Fall AUSKF/SWKIF Membership Drive

It’s that time again for the Fall AUSKF/SWKIF Membership Drive.
Anyone who wishes to test or attend any seminars hosted by AUSKF or SWKIF needs to be a member. For those who already signed up during the Spring Membership Drive, you don’t have to worry about it.

The form is attached and you must fill it out completely. If you need your AUSKF Membership Number we will provide it to you. You can pay by Check or use our dojo’s online payments  page.  Turn in your completed form, check or Paypal receipt to Ashley or Simon.

The Due Date will be September 9th, 2014.

SWKIF/AUSKF Membership Form 2014.pdf

Annual Summer Pool Party!

This year’s pool party will be held on Saturday, August 16, from 3pm to 7pm. Al and Lucy are kindly hosting the party at their house. Due to privacy reasons, the address will be announced in the dojo only.

AUSKF Shinpan Seminar Information

The DFWKIK will be hosting the 2014 AUSKF Zone 6 Shinpan Seminar on May 3-4. For members with kendo rank of sandan and above are highly encouraged to attend, and it will be a good learning experience for those who are nidan and below. There will be no fee to attend the two day seminar, however you can pre-order the lunch ($12/each per day) and banquet dinner ($30/person). If you are interested in attending, please see Yong Cho at practice for the registration form.  The dojo deadline will be April 13.


Ito Cup

This year’s Ito cup will be held May 17, 2014.  Members who will be participating must fill out the following waiver form (page 6).  Liability forms should be turned in at class before the deadline.

Please see the attached document for tournament location and information.

2014_ITOCUP_Registration Packet

SWKIF Spring Promotional Exam

Please find attached the registration document and written exam for the Promotional Exam to be held in Denver on Sunday, May 18th.  If you plan to attend and take the exam:

1)      Discuss it with Ichimura Sensei

2)      Attain his signature

3)      Compile all the forms and two checks

4)      Turn them in to David Cooper sensei

The deadline for DFWKIK members to turn in their forms to David Cooper sensei is Sunday, April 27th.  No late applications will be taken, so please don’t wait until the last minute.


Shinsa Application DFWKIK 2014 Denver, Colorado

Parking Lot Closure in GreenHill High School from 3/10 to 3/15

The two parking lots of Green Hill High School will be closed from 3/10 to 3/15 for restriping. Parking for Tuesday (3/11) and Thursday (3/13) will be affected. However, two parking lots will not be closed at the same time.Whenever one is closed, the other is open. Please see the detail of closure listed below.

Tuesday practice, Match 11
Hornet Road gate & parking lot close (the one we normally park; “O” on the map)
Please use Spring Valley gate & parking lot (“N” on the map) as the alternate.

Thursday practice, March 13
Spring Valley gate & parking lot close (“N” on the map)
Please use Hornet Road gate & parking lot as alternate. (the one we normally park; “O” on the map)

p.s. point H on map is the building we practice in.


Spring SWKIF/AUSKF 2014 Membership Drive

For all members of DFWKIK, please complete the attached form and return it, along with either a check payable to DFWKIK or a receipt of your online payment, to Alison or Simon before Sunday, March 9th. Please note that if you had submitted a membership form last fall, you will still need to submit this membership form. In addition, there is an $5 initiation fee for the NEW members.

While it is not a requirement for DFWKIK members to join the SWKIF or AUSKF, we highly encourage it in order to support regional and national activities and insurance coverage. If you plan to attend a regional or national event (seminar, tournament, or promotional exam), it is required to be a member of the SWKIF and AUSKF.

SWKIF/AUSKF Membership Form 2014.pdf

Tonight’s practice start time update with Kiwada sensei

Our practice this evening with Kiwada sensei will start at 7:30 allowing us to use the big gym. Please show up at least 15-20 minutes before so that we are able to start practice right away once the gymnasium is available to us. All members are encouraged to attend this rare opportunity to learn from the All Japan Kendo Federation champion.

