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:


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
    ・Central Park Hotel Songdo
    ・Hotel L’art City & Park

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

3rd AUSKF Adult/Mudansha Kendo Seminar – May 19-20 in Salt Lake City, Utah

March 10, 2018

3rd AUSKF Adult/Mudansha Kendo Seminar
May 19-20, 2018 (Salt Lake City, Utah)!
Providing Customized Instruction and Guidance to Adult Kenshi

We are so excited to announce the 3rd AUSKF Adult/Mudansha Seminar, to be held May 19-20th at University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah! We had such a great turnout and response last year, and this year we are making it even better! This seminar will 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!

Please pass the below details to your federation members and encourage them to sign up soon:
May 19th: 9am – 5pm
May 20th: 9am – 3pm
University of Utah
George S Eccles Student Life Center – High Courts
1836 Student Life Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Instructors – To Be Announced

Mail All Camp Fees ($50 Registration, $15 Lunch per day and $35 Sayonara Party ONLY):
Steven Sasaki
3016 W Matterhorn Dr
Taylorsville, UT 84129
Please make all checks to: “All United States Kendo Federation”
DEADLINE: Friday, May 4th, 2018

Headquarters Hotel
University Guest House and Conference Center
110 Fort Douglas Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
(801) 587-1000
Toll free 888) 416-4075
$125/night + 12.92% tax

Sayonara Dinner
Saturday, May 19th at 6:30 pm
Dim Sum House
1158 S State St
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
$35/person (alcoholic beverages not included)

Divisions (Subject to Change Based on Participation)
• 0-6kyu Adults
• 5-4kyu Adults Under 35
• 5-4kyu Adults 35+
• 3-1kyu Adults Under 35
• 3-1kyu Adults 35+
• Yudansha Adults (Yudansha are welcome, especially those kenshi who started after 18 Years Old)

The online registration will be available in the next few days at the AUSKF Education website

AUSKF Education

No Foreign Kendo Leader’s Seminar in Kitamoto this year

February 4, 2018

Dear President of AUSKF Member Federation.

Thank you very much for understanding and supporting AUSKF. I received a notece from All Japan Kendo Federation as follows. Please your member clubs and members.

AJKF will not hold the Foreign Kendo Leader’s Seminar in Kitamoto this year.

Shinobu Maeda

All Japan Kendo Enbu Taikai (Kyoto Taikai) Application

January 26, 2018

To AUSKF Member Federation President,

Please distribute the attached information of All Japan Kendo Enbu Taikai (Kyoto Taikai) to your members and clubs.

Since AJKF’s deadline is February 20 (Tue), 2018, applicants should email
① Application Form
② A Copy of Rank (Dan) Menjo
③ A Copy of Shogo Menjo
to Shinobu Maeda (
by February 17(Sat), 2018

Shinobu Maeda

information (pdf)
application form (xls)

Kendo High rank and Shogo examination on April 15, 2018

January 23, 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 April 15, 2018 (Sunday) after the board meeting at:
Marina High School
15871 Springdale St, Huntington Beach, CA 92649

followed by critiques and seminar.

Please distribute the attached information to your member clubs.

The deadline of the application is March 30, 2018 (Friday).

Michio Kajitani
VP Promotion & Examination, AUSKF

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

info packet (updated 1/24/18 to correct title)
Marina High map
hotel info

Update 2/6/2018:
Please also distribute the link below and encourage the applicants to fill this form in the link. That will help us organize the shinsa without error. Thank you very much for your corporation.

Update 3/11/2018:
I have been receiving applications. Please let the applicants know if they send the mail with ‘signature required’ mail, it will most likely be returned. My work schedule just does not allow me to stay home nor go to the post office to pick up the mail.

Thank you,
Michio Kajitani

Jr. Nationals 2018 Details

January 21, 2018

Greetings AUSKF board members and federation presidents,

Attached is the registration form the 2018 AUSKF Jr. Nationals. Please return the completed form to us by March 1, 2018 to

We ask for your cooperation in returning completed forms on time to help the tournament committee construct brackets which will subsequently be shared.

Cheers and thank you!

AUSKF Tournament Committee

Attachment: registration form (xlsx) updated, see below

Update 1/25/18:
The registration form has been updated. The previous form did not include registration for the number of teams federations will be entering in the teams division. Federations can enter up to 2 teams for each division adhering to the age guidelines outlined here:

Update 1/30/18:
– Shiai rules have been posted, see link
– Like last year, we will be selecting 5 kenshi from the 14-15 years old division to represent the AUSKF in the All Japan Dojo Youth Kendo Tournament in July 2018 in Tokyo Japan. We encourage you to share this with eligible kenshi to motivate them to sign up and participate.
– Shinpan who are considering signing up to volunteer should be available one hour before the tournament starts for a shinpan meeting.
– Selected shinpan who reside outside of Southern California will have hotels booked on their behalf. Those residing in Southern California are expected to have their own accommodations already coordinated.

All the above information is available on our Info page ( and Travel page (

Update 2/26/18:
This a friendly reminder that registration forms are due by Thursday, March 1, 2018 to

Also we’ve had a few questions about girls entering both a girls division AND a mixed boys/girls division. To clarify, please note that a kenshi can only enter one individual division and one team division.

We ask for your cooperation in returning completed forms on time to help the tournament committee construct brackets which will subsequently be shared.

Update 2/28/18:
Regarding payment:
– Please make checks payable to: All United States Kendo Federation
– Mail them to this address: Yuji Onitsuka, 1830 Chablis Way, Gonzales Ca 93926

Update 3/8/18:
Brackets for the Junior Open Nationals 2018 are now available. They can be viewed in the Brackets section of our Info page:

Zip files of both preliminary round and tournament round brackets are also attached:
preliminary brackets
tournament brackets

Update 319/18:
A basic schedule for the 2018 Jr. National Open Championships is available on our site: