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2016 Novice Championship Results

Results of the 9th New Zealand Novice Championship
12-13 November 2016


Acknowledgment 

It is a special Novice Champ this year because we have Awatea Yi-Williams and Walt Kim who have participated the 1st Novice since 2008 when they were Kendo Beginners. This year, both of them have achieved Yondan (4th Dan) kendo and served as shinpan-in (referee) in this championship.

It is a great pleasure to see so many talented young people have dedicate themselves in Kendo and the Novice Champ as a part of their Kendo journey. 

Furthermore, we thank Alan Stephenson sensei for his long service as the Shinpan-cho (chief judge) and running the shinpan seminar in the Novice Champ. Huge thank to contribution and supports from Graham Sayer sensei, the President of NZKF who just returned from Japan, and Kirk Doran sensei. We also thank Naoko Goto, Leo Lin, Thomas Hong, Kai Yoshitani and Lina Igarashi for supporting the shinpan duty.

Lastly, we thank Marleen Charng sensei for the efforts of organising this great event and all the Waikato Kendo Club members who have helped the hard work behind the scene. 



Ki-hon Enbu Division

1st Position
Wade Kenny
SJC
2nd Position
Georgia Hunter 
WKC
3rd Position
Sam Kim 
SJC 
Fighting Spirit
Logan Vickers
Griffin Walford
WKC
WKC 


Youth Division (under 14)

1st Position
Chihiro Igarashi
JSK
2nd Position
Rosa Hartnoll 
JSK
3rd Position
Miho Yotsumoto
JSK 
Fighting Spirit
Shino Yotsumoto 
JSK 

Women's Kyu Division

1st Position
Rosa Hartnoll
JSK
2nd Position
Miho Yotsumoto 
JSK 
3rd Position
Shino Yotsumoto 
JSK 
Fighting Spirit
Danni Li
Clay Zhou 
AKC
AKC 

Women's Dan Division

1st Position
Shawn Zhang
AKC
2nd Position
Joyce Tsai 
WKC 
3rd Position
Chihiro Igarashi
JSK 
Fighting Spirit
Claire van der Goes 
WKC 

Men's Kyu Division

1st Position
Rex Wu
JSK
2nd Position
Tony Zhong 
AKC 
3rd Position
Jonathan Croxton 
AKC 
Fighting Spirit
Tomohiro Eason
JSK

Men's Dan Division

1st Position
Nicholas Robertson
AKC
2nd Position
Jordan Te Wharau 
WKC 
3rd Position
Fan Kiang
JSK 
Fighting Spirit
Yusuke Igarashi
JSK 


Inter-Club Team Division

1st Position
Junshinkan Team B
DJ Byun
Yusuke Igarashi
Crystal Zhong
2nd Position
Auckland Team C

ClayZhou
Cong Wang
Makoto Kuroda

3rd Position
Waikato Team A
Spyke Lawrey
Joyce Tsai
Jordan Te Wharau



Club of the Year

Junshinkan Kendo Club 


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