SWKIF 2015 Fall Shinsa Result

This past weekend the SWKIF held the Fall Seminar and Shinsa in Little Rock, AR, hosted by Kajitani Sensei and the Arkansas Kendo Club. Guest sensei includes Onitsuka Sensei, Harada Sensei and Tamura Sensei. The Dan level (incl. 1-kyu) Shinpan Panel Sensei are: Yuji Onitsuka, Brandon Harada, Mark Uchida, Michio Kajitani, Katsuyuki Ken Tamura, Russell Ichimura Sensei. The Kyu level (2-kyu and below) Shinpan Panel Sensei are: David Cooper, Steve Sasaki, Makiko Adachi, Peter Houston and Michael Moscoso Sensei.

Many of our members tested and received ranks:

Apinya Premprajaks – 4 Dan
Noemí Arnal – 3 Dan
Denise Verastigue – 3 Dan
Jennyrayne Colangan – 1 Dan
Sangki Lee – 1 Dan
Séan Zhu – 1 Kyu
Nathan Williams – 1 Kyu
Rory Casey – 2 Kyu
Nguyen Ly – 2 Kyu
Simon Martinez – 3 Kyu
Peter Shih – 3 Kyu
Debi Blanco – 4 Kyu
Sarah Wheeler – 4 Kyu
Colin Haney – 4 Kyu
Judy Chan – 4 Kyu
Ryan Lu – 4 Kyu
Austin Mackintosh – 4 Kyu

Congratulations to everyone on their hard work and dedication!