Pori Summer Camp 2023

Suomeksi: https://daikumakenkai.fi/?page_id=49

Pori summer camp June 15-18, 2023

The traditional Pori Summer Camp is being held for the 32nd time! The main teachers this year are Claude Pruvost from France and our top Finnish teachers!

The camp is open to all kendo and sports chanbara practitioners. Kendo training is open to people of all levels, including those without a bogu. Sports chanbara exercises are also suitable for everyone. Come and pick up training tips for the rest of the year with you!



Claude Pruvost, 7 Dan kyoshi
Markus Frey, 7 Dan kyoshi
Mikko Salonen, 7 Dan kyoshi
Kari Ruuhilahti, 7 Dan kyoshi

and Finnish 6 Dan senseis

Sports Chanbara

Odile Pruvost, 4 Dan
Vesa Harell, 3 Dan
Emmanuel Simon-Bellamy, 1 Kyu


(The program is preliminary, changes are possible.)

Thursday 15.6.2023
18.00 – 19.00 Doors open at Urheilutalo Sports Hall
19.00 – 20.00 KEIKO (jigeiko / datotsu)

Friday 16.6.2023
09.30 – 10.00 Doors open at Urheilutalo Sports Hall
10.00 – 11.45 Opening ceremony and KEIKO
12.00 – 13.00 KEIKO
13.30 – 15.00 Lunch break
15.00 – 15.30 Kendo kata demonstration
15.30 – 17.15 KEIKO
17.15 – 17.45 Sports chanbara demonstration
17.45 – 18.30 KEIKO (jigeiko / keiko)
19.30 – 21.00 Barbeque at Poridojo

Saturday 17.6.2023
09.30 – 10.00 Doors open at Urheilutalo Sports Hall
10.00 – 11.30 KEIKO
11.30 – 11.45 Break
11.45 – 12.45 KEIKO (jigeiko / keiko)
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break
14.30 – 16.00 KEIKO / Sports Chanbara kyu and dan grading examinations
16.00 – 17.00 FKA kendo grading license lecture
18.00 – 22.00 Activities in Yyteri (weather permitting!)

Sunday 18.6.2023
09.30 – 10.00 Doors open at Urheilutalo Sports Hall
10.00 – 12.00 KEIKO
12.00 – 12.30 Closing ceremony
12.45 – 16.00 Kendo kyu and dan grading examinations


Register for the camp by 8.6.2023.

Option A (preferable method)

Register/sign-in on Suomisport and check that your information is up-to-date. Also be sure that the license and insurance matters are in order.

Option B (for foreign/”non-FKA” participants. If suitable, please use option A.)

Register by email: info@daikumakenkai.fi and please provide us with at least the following information:

  1. Full name?
  2. Adult/junior? (age optional)
  3. Participation in kendo or sports chanbara exercises?
  4. Your level or grade?
  5. Your club?
  6. Dojo accomodation needed? If yes, which days?
  7. Participation in grading examinations?

Grading examinations

Kyu and dan grading examinations will be organized at the camp.

Kendo: 6 Kyu – 1 Kyu and 1 Dan – 4 Dan
Sports chanbara: 6 Kyu – 1 Dan


Register for the grading examinations in Suomisport by 8.6.2023:


Information for dan examination participants who are not members of the Finnish Kendo Association.
Registration for dan-gradings have to be made through your own federation in the European Kendo Federation register. The registration is binding. You can pay the exam application fee by cash on site or through bank transfer with the following information:
Recipient: Finnish Kendo Association
IBAN: FI59 8000 1670 2595 80
Message: ”[N].dan grading 18.6.2023, application fee, [Name]”

The fees are standard European Kendo Federation prices.
For application: 1 Dan € 15,00; 2 Dan € 20,00; 3 Dan € 30,00; 4 Dan € 50,00; 5 Dan € 70,00.
In case of successful examination, registration fee: 1 Dan € 20,00; 2 Dan € 30,00; 3 Dan € 50,00; 4 Dan € 70,00; 5 Dan € 100,00.

For information on data processing of the European Kendo Federation, please visit: https://www.ekf-eu.com/documents/EKF_GDPR.pdf


Porin Urheilutalo, Kuninkaanhaanaukio 12, Pori

Entrance to Porin Urheilutalo (Pori Sports Hall) from the lower door on the north side. (Not through the main entrance.)

Camp fees

Whole camp (Thu-Sun): 80 €
One day only (Fri, Sat, Sun): 35 €
Junior’s guardian (Thu-Sun): 15 € (only if accomodation at PoriDojo)

Participation in the camp is paid during registration on Suomisport. Hall accommodation at PoriDojo is included in the camp price. Meals and Huikee’s activities are at your own expense and are paid for on site.

For foreign visitors: If you can’t use Suomisport for registration/payments, camp fee is paid to the camp office on arrival at the Porin Urheilutalo (Sports Hall). The preferred method of payment is with debit/credit card but cash and Mobilepay is also accepted.


Poridojo, Satakunnankatu 32, 28130 Pori

The camp fees include the possibility of dojo accommodation at Poridojo. There is a fridge and microwave, as well as kettles and coffee makers. Men’s sauna and women’s sauna are available. Be sure to bring your own bedding (e.g. sleeping bag and mattress).




In addition to the hotels, there are about a hundred airbnb accomodations in Pori, about half of which are close to the town center.

Note! There are a lot of other events in Pori area for the camp weekend, so make sure to book your stay in time!


Pori kendo club does not organize any camp meals and they are not included in the camp fees. However, there are lunch places near the camp site. On Friday and Saturday evenings you can barbeque your own food and snacks at Poridojo and Yyteri.

Active afternoon in Yyteri

Yyteri Beach and Adventure Park Huikee on Saturday

On Saturday there will be an active afternoon around Yyteri Beach Resort! In addition to guided sports and step training, it is possible to get acquainted with the diverse sports and outdoor opportunities in the dune area on your own. A barbecue grill is reserved for the evening. (Bring your own food!)

Address: Hiekkarannantie 189, 28800 Pori



You should not come to the camp if there are any symptoms suggestive of the disease. If a person living in the same household has had symptoms of a respiratory infection or has had a respiratory infection just prior to camp, it is recommended that they withdraw from camp. The best way to protect those at the camp is to prevent those exposed to the disease from attending the camp.

Face mask is not needed during exercises but it is recommended for adults and juniors (12+ years) when indoors.

More information

More information can be asked directly by e-mail: info@daikumakenkai.fi
or on Facebook on the camp event page.

Warmly welcome!