TKKN Logo White

Useful Informations

My first bogu

In addition to hakama, gi and shinai, there comes a time when you should train in armor (the so-called bogu). This is necessary to progress in kendo.

How much does a bogu cost?
A bogu starts at around 450 euros and there is no upper limit.
That's not a small amount of money!
We as Tekkeikan want to give everyone the opportunity to train in a bogu and therefore offer you financial support.
What we offer you

You will receive an interest-free loan from us in the amount of 450 Euro for the order of your bogu. You can pay this back in 12 installments of 37.50 euros each.

Loan agreement

Step 1

Under Documents you will find instructions on how to measure your size for the order.

Step 2

Contact, with the completed data, Armin.

Step 3
The contract will then be prepared and sent to you. We will then select and order a suit of armor together.
Example 1

Bogu costs 500€
Difference: 500€ - 450€ = 50€
1. Rate 37,50€ + 50€ = 87,50€

2nd to 12th installment 37,50€

Example 2
Bogu costs 800€
Difference: 800€ - 450€ = 350€
1st installment €37.50 + €350 = €387.50

2nd to 12th installment 37,50€

Borrowing bogu

At our club, we have also received one or two bogu through donations. These are available to every Tekkeikaner as a loan bogu. However, these should only be used temporarily.
We charge a deposit of 50 euros. The rental fee can be between 0-10 euros per month, depending on the condition and age of the bogu. Please write to Armin if you are interested.

Kyu exam

At the end of every beginner's course or on additional dates we have an open Kyu exam. You can find the current Kyu examination regulations of the German Kendo Federation e.V. here (As of 2023).

The results of kyu examinations are documented in the kendo passport, which must be available before the examination.

A fee of €10.00 is charged for the Kyu exam. Please make sure that you have a current sight mark in your kendo passport (if available).
If you belong to the Tekkeikan and do not yet have a sight mark for the current year, please contact Armin directly.

Register

Please fill in all fields marked with *.

    6th Kyu
    The contents for the 6th Kyu are Kihon Kendo Kata, Suburi and Uchikomi. All exercises are performed by everyone at the same time and only strikes are made in the air.

    1. footwork Ayumi-ashi - 1 lane forwards
    Okuri-ashi - 1 lane forwards + 1 lane backwards
    2. Suburi 10x Joge-buri
    10x Shomen-Suburi
    10x Naname-buri with Hiraki-ashi
    10x Sayu-Men
    3. Kihon Kendo Kata Form 1 und 2
    5th Kyu
    The contents for the 5th Kyu are Kihon Kendo Kata, Kirikaeshi, Uchikomi and Shinai care. All exercises are carried out as partner exercises but without armour. To the Shinai care the shinai must be taken apart and reassembled while seated.

    1. Suburi 20x Joge-buri
    20x Shomen-suburi
    20x Naname-buri with Hiraki-ashi
    20x Haya-suburi
    2. Kihon Kendo Kata Form 3 to 5
    3. Kirikaeshi Men-Kirikaeshi
    4. Uchikomi 2x Men
    2x Kote-Men
    2x Kote-Men-Do
    1x Men
    5. Shinai care Shinai must be disassembled and reassembled while seated
    4th Kyu

    The contents for the 3rd Kyu are Kihon Kendo Kata, Kirikaeshi, Shikake Waza (attack techniques), Oji Waza (counter techniques), Jigeiko and Kakarigeiko.

    1. Kihon Kendo Kata Forms 6 to 8
    2. Kirikaeshi Men-Kirikaeshi
    Do-Kirikaeshi
    3. Uchikomi 2x Men
    2x Kote-Men
    2x Kote-Men-Do
    1x Men
    4. Shikake Waza Harai Men
    Harai Kote
    5. Jigeiko Free practice
    3rd Kyu
    The contents for the 3rd Kyu are Kihon Kendo Kata, Kirikaeshi, Shikake Waza (attack techniques), Oji Waza (counter techniques), Jigeiko and Kakarigeiko.

