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)


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

AUSKF 8 Dan Tour- East Cost

January 30, 2019

Ishida Yoji – Kyoshi 8 Dan and Ishida Mariko – Kyoshi 7 Dan
Itinerary for the tour below:

Detroit – Saturday, February 16th
10AM – 3:45PM at Seaholm High School
2436 W Lincoln St., Birmingham, MI 48009

New York – Tuesday, February 19th
6:45PM – 8:30PM (Gym opens at 6PM)
(New York City Kendo Club) Jan Hus Church
351 East 74th St., New York, NY 10021

Washington DC – Thursday, February 21st
6PM – 9PM at (Fudokan Dojo) Sidwell Friends Lower School
5100 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814

For additional details on the events, please contact Detroit Kendo Dojo, New York City Kendo Club, or Fudokan Dojo.

AUSKF Education

Update 2/1/19: add New York details above

2019 AJKF Foreign Kendo Leader’s Summer Seminar

December 31, 2018

Dear AUSKF Member Federation Presidents:

On behalf of Yoshiteru Tagawa/AUSKF President, attached to the email is the AJKF invitation information for the 2019 AJKF Foreign Kendo Leader’s Summer Seminar to be held on July 19 – July 26, 2019 in Kitamoto City, Japan.

Each of the fifteen (15) AUSKF member federations are requested to notify your respective dojo members regarding the 2019 Foreign Kendo Leader’s Summer Seminar; please SUBMIT by email by AUSKF DUE DATE: January 31, 2019, the names of the recommended participant(s) from your AUSKF member federation.

At the November 10 & 11, 2018 AUSKF board of directors meeting, the AUSKF PPG Appendix D: 2019 Rotation list of AUSKF member federations that will be considered to prioritize the three (3) AUSKF recommended participants, was reviewed and approved as follows: #1. NCKF. #2. SEUSKF. #3. ECUSKF. #4. WKF. #5. AEUSKF. #6. SUSKIF. #7. PNKF. #8. GNEUSKF. #9. CCKF. #10. SCKF. #11. SWKIF. #12. RMKIF. #13. EUSKF. #14. SCKO. #15. MWKF.

During the 2019 selection procedure by Yoshiteru Tagawa/AUSKF President; the above noted rotation order will be used, AFTER the AUSKF DUE DATE: January 31, 2019, from the names of the interested AUSKF participants received from the fifteen (15) AUSKF member federations. Subsequently, the names of the three (3) AUSKF recommended participants will be submitted to the AJKF administration officials. [Note: In the past several years of the AUSKF participation in the AJKF Foreign Kendo Leader’s Seminar program; the AUSKF has been approved a minimum of two (2) participants each year. Thereafter, due to limitations of the AJKF budgeted costs, etc., any additional AUSKF participants, exceeding the two (2) AUSKF selected participants, have generally not been allowed, to date]

Please provide, by the AUSKF DUE DATE: January 31, 2019, the following information for EACH recommended AUSKF participant by email to : Yoshiteru Tagawa/AUSKF President duketagawa@gmail.com, Shinobu Maeda/AUSKF Exec VP maeda.shinobu@gmail.com

  1. Given name and Family name of the participant recommended; if more than one participant name is submitted, indicate priority order: e.g. #1., #2, etc.
  2. Gender: M/F
  3. Date of Birth: Year/Month/Day (age)
  4. Dan [Note: Recommended kendo rank is 3 dan up to 6 dan in principle]
  5. Home address of recommended participant(s).
  6. Telephone & Fax number of recommended participant(s).
  7. email address of recommended participant(s).

Thank you so much for your attention to the above information.

