Congratulations to our members who tested and received their new kendo ranks at the SWKIF Fall Kendo Seminar and Shinsa held last weekend in Tucson, AZ!
Alison Liu – ShoDan (初段)
Michael Lee Jr. – Ikkyu (一級)
Zach Gonzales – Ikkyu (一級)
Sangki Lee – Nikyu (二級) (1st time test & rank)
The Dojo schedule for this coming winter holiday season:
November 27, 2014 (Thursday) – NO practice. Happy Thanksgiving! See you on November 30 (Sunday) at the dojo.
December 14, 2014 (Sunday) – Dojo Christmas Party (Location & Time: 6pm @Mr Sushi); Kids under 12 are $10 each, anyone else $25 per person. Pay at Dojo Online Payments using Paypal or give cash/checks to Apinya/Simon.
December 21, 2014 (Sunday) – Last practice of the year.
January 4, 2015 (Sunday) – First practice in 2015.
Michael Moscoso Sensei of the New York City Kendo Club, whom some of you already met at the recent Austin Longhorn Kendo Team Taikai, will be joining us in our kendo practice this Thursday. Moscoso sensei is an ordained Zen buddhist monk with a new name of “賢道”, which is pronounced as “kendo”.
Our dojo has been invited to perform an Iaido and Kendo enbu at The Crow Collection of Asian Art this Friday night at 7:30pm and 8:30pm. This enbu is part of the Crow Collection After Dark – Samurai Complete at Crow Collection of Asian Art program on October 17 from 6pm to midnight.
Since October 17 is the 3rd Friday of the month, Dallas Museum of Art is having its usual monthly Late Night event when all adjacent museums (DMA, Nasher Sculpture Center, and Crow Collection of Asian Art) are open until MIDNIGHT. General admission to all three museums is FREE.
Art District Parking Info & Map:
Late Night at DMA is usually very popular. DMA underground parking ($10, free for members) fills up very quickly. Nearby street meter parking is free after 6pm. Open lot or office building parking is available around $5-$15 and you need to walk a few blocks. Details can be found in the above link. Also DART Arts District station is a few blocks away.
Congratulations to the California Venice Kendo Dojo team (Katsushi Chinen, Hideki Imai, Cody Inouye, Allyson Dong, Axel Wilhite and Jamie Inouye) for winning the 1st place in last weekend’s Austin Longhorn Taikai!
Congratulations to the Dallas A team (Masayuki Mizuuchi, Huy Nguyen, Jeffrey Bang, Reggie Solitano, Victor Lee and Peter Pang) for winning the 2nd place. Congratulations to the Southern California Kendo Organization team (Yuma Kato, Gaku Sasaki, Keita Yada, Sayaka Sugeta and Shota Sugeta) for winning the 3rd place.
Applause for the Dallas B team (Chris Golden, Denise Verastigue, Alison Liu, Michael Lee, Sean Hollebeck and Ashley Moore) and SWKIF team (Amer Mujakic, Sayaka Mizukami, Theodore Kouadri, Zachary Gonzales, Javier Cantu and Jennyrayne Colangan) for the great fighting spirits.
Proud of all the team players and thank everyone who was involved.
Most of our dojo members will be in Austin for the Longhorn Taikai this weekend, so there is no practice this Sunday October 12, 2014. Enjoy a peaceful weekend!
On Tuesday November 4, 2014, our dojo will be hosting a guest sensei from Japan: Takeshi Ishii（石井 猛) Sensei, Hachidan Kyoshi, Tokyo Metropolitan Police Shihan.
Practice starts promptly at 7:15pm. Please come to the dojo at least 15 to 20 minutes earlier to get ready.