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

AUSKF 2018 Membership Registration

February 28, 2018

Dear President of AUSKF Member Federation,

This is my first communication with you as the new Treasurer of AUSKF Board. It is my great honor to introduce myself. If you do not know me, please feel free to contact me anytime.

Today, I am contacting you regarding the 2018 AUSKF membership registration.
Please find attached letter for the registration information.

Online Registration
So far, seven federations (AEUSKF, ECUSKF, GNEUSKF, MWKF, PNKF, SEUSKF, and SWKIF) have signed up to use the new online system. Travis Stronach and Steve Hoff have been volunteering their time for software development and improvement, and we are excited to keep making progress on the online registration portal. We strongly encourage the remaining federations to join the online registration system. It will significantly reduce the amount of administrative work at every dojo, federation, and AUSKF stage, and it will also allow individual kenshi to take ownership of their accounts and keep their profiles current.
Please see the benefits here.

If your federation choses to remain in the spreadsheet registration, please follow the steps and instructions carefully. You can find the instructions here.

Lastly, if you have any question regarding the registration, please email me at


Keiko Umemura
AUSKF Treasurer

Attachment: letter

2018 AUSKF Iaido Summer Camp and Jodo Seminar

February 26, 2018

Please join us at the 2018 AUSKF Iaido Summer Camp and Jodo Seminar!

DATE: Thursday, May 31 – Monday, June 4, 2018

LOCATION: George S Eccles Student Life Center at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Teruo Mitani Sensei (Iaido 8th Dan Hanshi from Kochi Prefecture)
Atsumi Hatakenaka Sensei (Iaido 8 Dan Kyoshi from Tokyo Prefecture)

Thursday (May 31, 2018) – Iaido Seminar (9:00 AM – 4:45 PM)
Friday (June 1, 2018) – Iaido Seminar (9:00 AM – 4:30 PM)
Saturday (June 2, 2018) – AUSKF Iaido Championships (9:00 AM – 4:30 PM)
Sunday (June 3, 2018) – Iaido Shinsa (9:00 AM – 11:45 AM), Jodo Seminar (1:00 PM – 4:00 PM), Jodo Shinsa (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Monday (June 4, 2018) – Jodo Seminar (9:00 AM – 11:30 AM)

EVENT HOTEL: University Guest House & Conference Center. Call 1(888)416-4075, and mention the group name AUSKF National Iaido Camp.



If you have any questions about the event, please contact Steve Sasaki (Salt Lake Kendo & Iaido Kyokai), If you have any questions on registration, please contact Monica Iwakabe,

Please share this with other members in your dojo and federation. Hope to see you there!

Monica Iwakabe
AUSKF Iaido Chairperson

Team USA T-Shirt Fundraiser

February 5, 2018

Dear Federation Representatives:

Thank you for your continued support of Team USA Kendo. With the 17th World Kendo Championships quickly approaching, each and every team member has been hard at work preparing to represent AUSKF in Incheon, South Korea.

Starting this month, we will begin our Team USA t-shirt fundraiser. As in previous years, all proceeds will go toward supporting the team. Your support of not only Team USA, but this program in particular, has always been a huge part of our success at the World Kendo Championships.

All details regarding sizes, payment, contact information, and additional donation opportunities can be found on the attached form. Please note that all orders received by February 28th, 2018, will be delivered to federation representatives at the AUSKF Junior Open National Championships in April.

Please forward this email and order form to your federation’s dojo’s – we’d like to spread the word about this fundraiser to as many people as possible.

Thank you in advance for all of your support.

Yuji Onitsuka
Team USA Manager, 2018


February 4, 2018

Dear federation presidents,

Back in 2006, became the official domain name for the AUSKF website. was deprecated, because we could not gain ownership of it (long story).

If anyone contacts you about the auskf website being down, please direct them to, which is alive and well.

In the meantime, we are trying once again to reach the owner of, but the results are not certain.

Regardless, please be sure to use going forward.

Thank you!
Jean Kodama, Webmaster