High rank kendo shinsa April 14, 2019 Seattle, WA

February 16, 2019

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 April 14, 2019 (Sunday) after the ASUKF board meeting at:
Tyee Highschool: 4424 S 188th Street, Seattle, WA 98188
Date: Sunday, April 14, 2019
12:30 pm – 12:55pm Registration
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Test 5 Dan & above, Shogo
(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:
Radisson Hotel Seattle Airpot
18118 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188: (206) 244-6666 radisson.com
Courtesy Block for attendees are available: Deadline is March 14 . Let the hotel know it is at the AUSKF rate, and e-mail to David Yotsuuye sensei: yotskendo@aol.com to let him know you are staying at that hotel.

Seattle Tacoma International airort (SEA)

If you have any question, please contact Promotion & Examination committee, AUSKF
Email: promotion@auskf.org

Please distribute this information to your members.
The deadline of the application is March 29, 2019 (Friday). No exceptions.

Michio Kajitani
VP Promotion & Examination, AUSKF
Email: promotion@auskf.org

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

Attachment: information packet (pdf)


2020 AUSKF National Championships Preliminary Information

February 10, 2019

Dear Federation Presidents,

It is my pleasure to announce that MWKF will host the next National Championships in 2020. The tournament location will be in the Detroit Area. The date and exact location will be sent later.

It is also a pleasure to announce 1 new individual division and 2 new team divisions. The new individual division is the senior women’s division (45+yrs & 3 Dan up). The new team divisions are the Girls Jr Youth Team and Girls Sr Youth team. Please see the attachments for more information.

Good luck to everyone,

Yuji Onitsuka
AUSKF VP of Competition

preliminary info

Kyoto Enbu Taikai 2019

February 4, 2019

Kyoto Enbu Taikai Will be held on May 2-5, 2019

1. Application deadline (AUSKF) is February 10, 2019.
Please email application form with the copies of your current Shogo and Dan certificates to to maeda.shinobu@gmail.com

2. Participation fee and payment method is directed on the information. Please pay the fee individually as is shown in the information by the deadline (February 19, 2019).

Shinobu Maeda

1. information letter
2. application form
3. map

2019 AUSKF Kendo Summer Camp

February 1, 2019

This year’s 2019 AUSKF Summer Camp will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah
on Friday, August 16th to Sunday, August 18, 2019.

Please see the attached flyer for additional information.

More details to be follow.

AUSKF Education

Attachment: flyer

Update 5/29/19
The instructors for the 2019 AUSKF Summer Camp will be:
Kendo Hanshi 8-Dan – Shinji Funatsu Sensei from Osaka
Kendo Kyoshi 8-Dan – Masaru Yamazaki from Aichi

Update 6/20/19
The registration is officially open for the 2019 AUSKF Summer Camp to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, August 16th, to Sunday, August 18th. We will have an exciting program scheduled and out two guest senseis will be Shinji Funatsu Sensei (Hanshi 8 Dan) from Osaka and Masaru Yamazaki Sensei (Kyoshi 8 Dan) from Aichi. We expect a great turnout and look forward to having many US kenshi participate, so please sign up now!!

Please use the following link or copy and paste the URL below into your browser.

The fee for the seminar and sayonara party can be made via PayPal using the following link:

Deadline is 7/31/19

Update 6/21/19
For shinsa information see this announcement