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.
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
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
Note that Tuesday’s class, October 15 has been changed to Iaido only to make up for previous changes that were made to accommodate Kendo Taikai training. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
This Tuesday’s class will be dedicated to Kendo. All members are encouraged to attend.
Congratulations to All!
Dallas A – 1st Place
Dallas B – 3rd Place
SWKIF Women – Great Showing
Because of an event at the Greenhill School today, Kendo class was canceled. Sorry for the late notice, we were unaware of the school event until this morning.
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.
ITINERARY OF EVENTS
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)
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:
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.
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.
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.
Due to the yearly floors refinishing by the Greenhill School starting this Friday, we will be taking a “summer hiatus” starting this Sunday for a week with classes reconvening on the 6th of August (First Tuesday).
Congratulations to all who participated in the 2013 US Iaido Championships held Saturday June 29 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
0 Kyu to 2 Kyu Division
1st Place Allen Smith Mushinkan – SWKIF
2nd Place Michael Miyamoto Rocky Mtn. Budokan – RMKIF
3rd Place David Aguero Salinas – NCKF
3rd Place Ruth Alessi Gulf Coast Kendo – SEUSKF
Kantosho Jennifer Mayo Castle Rock Iaido – RMKIF
1 Kyu and 1 Dan Division
1st Place Sean Hannon Castle Rock Iaido – RMKIF
2nd Place John Mullin Ken Zen – AEUSKF
3rd Place Douglas Picard San Jose – NCKF
3rd Place Serena Tang Nichibukan (JSS) – EUSKF
Kantosho Lynn Miyauchi Musokai – PNKF
2 Dan and 3 Dan Division
1st Place Kevin Loughlin Ken Zen – AEUSKF
2nd Place Gordon Hall Ken Zen – AEUSKF
3rd Place Hiroaki Fukumoto Seattle Kendo Kai – PNKF
3rd Place Gunner Goerlitz Musokai – PNKF
Kantosho Yuko Nishida Shidogakuin, NY – GNEUSKF
4 Dan and Above Division
1st Place Susan Sekreta Ken Zen – AEUSKF
2nd Place Paul Shin Shidogakuin, NY – GNEUSKF
3rd Place Terry Fukui Ken Zen – GNEUSKF
3rd Place Jason Hankins Zen Bu Kan – RMKIF
Kantosho Debi Farmer Shidogakuin, NY – GNEUSKF
In recognition of Independence Day this Thursday, we will not be holding Iaido or Kendo practices.
Because many of our senior members will be out of town for the National Iaido Taikai and Seminar, iaido classes will not be held on Thursday evening, June 27th and on Sunday morning, June 30th. KENDO CLASS WILL BE HELD at the usual time for kendo on Thursday. Please arrive early to prepare the wrestling room. On Sunday morning, kendo kata practice will be held at the usual time, followed by kendo practice.
When: Friday August 30 to Sunday September 1.
Where: Cleveland – Cleveland States University .
All forms and payments within the packet are due August 17. No late applications will be accepted. The camp includes seminar and promotional exam (Kodansha 5-7 Dan only). There is also a banquet Saturday evening.
Two instructors from the Zen Nippon Kendo Renmei (ZNKR) will be attending the camp:
Masahiro Shimano Sensei (Kendo Hanshi 8 Dan) from Osaka.
Masateru Ogata Sensei (Kendo Hanshi 8 Dan) from Kumamoto.
Schedule (subject to change):
Friday, August 30th 2:30 PM-3:30 PM: Registration, 3:30 PM – 7 PM: Seminar
Saturday, August 31st 8:00 AM-9:00 AM: Registration, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Seminar
Saturday, August 31st 6:00 PM-8:00 PM: Camp Dinner Party
Sunday, September 1st 8:30 AM-12:00 Noon: Seminar
Sunday, September 1st 1:00 PM-4:00 PM: Promotion Exams (5th – 7th Dan Only)
FORMS (Contact David Cooper for Promotional Exam Forms):
Mr. Masaru Fujiwara Sensei (kendo 7-dan), who is in Dallas on business, will be attending tonight’s kendo practice. He practices kendo in Kanagawa in Japan.