Shinobu Maeda, AUSKF Executive Vice-president for:
Yoshiteru Tagawa, AUSKF President

November 2018 Kodansha Exam Results

December 15, 2018

Congratulations to all who passed the kodansha promotional exam held 11/11/18
in Dallas TX:

Rank    Name                    Federation
5 dan   Yoshida, Mitsukuni      MWKF
5 dan   Fukui, Hiroki           SEUSKF
5 dan   Ro, Eui Rae             SEUSKF
5 dan   Sasaki, Mark Masakuni   MWKF
5 dan   Boettcher, Satoko       ECUSKF
6 dan   Fukuno, Masanao         SCKO
6 dan   Shin, Paul H            GNEUSKF
7 dan   Matsuura, Yutaro        MWKF
Renshi  Makino, Nathan Jun      SCKO
Renshi  Yang, Song Yi           SCKF
Renshi  Ichimura, Russell M     SWKIF
Kyoshi  Harada, Brandon Takeye  SCKF

All Japan High School Kaiseiki (魁星旗) Tournament Tryout Notification

November 30, 2018

Dear AUSKF Presidents and Supporters,

All United States Kendo Federation has been invited for the first time
to participate in the All Japan High School Kaiseiki Tournament, which
will be held in Akita, Japan during March 24th – March 31, 2019
(tentative). More than 370 teams throughout Japan attend this
“kachinuki” style team match, where the winner remains. AUSKF will hold
an open tryout elimination to select five senior boys that meet the
following requirements.

Please see the attached tryout information and application form.
Questions can be directed to Danny Yang Sensei at dnyang112@hotmail.com

Thank you,
AUSKF Education

application form
– individuals: please check with your federation for its deadline

Update 2/4/19:
The 5 selected Kaiseiki member from AUSKF will go to Japan 3/24-3/31. They will join RENSEI practical match all day on 3/25-28 and participate the Tournament on 3/29-31

Tylor Wang      2dan   WKF   ILDO
Bryan Yoo       2dan   WKF   ILDO
Riki Okawa      2dan   SCKO  Long Beach
Noah Nakayama   1dan   SCKF  Industry Sheriff's
Daichi Sakuma   2dan   MWKF  Detroit Kendo Dojo

​FIK American Zone Kendo Referee Seminar (01-26 & 27-2019)

November 9, 2018

​Dear Presidents of AUSKF member federation

Please be informed that “FY2018 FIK American Zone Kendo Referee Seminar” will be held in Dallas TX  on Saturday 26th , Sunday 27th, January 2019. Please distribute this information to your member clubs, and collect all participants’ information from your federation.

AUSKF accepts application forms and one check only from the president of each AUSKF member federation.

(FY2018″ means the term from April 2018 to March 2019).

FIK Instructors

1)    Kazuo Furukawa sensei, Kendo Hanshi 8 Dan
2)    Masahiro Inadomi sensei, Kendo Kyoshi 8 Dan
3)    Toshiya Ishida sensei, Kendo Kyoshi 8 Dan

We are honored to have excellent instructors from FIK, and I hope many of us will make the most of this special opportunity.  I strongly advise those who are Kendo 6 dan (Renshi) & 7 dan (Kyoshi), and who are going to take the Promotion examination for shogo to participate in this seminar.

  • Please peruse attached files and submit one “Application Form” (contains all participants’ information of your federation) to maeda.shinobu@gmail.com , CC: duketagawa@gmail.com by December 1st, 2018.
  • Please send this form and one check (total Banquet fee – payable to AUSKF) to Shinobu Maeda ( 2035 Golden Meadow Way, Bartow, FL 33830 )
  • In case of no participants in your federation, please inform to maeda.shinobu@gmail.com

Yoshiteru Tagawa
President, AUSKF

application form
– individuals: please check with your federation for its deadline

Update 11/13/18:
Lunch fee on Saturday ($12) is to be paid by the participants individually when they go to the dinning commons.

Update 1/18/19:
In order to save the time of registration and lunch break,
1. We will set a registration table in the Double Tree Hotel Lobby on Friday 25, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. You will receive your zekken # seal and banquet ticket.
2. Please pay the lunch fee in exact cash ($12.25 tax included) when you register.
3. On 26 (Sat) Registration and lunch payment starts 8:00 am at the Gym. We recommend to register on Friday.