Relations with Japan

ua-jpPresident Hiroki Godai visited several cities in Japan and hold a meeting with Japanese Sensei in November 2010, in the frames of the Kendo, Iaido and Jodo Ukrainian Federation measures for strengthening international cooperation.

In continuation of the agreements reached by the Secretary General R. Prilipko during the World Games in martial arts, Hiroki Godai met with the reigning world kendo champion Shoji Teramoto sensei in Osaka.

Sensei

The meeting took place during a friendly dinner, which Nakano Juske,the honorary sensei (Judge II All-Ukrainian annual National Kendo Tournament Ambassador of Japan Cup) and Daiji Ashizuka (Judge III All-Ukrainian annual National Kendo Tournament Ambassador of Japan Cup) joined as well.

During the conversation, it turned to nice surprise that Teramoto sensei and Hiroki Goday has many friends in common, who began their way in kendo and now working as tokurens and kendo teachers.

Moreover they discussed the progress of Ukrainian kendo development, Ukrainian kendok’s level, the details of the training process, and decided to continue a close cooperation.

Japan

While being in Tokyo, Hiroki Godai met an honorary sensei Naohito Hijikata (Chief Judge III All-Ukrainian annual National Kendo Tournament Ambassador of Japan Cup), and they also discussed the level of the Federation and the changes in the training plan for next year.

Japan