Texas Open Kendo Taikai

The Texas Open Kendo Taikai Kendo Tournament was started in 1999 and is open to participants of Yondan (4th Dan) and above who are current or prospective members of the AUSKF and the International Kendo Federation (IKF)

The Texas Open Kendo Taikai is hosted by the Dallas/Fort Worth Kendo & Iaido Kyokai and is held in Dallas, Texas in conjunction with the Nabeshima Cup Taikai.

The following is a brief summary of past tournament results:

Year 1st 2nd 3rd Kantosho
2019 Michio Kajitani (Arkansas) Kazuki Yamamoto (DFWKIK) Andrew Shintaro Wolff-Takahashi (NOKC) Peter Houston (HKK) Jeff Chen (AKD)
2017 Koki Masuo (Laredo) Takuro Yamaoka (Nebraska) Makiko Adachi (HKK) Katsuhei Yoshioka (HKK) Carlos Guerra (Houston Kenshikan)
2015 Kenichi Hatakeyama (Baylor) Michio Kajitani (Arkansas) Makiko Adachi (HKK) Hiro Kimura (HKK) Makiko Adachi (HKK)
2013 Michio Kajitani (Little Rock) An Giang (Arkansas/PNKF) Masayuki Mizuuchi (DFWKIK) Bryan Mosely (Sen Shin Kan) Masayuki Mizuuchi (DFWKIK)
2011 Kenichi Hatakeyama (Waco) Brian Cooper (Arvada) Michio Kajitani (Little Rock) Mark Uchida (Denver) Michio Kajitani (Little Rock)
2009 Taro Ariga (Torrance) Brian Cooper (Denver) Bryan Mosely (Edmond) Akira Okuma (Osaka/Dallas) Bryan Mosely (Edmond)
2007 Yasuo Ishikawa (Arvada, CO) Curtis Marsten (Renton, WA) Kwang Chong (Woodside, NY) Micho Kajitani (Little Rock)
2005 Koki Abe (Oklahoma City) Michio Kajitani (Arkansas) Kiyoshi Abe (Japan)
2003 Jin-Kee Hyun (Dallas) Curtis Marsten (Renton, WA) Kiyoshi Abe (Dallas) Tetsuji Yamaguchi (Dallas)
2001 Mark Uchida (Col. Springs) Shinji Isayama (San Antonio) Dick Anderson (Seattle) Tom Hooper (NY Ken Zen)
1999 Russell Ichimura (Dallas) Kiyoshi Abe (Dallas) Mark Uchida (Col. Springs) NA