April 2018 Kodansha Exam Results

April 29, 2018

Congratulations to all who passed the kodansha promotional exam held 4/15/18 in Huntington Beach CA:

Rank    Name                    Federation
5 dan   Steele Arashi           SCKF
5 dan   Lorimer Isabel          SCKO
5 dan   Kim Burm                MWKF
5 dan   Tamura Chiaki           SEUSKF
5 dan   Kan Joshua              SWKIF
5 dan   Muro Daisuke            MWKF
5 dan   Schultzel Matthew       SCKF
5 dan   Van Zutphen Cornelius   SCKF
5 dan   Kim Tommy               WKF
5 dan   Lee Chul                SCKO
5 dan   Vahl James              SCKF
5 dan   Kobayashi Kazunori      SCKF
5 dan   Sunwoo Eric             SCKF
5 dan   Yatomi Carolyn          SCKO
5 dan   Kim Neung               WKF
5 dan   Kosaka Wayne            NCKF
6 dan    KIM JEEHWAN            MWKF
6 dan   Kang Ryan               SCKO
6 dan   Barr Ryoko              SEUSKF
6 dan   Martinez Agustin        NCKF
Renshi  Zo Munik                WKF
Renshi  Song Kenneth            WKF
Renshi  Lim Sunmi               WKF
Renshi  Kajioka Atsushi         SCKO
Renshi  Nakano Eiichiro         SCKO
Renshi  Takahashi Kenji         SCKF

17WKC Referee Selection

April 29, 2018

In accordance with the Program & Regulations of the 17WKC, the Referee Selection Committee has selected the following persons as the 17WKC presiding referee, and referees.

Presiding Referee (Shinpan/Court Shunin)
– Mr. YoshiteruTagawa

– Mr. Shozo Kato, Mr. Tim Yuge, Mr. Shinobu Maeda, Mr. Michio Kajitani,
   Mr. Douglas Imanishi, Mr. Hayato Okawa.

The June, 2018 AUSKF Shimpan Seminar – Nashville, TN

April 17, 2018


Please find attached the announcement for the next AUSKF Shimpan Seminar to be held June 2-3, 2018 in Nashville, TN. Please distribute to all of the Dojo in your region. As always any AUSKF registered Kenshi is welcome to participate.

We hope to see you there.

On-line registration information will follow very soon.

Thank you very much,

Mark Kerstein
AUSKF Competition Committee


Update 4/21/18:
Here is the link for on-line registration for the up coming Nashville Shimpan Seminar to be held June 2-3, 2018 at Vanderbilt University. Please forward to your members/Dojo at your earliest convenience. Please remind them that the fees for all participants will need to be paid at the door in cash. I have also attached the previously sent announcement and a copy of the Vanderbilt University Campus Map.

Sign up link: https://goo.gl/forms/pvN9EuGoHWbP0RT53

17 WKC General information from KKA

April 1, 2018

Dear AUSKF Member Federation President,

The following is the general information about 17 WKC from Korea Kumdo Association (KKA). Please distribute this information to your member clubs.

Shinobu Maeda

  1. The general participants can buy the tickets17 WKC homepage linked to the agency website from April 2nd.

  2. The general participants can make their hotels anytime through the hotel website(s). The following are the hotels KKA has recommended for the officials, but general participants may stay here or wherever you like.
    ・Sheraton Grand Incheon Hotel http://www.sheratonincheon.co.kr
    ・Central Park Hotel Songdo http://www.centralparkhotel.co.kr
    ・Hotel L’art City & Park http://www.hotellart.com

  3. Only team members and referees may attend the WKC Farewell Party on Sep. 16th.