Shinbukan – English
Welcome to Shin Bu Kan Kendo Club!
The Shin Bu Kan Kendo Club was founded in 1975 by Anton Kemmerling and Jan Snakenborg. The club is associated with the Dutch Kendo Renmei (the umbrella organization, (www.nkr.nl). Dojo chief instructor and sensei Willem Riesenkamp is a 4th Dan, as is Andreas Kroeze sensei. Kroeze was a member of the Dutch national kendo team for a few years. Deputy dojo leader is Farley Fukur, 3rd Dan in kendo, iaido and jodo.
In addition, there are three students with the 2nd Dan and four with the first Dan. Two people are first Kyu, and there are about 10 students without a degree.
Most important is the desire to develop yourself by practising kendo.
Our club’s motto:
“Slow progress is not a disgrace. But it is a shame to come to a halt.”
If you are a member of another club, in the Netherlands or abroad, we cordially invite you to practise with us. However, we don’t do private lessons.
We have tight connections with kendo clubs Suirankan in Meppel, Renbukan in Maastricht, Seikenjuku in Oldenburg and Noru-ken in Dietzenbach, near Frankfurt.
Via an exchange student we are linked to the Ikedashi Kendo Iaido Association in Ikedacity, Osaka, Japan.
You can visit us:
Monday 8.30pm – 10pm: advanced class
Wednesday 8pm – 9pm: beginners class
Wednesday 9pm – 10pm: medium/ advanced class
Saturday morning 10.30am – 12pm: advanced class
We practise in Danszaal Corpushuys
Van Swietenlaan 1
9728 NX Groningen