Schedule Changes for April

Due Nabeshima Weekend, here is the planned schedule for our Tuesday classes though April:

April 2 – 7:15 to 9:30, All Kendo, Basic and Advanced with some Shiai matches.

April 9 – All Iaido, Basic and Advanced.

April 16 – 7:15 to 9:30, All Kendo, Advanced with some Shiai matches. All members are welcome as we prepare for the Taikai.

April 23 – 7:15 to 9:30, All Kendo, Shiai dress rehearsal. All members should plan to attend.

April 30 – 7:15 to 9:30, Jodo to 8:30, Kendo Keiko with Abe Sensei until 9:30.

Nabeshima Weekend Volunteer Sign Up

We will need Volunteers to help with setting up the Phillips Gymnasium on Friday Night the 26th, running the Nabeshima Cup Taikai and Texas Open on Saturday, the 27th of April and on Sunday, the 28th of April for the SWKIF Spring Shinsa.

Nabeshima Weekend is our premier event and we will need all the help we can get.

Please sign up using the GoogleForms below:

Volunteer Sign up Form

AUSKF/SWKIF Membership Registration/Renewal begins on March 15th 2019

The 2019 AUSKF/SWKIF Membership Drive, starts tomorrow, this year everything will be completed online including payment, via the AUSKF website listed below, however there may be an additional step, we awaiting further guidance.

You will first need to create your account and verify your information i.e. Rank, etc.

Then you will either Register for membership (First Timers – Please include the initation fees for AUSKF and SWKIF) or renew your current membership.

Please feel to reach out, if you have any questions or issues.

AUSKF and SWKIF Membership is mandatory for promotion testing and attending AUSKF/SWKIF Functions, it is is highly encouraged for all members.

The deadline is March 31st 2019.

DFWKIK Internal NC Registration Form and Taikai Waiver – Deadline: 7th April, 2019

All DFWKIK Members planning to compete or those serving as Volunteers for the Taikai, please complete the below online form and turn in the Taikai Waiver Form and PayPal payment receipt (See instructions below for sending payment) or Check (Payable to DFWKIK) to Colin Haney in class.

If paying via PayPal  (Select Send Money, and enter:  in the email field and type the amount due, and  enter  “Nabeshima Taikai Payment” in the Note Section and follow the steps to make your payment.)

The deadline date is Sunday the 7th of April, 2019.

Online Internal Registration Form

Taikai Waiver Form


Annual Board Meeting on Sunday, 3rd of February

Practice on Sunday, the 3rd of February is cancelled, due to the Annual General Membership Board Meeting starting at 9:15am to 12:00pm.

DFWKIK Board Meeting will be at the Tom Perryman Alumni Center, the conference room at the south end of Phillips Gymnasium at Greenhill. The meeting will start at 9am.

All members are invited to attend to learn about the Operations of our Organization.


Due to the FIK Referee Seminar for the American Zone, on 26th & 27th of January at SMU Dedman Fitness Center, we will have Advanced Kendo on Thursday, the 24th of January, starting at 7:15pm.

Sunday Practice on the 27th of January will be cancelled, as we will be involved with Seminar activities.

Seminar with Takanabe Sensei hosted by HKK 23-24 March 2019

Houston Kendo Kyokai will be hosting a Seminar with Susumu Takanabe Sensei, 7 Dan Renshi on the 23rd & 24th of March at the Gilruth Center @ Johnson Space Center, Houston TX.

If  you wish to attend please hand your paperwork (Registration Form, HKK Waiver, NASA Waiver and Payment (Registration Fee – $40.00, Bento – $15.00, Dinner – $40.00) to Simon in practice.

The internal Dojo Registration Deadline is the 17th of February.

Seminar Registration Packet

First Practice of 2019

Happy New Year to All!!! Our first practice of 2019 is on Thursday, the 3rd of January.

Iaido- 7:15pm – 8:30pm

Kendo – 8:30pm – 9:30pm

We look forward to great things for everyone in 2019!!!

Schedule Information for December 2018 thru February 2019

December 2018

Saturday, December 15th – Annual Christmas Party, May Dragon @ 7pm  Registration Deadline: Sunday, 9th of December 2018–Bg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Sunday, December 16th – Final Class of 2018

January 2019

Thursday, January 3rd – First Class of 2019

Tuesday, January 22nd – First Jodo Class of 2019. Jodo class will be held every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Thursday, January 24th – Advanced Kendo Only (We will have Visitors joining our practice)

Friday, January 25th thru Sunday the 27th – FIK Shinpan Seminar @  SMU    Dedman Fitness Center

Tuesday, January 29th – Iaido Fundamentals and Advanced.

Sunday, February 2nd – Annual General Membership and Board Meeting @ Greenhill School starting at 9:15 to 12:00 (Open to  All Members)

April 2019

April 26-28 – Nabeshima Cup (27th April) and SWKIF Seminar and Promotional Exam (28th April)

2019 FIK Shinpan Seminar 26th-27th January 2019 Internal Registration

Internal Registration for the 2019 FIK Shinpan Seminar for the Americas Region on the 26th – 27th of January on the SMU Campus, can be completed by clicking on the link below:

The deadline is the 27th of November and if you plan on attending the Banquet Dinner ($60.00), please provide a check made out to Michio Kajitani and hand it to me in class.