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

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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

November 2016 AUSKF Promotional Exam

September 27, 2016

Date: November 13 (Sun)
12:30 PM – Registration (Gym opens at 10:30 am)
1:00 PM – Promotion Exam (5 Dan & Above, Shogo)
4:30 pm – Follow-up Seminar and Keiko
Location: Palisades Park High School Gym
  1 Veterans Blvd, Palisades Park NJ  07650 (Nearest airport is Newark NJ / EWR)

Deadline: October 31, 2016 (No late applications will be accepted)
See application file for more details.

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


August 2016 Kodansha Exam Results

September 7, 2016

Congratulations to all who passed the kodansha promotional exam held 8/21/16 in Stanford CA:

Rank    First Name   Last Name    Federation
5 Dan   Katsunori    Matsushita   AEUSKF
5 Dan   Minoru       Segawa       SCKO
5 Dan   Young        Yoon         SCKF
5 Dan   Warren Wonil Kim          WKF
5 Dan   George       Ogawa        NCKF
5 Dan   Brian        Olson        SCKF
6 Dan   Ai           Nakayama     PNKF
6 Dan   Yukiko       Miura        SCKO
6 Dan   Yasuyuki     Shimada      NCKF
6 Dan   Keiko        Umemura      AEUSKF
6 Dan   Masayasu     Miyajima     MWKF
6 Dan   Takeshi      Tokunaga     NCKF
6 Dan   Atsushi      Kajioka      SCKO
6 Dan   Takaaki      Sato         MWKF
7 Dan   Jimmy Ken    Eitoku       NCKF
Renshi  Sandip       Ghodgaonkar  SCKO
Renshi  Dong Su      Lee          WKF
Renshi  Hiroshi      Ichimura     NCKF
Renshi  Naoki        Nagatani     SCKF
Renshi  Akira        Mizunoue     NCKF 

AUSKF Summer Camp 2016 – Guest Sensei Announcement

June 7, 2016

We are very excited to be able to confirm that the two guest sensei from
Japan for the 2016 AUSKF Summer Camp will be Toru Kamei sensei (8dan
Hanshi – Kumamoto Prefecture) and Toshiya Ishida sensei (8dan Kyoshi –
Tokyo Prefecture). While both senseis are renowned throughout Japan and
the world, here is a short list of some of their achievements:

TORU KAMEI SENSEI
Hanshi 8 Dan
All Japan Kendo Championship 2nd Place
All Japan 8th Dan Championship 2nd Place
All Japan 7th Dan Championship 1st Place (5 times)
All Japan Police Team Championship 1st Place

TOSHIYA ISHIDA SENSEI
Kyoshi 8 Dan
World Kendo Championships 1st Place Team Division
World Kendo Championships 3rd Place Individual Division
All Japan Kendo Championship 1st Place (2 times)
All Japan 8th Dan Championship 1st Place
All Japan 7th Dan Championship 1st Place (2 times)
All Japan Police Team Championship 1st Place (3 times)
All Japan Police Individual Championship 1st Place

We are extremely excited to have both Kamei sensei and Ishida sensei
joining us for this event! Please forward this information on to your
federation members.

As a reminder, you can register for the AUSKF Summer Camp here:
http://auskf-education.com/?p=700. Please note the deadline for
registration is JULY 6th.

AUSKF Education Committee

Update 6/9/16:
Kodansha shinsa general information has been uploaded.
Note: federation signature is required, so check with your federation for its deadline.


April 2016 Kodansha Exam Results

April 18, 2016

Congratulations to all who passed the kodansha promotional exam held 4/10/16 in Seattle WA:

Renshi  Rod              Faghani     GNEUSKF
7 Dan   Vincent Jr-Peng  Lan         EUSKF
6 Dan   Ken              Ikeda       SCKO
6 Dan   Youn-Soo         Shin        SCKO
6 Dan   Won Chel         Yong        AEUSKF
5 Dan   Takuya           Hasegawa    SCKF
5 Dan   David            Hiromura    AEUSKF
5 Dan   Yoshijiro        Kariya      SCKF
5 Dan   Alex             Kim         GNEUSKF
5 Dan   Pavel            Litterback  SEUSKF
5 Dan   Hajime           Mori        SCKO
5 Dan   Arisa            Nakamori    NCKF
5 Dan   George           Nakayama    PNKF
5 Dan   Jung Sik         Pak         AEUSKF
5 Dan   Sean             Park        SCKO
5 Dan   Tim              Rasmusson   AEUSKF
5 Dan   William Patrick  Register    SEUSKF
5 Dan   Teruki           Tsukioka    AEUSKF