    1. Kihon Kendo Kata Form 1 to 9
    2. Kirikaeshi Men-Kirikaeshi
    Do-Kirikaeshi
    3. Shikake Waza Hiki-Men, Video
    Hiki-Kote, Video
    Hiki-Do, Video
    4. Oji Waza Kote-Nuki-Men, Video
    Men-Nuki-Do , Video
    5. Kakarigeiko Continuous attack, Video
    6. Jigeiko Free practice
    2nd Kyu

    The contents for the 2nd Kyu are Nihon Kendo Kata, Kirikaeshi, Shikake Waza (attack techniques), Oji Waza (counter techniques), Jigeiko and Kakarigeiko.

    1. Nihon Kendo Kata Form 1 to 2
    2. Kirikaeshi Men-Kirikaeshi
    Do-Kirikaeshi
    3. Shikake Waza Men-Debana-Kote
    Men-Debana-Men
    4. Oji Waza Men-Kaeshi-Do, Video
    Kote-Kaeshi-Men
    5. Kakarigeiko Continuous attack, Video
    6. Jigeiko Free practice
    1st Kyu

    The contents for 1st Kyu are Nihon Kendo Kata, Kirikaeshi, Shikake Waza (attack techniques), Oji Waza (counter techniques), Jigeiko and Kakarigeiko.

    Attention! The examination for 1st kyu is taken at tournaments or separate events and no longer in the clubs.

    1. Nihon Kendo Kata Form 1 to 3
    2. Kirikaeshi Men-Kirikaeshi
    Do-Kirikaeshi
    3. Shikake Waza Kote-aiuchi Kote-Men
    4. Oji Waza Kote-Suriage-Men
    Men-Suriage-Men
    5. Kakarigeiko Continuous attack, Video
    6. Jigeiko Free practice
    7. Shinai care Shinai must be disassembled and reassembled while seated

    Tournaments & Events

    For tournaments or individual events where we register on a club basis, you can register here Bitte denke daran, dass deine Anmeldung verbindlich ist. Sobald eine Anmeldung für ein Turnier oder eine Veranstaltung möglich ist, erfährst du dies in unserer Signal Gruppe.

    For tournaments or individual events that you go to on your own, please register directly with the respective club/organiser.
    If you have any further questions about tournaments or events, please contact us directly at Jonathan.

    Travel allowance

    If you travel to courses, tournaments or other kendo events, you will receive a subsidy from the club based on distance. Of course, this only applies as long as the budget allows.

    For travel allowances and reimbursement of expenses, please send an e-mail to Armin. For expense reimbursements, please send a scan of the receipt (if available).

    • The club pays all entry fees for tournaments
    • The club covers the costs for passing Dan examinations
    • The association subsidises every trip and every training course with
      25 Euro - Germany A - (Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia)
    • 50 Euro - Germany B - (Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland and Schleswig-Holstein)
    • 75 Euro for all other locations around the world
    • If you are under the age of 18, we will reimburse the entire cost of all courses and trips
    DKenB events

    DKenB events are usually organised and funded by the Kendoverband Berlin e.V. (KenVB). Participants should register for the trips organised by the KenVB directly or through Armin (for the Tekkeikan Juniors through Mika). Privately organised trips are not covered by Tekkeikan, as a trip to the event is offered by KenVB.

    Coaches who wish to travel to the event from the Tekkeikan must contact the KenVB and clarify whether they wish to participate in the supervision of all kendokas participating in the association in order to take part in the organised trip.
    If there is no need for this on the part of the KenVB and the trainers still want to travel to the supervision, the Tekkeikan will subsidise the trips at the usual rates and under the specified conditions.

    Other events/tournament trips

    In general, trips to events are subsidised at the usual rates and subject to the stipulated conditions and should always be approved by the Executive Board before registration.

    Tournament trips should be registered by mid-December of the previous year at the latest so that they can be included in the budget planning and require approval by the board.