Event Schedule

Here are some important dates to remember:

Daiki Kiwada (木和田 大起) Sensei Visit, Renshi RokuDan, 2012 AJKF Champion – AUSKF Champion Tour
Tuesday, November 19, Regular Class Schedule and Location

Mitsuru Hamasaki(濱崎 満)Sensei Visit, Hanshi Hachidan – AUSKF Educational Tour
Tuesday, December 10, Regular Class Schedule and Location

Christmas Party
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Location & Time: TBA

Last practice of the year
Sunday, December 22, 2013

First practice of the year
Sunday, January 5, 2014

General Board Meeting
Sunday, February 2, 2014

SWKIF Fall Seminar & Testing

When: October 25th, 26th, and 27th. Kendo.
Where: Tulsa, OK – Webster Auxiliary Gymnasium.
What: 2-day Seminar, SWKIF Board Meeting, & Promotional Exam for Kyu to 3 Dan.

Seminar Deadline: Please return the registration form along with the waiver of liability, meal selection form, and a check by October 8th, 2013.

Testing Forms: The exam application, a copy of the latest menjo, written exam, and checks must be given to your Dojo Representative (David Cooper) on or before Thursday, October 10. Please see that Ichimura Sensei signs off on applications well before that.

Friday – October 25th, 2013
6:30 – 9:00 PM SWKIF Board of Directors Meeting (Hampton Inn Meeting Room)
6:30 – 9:00 PM: Kendo seminar (Webster Auxiliary Gymnasium)

Saturday – October 26th, 2013
Webster Auxiliary Gymnasium
8:30 – 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 – 9:10 AM Opening Events
9:10 – 12:00 AM Kendo Seminar
12:00 – 1:00 PM. Lunch Served
1:00 – 4:30 PM Kendo Seminar
4:30 – 5:30 PM Keiko
7:30 PM Dinner at A Sensu Japanese Restaurant
(7123 S 92nd East Ave • Tulsa)
(918) 252-0333

Sunday – October 27th, 2013
Webster Auxiliary Gymnasium
9:00 – 12:00 AM Kendo Rank Promotions; as soon as promotions have been completed,
keiko will begin.
12:00 – 1:00 PM Keiko

Forms are available for download by clicking the links below:

Fall Membership Drive – SWKIF-AUSKF

For members who missed the Annual Fall Membership Drive, please complete the attached form and return it to Alison before Sunday, September 15th. While it is not a requirement for DFWKIK members to join the SWKIF or AUSKF, we highly encourage it in order to support regional and national activities and insurance coverage. If you plan to attend a regional or national event (seminar, tournament, or promotional exam), it is required to be a member of the SWKIF and AUSKF. If you plan to attend the seminar or promotional exam in Tulsa this October, you must be a member.

DFWKIK Summer Pool Party

When: Saturday, August 24, 5:00 til …
Where: Cooper’s House

All family and significant others are welcome and encouraged to attend and celebrate our kendo family.

Maps will be distributed in class. Please signup to bring ice, drinks, or your favorite dish.

5th PNKF North American Women’s Taikai Results

Congratulations to all the SWKIF Team Members and Participants!

1st place – Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation 1
(A. Kikkawa, J. Chen, N. Grimes, J. Frazier-Day, A. Takado)
2nd place – Butokuden
(V.Kuo, Y.Saito, L.Gibbons, M.Harigai, H.Nohara)
3rd place – Southern California Kendo Federation
(Y.Kil, C.Tada, E.Kim, C.Yoon, N.Sano)
3rd place – Southwest Kendo & Iaido Federation 1
(H.Dang, S.Mizukami, A.Darrah, A.Premprajaks, S. Sugimoto)

1st place – J. DeJong, PNKF
2nd place – K. Lam, Steveston
3rd place – S. Ma, PNKF
3rd place – C. Tada, SCKF

1st place – A. Takado, PNKF
2nd place – A. Kikkawa, PNKF
3rd place – E. DeJong, PNKF
3rd place – W. Robilliard, BCKF
4th place – C. Yoon, SCKF
4th place – N. Sano, SCKF
4th place – B. Lin, PNKF
4th place – M. Harigai, Butokuden

A special thanks to Jennyrayne for helping me find the results.