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:
|2015 – 9th||Kenichi Hatakeyama (Baylor)||Michio Kajitani (Arkansas)||Makiko Adachi (HKK)||Hiro Kimura (HKK)|
|2013 – 8th||Michio Kajitani (Little Rock)||An Giang (Arkansas/PNKF)||Masayuki Mizuuchi (DFWKIK)||Bryan Mosely (Sen Shin Kan)|
|2011 – 7th||Kenichi Hatakeyama (Waco)||Brian Cooper (Arvada)||Michio Kajitani (Little Rock)||Mark Uchida (Denver)|
|2009 – 6th||Taro Ariga (Torrance)||Brian Cooper (Denver)||Bryan Mosely (Edmond)||Akira Okuma (Osaka/Dallas)|
|2007 – 5th||Yasuo Ishikawa (Arvada, CO)||Curtis Marsten (Renton, WA)||Kwang Chong (Woodside, NY)|
|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.