Texas Open Kendo Taikai

The Texas Open Kendo Taikai kendo tournament was started in 1999 and is open to participants of Yondan (4th degree) and above who are current or prospective members of the AUSKF and the International Kendo Federation (IKF)

The Texas Open Kendo Taikai is hosted by the Dallas/Fort Worth Kendo & Iaido Kyokai and is held in Dallas, Texas in conjunction with the Nabeshima Cup Taikai.

The following is a brief summary of past tournament results:

 

Tournament
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
2015 – 9th Kenichi Hatakeyama (Baylor) Michio Kajitani (Arkansas) Makiko Adachi (HKK) Hiro Kimura (HKK)
Kantosho (Kiyoshi Abe Fighting Spirit): Makiko Adachi (HKK)
Tournament
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
2013 – 8th Michio Kajitani (Little Rock) An Giang (Arkansas/PNKF) Masayuki Mizuuchi (DFWKIK) Bryan Mosely (Sen Shin Kan)
Kantosho (Kiyoshi Abe Fighting Spirit): Masayuki Mizuuchi (DFWKIK)
2011 – 7th Kenichi Hatakeyama (Waco) Brian Cooper (Arvada) Michio Kajitani (Little Rock) Mark Uchida (Denver)
Kantosho (Kiyoshi Abe Fighting Spirit): Michio Kajitani (Little Rock)
2009 – 6th Taro Ariga (Torrance) Brian Cooper (Denver) Bryan Mosely (Edmond) Akira Okuma (Osaka/Dallas)
Kantosho (Kiyoshi Abe Fighting Spirit): Bryan Mosely (Edmond)
2007 – 5th Yasuo Ishikawa (Arvada, CO) Curtis Marsten (Renton, WA) Kwang Chong (Woodside, NY)
Kantosho (Kiyoshi Abe Fighting Spirit): Micho Kajitani (Little Rock)
2005 – 4th Koki Abe (Oklahoma City) Michio Kajitani (Arkansas) Kiyoshi Abe (Japan)
2003 – 3rd Jin-Kee Hyun (Dallas) Curtis Marsten (Renton, WA) Kiyoshi Abe (Dallas) Tetsuji Yamaguchi (Dallas)
2001 – 2nd Mark Uchida (Col. Springs) Shinji Isayama (San Antonio) Dick Anderson (Seattle) Tom Hooper (NY Ken Zen)
1999 – 1st Russell Ichimura (Dallas) Kiyoshi Abe (Dallas) Mark Uchida (Col. Springs) NA

 

 

* Last Edited by DFWKIKWebmaster in April, 2015.