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


Letter Explaining Fee Changes

April 23, 2017

Dear Presidents of AUSKF Member Federations,

I would like to explain recent raise of membership dues and fees regarding promotion exams. I greatly appreciate your understanding and continued support to improve Kendo in the United States.

Sincerely,

Yoshiteru Tagawa
President of AUSKF

Attachment: letter explaining fee changes


Regarding Promotional Exams in Japan

April 18, 2017

Dear President & Vice-President of AUSKF Member Federations,

The following is the request from All Japan Kendo Federation. Please inform following information to your members.

* AJKF will not accept application form individually. AUSKF must send all the application forms to AJKF together.

Please be aware of the following Exam Date & AUSKF Deadline of the examinations.

  1. Email “Foreign Exam Application (Application Request Form)” to Shinobu Maeda (VP Promotion & Examination Committee)..
  2. Request the president of member federation to email **Recommendation (Renshi, & Kyoshi applicants only) to VP Promotion & Examination prior to the AUSKF Deadline.

    This will be the information for the AUSKF President to make the applicant’s Recommendation.

    **Conditions for Recommendation for Renshi/Kyoshi

    1. Presently practice Kendo on a regular basis
    2. Play a leading role in the Kendo society of your country, possess great judgment and live sound life
    3. Have attended the official seminars organized by FIK and/or FIK affiliated organizations (including EKF/LAKC)
    4. Are recognized for having sufficient knowledge of Nippon Kendo Kata, Refereeing, Coaching methods and the competence for Jitsugi that are necessary for Renshi
    5. The President of the organization can guarantee that you possess such sufficient knowledge and competence
    6. Have retained the necessary experience in coaching and refereeing
    7. Live in your country and have been a registered member of your organization for at least 1 year; and will continue to live in your country and be a registered member of your organization at least 1 year from now
  3.  “Application Form for AJKF” will be emailed to the applicants as soon as his/her all Request Form, a copy of current rank, (**Recommendation for Renshi / Kyoshi), and a check are received by VP President of Promotion & Examination.
  4.  “Application Form to AJKF” should be filled and emailed back to the VP Promotion & Examination by the AUSKF Deadline.
  5. The direction for examination from AJKF will be distributed to each applicants.
  6. Please follow the direction from AJKF:
    https://www.kendo-fik.org/english-page/english-page2/AJKF-Event-Schedule.htm

  7. Application request (including copy of Menjo, check, and Renshi/Kyoshi recommendation) due dates to AUSKF:
    Exam Date  
    Place
     
    Examination
    AUSKF Deadline
    Aug 19 Nagano Kendo 7 Dan Jun 2
    Aug 20 Nagano Kendo 6 Dan Jun 2
    Aug 26 Fukuoka Kendo 7 Dan Jun 2
    Aug 27 Fukuoka Kendo 6 Dan Jun 2
     
    Nov 18 Nagoya Kendo 7 Dan Sep 1
    Nov 19 Nagoya Kendo 6 Dan Sep 1
    Nov 25 Hachioji Kendo 6 Dan Sep 1
    Nov 27
      or 28
    Tokyo
     
    Kendo 7 Dan
     
    Sep 1
     
    Nov 29
      or 30
    Tokyo
     
    Kendo 8 Dan
     
    Sep 1
     
     
    Nov 18 Tokyo Iaido 6, 7 Dan Sep 1
     
    Aug 4 Kumamoto Jodo 6, 7 Dan May 9
    Jan 12
    (2018)
    Tokyo
     
    Jodo 6, 7 Dan
     
    Nov 3
     
     
    Nov 27
     
    *Documentary Exam
    (Tokyo)
    Jodo, Iaido, Kendo Renshi Aug 14
     
    Nov 11
     
    (Written Test will be held in Tokyo) Kendo Kyoshi
     
    Aug 7
     

Shinobu Maeda
VP Promotion and Examination

Attachment: docx version of announcement


April 2017 Kodansha Exam Results

April 14, 2017

Congratulations to all who passed the kodansha promotional exam held 4/9/17 in San Jose CA:

Rank    Name             Federation
5 Dan   Scott Chang      SCKF
5 Dan   Cheng-yu Chen    NCKF
5 Dan   Dale Hatakeyama  NCKF
5 Dan   Hidenori Kongo   SCKF
5 Dan   Jeffrey Marsten  PNKF
5 Dan   Hitoshi Tanabe   NCKF
5 Dan   Linda Tanaka     NCKF
5 Dan   Hiroaki Yano     SCKO
5 Dan   Suzan Zau        SCKF
6 Dan   Jason Brown      SCKF
6 Dan   Dong Jin Huh     SCKF
6 Dan   Sunmi Lim        WKF
6 Dan   Taisuke Mori     MWKF
6 Dan   Shinji Onitsuka  NCKF
6 Dan   Kijae Song       WKF
6 Dan   Teruo Tamano     SCKO
7 Dan   Kevin Abe        SCKF
7 Dan   Masataka Sakaue  SCKF
Renshi  Jimmy Eitoku     NCKF
Kyoshi  Masayasu Ando    PNKF
Kyoshi  Tetsuo Komizu    SWKIF