*****Schedule Update*****

The Annual Dojo Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, the 8th of December at May Dragon Restaurant in Addison,- 4848 Beltline Rd. Dallas, TX 75254 starting at 6pm (Sign-up Sheet will be posted soon.)
The Last Practice of the year will be on Sunday, the 22nd of December 2019.
The First Practice of the New Year, will be on Sunday the 5th of January 2020.

****Schedule Change****

Basic and Advanced Iaido has been moved to the following Tuesday 10/15 due to Shiai Prep for the Longhorn Taikai next weekend.
Tuesday will be a Full Dress Rehearsal for the Taikai on Saturday, all Team Members are highly encouraged to attend
We will need help with setting up the Shiai-Jo, and timekeeping, scorekeeping etc. so those not participating in the Taikai please come out to help.

Free Kendo Lesson Event at MAC Sports Center

Tuesday’s Night Practice will our Free Kendo Lesson Event at the MAC Sports Center in Lewisville (address below), starting at 8:00pm until 10:00pm
200 Continental Dr.
Lewisville, TX 75067
Please bring any spare Serviceable Shinai you may have for our potential new students to use during this Free Lesson.
We need as many members available as possible for this event.

Shiai Prep – 24th September

Due to the Upcoming Longhorn Taikai, the practice on Tuesday, the 24th of September will be Shiai Preparation, all Longhorn Team Members are highly encouraged to attend.
Practice will start at 8pm and end at 10pm.
Even if you are not in Bogu, we will need people to help with timekeeping etc. This an opportunity to learn about Shiai Matches.

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