2023 Nabeshima Cup Takai and Texas Open

DFWKIK, in conjunction with the SWKIF, is excited to announce the 18th Nabeshima Cup Taikai, the 12th Texas Open Taikai, and SWKIF Spring Shinsa up to 4 dan. The events will take place April 28 – April 30.

Information Packet

Please refer to the event information packet for more detailed information about the event:

2023 Nabeshima Information Packet (PDF)


Registration has closed for Nabeshima 2023. See you all there!


Please refer to the instructions for shinsa application PDF below if you are planning to test at the shinsa on Sunday.

SWKIF Spring 2023 Kendo Shinsa Application Material (PDF)

The shinsa panels will test up to 4 dan.

The shinsa application deadline is April 16th.


Taikai, Seminar, and Shinsa

The Episcopal School of Dallas
4100 Merrell Road
Dallas, Texas 75229

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Saturday Dinner

Maggiano’s Little Italy
6001 W Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75093

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6:00pm – 9:00pmSWKIF Board of Directors meeting (Holiday Inn Express & Suites North
Dallas at Preston)
6:00pm – 8:45pmSeminar led by:

Doug Imanishi Sensei: Kyoshi 7 Dan, AUSKF Competition Committee and Risk Management Committee Member, President of PNKF,  Head Instructor of the Seattle Kendo Kai

Takuro Yamaoka Sensei: 5 Dan, Team USA, Captain of the SWKIF Regional Team, Head instructor of the Omaha Kendo & Iaido Kyokai


8:00am- 8:45amTaikai registration and Shinai Check
8:30amShinpan meeting
9:00amMarch-In, Opening Ceremony
9:30amGroup Photo
9:40amNihon Kendo Kata Enbu
10:00amNabeshima Cup division and Texas Open matches
1:15pmJodo Enbu
2:30pmNabeshima Cup and Texas Open Semifinals/Finals (Court A)
5:00pmAwards Presentation & Closing Ceremony
6:00pmEmpty Building
Time PermittingGodo Keiko
7:30pmDinner at Maggiano’s Little Italy


8:00amBuilding Opens
8:30amShinsa registration
9:00amShinsa Starts (up to 4 dan)
12:30pmEmpty Building
Time PermittingGodo Keiko


The below paypal links are used to pay for Seminar and Taikai related fees, indicated in your Seminar/Taikai Registration.

Description Amount
Seminar Fee $20.00
Taikai Fee (Adult) $40.00
Taikai Fee (Youth) $20.00
Saturday Lunch
Shinpan will receive complimentary lunch
Saturday Dinner (Adult) $35.00
Saturday Dinner (Kids 5-11) $18.00
Additional Donation
We greatly appreciate any extra support!