16th All Japan 8th dan Championships
This was held today in Nagoya. I have to admit that most of the names on the list I was unfamiliar with. However Miyazaki Masahiro was amongst them and this year he made it to the quarter finals only. After winning last year in his first 8th dan competition I think many people thought Miyazaki might dominate this competition like he usded to dominate the All Japans (he holds the record as a six-time winner.
Onda sensei I know nothing about, however Ishida sensei is very well-known outside Japan.
The AJKF have been very quick to upload this year, with it seems nearly all the matches available on their Youtube already. Goran kudasai! https://www.youtube.com/user/ZennipponKendoRenmei
Training starts this Saturday (no training Wednesday).