Upcoming Tuesday practice schedule changes

In preparation for the Longhorn Taikai coming soon we are changing our Tuesday night schedules:
Sept 26 Kendo only (shiai).
Oct 3 Kendo only (basic and advanced).
Oct 10 Kendo only (shiai).
Oct 17 Iaido only (basic and advanced).
Oct 24 Kendo only (shinsa).
Oct 31 Pending, Iaido only (Halloween).
Nov Resume normal schedule.
To all team members, please be sure to attend as scheduled.

Reminder – No practice tomorrow(9/24/2017)

Due to the Dallas Japanese Association’s Japanese Fall Festival or Akimatsuri on Sunday, the 24th of September, Practice is cancelled, as the Dojo will be Participating in this event.
We will be performing an Enbu for both Iaido and Kendo at the Japanese Fall Festival at 12:30pm
DFWKIK will also be manning Booth A6 to provide information about our organization.
Please park in the designated area for Performers.

Urgent! – Parking for Thursday(9/7/2017) practice

Due to a School Event all members attending practice on Thursday the 7th of September, will need to park at the Greenhill Office Park at
14131 Midway Road , Addison, TX 75001.

Please arrive early since the temporary parking area is a good distance from the Gym.

Greenhill Office Park is located by the Hornet Road and Midway Road Entrance.

You will have to walk to the Gym from there.

Reminder – Longhorn Taikai hotel reservation deadline(9/7/2017)

The deadline to reserve a room at the Drury Inn in Austin for the Longhorn Taikai is this Thursday, September 7th. Anyone who is interested in competing or spectating should book a room if you have not done so already. Reservations can be made at:

Or by calling 1-800-325-0720 and using group code: 2311531

Cost is $139.99 / night

2017 AUSKF 8 Dan Tour – Thursday 9/14 Nabeyama Sensei

We are very excited to welcome TAKAHIRO NABEYAMA (鍋山隆弘) Sensei (University of Tsukuba) as our guest for the 2017 8-Dan Tour! Details are as follow below:

9/14 (7pm-9:30pm) – Dallas, Texas
Greenhill School
4141 Spring Valley Rd.
Addison, TX 75001

Nabeyama Sensei is a former Team Japan member and 10-time participant in the All Japan Kendo Championships. As Men’s Coach of the University of Tsukuba, he has taught Yuya Takenouchi, Susumu Takanabe, and other renown kenshi in Japan.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there! The event is free but donation is welcome at our dojo’s payments page

2017 AUSKF Iaido Nationals Result

2017 AUSKF Iaido Championships
Saturday, June 10 — Bryn Mawr PA

Division one: Mu kyu – 2 kyu
1st place: Wang, Feng (Mushinkan, SWKIF )
2nd place: Sevin, Phil (ZenBuKan, RMKIF)
3rd place: Costa, Joseph (Itto Kai, AEUSKF)
3rd place: Sandor, Adam (Agassiz Dojo, MWKF)
Kantosho: Higham, Ritchard (Ken-Zen Institute, AEUSKF)

Division two: 1 kyu – 1 dan (Murakami Cup)
1st: Cousin, Helene (Sei Zan Kan, AEUSKF)
2nd: Schuldt, Michael (Agassiz Dojo, MWKF)
3rd: Mittelstaedt, Thane (AiShinKai, PNKF)
3rd: Williams, Nathan (DFWKIK, SWKIF)
Kantosho: Huang, Kevin (Shidogakuin Rutgers, GNEUSKF)

Division three: 2 dan – 3 dan (Murosako Cup)
1st: Mullin, John (Ken-Zen Institute, AEUSKF)
2nd: Thibedeau, Kevin (Ken-Zen Institute, AEUSKF)
3rd: Dudek, David (Ken-Zen Institute, AEUSKF)
3rd: Goeke, Callie (Ren Ma, PNKF)
Kantosho: Kiss, Orsolya (Cleveland Toyuukai, GNEUSKF)

Division four: 4 dan and up (Yamaguchi Cup)
1st: Farmer, Debi (Shidogakuin NY, GNEUSKF)
2nd: Corum, Jonathan (Nichibukan, EUSKF)
3rd: Kailian, Aram (Shidogakuin NY, GNEUSKF)
3rd: Hankins, Jason (ZenBuKan, RMKIF)
Kantosho: Sheldon, Joe (River City Kendo and Iaido, SUSKIF)

Congratulations! Especially to Nathan Williams from our dojo!

