The Dallas/Fort Worth Kendo & Iaido Kyokai was founded in 1976 and has developed into a martial arts and cultural organization which seeks to promote the growth and development of the Japanese martial arts and their related cultural activities. For over 35 years, the Dallas/Fort Worth Kendo & Iaido Kyokai has continued to hold training classes; to host tournaments, seminars, and promotional testing for ranks; and to promote cultural development and awareness by performing demonstrations at schools and cultural events.

 Urgent! – October schedule changes

Due to most of our senior members being in Austin this weekend for the Longhorn Taikai there will be no practice this Sunday October 15th. There will also be no practice on Tuesday October 31st. The remaining changes for this month are listed below:

Oct 10th Kendo only (shiai) – All team members should be in attendance for this
Oct 17th Iaido only (basic and advanced)
Oct 24th Kendo only (shinsa)

Nov Resume normal schedule.

 Urgent! – SWKIF/AUSKF membership drive deadline(9/28/17)

We have received the Fall AUSKF/SWKIF Membership Registration Forms, unfortunately we have a extremely SHORT deadline of Thursday the 28th, please complete the form and make payment via PayPal on the website.

If you are testing at the Fall Seminar and you are not an AUSKF/SWKIF Member, it is imperative that you register for Membership.

Please turn in your completed Membership Form and PayPal Payment Receipt to Ashley Moore.

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 Important! – Fall Shinsa information

If you are planning to test at the Fall Seminar in Houston on Sunday, the 29th of October, you must speak with Ichimura Sensei for approval. The Shinsa Application and payment must be completed online via the links below.

If you do not have an AUSKF ID Number, please enter 00000.

We are still awaiting information on the Membership Drive, so please continue with the Shinsa Registration Process if you are planning on testing.

The Deadline is the 14th of October.

Shinsa Application
Payment Link

Upcoming Tuesday practice schedule changes

In preparation for the Longhorn Taikai coming soon we are changing our Tuesday night schedules:
Sept 26 Kendo only (shiai).
Oct 3 Kendo only (basic and advanced).
Oct 10 Kendo only (shiai).
Oct 17 Iaido only (basic and advanced).
Oct 24 Kendo only (shinsa).
Oct 31 Pending, Iaido only (Halloween).
Nov Resume normal schedule.
To all team members, please be sure to attend as scheduled.

Reminder – No practice tomorrow(9/24/2017)

Due to the Dallas Japanese Association’s Japanese Fall Festival or Akimatsuri on Sunday, the 24th of September, Practice is cancelled, as the Dojo will be Participating in this event.
We will be performing an Enbu for both Iaido and Kendo at the Japanese Fall Festival at 12:30pm
DFWKIK will also be manning Booth A6 to provide information about our organization.
Please park in the designated area for Performers.

Reminder – Payment and paperwork for Fall Seminar due next Thursday(9/21/2017)

The Internal Registration Deadline for the SWKIF Fall Seminar is Thursday the 21st of September.

You will need to turn in the Registration Form, Liability Waiver and Payment or PayPal Payment Receipt. No incomplete paperwork will be accepted.

Please turn in your paperwork to Zach Gonzales.

Urgent! – Parking for Thursday(9/7/2017) practice

Due to a School Event all members attending practice on Thursday the 7th of September, will need to park at the Greenhill Office Park at
14131 Midway Road , Addison, TX 75001.

Please arrive early since the temporary parking area is a good distance from the Gym.

Greenhill Office Park is located by the Hornet Road and Midway Road Entrance.

You will have to walk to the Gym from there.

Reminder – Longhorn Taikai hotel reservation deadline(9/7/2017)

The deadline to reserve a room at the Drury Inn in Austin for the Longhorn Taikai is this Thursday, September 7th. Anyone who is interested in competing or spectating should book a room if you have not done so already. Reservations can be made at:
https://www.druryhotels.com/Reservations.aspx?groupno=2311531

Or by calling 1-800-325-0720 and using group code: 2311531

Cost is $139.99 / night

Practice schedule change – Kendo only – 8/31/2017

Due to an Athletic Event at Greenhill, practice on Thursday the 31st of August will start at 7:30pm.

This will be a Kendo only practice.

Please arrive as soon as possible to help clean and setup the gym for practice.

Yong Cho Sensei is now 5 Dan

Our dojo president Yong Cho sensei recently passed his 5 Dan shinsa at Ann Arbor, MI last weekend.

Congratulations!

2017 AUSKF 8 Dan Tour – Thursday 9/14 Nabeyama Sensei

We are very excited to welcome TAKAHIRO NABEYAMA (鍋山隆弘) Sensei (University of Tsukuba) as our guest for the 2017 8-Dan Tour! Details are as follow below:

9/14 (7pm-9:30pm) – Dallas, Texas
Greenhill School
4141 Spring Valley Rd.
Addison, TX 75001

Nabeyama Sensei is a former Team Japan member and 10-time participant in the All Japan Kendo Championships. As Men’s Coach of the University of Tsukuba, he has taught Yuya Takenouchi, Susumu Takanabe, and other renown kenshi in Japan.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there! The event is free but donation is welcome at our dojo’s payments page

SWKIF 2017 Fall Seminar and Shinsa – Oct.28-29 – Houston, TX

2017 SWKIF Fall Kendo Seminar and Shinsa will be hosted by HKK on Oct.28-29 at the Gilruth Center, 2101 E. NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058.

Registration documents can be found here.
Hotel registration deadline is Oct., 13.

More details to follow.

Kendo only – 7/25 – 7pm@Walnut Hill Recreation Center

Practice on Tuesday the 25th of July will be held at the Walnut Hill Recreation Center starting at 7pm until 9pm.

This will be a Kendo Only Practice.

Please arrive early and be dressed as practice will start promptly at 7pm and we need to be out of the Facility by 9pm.

Walnut Hill Recreation Center
10011 Midway Rd
Dallas, TX 75229

🏊🏊‍♀️Dojo summer pool party – 7/22 (3-7pm)

The dojo summer pool potluck party will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 3pm to 7pm. The location will be shared during class.
Please use the google sheet to coordinate food and drinks.

10th Idaho yearly Kendo Nito Seminar – July 6-9, 2017

Sensei list:

Ryoichi FUJII (藤井良一), Yamaguchi, Kyoshi 8 dan
Yoshihiro UGAJIN (宇賀神良博), Tokyo, Kyoshi 7 dan
Hirotsugu SASAKI (佐々木博嗣), Miyagi, Kyoshi 7 dan
Nobuyuki YAMANA (山名信行), Tokushima, Kyoshi 7 dan
Futoshi SATO (佐藤太), Chiba, Renshi 7 dan
Ako FUJII(藤井(石村)あ子), Yamaguchi, Renshi 6 dan

Kinesiology Building, Main Gym
1404 W Bronco Circle
Boise, ID 83706

Thursday, July 6, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Welcome Keiko
Friday, July 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Seminar
Saturday, July 8, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Seminar
Sunday, July 9, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, PNKF Shinsa
Sunday, July 9, 11:00 am – 3:30 pm, Seminar

Seminar is open to all.
Shinsa will offer testing for 4 dan and below.

Here is the registration form.