SWKIF Nationals Men’s Team Tryouts and Godo Keiko – March 7th in Dallas

The SWKIF Men’s Team Tryouts will be held on Saturday, March 7th starting at 12pm to 4pm in Dallas, the address is listed below:
MAC Sports Center
200 West Continental Drive
Lewisville, TX 75067
Godo Keiko will follow, time permitting.
There is a $20.00 fee to cover the court rental cost.
This is an excellent opportunity to practice with fellow Kenshi of the regional federation.

*****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.