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

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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
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2061 N Druid Hills Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 321-4174

Hampton Inn Atlanta-North Druid Hills
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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


AUSKF Championships Results

June 27, 2017

Greetings federation representatives,

First of all, thank you for making the past weekend a success! We appreciate your contributions to the US kendo community and for working with us this weekend. We enjoyed having you all out in Northern California for 4 days of intense competition and look forward to seeing you all again in the future.

Official results are now out and can be viewed:

1. Attached PDFs
2. http://auskf-nationals.com/results.html
3. https://www.facebook.com/AUSKFNationalChampionships

Cheers and thank you!

AUSKF Tournament Committee

Attachments:
Championship results
Junior Open results

Update 7/19/17: complete brackets are now posted


​2018-2020 AUSKF Board of Directors Election Procedure

May 1, 2017

​Greetings to the 2017 AUSKF Member Federation Presidents:

On behalf of Tim Yuge, AUSKF Executive Vice-President/2018-2020 AUSKF Board of Directors Election Committee-Chairman; the following information is being provided as notification to the AUSKF member federation presidents, regarding the 2018-20120 AUSKF Board of Directors Election Procedure:

#1. On April 8, 2017, the AUSKF board of directors reviewed the attached [see below] 2018-2020 AUSKF Board of Directors Election Procedure, setting forth the election procedures in accordance with the applicable sections of the AUSKF by-laws.

#2. The initial procedure to be noted is the Record Date: May 13, 2017, which has been set in accordance with the AUSKF by-laws Article VII. Section 10.

#3. The additional 2018-2020 AUSKF Board of Directors Election Procedures, will be implemented, as noted on the attachment referenced in #1. above.

If there are any questions regarding the 2018-2020 AUSKF Board of Directors Election Procedure; please contact: Tim Yuge, AUSKF Executive Vice-President by email: yuge.kendo@gmail.com

Thank you so much for your attention to the above information.

Sincerely,

Norman K. Otani, 2018-2020 AUSKF Board of Directors Election Committee Member for:
Tim Yuge, AUSKF Executuve Vice-President/2018-2020 AUSKF Board of Directors Election Committee-Chairman

P.S. A hard copy of this email and the attachment will be sent by post-mail to the 2017 AUSKF Member Federation Presidents

See attachment


2017 AUSKF Iaido Seminar

April 26, 2017

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2017 AUSKF Iaido seminar and Jodo workshop is now open.

Please use the link below to register yourself by Friday, May 26. You will need your AUSKF ID number to register. If you do not know your AUSKF ID number, please ask your Sensei, your member federation administration, or AUSKF treasurer Yoshida Sensei.

If you do not have an AUSKF ID number, you can register with a temporary number. Directions are on the registration website. If you have previously registered with a temporary number, and cannot recall it, please contact us (info@shinken.us) and we will send it to you. We prefer that you do not create duplicate records.

For the first time, the AUSKF Iaido seminar will offer a Jodo shinsa, for 1 kyu, 1 dan and 2 dan. You may bring your own partner, who is also testing. Both partners need to register for the test. If you do not have a partner to test with, we will arrange one for you.

If you have questions about the seminar, please contact David Bressler Sensei (db@davidbressler.com) or Pam Parker Sensei (pam_a_parker@yahoo.com).

If you have questions about the registration web site, please contact info@shinken.us.

Information and registration site:
http://shinken.us/event/2017-auskf-iaido-summer-camp

Updates will be posted there and on the East Coast Iaido Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/East-Coast-Iaido-Seminar-1283011315101320/

Thank you,

David Bressler and Jonathan Corum
for the 2017 AUSKF Iaido seminar committee