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).
VP Promotion & Examination, AUSKF
Note: federation signature is required, so check with your federation for its deadline and procedure.
Attachment: information docx
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: https://www.teamusakendo.com/grand-raffle/
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
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,
AUSKF Competition Committee
Attachment (corrected for time typos)
Here is the on-line registration link. Sign up ASAP!
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!!!
The registration for this event is officially available online now at the
AUSKF Education website auskf-education.com
The two guest Sensei will be Kunihide Koda Sensei (Hanshi 8 Dan) and
Masahiro Inadomi Sensei (Kyoshi 8 Dan).
Kodansha shinsa registration is now available, see announcement
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!!!
The registration for this event is now available online at the AUSKF Education website
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
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.