East coast Iaido seminar – March 12-13, 2016 – Bensalem PA – deadline 3/2

2016 East Coast Iaido seminar/taikai/shinsa is having the following visiting sensei from Japan:

Chihiro Kishimoto 岸本千尋 ( Hanshi Iaido 8-dan, Kyoshi Jodo 7-dan) Sensei
Hirofumi Yanagihara 柳原弘文 (Hanshi Iaido 8-dan) Sensei, 夢想神伝流

The seminar is located at:

Holy Ghost Preparatory School
2429 Bristol Pike
Bensalem PA 19020

Seminar fee is $100. For more details, refer to:

SWKIF/AUSKF membership drive – deadline 3/6

Please start/renew your SWKIF/AUSKF membership application with Ashley before 3/6.

ALL members who wish to attend seminars, tournaments, and testing events need to renew or join during this time.

**Membership to SWKIF/AUSKF is REQUIRED for participation in all federation events such as Ito Cup, Iaido summer camp, taikai, seminars, etc.**

Attached is the form you need to fill in, print out, and turn in to Ashley. All payments and forms must be turned in together by March 6, 2016. If you are paying via Paypal, please print out a copy of your receipt and attach it to your membership application. Applications without a form of payment or receipt can not be accepted.

One additional note: Due to AUSKF policy changes, anyone that is not a member already and wants to participate in events prior to April 1, 2016, will need to pay for 2015 membership AND for 2016 membership.

Annual Membership Forms – 2016

AUSKF Women’s Kendo Seminar – March 5-6, 2016 – Huntington Beach, CA

The AUSKF Education Committee is excited to announce the first ever AUSKF Women’s Kendo Seminar, to be held on March 5-6 in Huntington Beach, CA.
Special guest instructors for this event will be:

Yoko Sakuma 佐久間陽子 (5-Dan) was Captain of Team Japan for the 16th WKC, 15th WKC Individual Champion, and a member of the gold-winning Team Japan for the 14th, 15th, 16th WKC(2009-2015).

Yukiko Takami 鷹見由紀子 (5-Dan) was the 14th WKC Individual Champion, 15th WKC Team Champion, and 16th WKC Individual 3rd Place.

High-ranking women sensei from AUSKF are also scheduled to attend and provide instruction. Participants of all ages are welcome, but should be wearing bogu and be registered members of AUSKF.

For details, refer to: http://auskf-education.com/?p=524

Tsutomu Ito Cup 伊藤勉杯 – Denver, CO – April 29 – May 1, 2016 – Deadline 4/3

The 2016 Ito Cup will be held April 29-May 1 in Denver, CO area. There will be 5-person team match, women’s individual and shinsa.

Friday April 29th
Seminar with USA Team Members: Yuji Onitsuka Sensei, Brandon Harada Sensei & Daniel Yang Sensei.

Saturday April 30th
Women’s 3-person Team Taikai & ITO Cup 5-person Team Taikai:

Sunday May 1st
Shinsa – Up to 4 Dan

We will be sending as many teams as we can, including teams from UTA and UTD should registration provide the counts we need to fill Dallas teams. Note that women are allowed to participate in BOTH the womens team and the 5-person team. We will do our best to slot members accordingly.

Everyone who plans to attend the seminar and/or Taikai should complete a registration form and waiver (see pages 7-9), submit it to Simon, Zach, or Cooper Sensei, and submit a check made out to DFWKIK. Since team assignments have not be completed, please leave the team assignment section of the registration form blank. We will make the selection after we receive all registrations. All registration documents and payments MUST be submitted to us before Sunday April 3rd. Please do not wait until the last day to do so.

Note: If you plan to order t-shirts, you MUST do so by April 4th, online. This should be reflected in your registration documents, and payment will be necessary upon submitting your registration. If you order a t-shirt in your registration document, you MUST go online to complete the order process. See page 9 of the packet.

Note: If you plan to take the promotional exam, the process is separate from the seminar and Taikai registration.

Here is the 2016 ItoCup Registration Packet

If you plan to test, please make sure you get Ichimura Sensei’s verbal approval before submitting this online SHINSA REGISTRATION form.

2016 AUSKF Iaido Summer Camp – June 23-27, 2016 – Dallas, TX – Due 6/3

In June 23-27, our dojo will be honored to host the 2016 AUSKF Iaido Summer Camp.

Thursday, June 23 – Friday, 24                                              Seminar
Saturday, June 25                                                           AUSKF Iaido Championships
Sunday, June 26 AM                                                          Shinsa
Sunday, June 26/PM and Monday, June 27/AM               Jodo Workshop


The Sportsplex
5702 Alpha Road
Dallas, TX 75240


We are happy to have as our Guest Instructors from the All Japan Kendo Federation:

Teruo Mitani 三谷昭雄 Sensei (Hanshi 8 Dan, Kouchi, Japan) 無双直伝英信流(高知)
Mitani Sensei was one of the instructors at the 2013 Iaido Camp

Masato Nakamura 中村正人 Sensei (Hanshi 8 Dan, Ishikawa, Japan) 無双直伝英信流 (石川)
Nakamura Sensei was one of the instructors at the 2015 Iaido Camp

The designated hotel is Sheraton Dallas Hotel by the Galleria, at 4801 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75244. A special rate of $109 (incl. free breakfast and parking) is available for booking before May 23, 2016.

Here is the 2016 AUSKF Iaido Camp RegPacket. The due date is Friday, June 3, 2016.