November 11 2018 Kendo High Rank Shinsa

September 25, 2018

Dear Presidents of AUSKF Member Kendo Federations,

AUSKF Kendo Promotion Exam (5-7 dan and Shogo (Renshi, and Kyoshi) will be held in the afternoon of November 11, 2018 (Sunday) after the ASUKF board meeting at:

Greenhill School Cox Gym
4141 Spring Valley Rd Addison, TX 75001
(1 mile from event hotel. Locker rooms will be open to all participants.)

Registration starts 12:30 PM. Shinsa starts at 1PM. (No seminar or keiko planned after the shinsa)

We are accepting all applications online. (Please do not mail the documents to my physical address.) Please check the website below to access the application form.

All payments to be made online. If you have any problem making online payment, please contact me.

You need to pay only for the examination on application. Those who passed the test must pay the menjo fee within 2 weeks.

Event Hotel:
Crowne Plaza Dallas Near Galleria-Addison (Special rate of $99/night)
14315 Midway Road Addison, Texas 75001
Courtesy Block for attendees other than board members: Deadline is October 19th.
Booking link: AUSKF KODANSHA

Optional Hotels:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas Near the Galleria
Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Addison/Midway
La Quinta Inn & Suites – Addison

Love Field – primarily serves SW Airlines.
DFW International – primarily serves American Airlines as well as other major carriers.

Please distribute this information to your members.
The deadline of the application is October 26, 2018 (Friday).

Michio Kajitani
VP Promotion & Examination, AUSKF

Attachment: information packet (pdf)


August 2018 Kodansha Exam Results

September 24, 2018

Congratulations to all who passed the kodansha promotional exam held 8/19/18
in Las Vegas NV:

Rank    Name                    Federation
5 dan   Choi, Sean              NCKF
5 dan   Tominaga, Sara          GNEUSKF
5 dan   Kamimoto, Kenichi G     SCKO
5 dan   Cirkovic, Tiana         SEUSKF
5 dan   Choi, So Young          SCKO
5 dan   Lee, Jaeyeon            AEUSKF
5 dan   Abe, Wayne Kikuo        PNKF
5 dan   Kim, Won                AEUSKF
5 dan   Lee, George             SCKO
5 dan   Chang, Hoon             AEUSKF
5 dan   Murphy, Lewis Franklin  GNEUSKF
6 dan   Goya, Yoshiyuki         SCKF
6 dan   Choi, Steve Sang Hyun   PNKF
6 dan   Uddin, Zia              MWKF
7 dan   Ghodgaonkar, Sandip     SCKO
7 dan   Hosokawa, Yuji          SCKF
7 dan   Huh, Sang Hwan          SCKF
Renshi  Shin, Youn-soo          SCKO
Renshi  Ikeda, Ken              SCKO
Renshi  Miura, Yukiko           SCKO

October 2018 AUSKF Shimpan Seminar – Seattle, WA

September 3, 2018


Please find attached the announcement for the next AUSKF Shimpan Seminar to be held October 6th and 7th, 2018 in Seattle, WA. 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.

Thank you very much,

Mark Kerstein
AUSKF Competition Committee

Attachment (updated to include registration link and new venue)

Update 9/20/18:
Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control, the Seattle Shimpan Seminar location has been moved to a nearby facility: Chinook Middle School 8650 42nd Ave S, SeaTac, WA 98188. All other arrangements will be the same.

In addition Saturdays dinner location will be at Bison Pizza, see the address and information in the revised announcement which is attached.