The following is the official result of the 2015 AUSKF Iaido Championship held on June 20, 2015 in San Jose, CA:
1st place: Zachary Park, KenBuKan
2nd place: Ben Sardinas, South Florida
3rd place: Sangki Lee, DFWKIK; Séan Zhu, DFWKIK
kantosho: Keita Tanabe, Salinas
1 Kyu – 1 Dan: (Murakami Cup)
1st place: Allen Smith, Mushinkan
2nd place: Rodney Castillo, South Florida
3rd place: Steven Touchi, Rancho Cordova; Korhan Tekkin, Norwalk
Kantosho: Pedro Sors, South Florida
2 Dan – 3 Dan: (Murosako Cup)
1st place: Takanori Furuta, Itto Kai
2nd place: Tomoyuki Hirasawa, DFWKIK
3rd place: Yuko Nishida, Shidogakuin; Sergey Zalubovsky, Mountain View
Kantosho: Ahn Trieu, AiShinKai
4 Dan and above: (Yamaguchi Cup)
1st place: Paul Shin, Shidogakuin
2nd place: Susan Sekreta, Ken Zen
3rd place: Jason Hankins, ZenBuKan; Terry Fukui, ken Zen
Kantosho: Monica Iwakabe, Rocky Mountain
Congratulations to all! See y’all next year in Dallas, TX!!
[P.S.] All previous years’ AUSKF Iaido Championship results can be found here, courtesy of Ken Zen.
Good to know that the 1st official AUSKF National Iaido Championship was held here in Dallas in 1998, and our Ichimura Sensei won both the 2nd place in the Kodansha Division and the Kantosho! And David Cooper Sensei won the 2nd place in the Inoue Cup that year!