August 2017 Kodansha Exam Results

September 16, 2017

Congratulations to all who passed the kodansha promotional exam held 8/6/17 in Ann Arbor MI:

Rank    Name                Federation
5 Dan   Julie Chen          PNKF
5 Dan   Yong Hoon Cho       SWKIF
5 Dan   Cece Choi           WKF
5 Dan   Robert Cochran      MWKF
5 Dan   Shigetoshi Eda      SEUSKF
5 Dan   Jarrod Hatakeyama   SCKF
5 Dan   Hyun Kim            AEUSKF
5 Dan   Junichi Kusakabe    AEUSKF
5 Dan   James E London      SEUSKF
5 Dan   Bob Mack            MWKF
5 Dan   Masato Nakamura     GNEUSKF
5 Dan   Evan Nava           AEUSKF
5 Dan   Hidemi Saito        MWKF
5 Dan   Takayuki Shirai     GNEUSKF
5 Dan   Takaya Zembayashi   SCKF
6 Dan   Kwang Soo Chong     AEUSKF
Renshi  Lee Henry           AEUSKF
Renshi  Yutaro Matsuura     MWKF
Renshi  Masayasu Miyajima   MWKF
Renshi  Takaaki Sato        MWKF
Renshi  Takeshi Tokunaga    NCKF
Kyoshi  Hajime Sugawara     MWKF
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2017-11-12 AUSKF Kendo Promotion Exam

August 21, 2017

Dear Member Federation Presidents,

I have attached the information of the November AUSKF Promotion Examination.
Please distribute it to your members.

SIncerely,
Shinobu Maeda
Promotion & Examination, AUSKF

Attachment: application packet

Deadline: October 27, 2017 (no late applications will be accepted)
Note: federation signature is required, so check with your federation for its deadline.

Update 9/14/17: the hotels below are near the gym

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta North Druid Hills
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2061 N Druid Hills Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 321-4174

Hampton Inn Atlanta-North Druid Hills
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1975 N Druid Hills Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 320-6600


Regarding Promotional Exams in Japan

April 18, 2017

Dear President & Vice-President of AUSKF Member Federations,

The following is the request from All Japan Kendo Federation. Please inform following information to your members.

* AJKF will not accept application form individually. AUSKF must send all the application forms to AJKF together.

Please be aware of the following Exam Date & AUSKF Deadline of the examinations.

  1. Email “Foreign Exam Application (Application Request Form)” to Shinobu Maeda (VP Promotion & Examination Committee)..
  2. Request the president of member federation to email **Recommendation (Renshi, & Kyoshi applicants only) to VP Promotion & Examination prior to the AUSKF Deadline.

    This will be the information for the AUSKF President to make the applicant’s Recommendation.

    **Conditions for Recommendation for Renshi/Kyoshi

    1. Presently practice Kendo on a regular basis
    2. Play a leading role in the Kendo society of your country, possess great judgment and live sound life
    3. Have attended the official seminars organized by FIK and/or FIK affiliated organizations (including EKF/LAKC)
    4. Are recognized for having sufficient knowledge of Nippon Kendo Kata, Refereeing, Coaching methods and the competence for Jitsugi that are necessary for Renshi
    5. The President of the organization can guarantee that you possess such sufficient knowledge and competence
    6. Have retained the necessary experience in coaching and refereeing
    7. Live in your country and have been a registered member of your organization for at least 1 year; and will continue to live in your country and be a registered member of your organization at least 1 year from now
  3.  “Application Form for AJKF” will be emailed to the applicants as soon as his/her all Request Form, a copy of current rank, (**Recommendation for Renshi / Kyoshi), and a check are received by VP President of Promotion & Examination.
  4.  “Application Form to AJKF” should be filled and emailed back to the VP Promotion & Examination by the AUSKF Deadline.
  5. The direction for examination from AJKF will be distributed to each applicants.
  6. Please follow the direction from AJKF:
    https://www.kendo-fik.org/english-page/english-page2/AJKF-Event-Schedule.htm

  7. Application request (including copy of Menjo, check, and Renshi/Kyoshi recommendation) due dates to AUSKF:
    Exam Date  
    Place
     
    Examination
    AUSKF Deadline
    Aug 19 Nagano Kendo 7 Dan Jun 2
    Aug 20 Nagano Kendo 6 Dan Jun 2
    Aug 26 Fukuoka Kendo 7 Dan Jun 2
    Aug 27 Fukuoka Kendo 6 Dan Jun 2
     
    Nov 18 Nagoya Kendo 7 Dan Sep 1
    Nov 19 Nagoya Kendo 6 Dan Sep 1
    Nov 25 Hachioji Kendo 6 Dan Sep 1
    Nov 27
      or 28
    Tokyo
     
