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2016 Four Nations Kendo Taikai

Oxford Kendo at the 2016 Four Nations

On Saturday 5th March, three of our members travelled to Birmingham for the annual Four Nations Kendo Taikai between Switzerland, Sweden, Finland and Great Britain. Rick Collins, captain of Oxford University Kendo Club, placed first with the GB Men’s team, playing senpo. Junko Takata, also captain of OUKC, placed second with the GB Women’s team, playing jiho. Junko also made it to the final 6 in the women’s individuals at her first international taikai. Chris Bowden, instructor of Oxford Kendo, also won third place in the men’s individuals.

Congratulations all for a fantastic result!

– Junko Takata, Oxford Kendo & GB Womens Team12783536_468402713343135_5736002911827389364_o 12794676_543995519104723_4162503758653431308_o