Kendo High rank examination in Las Vegas, August 19, 2018

June 22, 2018

Dear Presidents of AUSKF Member Kendo Federations,

AUSKF Kendo Promotion Exam (5-7 dan and Shogo (Renshi, and Kyoshi) will be held in the afternoon of August 19, 2018 (Sunday) after the ASUKF summer camp at:

Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA
4141 Meadows Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89107

This time, we are accepting all applications online. (Please do not mail the documents to my physical address.) Please use this link to access the application form.

All payments to be made online. If you have any problem making online payment, please contact me. You need to pay only for the examination on application. Those who passed the test must pay the menjo fee within 2 weeks.

Please distribute this information to your members.

The deadline of the application is August 3, 2018 (Friday).

Michio Kajitani
VP Promotion & Examination, AUSKF

Note: federation signature is required, so check with your federation for its deadline and procedure.

Attachment: information docx


Team USA Kendo GRAND RAFFLE Announcement

June 21, 2018

Dear Federation Representatives:

Thank you for your continued support of Team USA Kendo. As we reach the final stretch of our journey toward the 17th World Kendo Championships in Korea, we are excited to announce our latest program: the Team USA Kendo Grand Raffle!

Now through August 16th, Team USA Kendo will be holding a Grand Raffle, with a prize drawing to be held during the Sayonara Party of the AUSKF Summer Camp in Las Vegas (August 18th, 2018). 

Featuring over 60 prizes (total value of over $15,000!), this event presents a great opportunity for the entire community to come together and support Team USA…and more importantly, perhaps even win a great prize! Prizes range in value from $75 to $1500 and include a full kendo bogu, skincare products, premier events tickets, and much more!

Please click the link below to visit the Team USA Kendo website, where you can purchase tickets ($25 each or 5 for $100), check out all of the great prizes, and learn more about our sponsors:

Please forward this information to your federation members – we want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to win!

Thank you for your support!

Team USA Kendo

August 2018 AUSKF Shimpan Seminar – Cincinnati, OH

June 5, 2018


Please find attached the announcement for the next AUSKF Shimpan Seminar to be held August 11 and 12, 2018 in Cincinnati, OH. Please distribute to all of the Dojo in your region. As always any AUSKF registered Kenshi is welcome to participate.

We hope to see you there.

On-line registration information will follow very soon.

Thank you very much,

Mark Kerstein
AUSKF Competition Committee

Attachment (corrected for time typos)

Update 6/10/18:
Here is the on-line registration link. Sign up ASAP!

AUSKF Summer Camp – August 17-19, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV

May 9, 2018

Dear AUSKF Federation Presidents and Supporters

We are so excited to announce that the 2018 AUSKF Summer Camp will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 17th (Friday) through August 19th (Sunday). We will have an exciting program and are expecting special guest senseis to join this camp, whom we will announce soon.

Thank you all for your continued support and enthusiasm for all of our AUSKF Education events.

More details to follow soon!!!

AUSKF Education

Update 6/6/18:
​The registration for this event is officially available online now at the
AUSKF Education website

The two guest Sensei will be Kunihide Koda Sensei (Hanshi 8 Dan) and
Masahiro Inadomi Sensei (Kyoshi 8 Dan).

Update 6/22/18
Kodansha shinsa registration is now available, see announcement

3rd AUSKF Women’s Kendo Seminar – July 14-15 in Southern California

May 3, 2018

Please keep your schedules open for this upcoming event. This year, we will be welcoming back former Team Japan and World Champion Yukiko Takami!!! We are hopeful that this event will bring together the girls and women throughout the United States to learn kendo from one of the top female kenshi in Japan as well as top instructors from AUSKF!

We will have a full day seminar on July 14th (Saturday) and a half-day on July 15th (Sunday). More details to follow soon!!!

AUSKF Education

Update 5/22/18:
The registration for this event is now available online at the AUSKF Education website

April 2018 Kodansha Exam Results

April 29, 2018

Congratulations to all who passed the kodansha promotional exam held 4/15/18 in Huntington Beach CA:

Rank    Name                    Federation
5 dan   Steele Arashi           SCKF
5 dan   Lorimer Isabel          SCKO
5 dan   Kim Burm                MWKF
5 dan   Tamura Chiaki           SEUSKF
5 dan   Kan Joshua              SWKIF
5 dan   Muro Daisuke            MWKF
5 dan   Schultzel Matthew       SCKF
5 dan   Van Zutphen Cornelius   SCKF
5 dan   Kim Tommy               WKF
5 dan   Lee Chul                SCKO
5 dan   Vahl James              SCKF
5 dan   Kobayashi Kazunori      SCKF
5 dan   Sunwoo Eric             SCKF
5 dan   Yatomi Carolyn          SCKO
5 dan   Kim Neung               WKF
5 dan   Kosaka Wayne            NCKF
6 dan    KIM JEEHWAN            MWKF
6 dan   Kang Ryan               SCKO
6 dan   Barr Ryoko              SEUSKF
6 dan   Martinez Agustin        NCKF
Renshi  Zo Munik                WKF
Renshi  Song Kenneth            WKF
Renshi  Lim Sunmi               WKF
Renshi  Kajioka Atsushi         SCKO
Renshi  Nakano Eiichiro         SCKO
Renshi  Takahashi Kenji         SCKF

17WKC Referee Selection

April 29, 2018

In accordance with the Program & Regulations of the 17WKC, the Referee Selection Committee has selected the following persons as the 17WKC presiding referee, and referees.

Presiding Referee (Shinpan/Court Shunin)
– Mr. YoshiteruTagawa

– Mr. Shozo Kato, Mr. Tim Yuge, Mr. Shinobu Maeda, Mr. Michio Kajitani,
   Mr. Douglas Imanishi, Mr. Hayato Okawa.