June 2017 AUSKF Iaido shinsa result

2017 AUSKF Iaido shinsa results
Sunday, June 11 — Bryn Mawr PA

3rd kyu:
Gesulga, Jayson (Agassiz Dojo, MWKF)
Motov, Igor (Doshikai Kendo & Iaido Club, AEUSKF)
Perez, Gilberto (Toku Bu Kan, SEUSKF)
Senderling, Ben (Omaha Kendo & Iaido Kyokai, SWKIF)
Stadtlander-Miller, Joshua (Ken-Zen Institute, AEUSKF
Thomason, Nathanial (Agassiz Dojo, MWKF)
Woods, Darryl (Mushinkan Kendo and Iaido Dojo, SWKIF)

2nd kyu:
Costa, Joseph (Itto Kai, AEUSKF)
Sevin, Phil (Zen Bu Kan, RMKIF)
Wang, Feng (Blade) (Mushinkan Kendo and Iaido Dojo, SWKIF)
Bang, Soo Chul (Shidogakuin NY Shidokan, GNEUSKF)
Jacobson, Michael (Agassiz Dojo, MWKF)

1st kyu:
Abrams, Dylan (Cherry Hill Ken-yu Kai, EUSKF)
Clark, Jeremie (Doshikai Kendo & Iaido Club, AEUSKF)
Higham, Ritchard (Ken-Zen Institute, AEUSKF)
Kim, Peter (Doshikai Kendo & Iaido Club, AEUSKF)
Maeda, Hiroyuki (Idaho Kendo Club, PNKF)

1st dan:
Alfandari, Dominique (Sei Zan Kendo Kai, AEUSKF)
Baker, Cheyenne (Dallas-Fort Worth Kendo & Iaido Kyokai, SWKIF)
Carroll, David (River City Iaido & Kendo Kyokai, SUSKIF)
Cousin, Helene (Sei Zan Kendo Kai, AEUSKF)
Schuldt, Michael (Agassiz Dojo, MWKF)
Watson, Scott (Michigan Koryu Kenkyukai, MWKF)
Williams, Nathan (Dallas-Fort Worth Kendo & Iaido Kyokai, SWKIF)

2nd dan:
Baker, John (Dallas-Fort Worth Kendo & Iaido Kyokai, SWKIF)
Davis, Jordy (Zen Bu Kan, RMKIF)
Rosell, Celeste (Zen Bu Kan, RMKIF)

3rd dan:
Arenas Gomez, Jose (Aizen Dojo, BRAZIL)
Sareyani, Michael (Ken-Zen Institute, AEUSKF)

4th dan:
Corchado, Sasha (Nichibukan, EUSKF)
Kiss, Orsolya (Cleveland Touyuukai , GNEUSKF)
Pattarozzi, Michael (Rocky Mountain Budokan, RMKIF)
Thibedeau, Kevin (Ken-Zen Institute, AEUSKF)

5th dan:
Hall, Gordon (Ken-Zen Institute, AEUSKF)

6th dan:
Bressler, David (Ken-Zen Institute, AEUSKF)
Hankins, Jason (Zen Bu Kan, RMKIF)
James, Nancy (Sei Zan Kendo Kai, AEUSKF)
Okuno, Samuel (Norwalk Kendo Dojo, SCKF)


RIP – Kenshi Nabeshima Sensei

RIP – Kenshi Nabeshima (鍋島健士) Sensei
(November 19,1928 – June 7,2017)

Nabeshima Sensei was born on November 19, 1928 in the Goto Islands (五島)located off the western coast of Kyushu, Japan, a part of Nagasaki Prefecture. Sensei, an acupuncturist by profession, was instrumental in the development of the Dallas Kendo Dojo, later to become the Dallas-Fort Worth Kendo and Iaido Kyokai. His body will be cremated on June 11, and his ashes will be taken to Nagasaki, where a memorial service is currently being discussed. The dojo will also be planning a memorial Keiko soon.

Let our thoughts go out to his family including his daughter Keiko and son-in-law Russell Ichimura Sensei.