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Friday 17.8.
17:00 – 19:00 Iaido training
19:00 – 21:00 Kendo training
Saturday 18.8.
8:30 – 10:00 Iaido training
10:00 – 12:00 Opening ceremony and Kendo training
12:00 – 14:30 Lunch break
13:00 – 14:30 Iaido training
14:30 – 16:30 Kendo training
16:30 Kendo and Iaido examination
19:00 Sayonara party
Sunday 19.8.
9:30 – 10:00 Warm up
10:00 – 15:00 (estimated) Competition for Samurai Cup

There will be individual and team competition. Teams are composed of three members. Both competitions are open type.  System is immediate elimination and ippon-shobu. Teams of ronins will be made where possible.


Japanese delegation
Nobuo Hirakawa Kendo Kyoshi 8. Dan, Iaido Kyoshi 7. Dan
Yoshio Takagi Kendo Kyoshi 7. Dan
Harumi Serikawa Kendo Renshi 7. Dan


European teachers
Serge Hendrickx Kendo Kyoshi 7. Dan
Michel Guentleur Kendo Kyoshi 7. Dan
Leonardo Amoruso Kendo 7. Dan, Iaido Kyoshi 7. Dan
Stefano Betti Kendo 7. Dan
Serafino Melone Kendo Renshi 6. Dan, Iaido 5. Dan
Tomas Kyncl Kendo 5. Dan, Iaido 5. Dan

All fees and prices are in EUR.

Item Price / Fee Competition fee Hot lunch Sayonara
Kendo (3 days) 65 Included Included 20
Kendo (2 days) 55 Included Included 20
Iaido (2 days) 35 / Included 20
Iaido (1 day) 30 / Included 20
Kendo&Iaido (3 days) 80 Included Included 20
Kendo&Iaido (2 days) 70 Included Included 20
Guests / / 10 20

Examination fees for Kendo and Iaido are as follows:


Level Application fee / Registration fee
1. Kyu 7 / 8
1. Dan 15 / 20
2. Dan 20 / 30
3. Dan 30 / 50
4. Dan 50 / 70
5. Dan 70 / 100


Official accommodation provided by organizer is at the DIC Hostel. Participants get a 10% discount. Please check and book here: Hostel DIC

Other accommodation options in Ljubljana can be found on this site: Visit Ljubljana

Location of Hostel DIC and hall