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2018 NZ Kendo Novice Championship Results

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The 11th New Zealand Kendo Novice Championship 10-11 November 2018
Acknowledgment 
We thank Nori Higashide Sensei (7th Dan) from Japan for his service as the Shinpan-cho (chief judge) and running the shinpan seminar in the Novice Champ. Huge thanks also go to Alan Stephenson Sensei (6th Dan), Blake Bennett Sensei (6th Dan) andSam Tsai Sensei (6th Dan) for the assistance for the shinpan seminar and Naoko Stephenson, Rina Igarashi, Walt Kim,Kent Tanimukai, Leo Lin, Kai Yoshitani Luo Wen, Jordan Te Wharow and Awatea Yi-Williams for their service as a shinpan. 
Nori sensei gives instruction during the shinpan seminar 
This is the second Yon-Dan Division Shiai as a shiai demonstration for the novice Kendoka to learn from their high grade senpai but also providing an opportunity for these junior Kendo instructors to learn from each other in a shiai situation. We appreciate the efforts from all the participants: Naoko Stephenson (AKC), Rina Igarashi (AKC), Wlat Kim (NSK), Thomas Hong (NSKC), Kai …