The Dallas/Fort Worth Kendo & Iaido Kyokai was founded in 1976 and has developed into a martial arts and cultural organization which seeks to promote the growth and development of the Japanese martial arts and their related cultural activities. For over 35 years, the Dallas/Fort Worth Kendo & Iaido Kyokai has continued to hold training classes; to host tournaments, seminars, and promotional testing for ranks; and to promote cultural development and awareness by performing demonstrations at schools and cultural events.

 Kaneda Sensei Iaido Seminar – Jan 7-8,2017 – Boise, Idaho

BSU kendo & iaido is very happy to announce that this year’s instructor and special guest will be Kazuhisa Kaneda (金田和久)sensei. Shinsa is available for up to 3dan.

Schedule of Events:
Saturday, Jan 7; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, Jan 8; 9:00 am to 10:00 am, Iaido Shinsa
Sunday, Jan 8; 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Seminar Location:
Boise State University, Rec Center Main Gym, 1515 University Drive
Boise, Idaho 83725-1711

Registration packet.

 Holiday Schedule

Tuesday 11/22 night: Regular advanced iaido & advanced kendo
Thursday 11/24 night: No practice; happy Turkey day!
Tuesday 11/29 night: Iaido only
Last practice in 2016: Sunday 12/18

First practice in 2017: Tuesday 01/03

Don’t forget about our 40 years celebration godo keiko and Christmas party.

Happy holidays!

 DFWKIK’s 40 Years Anniversary godo keiko (1976 – 2016) – December 10, 2016

Our dojo has served the DFW metroplex for 40 years. In celebration we will have a godo keiko (合同稽古)on Saturday, December 10,2016. There will be a banquet dinner afterwards.

Godo-Keiko & Banquet: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Godo-Keiko: 1pm to 4:30pm at Greenhill School Gymnasium
4141 Spring Valley Rd., Addison, TX 75001

Banquet: 6:30pm to 9pm at Mike Anderson’s BBQ
5410 Harry HIne Blvd., Dallas, TX 75235

Sunday dojo regular practice: Sunday, December 11, 2016
09:15am – 10:30am – iaido
10:40am – 11:10am – kendo kata
11:15am – 12:30pm – kendo

Here is the registration packet. The dinner and tenugui payments can be made at our dojo’s online payment page.

Thank you!

(↓anniversary tenugui↓)


 5th Tuesday of the Month Schedule

As we have a fifth Tuesday approaching, here is our planned fifth Tuesday practice schedule in the year of 2016:

March 29: Shiai Kendo
May 31: Iaido
August 30: Kendo
November 29: Iaido

Please make sure you attend this Tuesday, March 29 night’s practice especially if you plan to participate in Ito Cup but have never been in a kendo tournament before.

 Oklahoma Kendo Seminar – Nov. 11-13, 2016 – Tulsa, OK

The Tulsa Kendo Dojo (Shin Sou Fu Kan 新壮風館 ) announced the Bi-annual visit of Yoshio Iwanami (7 Dan), and Koki Abe (6 Dan) sensei from the Shi Ku Kai (之久会)dojo in Kanagawa Japan. They will be conducting a three-day training Kendo seminar. This event is open to any level kendoka, and to dojo outside of Oklahoma interested in participating.

Time & Location:

Nov 11, Friday
Location: Infinity Dance Academy
8112 S. Memorial Drive Tulsa, OK 74133
Time 6:00PM-8:00PM

Nov 12-13, Saturday-Sunday
Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center
2021 E 71st St, Tulsa, OK 74136
Time 9:30AM-5:00PM
LaQuinta Inn, 6030 E Skelly Dr, Tulsa, OK 74135
“hotel location where the visiting sensei will be staying”

3-day attendance: $75.00
1-day attendance: $30.00

Please Write any money orders or Checks to:
Michael Lindsay
3533 South Norfolk Ave Tulsa OK, 74105

