For those planning to attend the Nabeshima Cup and Texas Open Taikais, please be aware that we have updated the 2023 regulations found in our information package with some provisional shiai and shinpan rules:
One of our own sensei-gata, David Cooper (Kendo 5-dan, Iaido 5-dan), was recently interviewed by a martial arts blog. He talks about the history of our dojo, and his own Kendo and Iaido journey through the years. Check it out!
Our practice this coming Tuesday evening, November 29th, will be dedicated to Jodo. Participants will need a bokuto and your jo if you have one. We will have a few extra jo on hand for anyone without a jo.
AUSKF will host its annual Shinpan Seminar on Oct. 15-16 in Missouri City, Texas.
This is a great opportunity to learn how to shinpan (judge) in a taikai. The focus will be on kenshi rank 4th dan and above, but all are welcome. There will be an opportunity for junior kenshi to participate as shai-sha if they so choose. Also, all participants are welcome to join the godo keiko held on both days of the seminar.
We are honored to have instruction from Robert Stroud Sensei from Idaho Kendo Club, Cynthia Tanabe Sensei of the Salinas Kendo Dojo, and Joe Sheldon Sensei of the River City Iaido & Kendo Kyokai, as well as our very own Russell Ichimura Sensei of the Dallas-Fort Worth Kendo & Iaido Kyokai.
This upcoming week, our regular practices on Tuesday 5/24 and Thursday 5/26 are cancelled due to A/C repair activities at the Greenhill School.
Additionally, please note that for practice this Sunday 5/22, the north parking lot where we normally park off Midway will be closed. Please be sure to park in the parking lot off the Spring Valley entrance.