2019 AUSKF Kodansha Seminar – June 1-2, 2019 in Las Vegas

March 16, 2019

Dear AUSKF Federation Presidents and Supporters:

Thank you all for your continued support and enthusiasm for all of our AUSKF Education events. We are receiving great feedback and hope to continue to create programs that are aimed at various sectors of our kendo population in the US.
In furtherance of this goal, we are very pleased to announce the 1st AUSKF Kodansha Seminar to be held June 1st and 2nd in Las Vegas!!! This seminar will be led by our very own Hanshi 8 Dan, Yoshiteru Tagawa Sensei. In addition to a focus on high-level kendo techniques and instruction, we will be going over Bokuto Ni Yoru Kendo Kihon Waza Keiko Ho.

More information, including registration instructions will follow shortly, but the tentative schedule is below:

Saturday, June 1st
9-9:30AM: Registration
9:30AM-5PM: Seminar
7-10PM: Party

Sunday, June 2nd
9-9:30AM: Registration
9:30-2:PM: Seminar

Location
Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA
4141 Meadows Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89107
https://www.lasvegasymca.org/locations/bill-lillie-heinrich-ymca

Sayonara Dinner
Saturday Evening
Location – TBD
Regards,
AUSKF Education

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2019 AUSKF Adult Seminar – June 1-2, 2019 in Las Vegas

March 16, 2019

Dear AUSKF Federation Presidents and Supporters:

We are so excited to announce the 4th AUSKF Adult Seminar, to be held June 1st and 2nd in Las Vegas!!! This seminar is aimed at providing motivation and support to a very important group with our AUSKF population. It will also give Adult Kenshi the opportunity to meet their fellow Kenshi from all across the United States. We will continue to focus on providing tailored instruction and guidance to those who started kendo as an adult (18+), so BOTH Adult Kyu and Yudansha are both welcome to join!

More information, including registration instructions will follow shortly, but the tentative schedule is below:

Saturday, June 1st
9-9:30AM: Registration
9:30AM-5PM: Seminar
7-10PM: Party

Sunday, June 2nd
9-9:30AM: Registration
9:30-2:00PM: Seminar

Location
Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA
4141 Meadows Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89107
https://www.lasvegasymca.org/locations/bill-lillie-heinrich-ymca

Sayonara Dinner
Saturday Evening
Location – TBD
Regards,
AUSKF Education


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.
http://auskf.org/docs/2018/Kendo5to7ApplicationDanForm.htm

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.

Airports:
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.

Sincerely,
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

Attachments:
preliminary info
regulations


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).

Sincerely,
Shinobu Maeda
Exec VP, AUSKF

Attachments:
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.

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