2016 Jr National program booklet advertisement/sponsorship

February 26, 2016

Presidents, Kendo suppliers, BOD

Please join us in having a successful Jr. National Tournament, by sponsoring or purchasing an advertisement space in the program booklet. The attachment has all the pertinent information regarding sponsorship and advertisement. Please forward the attachment to all dojo’s. We hope to have a successful tournament with your help.

Best Regards,

AUSKF Jr.Open National Kendo committee



April 2016 Promotional Exam

February 19, 2016
AUSKF 2016 Spring Kendo Kodansha Promotion Examination Information
Date: April 10 (Sun)
      12:30 PM – Registration
       1:00 PM – Promotion Exam (5 Dan & Above, Shogo)
Location: Odyssey at Tyee Educational Complex (formerly Tyee High School)
      4424 S. 188th Street, SeaTac, WA
Deadline: March 28, 2016 (No late applications will be accepted)
Details can be found in these documents:

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

Update 3/5/16: the “general information” document was updated to correct a typo in gym dates

AUSKF Iaido Camp and Jodo Workshop June 23 – June 27, 2016

February 3, 2016
AUSKF Iaido Camp and Jodo Workshop June 23 – June 27, 2016, to be held at Dallas, TX
Thu 6/23 - Fri 6/24        Seminar
Sat 6/25                   AUSKF Iaido Championships
Sun 6/26 AM                Shinsa
Sun 6/26 PM - Mon 6/27 AM  Jodo Workshop
Name of Sensei from Japan, venue, and hotel information will announced soon.
Shozo Kato

Update 3/25/16:
The Dallas/Fort Worth Kendo & Iaido Kyokai is pleased to confirm the dates for the 2016 AUSKF National Iaido Summer Camp to be held at the Dallas SportsplexJune 23-27, 2016. The Sportsplex (sportsplexvv.com) is located at 5702 Alpha Road, Dallas, TX  75240.The designated hotel for the seminar is the Sheraton Dallas Hotel by the Galleria, located at 4801 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX  75244.   A block of rooms have been set aside on a first-come first-served basis for participants at the rate of $109.00 plus tax.  Breakfast vouchers for up to two people per room and one free parking pass per room are included. These rates will be available only until May 23, 2016.

You may reserve your rooms through a reservation website set up by the hotel for the event.  Copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1603231252&key=1D7A939F

You may also make reservations by calling the hotel’s reservation hotline at 800.325.3535.  You will need to let the agent know that you would like to book a room in the “All United States Iaido Summer Camp” room block.

The registration packet for the event will be distributed as soon as further details are confirmed and approved.

In the meantime, please visit and join the 2016 AUSKF Iaido Summer Camp Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1676542242630257/).

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Dallas!

Tomoyuki Hirasawa and Rob Tranchin
Event Co-chairs

Update 4/20/16:
Instructors will be
三谷昭雄(みたに てるお)先生  居合道 範士八段(高知)
Teruo Mitani Sensei, Hanshi 8 Dan, Kouchi, Japan (also instructed at the 2013 Iaido Camp)
中村正人(なかむら まさと)先生 居合道 教士八段(石川)
Masato Nakamura Sensei, Iaido Kyoshi 8 Dan, Ishikawa, Japan

Update 4/28/16:
See event webpage for details and registration packet, deadline is 6/3/16

Update 5/19/16:
1) We have received confirmation that Thomas Groendal sensei, Jodo 5 Dan, will be leading our Jodo Workshop on Sunday afternoon, June 26, and on Monday morning, June 27.

2) On Wednesday evening, June 22, from 6- 8 p.m. we will have a Welcome Reception and early registration at Flying Saucer, 14999 Montfort Dr. Dallas, TX 75254. Flying Saucer offers a continuing rotation of more than 240 beers with 100 different brewing styles to choose from. Food is also available.

Here’s a link to the restaurant’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FlyingSaucerAddison

The restaurant is not very far from the event hotel, so come on by and say hello after you check in!

P.S. Camp t-shirt ordering information will be coming soon.


Update 5/26/16:
The 2016 AUSKF Iaido Summer Camp T-shirts will be available for $18.50 each. This year’s design features the theme of “patience” (“nintai” in Japanese) on the back and the image of a famous tanto created by the renowned Japanese swordsmith Masamune (c. 1264-1343) on the left chest area. The AUSKF logo appears on the right sleeve. Please see the attached design (note that the scale of the graphics and the calligraphy may differ somewhat on the actual shirt).

The t-shirts will be Gildan 6 oz. 100% cotton in carolina blue, available in men’s sizes Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large and XXX-Large. Women’s cuts are available in Small, Medium, Large and X-Large. Please note that women’s cut t-shirts will be a slightly lighter shade of blue (iris).

If you would like to order a t-shirt, pleased send me an email by Friday June 3rd, telling me:

1) How many shirts you would like
2) Men’s or Women’s cut
3) Size

Please then send a check for the appropriate amount ($18.50 each) to the camp address below:

4145 Belt Line Rd.
Suite 212 #104
Addison, TX 75001

Your t-shirt(s) will be available at the camp.

Remember, the deadline for me to receive your email order is Friday, June 3rd.