    Tournament trips should always be planned with the following aspects in mind:

    • Environmentally friendly (e.g. train)
    • Cost-effective (several people per means of transport, e.g. hire a multi-seater)
    • Overnight stay in the hall for all (if offered), alternatively in youth hostels or shared rooms
    • At least 3 participants should be travelling

    Tips

    Counting in Japanese

    Ichi One
    Ni Two
    San Three
    Shi (Yon*) Four
    Go Five
    Rogu Six
    Shichi (Nana*) Seven
    Hachi Eight
    Kyu Nine
    Ju Ten

    Kata

    In addition to competition and training with the shinai, kendo also includes kata, in which a wooden sword (bokuto) is used. Kata are techniques that are performed by two people without armour according to a set sequence.
    Kihon Kendo Kata

    The first four forms concentrate on attack initiation techniques, while the last five focus on techniques for reacting to an attack. The Kihon Kendo Kata appears in the examinations up to 3rd Kyu.

    Your Title Goes Here

    Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

    1. Ippon-uchi-no-waza

    Men, Kote, Do and Tsuki

    2. Ni-san-dan-no-waza
    Kote, Men (Renzoku-waza)
    3. Harai-waza
    Harai Men
    4. Hiki-waza
    Men, Tsubazeriai, Hiki Do
    5. Nuki-waza
    Men, Nuki Do
    6. Suriage-waza
    Kote, Suriage Men
    7. Debana-waza
    Debana Kote
    8. Kaeshi-waza
    Men, Kaeshi Do
    9. Uchi-otoshi-waza
    Do, Uchiotoshi Men
    Nihon Kendo Kata

    In Nihon Kendo Kata, the teacher always moves first. Both the student and the teacher use a bokuto. In the first seven kata, both sides use a tachi, a long bokuto.

    In the last three kata, the teacher uses a tachi and the student a kodachi, a shorter bokuto.

    TACHI VS. TACHI
    Your Title Goes Here

    Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

    1. Ippon-me

    Uchidachi: Vertical cut from Hidari Jodan
    Shidachi: From Migi Jodan, dodge with Nuki and counter with Men.

    2. Nihon-me

    Uchidachi: Large vertical cut on Kote
    Shidachi: Swerve to the rear left and vertical cut on Kote

    3. Sanbon-me

    Uchidachi: Tsuki thrust from Gedan Kamae followed by 2x defence
    Shidachi: Accept stitch, 2x counter stitch

    4. Yonhon-me

    Uchidachi: Men strike from Hasso no Kamae, followed by a lateral stab to the right lung
    Shidachi: Men strike from Waki no kamae, counter with Kaeshi Men

    5. Gohon-me

    Uchidachi: Men strike from Hidari Jodan
    Shidachi: Suriage Men and Zanshin in Jodan

    6. Roppon-me

    Uchidachi: From Chudan no Kamae, approach and change to Jodan, back to Chudan and hit small Kote
    Shidachi: From Gedan no Kamae, approach and raise the tip of the sword, apply pressure and counter with Suriage Kote at the Kote

    7. Nanahon-me

    Uchidachi: Approach from chudan and fake tsuki, large vertical cut forwards, turn to shidachi and pull up with sword, turn back with shidachi
    Shidachi: Approach from chudan and return thrust, strike nuki do and kneel down, change to waki kamae and turn back to kamae with uchidachi, salute off

    TACHI VS. KODACHI
    Your Title Goes Here

    Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

    8. Ippon-me

    Uchidachi: From Hidari Jodan, large vertical cut
    Shidachi: From Hanmi no kamae, counter with Kaeshi men, Zanshin in Jodan

    9. Nihon-me

    Uchidachi: From Gedan Kamae, lift the tip, change to Waki and perform a large vertical cut
    Shidachi: From deep Hanmi no Kamae, apply pressure, approach with Irimi Uchidachi, counter with Kaeshi Men over the shoulder, grab the arm of Uchidachi and execute Zanshin with Kodachi at the hip

    10. Sanbon-me

    UchidachiFrom Chudan Kamae on the third step vertical Men cut, then turn hips and cut Do
    Shidachi: From Hanmi Gendan Kamae accept cuts with Suriage, push away with suriotoshi, turn and do with surinagashi, secure with surikomi, grab arm of Uchidachi, 3 steps back with Uchidachi, Zanshin with Kodachi at the hip