Dear friends, Czech Kendo Federation would like to invite you to the 28th Toru Giga Cup and Kendo seminar with Takatera sensei (Kyoshi 8th Dan). This year we will also hold examinations up to 4th Dan.

We will be very happy to see you!

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Join Toru Giga 2019!

Every year in September dozens of Kendo students and senseis from both Japan and Europe gather in Prague and practise Kendo. There is a seminar supervised by an 8th Dan sensei, there are examinations up to 4th dan and finally there is an internation Kendo tournament. Great senseis, good organisation and friendly atmosphere are key reasons, why you should join!

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Thursday 26th September 18.00 - 21.00 Kendo Seminar1
Friday 27th September 17.00 - 20.00 Kendo Seminar
Saturday 28th September 9.00 - 17.00* Individual tournaments
Saturday 28th September 17.00* - 20.00* Examionations 1st - 4th Dan
Sunday 29th September 9.00 - 15.00 Team tournament

1 The Thursday seminar can be attended by a maximum of 50 participants due to a limited space. We will inform you here when the limit has been reached. Persons who attend to both seminar days and who will register sooner will be given priority.
* Approximate time. The exams will start right after the closing ceremony of the individual tournaments. The exact time will depend on how long will the tournaments last.

Tournaments at Toru Giga

Juniors | boys and girls together, 14 to 17 years old
40+ | men and women together, 40 y/o or older
Ladies | women 14 y/o or older
Men | men 14 y/o or older
Teams | men and women together, 14 y/o or older, 5 members plus up to 2 substitutes

You may join all tournaments you are eligible to.


Sport Centre CVUT, Pod Juliskou 4, 160 00, Praha 6, Czech Republic

Senseis from Japan

• Tsuneho Takatera (Kyoshi 8th Dan) - Seminar leader and head referee
• Tetsuri Ishizaki (6th Dan)

Senseis from Europe

• Jörg Potrafki (7th Dan - Germany - Exam jury chairman)
• Artur Hessel (Renshi 6th Dan - Poland)
• Jindřich Ziegelheim (Renshi 6th Dan - Czech Republic)
• Andrzej Kuzstosz (6th Dan - Poland)
• Jana Ziegelheimová (6th Dan - Czech Republic)
• Mihai Dutescu (6th Dan - Romania)


Seminar fee

Kids up to 13 y/o - whole seminar 100 CZK 100 CZK
Kids up to 13 y/o - 1 day 50 CZK 50 CZK
Juniors (up 17 y/o) - whole seminar 500 CZK 600 CZK
Juniors (up 17 y/o) - 1 day 300 CZK 350 CZK
Seminar whole 1000 CZK 1200 CZK
Seminar 1 day 700 CZK 800 CZK

Tournament fee

Junior tournament 100 CZK 150 CZK
40+ tournament 100 CZK 150 CZK
Men tournament 500 CZK 700 CZK
Ladies tournament 500 CZK 700 CZK
Team tournament - 1 member 400 CZK 500 CZK


Sleeping in the dojo is unfortunately not possible. Please try to find your own accomodation.

Registration to Dan exams

Registration to the exams is open and is to be done via the EKF database.

1st Dan candidates must also fill in and email us this form

The deadline is 20th September 2019.

Registration to seminar and competition

Please fill in the following form and e-mail it back to us. We send you a confirmation after that.


This form is not intended for members of ČFK or SKF (members of ČFK or SKF please use the form on the Czech version of this site).

The deadlline is 20th September 2019!

Warning - only 50 participants for the Thursday seminar!

Contact us

You may get more information from the Czech Kendo Federation.

Contact us at

Toru Giga account number:
Czech Kendo Federation
IBAN: CZ8820100000002501005183