Next Tuesday, July 30th is the 5th Tuesday of the month. Class will be Kendo Only, Basics followed by Advanced. We are planning to start ramping up for the Fall Shinsa and Taikai. Please join us.
August 16th thru 18th
AUSKF Kendo Summer Camp in Salt Lake City, UT
August 24th & 25th
Ota Sensei Seminar in Taos, NM
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
The Annual Dojo Pool Party will be held on the 13th of July, 2pm – 5pm at Al & Lucy’s House, the Address will be provided in class, all members and their families are welcome to attend.
Please use the link below to sign-up for the Party.
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.
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
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
Due to a an unannounced scheduling conflict today, Sunday the 7th of April, practice is CANCELLED!!!
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.
Due to an Event at Greenhill, Practice on Thursday, the 4th of April is cancelled.
Practice will resume on Sunday the 7th of April.
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:
The 2019 AUSKF/SWKIF Membership Drive, starts tomorrow, this year everything will be completed online including payment, via the AUSKF website listed below, however there may be an additional step, we awaiting further guidance.
You will first need to create your account and verify your information i.e. Rank, etc.
Then you will either Register for membership (First Timers – Please include the initation fees for AUSKF and SWKIF) or renew your current membership.
Please feel to reach out, if you have any questions or issues.
AUSKF and SWKIF Membership is mandatory for promotion testing and attending AUSKF/SWKIF Functions, it is is highly encouraged for all members.
The deadline is March 31st 2019.
If you plan on testing at the SWKIF Spring Shinsa on the 28th of April, please make sure and speak with Ichimura Sensei for his approval, prior to registering for the Shinsa. Also you must be a member of AUSKF/SWKIF.
Deadline for Registration: 13th of April, 2019
All DFWKIK Members planning to compete or those serving as Volunteers for the Taikai, please complete the below online form and turn in the Taikai Waiver Form and PayPal payment receipt (See instructions below for sending payment) or Check (Payable to DFWKIK) to Colin Haney in class.
If paying via PayPal (Select Send Money, and enter: firstname.lastname@example.org in the email field and type the amount due, and enter “Nabeshima Taikai Payment” in the Note Section and follow the steps to make your payment.)
The deadline date is Sunday the 7th of April, 2019.
Practice on Tuesday, the 26th of February will be Jodo class, all are welcome.
Due to Valentine’s Day practice on Thursday night is cancelled.
Please enjoy spending the evening with your significant others.
Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
The Internal Registration Deadline for the HKK Takanabe Sensei Seminar of Sunday, the 17th of February is fast approaching.
If you plan on attending, please make sure you hand in the following items to Simon in class:
NASA Waiver Form
Payment (Cash or Check payable to DFWKIK)
Practice on Sunday, the 3rd of February is cancelled, due to the Annual General Membership Board Meeting starting at 9:15am to 12:00pm.
DFWKIK Board Meeting will be at the Tom Perryman Alumni Center, the conference room at the south end of Phillips Gymnasium at Greenhill. The meeting will start at 9am.
All members are invited to attend to learn about the Operations of our Organization.
We need volunteers to assist with managing the FIK Shinpan Seminar on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of January at the Dedman Center at SMU.
If you are available to help please signup using the link below:
Due to the FIK Referee Seminar for the American Zone, on 26th & 27th of January at SMU Dedman Fitness Center, we will have Advanced Kendo on Thursday, the 24th of January, starting at 7:15pm.
Sunday Practice on the 27th of January will be cancelled, as we will be involved with Seminar activities.
Houston Kendo Kyokai will be hosting a Seminar with Susumu Takanabe Sensei, 7 Dan Renshi on the 23rd & 24th of March at the Gilruth Center @ Johnson Space Center, Houston TX.
If you wish to attend please hand your paperwork (Registration Form, HKK Waiver, NASA Waiver and Payment (Registration Fee – $40.00, Bento – $15.00, Dinner – $40.00) to Simon in practice.
The internal Dojo Registration Deadline is the 17th of February.