More details can be found here

 AUSKF November Shinsa – Nov.13, 2016 – Palisades Park, NJ

November 2016 AUSKF Promotional Exam

Date: November 13 (Sun)
12:30 PM – Registration (Gym opens at 10:30 am)
1:00 PM – Promotion Exam (5 Dan & Above, Shogo)
4:30 pm – Follow-up Seminar and Keiko
Location: Palisades Park High School Gym
1 Veterans Blvd, Palisades Park NJ 07650 (Nearest airport is Newark NJ / EWR)

Deadline: October 31, 2016 (No late applications will be accepted)
See application file for more details.

Note: federation signature is required, so check with your federation for its deadline.

Congrats to dojo members on their kendo promotions

The following dojo members received their new kendo ranks at last weekend’s New Orleans SWKIF shinsa:

Jennyrayne Colangan – 2 Dan
Sangki Lee – 2 Dan
Debi Blanco– 2 Kyu
Logan Grooms – 3 Kyu
Massim Shah – 3 Kyu
Ryan Lu – 3 Kyu


No practice this Sunday 10/23

Since most sensei will be in New Orleans this weekend, there will be no regular classes unfortunately.

SWKIF Fall Kendo Seminar – New Orleans, LA – Oct. 21-23, 2016

SWKIF Fall kendo seminar will be held at Tulane University Student Recreation Center in New Orleans on the October 21-23 weekend. The Student Recreation Center is located at the end of Janet Yulman Way. Free parking is available at the Diboll Parking Garage in front of the SRC.

Event Hotel: Maison Dupuy (discounted rate @ $209 + tax, etc.)

Shinsa test up to (including) 4 Dan is held on Sunday.

Here are the Registration and Shinsa forms.

Fall 2016 KENDO Shinsa – Application Material 10232016

Registration Packet October 2016 NOLA.v2

2016 Longhorn Kendo Team Taikai Results

HKK team from Houston, TX won this year’s Longhorn Kendo Taikai Championship!

Venice dojo from California was the 2nd place. NYC from New York got the 3rd place.


15th Longhorn Invitational Team Kendo Taikai – Saturday, October 8, 2016 – deadline 9/19

It is that time of the year again. Longhorn Kendo Taikai will be held at UTD/Austin on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

This year the taikai will be held on Saturday, October 8th, from 8am to 6pm, followed by the Sayonara Party from 7pm to 9pm.

Monday, September 5 – Hotel Registration Deadline

A room block has been reserved at $139.99 plus applicable taxes at the Drury Inn & Suites Austin North for the evenings of Friday (10/7) and Saturday (10/8). It is anticipated that the hotel will be sold out that weekend for Austin City Limits Music Festival, so please ensure that you reserve your rooms well in advance. The reservation link is here below:

Monday, September 19 – Taikai Registration Deadline

All registration forms, waiver forms, and payments must be received by this date. Please see the attached information package.
2016 Longhorn Invitational Kendo Team Taikai InfoPack

“dress rehearsal” practice tomorrow night before the taikai

Tomorrow’s practice will be dedicated to KENDO shiai ONLY. All members who are heading to Austin next weekend, and those who are interested in observing/helping out are all encouraged to join the practice!

Our third Tuesday (10/18) practice will be “Basic Kendo + Advanced Kendo” to make up for tomorrow’s change.

2016 Akimatsuri – 09/25

Our dojo will participate Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the annual Akimatsuri. So there will be no regular practice that Sunday morning.

Dojo Summer Pool Party – 9/10

Sewell Sensei is kind enough to host the annual dojo pot-luck pool party on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 3 to 7pm. Please RSVP and let Ashley know what items you would bring ASAP.

The address will be announced at the dojo.

2016 AUSKF Kendo Summer Camp – August 19-21 – Palo Alto, CA – deadline 7/6

The 2016 AUSKF Kendo Summer Camp will be held on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California on Friday, August 19th through Sunday, August 21st. There will be kendo seminar and kodansha shinsa. Camp fee $95 – DUE JULY 6TH.