    Kendo 7 Dan
     
    Sep 1
     
    Nov 29
      or 30
    Tokyo
     
    Kendo 8 Dan
     
    Sep 1
     
     
    Nov 18 Tokyo Iaido 6, 7 Dan Sep 1
     
    Aug 4 Kumamoto Jodo 6, 7 Dan May 9
    Jan 12
    (2018)
    Tokyo
     
    Jodo 6, 7 Dan
     
    Nov 3
     
     
    Nov 27
     
    *Documentary Exam
    (Tokyo)
    Jodo, Iaido, Kendo Renshi Aug 14
     
    Nov 11
     
    (Written Test will be held in Tokyo) Kendo Kyoshi
     
    Aug 7
     

Shinobu Maeda
VP Promotion and Examination

Attachment: docx version of announcement


April 2017 Kodansha Exam Results

April 14, 2017

Congratulations to all who passed the kodansha promotional exam held 4/9/17 in San Jose CA:

Rank    Name             Federation
5 Dan   Scott Chang      SCKF
5 Dan   Cheng-yu Chen    NCKF
5 Dan   Dale Hatakeyama  NCKF
5 Dan   Hidenori Kongo   SCKF
5 Dan   Jeffrey Marsten  PNKF
5 Dan   Hitoshi Tanabe   NCKF
5 Dan   Linda Tanaka     NCKF
5 Dan   Hiroaki Yano     SCKO
5 Dan   Suzan Zau        SCKF
6 Dan   Jason Brown      SCKF
6 Dan   Dong Jin Huh     SCKF
6 Dan   Sunmi Lim        WKF
6 Dan   Taisuke Mori     MWKF
6 Dan   Shinji Onitsuka  NCKF
6 Dan   Kijae Song       WKF
6 Dan   Teruo Tamano     SCKO
7 Dan   Kevin Abe        SCKF
7 Dan   Masataka Sakaue  SCKF
Renshi  Jimmy Eitoku     NCKF
Kyoshi  Masayasu Ando    PNKF
Kyoshi  Tetsuo Komizu    SWKIF

April 2017 Promotional Exam

February 27, 2017

Date: April 9 (Sun)
12:30 PM – Registration (Gym opens at 10:30 am)
1:00 PM – Promotion Exam (5 Dan & Above, Shogo)
4:15 pm – Follow-up Seminar and Keiko
Location: Leigh High School Gym
  5210 Leigh Ave, San Jose CA 95124

See application packet for more details. (updated 3/1/17)

Deadline: March 31, 2017 (No late applications will be accepted)
Note: federation signature is required, so check with your federation for its deadline.


Updated Promotion Exam Fees

January 29, 2017

Dear AUSKF Member Federation Presidents & Vice-Presidents of Promotion,

Since 1997, the promotion exam & menjo (certificate/register) fees have not changed. After 20 years of unchanged fees, AUSKF decided to revise the fees based on its necessities and current fees practiced in other countries. I’ve attached the revised AUSKF Promotion Exam & Certificate (Register) Fee structure which was approved by the AUSKF Board of Directors on November 13, 2016 and takes effect for any promotion exam conducted on or after April 1, 2017 by the AUSKF or AUSKF Member Federations.

Please distribute the revised schedule to the appropriate members of your federation.

Sincerely,
Shinobu Maeda
VP Promotion & Examination, AUSKF

attachment: document


November 2016 Kodansha Exam Results

November 22, 2016

Congratulations to all who passed the kodansha promotional exam held 11/13/16 in Palisades Park NJ:

Rank    First Name   Last Name    Federation
5 Dan   Sean         Ferry        GNEUSKF
5 Dan   Bruce L.     Gingrich     EUSKF
5 Dan   Travis       Hill         MWKF
5 Dan   Peter        Houston      SWKIF
5 Dan   Steven       Hsueh        SCKO
5 Dan   Sangsu       Lee          SEUSKF
5 Dan   Heejoo       Lee          SCKO
5 Dan   Steve Siwoo  Lee          WKF
5 Dan   Alexander    Lin          AEUSKF
5 Dan   Yuichi       Miura        AEUSKF
5 Dan   Hidemitsu    Mizusawa     MWKF
5 Dan   Masahiko     Negita       AEUSKF
5 Dan   Chang        Park         NCKF
5 Dan   Craig        Philbeck     SEUSKF
5 Dan   Yuka         Saathoff     MWKF
5 Dan   Sung Jun     Son          AEUSKF
5 Dan   Sungmin      Ro           SEUSKF
5 Dan   Arata        Tamura       SEUSKF
5 Dan   Yoichiro     Tsunoda      AEUSKF
5 Dan   David        Yang         EUSKF
6 Dan   Naoaki       Tanimura     PNKF
6 Dan   Ryoma        Tominaga     GNEUSKF
6 Dan   B. Moon      Yang         AEUSKF
7 Dan   Song Yi      Yang         SCKF
7 Dan   Brandon T    Harada       SCKF
7 Dan   Kazuyo       Matsuda      EKF
7 Dan   Tadanori     Okazaki      AEUSKF
Renshi  Moses        Becerra      SEUSKF
Renshi  Sung Hwan    Kim          SEUSKF
Renshi  Won Hee      Lee          SCKO
Renshi  Takuya       Manome       MWKF
Renshi  Eiko         Ooka         AEUSKF
Renshi  Spencer      Wong         AEUSKF
Kyoshi  Christopher  Yang         SCKF