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