Instructors from Japan
-Toru Kamei Sensei 亀井徹 (Hanshi 8 Dan – Kumamoto Pref.)
-Toshiya Ishida Sensei 石田利也 (Kyoshi 8 Dan – Tokyo Pref.)

STANFORD UNIVERSITY (San Diego Room @ Ford Center)
615 Serra ST
Stanford, CA 94305

Friday, August 19th
2:30 PM-3:00 PM: Registration
3:00 PM-6:30 PM: Seminar

Saturday, August 20th
9:00 AM-9:30 AM: Registration
9:30 AM-4:00 PM: Seminar
7:00 PM-10:00 PM: Sayonara Party

Sunday, August 21st
9:30 AM-12:00 AM: Seminar
1:00 PM-4:00 PM: Promotion Exams

Please find all information and registration details at AUSKF Education – 2016 Kendo Summer Camp.

Another Shodan

Ashley Moore passed her kendo shodan shinsa at the recent Shido Summer Camp. The judge panel included Faghani Sensei, Yoshida Sensei, Inoshita Sensei, Lan Sensei and Wakuta Sensei.


43rd AJKF/ZNKR Kitamoto Summer Camp – July 22-29, 2016 – Kitamoto, Japan (埼玉県北本市)

Due to the 16th WKC, there was no Kitamoto kendo summer camp this year. However the 2016 AJKF/ZNKR Foreign Kendo Leader’s Summer Seminar will be held in Kitamoto city in Saitama, Japan (埼玉県北本市) as usual.

AUSKF will be able to send four candidates to the camp. For more details, please refer to the AUSKF news site. The official invitation letter in both Japanese and English is there for reference too.

Congratulations to Peter Houston and Jason Wong for being selected!

SWKIF Team A won 2nd place at Women’s Kendo National

SWKIF Team A (Makiko Adachi, Noemí Arnal, Alexandra Darrah, Huong Dang, Denise Verastigue) won the 2nd place at the national women’s kendo zaikai held earlier this month in Seattle.

Good job, congratulations! Bravo for all the dojo members who participated the event!

(*pic by Adachi Sensei’s hubby*)

PNKF Women’s Kendo Seminar and Tournament – July 9-16, 2016 – Seattle, WA

Saturday, July 16th 2016 will be the 6th North American Women’s Kendo Championships. Same location, Renton Community Center, next to the Quality Inn in Renton, WA.

In addition to the tournament there will be a weeklong seminar and practice for women only, July 9 to July 14, with godo keiko on Friday July 15.

Our guest instructor this year will be Chinatsu Murayama (村山千夏, 埼玉/Saitama)Sensei, Renshi 7 Dan, 5-time All Japan Women’s Kendo Champion. Murayama Sensei is currently one of the few highest ranked female kenshi in the world. She is only 41 years old, works at Saitaima Police, and used to study at Tsukuba University.

Seminar Fee:
$50 for full seminar or $20 for Saturday and $15 per day for all other days.
All participants must be 14 years of age or older and sign the waiver form. (If you already submitted a waiver form for the tournament, you do not need to sign another for the seminar) .

Seminar Schedule:
(Location: Sno-King Kendo Club, except where indicated otherwise)
Saturday, July 9, 9:00am – 4:00pm, with lunch break
Sunday, July 10, 10:00am – 1:00pm, BBQ after practice. Additional information forthcoming.
Monday, July 11, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday, July 12. No Practice.
Wednesday, July 13, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday July 14, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday July 15, 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Godo keiko at Bellevue Kendo Club. Free to attend.


Sno-King Kendo Club
Broadview-Thompson Elementary School East
Gym/ Bitterlake Community Center Annex
13052 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133

Bellevue Kendo Club
Highland Community Center
14224 Bel-Red Rd
Bellevue, WA 98007