IKCY – U28

International Kendo Camp for Youths (age 18-28)

Aim of event

  •  Systematically learn traditional practice methods of Kendo
  • To learn the basic knowledge to deeply understand the cultural nature of Kendo and Budo.
  • Experience the joy of international exchange through kendo


The program is for youth Kendokas with
– at leas 3 years of practice
– with a minimum of 1.Dan
– who is a National Team member or planning to be one.
– Two candidate/nation
– between the ages of 18-28
– who has referral from his/her previously attended Kendo friend or the president of the Dojo.
– Knowledge of Kendo kata is essential
– sufficient English knowledge is important
– For the Saturday HKC Team Competition, you can put your Team together during camp time!

The Hungarian Kendo Federation offering a grant for selected Kendokas whose going to receive a free accommodation during the event.



14:00 – 18:00

20:00 – 21:00


7:00 – 8:00
Kendo Keiko

9:00 – 10:30
Budo lecture

11:00 – 12:00
Kendo Keiko

15:00 – 17:00
Kendo Keiko


7:00 – 8:00
Kendo Keiko

9:00 – 10:30
Budo lecture

11:00 – 12:00
Kendo Keiko

15:00 – 17:00
Kendo Keiko


7:00 – 8:00
Kendo Keiko

9:00 – 10:30
Budo lecture

11:00 – 12:00
Kendo Keiko

15:00 – 17:00
Kendo Keiko

19:00 – –:–
Sayonara Party


Departure home or
stay for Hungary Kendo Cup & Exam

17:00 – 20:00
Kendo keiko & Ji geiko


Hungary Kendo Cup
Indivule & Team
Sunday Examination until 4.dan

Registration process

Please fill up the online registration form!



€ 120/person

Accommodation is free of charge for selected Kendokas for 4 nights and the Sayonara party. If the applicant will not be selected then it still possible to attend and she/he has to communicate directly with HKF through info[at]hungarykendocup.hu

  • Meals starting with a breakfast on 19.08 end with a breakfast on 22.09.
  • Seminar fee
  • Lecture fee



8. Dan Kyoshi
International Budo University
(Kendo practice)

Akira Ijima, 8th Dan, Kyoshi

Born in Akita-Prefecture, 1957, Ijima-Sensei attended Honjo High School and Nippon Sports Science University, where he worked as a professor’s assistant before moving to the International Budo University (IBU).

At IBU, Ijima-Sensei is a Professor of Budo Education, Chief of Special Budo Course, as well as Director of the university’s Kendo Club.

Ijima-Sensei competes in many tournaments in Japan, including National Teaching Faculty Tournament, All Japan East vs. West Tournament, All Japan Prefecture Kendo Championship, and Kendo 8th Dan Competition for the Prince Hirohito Royal Cup.

Ijima-Sensei serves as a lecturer at various Kendo training sessions organized by the All Japan Kendo Federation, while he acts as a Referee at various tournaments, including All Japan University Championships.

Ijima-Sensei published a number of Kendo instruction books and mediums, including Kendo (Basics & Tactics); Practical Kendo Learning Method; Instruction System of School Kendo; Video Kendo Coaching; and DVD-Achieving the Ultimate Kendo.


7. Dan Kyoshi
International Budo University

Mamoru Tanaka, 7th Dan, Kyoshi

Born in Hyugo-Prefecture, 1958, Tanaka-Sensei acquired Master’s degree from Tsukuba University in the field of Budo Theory.

He is a Professor of the Department of Budo at the International Budo University (IBU), where he primarily teaches subjects related to Japanese Budo Culture. Tanaka-Sensei serves as Chief of the Budo Sports Research Division and the Budo & Sports Science Research Institute at IBU.

Tanaka-Sensei also lectures often at International Budo Culture Seminars sponsored by Nippon Budokan, where many international students participate. He published Budo’s Past, Present and Future (Nippon Budokan, 2005) along with other publications in the field.

Atsushi Isoyama

5. Dan
(Teaching Assistant)



Born in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, 5th Dan Kendo

Mr. Isoyama learned Kendo from Mizuta Shigenori Sensei (8th Dan, Hanshi) at Tsuchiura First High School in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, and continued his Kendo training at local Dojos in Ibaraki, such as Souchikan and Mizuta-Dojo. He has been living in Vienna, Austria, since 2000, where he works at an international organization. He teaches Kendo to local practitioners and children in Vienna and other locations in Austria. Mr. Isoyama has been acting as a coordinator for the International Budo University (IBU) Kendo Club’s Kendo exchange program in Vienna, providing various managerial and coordination support to the annual event.


The completely renovated and modernized Budapest National Civil Service University or formerly known as Ludovika is located in the Orczy Garden in the district 8th.district. The open campus is a real gem of Pest and an upscale location for the camp.

Map link: here

Campus map
Orczy park


National Civil Service University Ludovika Aréna

Budapest, Diószegi Sámuel street 25, 1089
Map link: here



National Civil Service University – Ludovika – Orczy Avenue Dormitory

Budapest, Orczy út 1, 1089
Map link: here

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