AUSKF 2018 Membership Registration

February 28, 2018

Dear President of AUSKF Member Federation,

This is my first communication with you as the new Treasurer of AUSKF Board. It is my great honor to introduce myself. If you do not know me, please feel free to contact me anytime.

Today, I am contacting you regarding the 2018 AUSKF membership registration.
Please find attached letter for the registration information.

Online Registration
So far, seven federations (AEUSKF, ECUSKF, GNEUSKF, MWKF, PNKF, SEUSKF, and SWKIF) have signed up to use the new online system. Travis Stronach and Steve Hoff have been volunteering their time for software development and improvement, and we are excited to keep making progress on the online registration portal. We strongly encourage the remaining federations to join the online registration system. It will significantly reduce the amount of administrative work at every dojo, federation, and AUSKF stage, and it will also allow individual kenshi to take ownership of their accounts and keep their profiles current.
Please see the benefits here.

If your federation choses to remain in the spreadsheet registration, please follow the steps and instructions carefully. You can find the instructions here.

Lastly, if you have any question regarding the registration, please email me at


Keiko Umemura
AUSKF Treasurer

Attachment: letter


2018 AUSKF Iaido Summer Camp and Jodo Seminar

February 26, 2018

Please join us at the 2018 AUSKF Iaido Summer Camp and Jodo Seminar!

DATE: Thursday, May 31 – Monday, June 4, 2018

LOCATION: George S Eccles Student Life Center at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Teruo Mitani Sensei (Iaido 8th Dan Hanshi from Kochi Prefecture)
Atsumi Hatakenaka Sensei (Iaido 8 Dan Kyoshi from Tokyo Prefecture)

Thursday (May 31, 2018) – Iaido Seminar (9:00 AM – 4:45 PM)
Friday (June 1, 2018) – Iaido Seminar (9:00 AM – 4:30 PM)
Saturday (June 2, 2018) – AUSKF Iaido Championships (9:00 AM – 4:30 PM)
Sunday (June 3, 2018) – Iaido Shinsa (9:00 AM – 11:45 AM), Jodo Seminar (1:00 PM – 4:00 PM), Jodo Shinsa (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Monday (June 4, 2018) – Jodo Seminar (9:00 AM – 11:30 AM)

EVENT HOTEL: University Guest House & Conference Center. Call 1(888)416-4075, and mention the group name AUSKF National Iaido Camp.



If you have any questions about the event, please contact Steve Sasaki (Salt Lake Kendo & Iaido Kyokai), If you have any questions on registration, please contact Monica Iwakabe,

Please share this with other members in your dojo and federation. Hope to see you there!

Monica Iwakabe
AUSKF Iaido Chairperson

Team USA T-Shirt Fundraiser

February 5, 2018

Dear Federation Representatives:

Thank you for your continued support of Team USA Kendo. With the 17th World Kendo Championships quickly approaching, each and every team member has been hard at work preparing to represent AUSKF in Incheon, South Korea.

Starting this month, we will begin our Team USA t-shirt fundraiser. As in previous years, all proceeds will go toward supporting the team. Your support of not only Team USA, but this program in particular, has always been a huge part of our success at the World Kendo Championships.

All details regarding sizes, payment, contact information, and additional donation opportunities can be found on the attached form. Please note that all orders received by February 28th, 2018, will be delivered to federation representatives at the AUSKF Junior Open National Championships in April.

Please forward this email and order form to your federation’s dojo’s – we’d like to spread the word about this fundraiser to as many people as possible.

Thank you in advance for all of your support.

Yuji Onitsuka
Team USA Manager, 2018


February 4, 2018

Dear federation presidents,

Back in 2006, became the official domain name for the AUSKF website. was deprecated, because we could not gain ownership of it (long story).

If anyone contacts you about the auskf website being down, please direct them to, which is alive and well.

In the meantime, we are trying once again to reach the owner of, but the results are not certain.

Regardless, please be sure to use going forward.

Thank you!
Jean Kodama, Webmaster

No Foreign Kendo Leader’s Seminar in Kitamoto this year

February 4, 2018

Dear President of AUSKF Member Federation.

Thank you very much for understanding and supporting AUSKF. I received a notece from All Japan Kendo Federation as follows. Please your member clubs and members.

AJKF will not hold the Foreign Kendo Leader’s Seminar in Kitamoto this year.

Shinobu Maeda