AUSKF 2016 Jr Open National Tournament

January 19, 2016

Dear Federation Presidents and Sensei’s

I am pleased to announce the preliminary information regarding the 2016 Jr Open National Tournament. Please save the date and distribute to your membership. Tournament packet soon to follow.

Thank you,
Yuji Onitsuka
AUSKF VP Competition

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update 2/2/2016: add tournament packet which includes the invitation, shiai rules and application for the tournament.  Deadline to submit the application is May 13, 2016.


AUSKF Women’s Kendo Seminar (March 5-6, 2016)

January 19, 2016

Dear AUSKF Regional Federation Presidents and Friends:

I am very excited to announce the 1st ever AUSKF Women’s Kendo Seminar, to be held on March 5-6, 2016 in Huntington Beach, CA. We are hopeful that this event will bring together the girls and women throughout the United States to learn kendo from two of the top female kenshi in Japan.

Special guest instructors for this event will be:

  • Yoko Sakuma (5-Dan) was Captain of Team Japan for the 16th WKC, 15th WKC Individual Champion, and a member of the gold-winning Team Japan for the 14th, 15th, 16th WKC (2009-2015); and
  • Yukiko Takami (5-Dan) was the 14th WKC Individual Champion, 15th WKC Team Champion, and 16th WKC Individual 3rd Place.

Interested kenshi can register via our AUSKF Education website at  We are asking that each participant also send the Participation Fee (check or cash) in advance to confirm their participation in the seminar to:
      AUSKF c/o Minoru Segawa
      380 Clinton St.
      Costa Mesa, CA 92626

High-ranking women sensei from AUSKF are also scheduled to attend and provide instruction. Participants of all ages are welcome, but should be wearing bogu and be registered members of AUSKF. If you have any
questions, please email us at

Thank you all for your continued support of our AUSKF activities and your daily effort to improve kendo in the United States.

Kind Regards,
Chris Yang
AUSKF VP of Education

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