The 2017 FIK America Zone Referee Seminar will be held in Niles Illinois on January 21 & 22, 2017. See information below.
The next AUSKF Iaido Camp and Jodo Workshop will be held as follows:
Date: Thursday, June 8 to Monday, June 12, 2017
Location: Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
More details will follow when it becomes available.
Dear Member Federation Presidents
Attached are the preliminary info for both the 2017 Jr. Nationals and the US Championships. The two championships will be held in San Jose, California at the same time. The Date is June 22 – 25, 2017. More information will come after the BOD meeting in November.
AUSKF VP of Competition
Date: November 13 (Sun)
12:30 PM – Registration (Gym opens at 10:30 am)
1:00 PM – Promotion Exam (5 Dan & Above, Shogo)
4:30 pm – Follow-up Seminar and Keiko
Location: Palisades Park High School Gym
1 Veterans Blvd, Palisades Park NJ 07650 (Nearest airport is Newark NJ / EWR)
Deadline: October 31, 2016 (No late applications will be accepted)
See application file for more details.
Note: federation signature is required, so check with your federation for its deadline.
Congratulations to all who passed the kodansha promotional exam held 8/21/16 in Stanford CA:
Rank First Name Last Name Federation 5 Dan Katsunori Matsushita AEUSKF 5 Dan Minoru Segawa SCKO 5 Dan Young Yoon SCKF 5 Dan Warren Wonil Kim WKF 5 Dan George Ogawa NCKF 5 Dan Brian Olson SCKF 6 Dan Ai Nakayama PNKF 6 Dan Yukiko Miura SCKO 6 Dan Yasuyuki Shimada NCKF 6 Dan Keiko Umemura AEUSKF 6 Dan Masayasu Miyajima MWKF 6 Dan Takeshi Tokunaga NCKF 6 Dan Atsushi Kajioka SCKO 6 Dan Takaaki Sato MWKF 7 Dan Jimmy Ken Eitoku NCKF Renshi Sandip Ghodgaonkar SCKO Renshi Dong Su Lee WKF Renshi Hiroshi Ichimura NCKF Renshi Naoki Nagatani SCKF Renshi Akira Mizunoue NCKF
Dear Federation Representatives:
Team USA will be holding its 3rd Prospects Training Camp to identify and
select team members to represent AUSKF at the 17th World Kendo
Championships on October 29-30 in Los Angeles, California.
Like the previous Training Camps, those kenshi that dream of becoming Team
USA members should plan to attend this event, so they can understand what
it takes to be a Team USA member.
Details of the training camp are below:
1545 W 31st St.
Long Beach, CA 90810
Participants must be at least shodan (1 Dan) and registered members of
AUSKF. There is no age limit, but Kenshi must be willing and able to
participate in high-level national team level training.
More information and the registration form can be found at the link below.
The deadline for interested Kenshi to register is SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2016.
For further questions regarding details of the Training Camp, please
Team USA 2016-2018 Manager
The All U.S. Kendo Federation is happy to announce that for the first time, a team from USA will be participating in the All Japan Kendo Dojo Renmei Taikai (for middle school children). The tournament will be held at the Tokyo Budokan on July 27, 2016. The team from the US will be represented by:
– Group Leader: Mr. Yoshiteru Tagawa
– Team Coach/Mgr: Mr. Danny Yang
– Team members (Region/age):
– Arata Ogikubo, SCKO, 15yrs
– Tyler Barrone, MWKF, 15yrs
– Noah Suzuki, SCKF, 14yrs
– Tylor Wang, WKF, 14yrs
– Tomohide Katayama, ECUSKF, 13yrs
These members were selected by Tagawa-sensei and Yang-sensei based upon their performance and kendo merit displayed at the recent 2016 Jr. Nationals held in Detroit, MI last month. They will depart for Japan on 7/22, have 2 days of practice then attend the events on the weekend and return to the US immediately following the tournament.
We wish these young kenshi well and we know they will do their best to represent our youth from throughout the USA!
Gambatte!!! We are proud of all of you! Good Luck and best wishes to them!