We have some more images from the late morning to early afternoon to share with you. These photos are courtesy of Francis Garrucho of the Steveston Kendo Club.
Today was the Intercollegiate Taikai. It’s an annual event hosted by various post-secondary institutions from the Pacific northwest. There were participants from UBC, SFU, UVIC, U of Washington, and for the first time, Langara. It was a hard battle going up against each of these established clubs as their skill levels ranged from beginner to international competitor. But it was still a great opportunity for people to test their skills and strengthen friendships.
It also felt really good to yell “Langara ファイト！” while Langara zekkens flashed the courts. Here are the results for our club:
Klaudine – 3rd place Non-Bogu
Vicky – 3rd place Women’s Shodan and Under, 2014 Fighting Spirit Award
Len – for UBC, but Langara cheers for him – 3rd place Men’s Nidan and Above
Honourable Mention – Noel, for winning his very first taikai match.
It was a good day. I couldn’t be prouder.
Photos and videos to come.