono from Hong Kong unexpectedly joined Thursday practice straight from the airport. The senseis were thrilled.
On other news, a Cambodian national team is finally formed for the very first time, and the delegates will be participating in the 11th ASEAN Kendo Tournament, which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand in July. We wish them the very best and are already proud of them for taking this frightening leap of entering the kendo sporting community.