Congratulations to all who participated in these events.
Youth A Division (10-13):
1st Place: Keeley McManus, Kent
2nd Place: Nathan Keplinger, RMKF
3rd Place: Noah Heuertz, Omaha
3rd Place: Akiko Kuno, DFWKIK
Kantosho: Akiko Kuno, DFWKIK
Youth B Division (14-16):
1st Place: Tiarnan Marsten, Kent
2nd Place: Sora Imamura, Arkansas
3rd Place: Kazushi Matsumoto, DFWKIK
3rd Place: Yuka Saito, Ito Dojo
Kantosho: Yuka Saito, Ito Dojo
Women’s Division (3rd Dan and below):
1st Place: Noelle Grimes, Sno King
2nd Place: Apinya Premprajaks, DFWKIK
3rd Place: Alexandra Darrah, UT
3rd Place: Moonkyung Kim, Colorado Springs
Kantosho: Huong Dang, UT
Kantosho: Reiko Mizukami, Arkansas
Mudansha Division (1 kyu and below):
1st Place: Victor Lee, DFWKIK
2nd Place: Terry McManus, Kent
3rd Place: Joshua An, UT
3rd Place: Jake Dupre, New Orleans
Kantosho: Joshua An, UT
Kantosho: Amer Mujakic, Arkansas
Yudansha Division (1 dan to 3 dan):
1st Place: Takuro Yamaoka, Bushinkan
2nd Place: Jason Wong, RMKF
3rd Place: Luis Angeli, Sen Shin Kan
3rd Place: Guido Stucco, St. Louis Kendo
Kantosho: Ben Kiang, Budokan
Kantosho: Kit Lien, Ito Dojo
Texas Open (4 dan and above):
1st Place: Michio Kajitani, Arkansas
2nd Place: An Giang, Arkansas and PNKF
3rd Place: Masayuki Mizuuchi, DFWKIK
3rd Place: Bryan Mosely, Sen Shin Kan
Kantosho: Masayuki Mizuuchi, DFWKIK
Takahiro Yoshimoto 4Kyu
Ashley Moore 4Kyu
Sean Zhu 4Kyu
Kazushi Matsumoto 3Kyu
Zachary Gonzales 3Kyu
Lance Nabors 3Kyu
Yee-Ching Liu 1Kyu
Young Kyu Ham 1Kyu
Victor Lee 1Dan
Yong Cho 4Dan
Jeffrey Bang 4Dan
When: Thursday June 27 to Sunday June 30.
Where: Council Bluffs, Iowa (Omaha) – Iowa School for the Deaf.
All forms and payments within the packet are due June 1 to avoid late fees, and must be received to the camp mailing address by June 12, 2013 as no late applications will be accepted nor refunds provided after this date. The camp includes a 2-day seminar, US Iaido Championships, and promotional exams. There is also a Welcome Reception Wednesday evening and a Jodo workshop Sunday afternoon and Monday morning.
Instructors: Shozo Kato 7 Dan Kyoshi Iaido, 8 Dan Kyoshi Kendo
Tatsuhiko Konno 7 Dan Kyoshi Iaido, 7 Dan Kyoshi Kendo
Michael Skoss 5 Dan Jodo
Two instructors from the Zen Nippon Kendo Renmei (ZNKR), Iaido Section in Japan will be attending the camp. The names of the two instructors will be announced as soon as the information becomes available.
Schedule (subject to change):
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
3:00 p.m.: Hotel check-in and camp registration
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Welcome reception – Uncle Buck’s located in Bass Pro Shops (Appetizers provided; Cash Bar)
Thursday, June 27, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Seminar
Friday, June 28, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Seminar
Saturday, June 29, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Taikai
6:30 p.m. – cocktail time
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Sayonara Party, – Uncle Buck’s located in Bass Pro Shops
Sunday, June 30, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Shinsa
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Jodo workshop
Monday, July 1, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Jodo workshop
Also attached is an order form for those that would like a tee shirt offered for the iaido camp. Please place your order and submit a copy of your order with your camp registration packet. There will NOT be any extra shirts offered at the camp.
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