Lidstone Memorial Kyusha Taikai

Lidstone 2015

Every year, we celebrate the legacy of Charles Lidstone who was one of the earliest Kendo teachers in Europe, leader of Nenriki Dojo from its inception in 1966 and a person who took particular interest in nurturing beginners. The taikai is specifically aimed at kendoka new to the art. All BKA Kyu grade with less than three years experience are eligible to participate in the competition. There will be pools of “training shiai” (Shiai Geiko) with advice on what to do in a shiai environment. The taikai will follow afterwards and the day ends with open jigeiko to all, both participants and guests. Finally, there will be refreshments available for all.

Location: Ark Walworth Academy Sports Hall, Shorncliffe Road, Southwark, London SE1 5UJ.
Description: 2019 Lidstone Memorial Kyusha Taikai, Nenriki Kendo Club.
Date: Saturday 12th October 2019.

10:00 am: Doors Open
10:00-10:30am : Sign in/Registration
10:30-10:45 am : Welcome Speech
10:45-11:00 am : Warm Up
11:00-13:00 pm : Shiai Geiko
13:00-14:00 pm : Lunch break
14:00-17:00 pm: Taikai
17:00-17:30 pm: Prize giving/Closing address
17:30-18:30 pm: Jigeiko
18:30pm Finish

The entry fee will be £15. Please email start@kendo.co.uk stating your name, dojo, grade & BKA number to register. You can pay via Eventbrite.


Email start@kendo.co.uk stating your full name, dojo, grade and BKA number. Registration closes at 11th October at 3pm.

Minimum age for entry is 18.

We look forward to seeing many of you there!

Further details on Nenriki Kendo Club Facebook events page.