2018 Goyokai

October 7th marked the start of 19th Goyokai tournament at Canton, MA.. With 3 full teams, BUKA members competed with contestants from dojos in Japan, the U.S. and Canada. We did our best and the results are remarkable!

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Individual matches: 

Men’s kyu

Jake Lee

Arnold Hernandez

Shazor Shahid

Giulio Cassis

Alan Tan

Nawaf Alyousif

Men’s 1-2 Dan

Hiroki Kawai

Women’s Kyu

Chen Cheng Qi

Ya Lin Leung

Lingxuan Liang

Hallie Lazaro

Anja Grabner

Juliana Borrazzo

Silvia Zhang

Wenxin Gao

Maggie Sumioka

 

Team matches:

BUKA A (WYRMRIDERS OF THE HIGHLAND KINGDOM)

  1. Senpo: Silvia Zhang
  1. Jiho: Hallie Lazaro
  2. Chuken:Jake Lee
  3. Fukusho:ChenCheng Qi
  4. Taisho: Hiroki Kawai

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BUKA B (BATTLE CULTISTS OF THE ANCIENT ORDER)

  1. Senpo: Juliana Borrazzo
  1. Jiho: Wenxin Gao
  2. Chuken: Alan Tan
  3. Fukusho: Maagie Sumioka
  4. Taisho: Nawaf Alyousif

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BUKA C (SWORN SWORDS OF THE ASHEN EMPEROR)

  1. Senpo: Giulio Cassis
  1. Jiho: Shazor Shahid
  2. Chuken: Arnold Hernandez
  3. Fukusho: Ya Lin Leung
  4. Taisho: Anja Grabner

 

Results:

Cici Qi won bronze in the Women’s Kyu division. Hiroki Kawai won bronze in men’s 1-2 dan divisions. Our Coach Alex Eitoku won men’s 3 dan division and his Shufukai team won bronze in team matches. Our Eitoku sensei won silver in men’s senior division.

Congratulations to all BUKA members who participated in 2018 Goyokai tournament! We learned a lot from not only participating individual and team matches ourselves, but also observing the top kendoka’s matches and kata at opening ceremony. Like what dear Eitoku sensei said  that Kendo is a lifelong learning process, our love to kendo grew after Goyokai tournament. We will continue perfecting our skills in our weekly practices, and we look forward to Goyokai tournament in next year. BUKA faito!

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