Sunday Practice 22nd September is cancelled

Due to the DJA’s Akimatsuri Festival this Sunday, the 22nd of September, practice is cancelled as we will be Performing an Iaido and Kendo Embu, and Manning an Activity Booth.

If you are available for the Iaido or Kendo Embu, please sign up via the GoogleForm below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8HX7gBu3A_Rp_PxQJlw5ZZgeTDNUi1Ijm_7RcYFr6kmkCNA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Again, there will no Practice on Sunday the 22nd!!!

****Schedule Change****

Due to School events at Greenhill, Practice on Sunday the 8th, is Cancelled.

This month is going to be a busy month for School Events, please make and sure and check your email, the website and FB for announcements on Schedule Changes.

Upcoming Events

August 16th thru 18th
AUSKF Kendo Summer Camp in Salt Lake City, UT

August 24th & 25th
Ota Sensei Seminar in Taos, NM

September 14th

SWKIF Prospects Practice

Farmers Branch Recreation Center

September 22nd
DJA Akimatsuri Embu

October – SWKIF Fall Event in Austin, TX
11th – SWKIF Board Meeting
12th – Longhorn Taikai @ University of Texas at Austin
13th – SWKIF Fall Shinsa

31st – NCARC Sayonara Dinner Embu

SWKIF Nationals Team Prospects Practice 15th of June

SWKIF will host it’s first Nationals Team Prospects Practice on Saturday, the 15th of June in Dallas, TX at Greenhill School at 1pm – 4pm.

There is a $15.00 cash participation fee, which will be collected to help cover the Gym Rental cost.

This is a wonderful opportunity to practice with your fellow Kenshi from the Federation.

DFWKIK Members Promoted at the SWKIF Spring Shinsa

Congratulations to the following members who were promoted at the SWKIF Spring Shinsa, during Nabeshima Weekend

Jess Alvarez 3Kyu
EuiJin  Kim 3Kyu
Brett Thompson 3Kyu
Frederick Widjaja 3Kyu
Tristan Ryu Bingman 1Kyu
Joshua Jang 1Kyu
Alan Kwon 1Kyu
Sang Kwon 1Kyu
Ryan Lu 1Kyu
Jennyrayne Colangan 3Dan
Sangki Lee 3Dan
Nathan Williams 3Dan
Noemi Arnal Villalba 4Dan

Results of the 2019 Nabeshima Cup and Texas Open Kendo Taikai

Congratulations to All:

Mudansha Division (1 Kyu and below)
1st Place: Joshua Jang Dallas-Fort Worth Kendo & Iaido Kyokai
2nd Place: Joseph Kwon Dallas-Fort Worth Kendo & Iaido Kyokai
3rd Place: Jeffery Williams El Paso Kendo Club
3rd Place: Tristian Bingman Dallas-Fort Worth Kendo & Iaido Kyokai
Kantosho: TJ Scott-Shoichi Okamura Bellevue Kendo Club
Kantosho: Yunsu Kim Houston Kendo Kyokai

Yudansha Division (1 Dan to 3 Dan)
1st Place: Takahiro Yoshikawa Austin Kendo Doshikai
2nd Place: David Choe Houston Kendo Kyokai
3rd Place: Grant Matsuura Salt Lake Kendo & Iaido Kyokai
3rd Place: Nathan Williams Dallas-Fort Worth Kendo & Iaido Kyokai
Kantosho: Alex Cherry Salt Lake Kendo & Iaido Kyokai
Kantosho: Zach Gonzalez Dallas-Fort Worth Kendo & Iaido Kyokai

Women’s Division (3 Dan and below
1st Place: Huong Dang Austin Kendo Doshikai
2nd Place: Vivian Bentley Salt Lake Kendo & Iaido Kyokai
3rd Place: Ayse Gursoy University of Texas Kendo Association
3rd Place: Jennyrayne Colangan Dallas-Fort Worth Kendo & Iaido Kyokai
Kantosho: Lauren Menkemeller NOLA – New Orleans Kendo Club
Kantosho: Jess Alvarez Dallas-Fort Worth Kendo & Iaido Kyokai

Texas Open (4 dan and above)
1st Place: Michio Kajitani Arkansas Kendo Club
2nd Place: Kazuki Yamamoto Dallas-Fort Worth Kendo & Iaido Kyokai
3rd Place: Andrew Takahashi NOLA – New Orleans Kendo Club
3rd Place: Peter Houston Houston Kendo Kyokai
Kantosho: Jeff Chen Austin Kendo Doshikai

Schedule Changes for April

Due Nabeshima Weekend, here is the planned schedule for our Tuesday classes though April:

April 2 – 7:15 to 9:30, All Kendo, Basic and Advanced with some Shiai matches.

April 9 – All Iaido, Basic and Advanced.

April 16 – 7:15 to 9:30, All Kendo, Advanced with some Shiai matches. All members are welcome as we prepare for the Taikai.

April 23 – 7:15 to 9:30, All Kendo, Shiai dress rehearsal. All members should plan to attend.

April 30 – 7:15 to 9:30, Jodo to 8:30, Kendo Keiko with Abe Sensei until 9:30.

Nabeshima Weekend Volunteer Sign Up

We will need Volunteers to help with setting up the Phillips Gymnasium on Friday Night the 26th, running the Nabeshima Cup Taikai and Texas Open on Saturday, the 27th of April and on Sunday, the 28th of April for the SWKIF Spring Shinsa.

Nabeshima Weekend is our premier event and we will need all the help we can get.

Please sign up using the GoogleForms below:

Volunteer Sign up Form

AUSKF/SWKIF Membership Registration/Renewal begins on March 15th 2019

The 2019 AUSKF/SWKIF Membership Drive, starts tomorrow, this year everything will be completed online including payment, via the AUSKF website listed below, however there may be an additional step, we awaiting further guidance.

www.unitedstateskendo.com

You will first need to create your account and verify your information i.e. Rank, etc.

Then you will either Register for membership (First Timers – Please include the initation fees for AUSKF and SWKIF) or renew your current membership.

Please feel to reach out, if you have any questions or issues.

AUSKF and SWKIF Membership is mandatory for promotion testing and attending AUSKF/SWKIF Functions, it is is highly encouraged for all members.

The deadline is March 31st 2019.

DFWKIK Internal NC Registration Form and Taikai Waiver – Deadline: 7th April, 2019

All DFWKIK Members planning to compete or those serving as Volunteers for the Taikai, please complete the below online form and turn in the Taikai Waiver Form and PayPal payment receipt (See instructions below for sending payment) or Check (Payable to DFWKIK) to Colin Haney in class.

If paying via PayPal  (Select Send Money, and enter:  treasurer@dfwkik.org  in the email field and type the amount due, and  enter  “Nabeshima Taikai Payment” in the Note Section and follow the steps to make your payment.)

The deadline date is Sunday the 7th of April, 2019.

Online Internal Registration Form

Taikai Waiver Form