The Inoue Cup Invitational Iaido Tournament started in 1992 as a goodwill Dallas/Fort Worth Kendo & Iaido Kyokai (DFWKIK) club tournament. The tournament evolved and (in past years) has expanded to include dojos throughout the Southwest region of the United States; however, 2009 was once again a DFWKIK only event.
The Inoue Cup is an individual tournament hosted by the DFWKIK and has been held many times in the past. Traditionally, the Inoue Cup Iaido Tournament is held in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, but it has also been held in conjunction with the AUSKF Iaido Summer Camp.
The following is a brief summary of past tournament results:
|2009 – 9th||Tomoyuki Hirasawa (DAL)||Terry Sewell (DAL)||Jeffrey Koke (DAL)||NA|
|2006 – 8th||Paul Tigh (DAL)||?||?||?|
|2004 – 7th||Chris Golden (DAL)||?||?||?|
|2003 – 6th||James Kemp||?||?||?|
|2000 – 5th||Mike Ugarte (NY-KZ)||Peter Kilpe (DC-S)||David Cooper (DAL)||Koji Sato (CHI)|
|1998 – 4th||Debbie Farmer (NY-S)||David Cooper (DAL)||Susan Sekreta (NY)||Scott Tullis (WY)|
|1996 – 3rd||David Cooper (DAL)||Phong Le (DAL)||Kevin Abe (DAL)||Kwang Chung (DAL)|
|1993 – 2nd||Russell Ichimura (DAL)||NA||NA||NA|
|1992 – 1st||Charles Riddle (DAL)||NA||NA||NA|