Dallas Fort Worth Kendo and Iaido Kyokai

Ito Cup and SWKIF Shinsa : 4/28/18-4/29/18

The Ito Cup Taikai and Regional spring Shinsa will be taking place in Denver, CO April 28th(Taikai) and April 29th(Shinsa). Turn in your waivers and payments to Navarro-Sensei if you are interested in attending the taikai. If you are interested in testing, please speak with Sensei first before applying for the shinsa.

Spring 2018 KENDO Shinsa – Application Material 04292018

ITO CUP 2018 Registration Info PACKET

Please turn in your tournament forms to Navarro-sensei by Sunday March 25th. This includes t-shirt orders and if you plan on going just to spectate.

Annual Dojo Meeting 1/28/18 – No Practice

There will be no practice tomorrow January 28th, 2018. Instead we will have our annual dojo general memebership/board meeting starting at 9 AM. It will be in the south side meeting room at the Greenhill School(walk past the usual entrance to the building and go up the steps to make it up to the meeting room)

Christmas Party, Last Practice of 2017 and First Practice of 2018 dates

The annual DFWKIK Christmas party will be at May Dragon(right next to Mr. Sushi on Beltline) from 7pm-9pm on December 16th, 2017. The prices will be $33 for adults(including Children over the age of 10) and $17 for children under 10. Deadline for payment is December 10th, 2017. If you are paying in cash or check please turn it in to Simon Martinez.

The following Sunday will be the last practice of 2017, December 17th, 2017.

The First practice of 2018 will be January 2nd, 2018.

Online payment options are available on the payments page. Please continue monitoring the website, email list and facebook group for any other updates.

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.

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