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Introducing our Kendo Club
( Mr.Inoue retired from our club at end of August 2011 )
We appreciate assistance of disaster of Japan from overseas.
by Tomoshige Inoue
.......Our club's belief is that from a young age
respecting each other's culture and customs
is very important in understanding about
relations which will eventually lead to a
.......We have a chance to communicate with International languages such as English.
Through Japanese Culture such as KENDO, People all over the world can interact
with one another as with our International Kendo Club.
-- Treasure every meeting, for it will never
.......The nightmare of the Great Hanshin Earthquake
affected many Kendo clubs. At the same time,
we received a lot of help from other countries,
and realized the strength and warmth of many
people from various countries. We realized
again the importance of human relations and
cooperation during that time.
.......Like other kendo clubs our gymnasium was completely destroyed, we were
practicing at this place up until that time after the earthquake. Members
and friends were unable to even think of continuing practice.
.......After visiting and checking on our kid's
members, I saw they were thoughtful and enthusiastic
to help others even more than other kids
who did not do kendo. I thought students
of kendo reacted differently than most other
.......From then we invited each other to come and
practice where ever we could. Little by little
we were able to begin practice again. After
9 months we were fortunate to find another
gym, which was previously used as a shelter.
In hopes for a new start, we re-opened our
kendo club under the new name of Kobe International
Kendo Club, and are now doing various other
activities along with our kendo practice.
.......It's well known that Kobe is an international
cosmopolitan city and has been quite prosperous
for a long time. Through my business and
personal life I have had many experiences
overseas and have made alot of foreign friends
( although I don't like using the term "foreign"
in particular). We sometimes visit international
schools and communities to do kendo demonstrations.
.......We enjoy not only practicing kendo, but having lectures from overseas kendo
friends, as well as hiking and other activities. We have many relations
with overseas kendo clubs- and look forward to continuing these relations.
◎ Tomoshige Inoue
takes full responsibility for the wording and content of this article.
Why don't you join us!!
All are welcome!!