The Dallas/Fort Worth Kendo & Iaido Kyokai was founded in 1976 and has developed into a martial arts and cultural organization which seeks to promote the growth and development of the Japanese martial arts and their related cultural activities. For over 35 years, the Dallas/Fort Worth Kendo & Iaido Kyokai has continued to hold training classes; to host tournaments, seminars, and promotional testing for ranks; and to promote cultural development and awareness by performing demonstrations at schools and cultural events.
The annual DFWKIK Christmas party will be at May Dragon(right next to Mr. Sushi on Beltline) from 7pm-9pm on December 16th, 2017. The prices will be $33 for adults(including Children over the age of 10) and $17 for children under 10. Deadline for payment is December 10th, 2017. If you are paying in cash or check please turn it in to Simon Martinez.
The following Sunday will be the last practice of 2017, December 17th, 2017.
The First practice of 2018 will be January 2nd, 2018.
Online payment options are available on the payments page. Please continue monitoring the website, email list and facebook group for any other updates.
This Tuesday’s practice will be Kendo only with a focus on Shinsa Keiko. Students who will be testing this weekend at Houston should try to attend. In addition, there will be no practice Sunday October 29th, due to most of our senior members being out of town for the seminar.
Due to most of our senior members being in Austin this weekend for the Longhorn Taikai there will be no practice this Sunday October 15th. There will also be no practice on Tuesday October 31st. The remaining changes for this month are listed below:
Oct 10th Kendo only (shiai) – All team members should be in attendance for this
Oct 17th Iaido only (basic and advanced)
Oct 24th Kendo only (shinsa)
Nov Resume normal schedule.
Due to a scheduling conflict at the Greenhill School, there will be no Iaido or Kendo practice this Thursday, September 28th, 2017.
We have received the Fall AUSKF/SWKIF Membership Registration Forms, unfortunately we have a extremely SHORT deadline of Thursday the 28th, please complete the form and make payment via PayPal on the website.
If you are testing at the Fall Seminar and you are not an AUSKF/SWKIF Member, it is imperative that you register for Membership.
Please turn in your completed Membership Form and PayPal Payment Receipt to Ashley Moore.
If you are planning to test at the Fall Seminar in Houston on Sunday, the 29th of October, you must speak with Ichimura Sensei for approval. The Shinsa Application and payment must be completed online via the links below.
If you do not have an AUSKF ID Number, please enter 00000.
We are still awaiting information on the Membership Drive, so please continue with the Shinsa Registration Process if you are planning on testing.
The Deadline is the 14th of October.
In preparation for the Longhorn Taikai coming soon we are changing our Tuesday night schedules:
Sept 26 Kendo only (shiai).
Oct 3 Kendo only (basic and advanced).
Oct 10 Kendo only (shiai).
Oct 17 Iaido only (basic and advanced).
Oct 24 Kendo only (shinsa).
Oct 31 Pending, Iaido only (Halloween).
Nov Resume normal schedule.
To all team members, please be sure to attend as scheduled.
Due to the Dallas Japanese Association’s Japanese Fall Festival or Akimatsuri on Sunday, the 24th of September, Practice is cancelled, as the Dojo will be Participating in this event.
We will be performing an Enbu for both Iaido and Kendo at the Japanese Fall Festival at 12:30pm
DFWKIK will also be manning Booth A6 to provide information about our organization.
Please park in the designated area for Performers.
The Internal Registration Deadline for the SWKIF Fall Seminar is Thursday the 21st of September.
You will need to turn in the Registration Form, Liability Waiver and Payment or PayPal Payment Receipt. No incomplete paperwork will be accepted.
Please turn in your paperwork to Zach Gonzales.
Due to a School Event all members attending practice on Thursday the 7th of September, will need to park at the Greenhill Office Park at
14131 Midway Road , Addison, TX 75001.
Please arrive early since the temporary parking area is a good distance from the Gym.
Greenhill Office Park is located by the Hornet Road and Midway Road Entrance.
You will have to walk to the Gym from there.
The deadline to reserve a room at the Drury Inn in Austin for the Longhorn Taikai is this Thursday, September 7th. Anyone who is interested in competing or spectating should book a room if you have not done so already. Reservations can be made at:
Or by calling 1-800-325-0720 and using group code: 2311531
Cost is $139.99 / night
Practice for this evening has been cancelled. Please continue checking for updates.
Due to an Athletic Event at Greenhill, practice on Thursday the 31st of August will start at 7:30pm.
This will be a Kendo only practice.
Please arrive as soon as possible to help clean and setup the gym for practice.
Our dojo president Yong Cho sensei recently passed his 5 Dan shinsa at Ann Arbor, MI last weekend.
We are very excited to welcome TAKAHIRO NABEYAMA (鍋山隆弘) Sensei (University of Tsukuba) as our guest for the 2017 8-Dan Tour! Details are as follow below:
9/14 (7pm-9:30pm) – Dallas, Texas
4141 Spring Valley Rd.
Addison, TX 75001
Nabeyama Sensei is a former Team Japan member and 10-time participant in the All Japan Kendo Championships. As Men’s Coach of the University of Tsukuba, he has taught Yuya Takenouchi, Susumu Takanabe, and other renown kenshi in Japan.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there! The event is free but donation is welcome at our dojo’s payments page
The annual Akimatsuri in Dallas will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2017.
Location: 4100 Alpha Rd, Dallas, TX
The Longhorn Taikai is going to be held in Austin, TX on Saturday, October 14, 2017 and Sunday, October 15, 2017.
More details to follow.
2017 SWKIF Fall Kendo Seminar and Shinsa will be hosted by HKK on Oct.28-29 at the Gilruth Center, 2101 E. NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058.
Registration documents can be found here.
Hotel registration deadline is Oct., 13.
More details to follow.
The 2017 AUSKF SUMMER CAMP will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on August 4-6!!
Kazuo Fukukawa Sensei (古川和男）, 8 Dan Hanshi, Hokkaido
Yoshimi Higashi Sensei（東良美）, 8 Dan Kyoshi, Aichi
Click here for more information and to sign up now:
AUSKF Summer Camp (August 4-6, 2017)
Practice on Tuesday the 25th of July will be held at the Walnut Hill Recreation Center starting at 7pm until 9pm.
This will be a Kendo Only Practice.
Please arrive early and be dressed as practice will start promptly at 7pm and we need to be out of the Facility by 9pm.
Walnut Hill Recreation Center
10011 Midway Rd
Dallas, TX 75229
The dojo summer pool potluck party will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 3pm to 7pm. The location will be shared during class.
Please use the google sheet to coordinate food and drinks.