15th Longhorn Invitational Team Kendo Taikai – Saturday, October 8, 2016 – deadline 9/19

It is that time of the year again. Longhorn Kendo Taikai will be held at UTD/Austin on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

This year the taikai will be held on Saturday, October 8th, from 8am to 6pm, followed by the Sayonara Party from 7pm to 9pm.

Monday, September 5 – Hotel Registration Deadline

A room block has been reserved at $139.99 plus applicable taxes at the Drury Inn & Suites Austin North for the evenings of Friday (10/7) and Saturday (10/8). It is anticipated that the hotel will be sold out that weekend for Austin City Limits Music Festival, so please ensure that you reserve your rooms well in advance. The reservation link is here below:


Monday, September 19 – Taikai Registration Deadline

All registration forms, waiver forms, and payments must be received by this date. Please see the attached information package.
2016 Longhorn Invitational Kendo Team Taikai InfoPack

Congrats to dojo members on their Iaido promotions

At last month’s Iaido national camp, the following dojo members got promoted to their new ranks:

Rob Tranchin – 4 Dan
John Baker – 1 Dan
Ashley Moore – 1 Kyu
Denise Verastigue – 1 Kyu
Sangki Lee – 1 Kyu
Séan Zhu – 1 Kyu
Apinya Premprajaks – 2 Kyu
Colin Haney – 2 Kyu
Nathan Williams – 2 Kyu
Rory Casey – 2 Kyu
Huong Tran – 3 Kyu