第十一屆 亞洲劍道錦標賽 – The 11th Asian Kendo Tournament

 HK team 2nd place

 

第十一屆 亞洲劍道錦標賽於二零一一年三月十八日至二十日在天水圍運動中心舉行。

數百名來自日本、 臺灣、 中國、 菲律賓、 印尼、 泰國、 新加坡、 馬來西亞、 俄羅斯、 澳門和香港的選手參加是次賽事。它是在亞洲最高水準的國際劍道錦標賽,也是一個令亞洲劍道人相聚和友好的地方。

由Kishikawa(岸川)老師(香港隊總教練)率領的香港隊,在連勝熱門強隊東京及Asia Kendo Club隊後,勇奪第二名,這次,實是非常驚喜,令人驚歎。

對於一些不熟悉這項賽事的,東京隊由著名的 国士館大學相關的選手組成,Asia Kendo Club隊曾在以往的賽事勝出幾次。

決賽中,在局數打和及相同點數後,與高級別六至七段的Indonesia 隊作出無時間限制,一分定勝負的賽事。

不幸地,Indonesia 隊中經驗和技巧較高日本人經驗者,決定性地打破香港獲取第一名。

然而,選手們擁有非凡的熱情和戰鬥精神,毫無疑問他們是尋求更高的劍道目標。

這是值得紀念的一天,多虧了大家的支持,香港已取得他劍道史上最高的成果。

最初的時候,隊伍編制上,基本上由本地人,非日本人組成,取得這種輝煌的結果,克服困難贏得日本強隊。

大家都知道,所有對手在日本都有相當的背景,大多數由五至七段的高技術的經驗者組成,而我們的隊伍,只由三至四段的成員組成。

雖然等級上有差距,每個人都100%專心在他們的搏鬥,作為一個團隊,充滿了熱情,表現他們所學的一切,取得令人驚異的第二名。

為精湛的表現的所有人送上祝賀,並衷心感謝一直協助我們的所有老師及各位。

香港劍道歷史已開始新一頁,並期望著劍道在所有亞洲國家,以同樣方式傳播出去。

 

The 11th Asian Kendo Tournament was held in 18-20/March/2011 at Tin Shui Wai Sports Centre.

Hundreds of participants from Japan, Taiwan, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malysia, Russia, Macao and Hong Kong joined the event, the highest level international kendo tournament in Asia, it is also a place of gathering and friendship amongst all Asian kendo people.

This time, a big surprise, an amazing second place by Hong Kong, led by the Kishikawa sensei (head coach of Hong Kong team), after consecutive victories against the tournament’s favorites and strong opponents Tokyo and Asia Kendo Club teams.

For those not familiar to this tournament, Tokyo team was formed by the famous Kokushikan university related players, and Asia Kendo Club team has won the tournament several times before.

The final, after drawing in number of victories and points, was decided by Ippon match, without time limit, against the high level 6-7 dan Indonesia team.

Unfortunately the experience and skill of the of Japanese senior from Indonesia was decisive to break Hong Kong in getting to the 1st place.

However, the enthusiasm and fighting spirit of the members was something extraordinary, and was no doubt it inspired many players to aim higher in their kendo goals.

It was a remarkable day, thanks to everybody’s support Hong Kong has achieved his highest result in the Hong Kong Kendo history.

 For the first time, a team formed basically by locals, non Japanese, achieved such brilliant result, overcoming the difficulties in winning strong Japanese teams.

All the opponents have a respectable background in Japan, most of them high skilled seniors with 5-7 dan, and our team, formed by 3-4 dan members only.

Although the gap in grade, everybody focused 100% in their fights, worked really as a team, with full spirit, performing everything they have learnt, achieving an amazing 2nd place.

Congratulations to all of them for this superb output, and my sincere gratitude to all senseis and people that have cooperated with us until now.

A new chapter in Hong Kong Kendo history has been started, and hopefully we are watching also the beginning of how Kendo is going to spread along all the countries in Asia in the same way.

Hong Kong Team

by JChan

Asian Kendo Tournament always brings valuable opportunity for exchanging experience with other countries and different backgrounds of kendo players. Moreover, for me, it likes a big kendo party which brings Kendo friends together, at least once a year. I felt a spirit of “KOU KEN CHI AI”. I really appreciate all kendo participants willing to share time with HKKA.
 

This was indeed the most remarkable and memorable day of HKG kendo history. I am so proud of them. Everyone did perfect and I learned a lot by all HKG Men Team’s excellence kendo performance. I appreciate Kishikawa sensei’s teaching and arrangement of squad training for us. I hope I also can bring this day for him, President Raymond sensei and for HKG kendo in the near future.
 

 Shoujinkan members with Tsuchiya sensei’s Tokyo team

by Yuina

今回のアジア大会は、非常に大きな経験となりました。

メイメイやケイトとチームを組んでいただいたことも、とても感謝しております。
あの2人に、どれほど励まされたことでしょう。

国学院の学生さんとの出会いも、貴重です。

剣道を続けていられるのは、人々の温かい支えがあるからです。

わたしが、剣道をすることでまわりに少しでも喜んでいただける、と嬉しいものですね。

言葉にできない「なにか」大事なものを大会に参加することでいただいたようです。

わたしは、負けない。
勝てなくてもいい、負けないこと。
NEVER GIVE UP.

なにがあっても、あきらめない。
そういう剣道をしよう。

帰りのバスは、ジョセフたちと一緒でした。
爆酔する姿を見て、想うところがありました。
先ほどまで、熾烈な戦いをしていたメンバー。
厳しいトレーニングに耐え、これは半端じゃない、

彼等からも大いに学んでいます。
なにか、のりを越えられたかもしれません。

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