AUSKF Summer Camp – August 17-19, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV

May 9, 2018

Dear AUSKF Federation Presidents and Supporters

We are so excited to announce that the 2018 AUSKF Summer Camp will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 17th (Friday) through August 19th (Sunday). We will have an exciting program and are expecting special guest senseis to join this camp, whom we will announce soon.

Thank you all for your continued support and enthusiasm for all of our AUSKF Education events.

More details to follow soon!!!

AUSKF Education

Update 6/6/18:
​The registration for this event is officially available online now at the
AUSKF Education website

The two guest Sensei will be Kunihide Koda Sensei (Hanshi 8 Dan) and
Masahiro Inadomi Sensei (Kyoshi 8 Dan).

Update 6/22/18
Kodansha shinsa registration is now available, see announcement


3rd AUSKF Women’s Kendo Seminar – July 14-15 in Southern California

May 3, 2018

Please keep your schedules open for this upcoming event. This year, we will be welcoming back former Team Japan and World Champion Yukiko Takami!!! We are hopeful that this event will bring together the girls and women throughout the United States to learn kendo from one of the top female kenshi in Japan as well as top instructors from AUSKF!

We will have a full day seminar on July 14th (Saturday) and a half-day on July 15th (Sunday). More details to follow soon!!!

AUSKF Education

Update 5/22/18:
The registration for this event is now available online at the AUSKF Education website

April 2018 Kodansha Exam Results

April 29, 2018

Congratulations to all who passed the kodansha promotional exam held 4/15/18 in Huntington Beach CA:

Rank    Name                    Federation
5 dan   Steele Arashi           SCKF
5 dan   Lorimer Isabel          SCKO
5 dan   Kim Burm                MWKF
5 dan   Tamura Chiaki           SEUSKF
5 dan   Kan Joshua              SWKIF
5 dan   Muro Daisuke            MWKF
5 dan   Schultzel Matthew       SCKF
5 dan   Van Zutphen Cornelius   SCKF
5 dan   Kim Tommy               WKF
5 dan   Lee Chul                SCKO
5 dan   Vahl James              SCKF
5 dan   Kobayashi Kazunori      SCKF
5 dan   Sunwoo Eric             SCKF
5 dan   Yatomi Carolyn          SCKO
5 dan   Kim Neung               WKF
5 dan   Kosaka Wayne            NCKF
6 dan    KIM JEEHWAN            MWKF
6 dan   Kang Ryan               SCKO
6 dan   Barr Ryoko              SEUSKF
6 dan   Martinez Agustin        NCKF
Renshi  Zo Munik                WKF
Renshi  Song Kenneth            WKF
Renshi  Lim Sunmi               WKF
Renshi  Kajioka Atsushi         SCKO
Renshi  Nakano Eiichiro         SCKO
Renshi  Takahashi Kenji         SCKF

17WKC Referee Selection

April 29, 2018

In accordance with the Program & Regulations of the 17WKC, the Referee Selection Committee has selected the following persons as the 17WKC presiding referee, and referees.

Presiding Referee (Shinpan/Court Shunin)
– Mr. YoshiteruTagawa

– Mr. Shozo Kato, Mr. Tim Yuge, Mr. Shinobu Maeda, Mr. Michio Kajitani,
   Mr. Douglas Imanishi, Mr. Hayato Okawa.

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