FIK America Zone Kendo Referee Seminar in Montreal Canada

October 18, 2017

Dear Presidents of AUSKF Regional Federation,

Please be informed that the “FY 2017 FIK America Zone Kendo Referee Seminar” will be held in Montreal Canada from Saturday 10th February 2018 to Sunday 11th February 2018.
*Fiscal-year / FY 2017: from April 2017 to March 2018.

Please peruse the attached files and submit the “Application Form” to yoshiteru.tagawa@auskf.org by November 28, 2017. (Deadline)

Best regards,
Yoshiteru Tagawa
President, All United States Kendo Federation

Attachments:
invitation
application form
– individuals: please check with your federation for its deadline

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Official Announcement of AUSKF Board of Directors for 2018-2020

September 20, 2017

Dear AUSKF Regional Federation Presidents:

On behalf of the AUSKF, we would like to announce and congratulate the newly elected 2018-2020 AUSKF Board of Directors. These members will be seated this coming November at the next BOD meeting to be held in Atlanta, Georgia the weekend of November 11 & 12, 2017. At this meeting we will be having the elections for officers to serve during the next three years.

We would also like to thank and commend the out-going BOD for their service the past three years. Their time and efforts were thankless and we sincerely appreciate all their hard work over the past few years. We know they will continue to serve and support the AUSKF in many capacities.

For the new BOD members, I will be sending official information to them later this week in preparation of the upcoming meeting.

Thank you all for your federation’s efforts in voting and selecting the new AUSKF Board of Directors!

Sincerely,
Tim Yuge
AUSKF Exec. V.P. and Chair, Election Committee

2018-2020 AUSKF Board of Directors:
1. Yoshiteru Tagawa (MWKF)
2. Kotaro Yoshida (MWKF)
3. Shozo Kato (GNEUSKF)
4. Tsuyoshi Go Inoshita (GNEUSKF)
5. Keiko Umemura (AEUSKF)
6. Seiji Mamiya (SCKO)
7. Hayato Okawa (SCKO)
8. Taro Ariga (SCKO)
9. Shinobu Maeda (SEUSKF)
10. Yuji Onitsuka (NCKF)
11. Monica Iwakabe (RMKF)
12. Mark Kerstein (SUSKIF)
13. Michio Kajitani (SWKIF)
14. Norman Otani (CCKF)
15. Christopher Yang (SCKF)
16. Brandon Harada (SCKF)
17. Tim Yuge (SCKF)

Out-Going AUSKF Board of Directors
Jeffrey Marsten (PNKF)
Shinichi Koike (PNKF)
Court Tanouye (NCKF)
Jean Kodama (SCKF)
Tomoji Kato (SCKF)
Shuntaro Shinada (SCKF)


August 2017 Kodansha Exam Results

September 16, 2017

Congratulations to all who passed the kodansha promotional exam held 8/6/17 in Ann Arbor MI:

Rank    Name                Federation
5 Dan   Julie Chen          PNKF
5 Dan   Yong Hoon Cho       SWKIF
5 Dan   Cece Choi           WKF
5 Dan   Robert Cochran      MWKF
5 Dan   Shigetoshi Eda      SEUSKF
5 Dan   Jarrod Hatakeyama   SCKF
5 Dan   Hyun Kim            AEUSKF
5 Dan   Junichi Kusakabe    AEUSKF
5 Dan   James E London      SEUSKF
5 Dan   Bob Mack            MWKF
5 Dan   Masato Nakamura     GNEUSKF
5 Dan   Evan Nava           AEUSKF
5 Dan   Hidemi Saito        MWKF
5 Dan   Takayuki Shirai     GNEUSKF
5 Dan   Takaya Zembayashi   SCKF
6 Dan   Kwang Soo Chong     AEUSKF
Renshi  Lee Henry           AEUSKF
Renshi  Yutaro Matsuura     MWKF
Renshi  Masayasu Miyajima   MWKF
Renshi  Takaaki Sato        MWKF
Renshi  Takeshi Tokunaga    NCKF
Kyoshi  Hajime Sugawara     MWKF

2017 AUSKF 8-Dan Tour Schedule

August 29, 2017

Dear Federation Representatives:

Thank you for your continued support of the AUSKF Education Committee and
our programs.

As we look forward to Nabeyama Sensei’s visit in September, we’d like to
update everyone as to the dates, times and locations for the 2017 8-Dan
Tour.

9/12 (6:30pm-9:30pm) – New York, New York
Jan Hus Church, 5th Floor Gym
351 East 74th St.
New York, NY 10021

9/14 (7pm-9:30pm) – Dallas, Texas
Greenhill School
4141 Spring Valley Rd.
Addison, TX 75001

9/16 (9:30am-4pm) – Los Angeles, California
Wilson Park
2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501

Please pass the above information and invitation to both members of your
dojo and your federation at large! We encourage everyone to attend – all
ages and levels of kenshi wearing bogu are welcome.

While we are not planning on having registration for any of these events,
we are expecting a big turnout, so please plan on arriving early.

As previously mentioned, Nabeyama Sensei is a former Team Japan member and
10-time participant in the All Japan Kendo Championships. As Men’s Coach
of the University of Tsukuba, he has taught Yuya Takenouchi, Susumu
Takanabe, and other renown kenshi in Japan.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

AUSKF Education Committee


2017-11-12 AUSKF Kendo Promotion Exam

August 21, 2017

Dear Member Federation Presidents,

I have attached the information of the November AUSKF Promotion Examination.
Please distribute it to your members.

SIncerely,
Shinobu Maeda
Promotion & Examination, AUSKF

Attachment: application packet

Deadline: October 27, 2017 (no late applications will be accepted)
Note: federation signature is required, so check with your federation for its deadline.

Update 9/14/17: the hotels below are near the gym

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta North Druid Hills
doubletree3.hilton.com
2061 N Druid Hills Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 321-4174

Hampton Inn Atlanta-North Druid Hills
hamptoninn3.hilton.com
1975 N Druid Hills Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 320-6600


Save the Date for the 2018 AUSKF Iaido Summer Camp

August 19, 2017

The 2018 Camp will be held at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, from Thursday, May 31 through Monday, June 4, 2018.

More information is in the Save the Date PDF and posted here:
http://shinken.cc/event/2018-auskf-iaido-summer-camp

Hotel reservations can be made now! The event hotel is the University Guest House & Conference Center. Call 1 (888) 416‐4075 and mention the group name AUSKF National laido Camp.


Announcement: 2017 AUSKF 8-Dan Tour

July 30, 2017

Dear Federation Representatives:

Thank you for your continued support of both the AUSKF Education Committee
and our continued programs. With your help, in 2017 we’ve had great
turnouts for the Mudansha Seminar (February), Women’s Seminar (March), and
will be hosting the AUSKF Summer Camp in August.

Looking forward, we are very excited to welcome Takahiro Nabeyama Sensei
(University of Tsukuba) as our guest for the 2017 8-Dan Tour. Nabeyama
Sensei is a former Team Japan member and 10-time participant in the All
Japan Kendo Championships. As Men’s Coach of the University of Tsukuba, he
has taught Yuya Takenouchi, Susumu Takanabe, and other renown kenshi in
Japan.

The dates and locations for the 2017 8-Dan Tour are as follow below:

September 12th: New York, NY
September 14th: Dallas, TX
September 16th: Los Angeles, CA

Please save the date! Specific time and locations will be announced in the
upcoming weeks.

Thank you again for your continued support.

AUSKF Education Committee