Free Kendo Lesson on July 13!

Come join the Dallas / Fort Worth Kendo and Iaido Kyokai for a free kendo lesson! This introductory lesson will cover the basics of kendo, as well as provide a glimpse into what practices are like at our dojo. A portion of the lesson will be a hands-on experience. Practice bamboo swords (Shinai) will be provided. No martial arts or kendo experience is necessary to attend!

Reserve your spot here:

Event Info

  • Location: Greenhill School Gym
    4141 Spring Valley Rd, Addison, TX 75001 – Enter via hornet road off of Midway
    Also see our Class Location for more details.
  • Please wear a t-shirt, sweatpants, or similar athletic clothing, and don’t forget a water bottle!
  • Check in will be from 7:00-7:15 pm.
  • Class starts at 7:15 pm, please be checked in and ready to go by then!
  • Class will end at 9:25, with a break midway through.

Check out the event on Facebook as well!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Practice Schedule Updates

Our regular Thursday evening kendo practice tomorrow 4/26 has been cancelled due to an event at Greenhill occupying both gyms.

As a reminder, this weekend we will be hosting the Nabeshima Cup and Texas Open Taikai, as well as seminar and shinsa at the Episcopal School of Dallas. As the events overlap with our regular Sunday practice schedule, we will likewise not have practice this Sunday 4/30 at Greenhill.

2023 Nabeshima Cup and Texas Open Regulations

For those planning to attend the Nabeshima Cup and Texas Open Taikais, please be aware that we have updated the 2023 regulations found in our information package with some provisional shiai and shinpan rules:

2023 Nabeshima Information Packet (PDF)

The new information can be found on page 9, section VII.A.

The Friday evening seminar will cover these in more detail, we highly encourage everyone to attend for the session if able!

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Jodo Practice 11/29

Our practice this coming Tuesday evening, November 29th, will be dedicated to Jodo. Participants will need a bokuto and your jo if you have one.  We will have a few extra jo on hand for anyone without a jo.

Tuesday 9/27 Schedule Change

Instead of our regularly scheduled Iaido practice coming up this Tuesday, September 27th, we will practice Jodo.

This substitution in our schedule is to make up for the Jodo practice we missed in order to train for the Inoue Cup earlier this month.

Beginners are welcome, bring your bokuto and your jo if you have one.

Sunday 9/25 Practice Cancellation

This Sunday 9/25 we will not have our regularly scheduled practice as we are performing a demonstration at the Dallas Japanese Association’s 2022 Akimatsuri.

Members participating in the Demonstration, please be dressed and ready to go over the demonstration at 10:30am in front of the area marked “D” below.

AUSKF Shinpan Seminar

AUSKF will host its annual Shinpan Seminar on Oct. 15-16 in Missouri City, Texas.

This is a great opportunity to learn how to shinpan (judge) in a taikai. The focus will be on kenshi rank 4th dan and above, but all are welcome. There will be an opportunity for junior kenshi to participate as shai-sha if they so choose. Also, all participants are welcome to join the godo keiko held on both days of the seminar.

The deadline for registration is October 1st:

Additionally, there will be shinsa (testing) for kyu through 4th dan, which will take place Sunday after the event. If you are interested, please speak with Ichimura Sensei first before registering.

Shinsa Registration: