Oklahoma Kendo Seminar – Nov. 11-13, 2016 – Tulsa, OK

The Tulsa Kendo Dojo (Shin Sou Fu Kan 新壮風館 ) announced the Bi-annual visit of Yoshio Iwanami (7 Dan), and Koki Abe (6 Dan) sensei from the Shi Ku Kai (之久会)dojo in Kanagawa Japan. They will be conducting a three-day training Kendo seminar. This event is open to any level kendoka, and to dojo outside of Oklahoma interested in participating.

Time & Location:

Nov 11, Friday
Location: Infinity Dance Academy
8112 S. Memorial Drive Tulsa, OK 74133
Time 6:00PM-8:00PM

Nov 12-13, Saturday-Sunday
Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center
2021 E 71st St, Tulsa, OK 74136
Time 9:30AM-5:00PM
LaQuinta Inn, 6030 E Skelly Dr, Tulsa, OK 74135
“hotel location where the visiting sensei will be staying”

3-day attendance: $75.00
1-day attendance: $30.00

Please Write any money orders or Checks to:
Michael Lindsay
3533 South Norfolk Ave Tulsa OK, 74105
Paypal: Michael@tulsakendo.com

More details can be found here

Kaneda Sensei Iaido Seminar – Jan 7-8,2017 – Boise, Idaho

BSU kendo & iaido is very happy to announce that this year’s instructor and special guest will be Kazuhisa Kaneda (金田和久)sensei. Shinsa is available for up to 3dan.

Schedule of Events:
Saturday, Jan 7; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, Jan 8; 9:00 am to 10:00 am, Iaido Shinsa
Sunday, Jan 8; 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Seminar Location:
Boise State University, Rec Center Main Gym, 1515 University Drive
Boise, Idaho 83725-1711

Registration packet.

AUSKF November Shinsa – Nov.13, 2016 – Palisades Park, NJ

November 2016 AUSKF Promotional Exam

Date: November 13 (Sun)
12:30 PM – Registration (Gym opens at 10:30 am)
1:00 PM – Promotion Exam (5 Dan & Above, Shogo)
4:30 pm – Follow-up Seminar and Keiko
Location: Palisades Park High School Gym
1 Veterans Blvd, Palisades Park NJ 07650 (Nearest airport is Newark NJ / EWR)

Deadline: October 31, 2016 (No late applications will be accepted)
See application file for more details.

Note: federation signature is required, so check with your federation for its deadline.

2017 AUSKF Kendo National Championship (incl. Junior Championship) – June 22-25, 2017 – San Jose, CA

The National Kendo Championship and the Juniors Championship will be held at the same time:

Date: June 22-25, 2017 (Thur-Sun)
June 21st (Wed) will be Manager/Referee meetings.
June 22nd (Thur) will be the Jr. Open National Championships
June 23-25 (Fri-Sun) will be the AUSKF National Championships

Independence High School, San Jose, California

More details at AUSKF news.

2017 AUSKF Iaido Summer Camp – June 8-12, 2017 – Bryn Mawr, PA

The 2017 AUSKF Iaido Summer Camp and Jodo workshop will be held on Thursday, June 8 to Monday, June 12, 2017 at Bryn Mawr College in PA.


Yasuo Sakono Sensei (迫野康雄), Hanshi Iaido 8 dan
Nobuaki Oda Sensei(小田信秋),Kyoshi Iaido 8 dan


An Iaido seminar will be held on Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9.

Seminar fee: $90
Non-AUSKF fee: $140


A competition will be held on Saturday, June 10.

The Taikai is limited to AUSKF members, or non-AUSKF members who are US residents.

Taikai fee: $25


An Iaido promotion test will be held on the morning of Sunday, June 11, for examination up to 6 Dan.

We will be staying in the Bryn Mawr dorms.

The registration deadline is Friday, May 26.

Shinsa registration forms

More details @ here

“dress rehearsal” practice tomorrow night before the taikai

Tomorrow’s practice will be dedicated to KENDO shiai ONLY. All members who are heading to Austin next weekend, and those who are interested in observing/helping out are all encouraged to join the practice!

Our third Tuesday (10/18) practice will be “Basic Kendo + Advanced Kendo” to make up for tomorrow’s change.