Volume 28, number 11/12
- Jan 9/10/11, “Kokusai Budo Daigakku, Kazuhiza Kaneda Iaido Seminar” featuring Iaido
Kyoshi 8th Dan Kaneda Kazuhisa Sensei, instructor at International Budo University,
Katsuura Japan, 8 time All Japan Iaido National Champion, author of “Iai no Kihon” (Iai Basics) Book and
DVD set. Portland, OR. Fee: $120.00. Registration: www.idaho-kendo.com. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule: Fri, Jan 9: 10am-5pm, Cascade Heights Charter School, 15301 SE 92nd Ave, Clackamas OR 97015.
Sat, Jan 10: 10am-5pm, and Sun, Jan 11: 9am-3pm, also Hillside Community Center.
- Jan 10, PNKF Kata Seminar, Sat, 12noon-5pm, open keiko 4-5pm. The door will open at Noon, so do not be too early. Tyee Educational Complex, 4424 S. 188th Street, SeaTac, located right off I-5 at S. 188th Street.
- Jan 17, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Kent.
- Jan 24, BC Intercollegiate Taikai, Sat, 11am, UW IMA.
- Feb 28, PNKF Shinsa, Sat, Iaido 9am-12noon; Kendo 12:30-4pm, open keiko 4-5pm, Tyee Educational
Complex, 4424 S. 188th Street, SeaTac, located right off I-5 a S. 188th Street.
- Mar 14, Highline Taikai, Sat, 9am, White Center Community Center.
- Mar 28, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Kent.
- Apr 4, PNKF Shinpan Seminar, 12noon-4pm, open keiko 4-5pm, Kent.
- Apr 11, UW Taikai, Sat, 10am, IMA.
- May 2, Vancouver Taikai, TBA.
- May 9, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Kent.
- May 16, Bellevue Junior Taikai, Sat, 9:30am-3pm.
- Jun 6, Rose City Taikai, Sat, 10am, TBA.
- Jun 26/27/28, 8th US Nito Kendo Seminar, Fri/Sat/Sun TVCC Ontario, Oregon.
- Jul 18, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Kent.
- Aug 8, PNKF Shinsa, Sat, Iaido 9am-12noon; Kendo 12:30-4pm, open keiko 4-5pm, Kent.
- Sep 19, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Kent.
- Sep 26/27, PNKF Iaido Seminar, Sat/Sun, Rain City Fencing, 1776 136th Place NE, Bellevue.
- Oct 3, PNKF Shinpan Seminar, 12noon-4pm, open keiko 4-5pm, Kent.
- Oct 17, Tacoma Taikai, Sat, 10am-4pm, TBA.
- Nov 7, PNKF Taikai, Sat, 9:30am, Kent.
- Nov 21, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Kent.
- Dec 12, Kent Taikai, Sat, report time 9am, start 9:30am, Kent.
- Jan 25, CKF Jodo Shinsa, Sat, Vancouver BC – CANCELED
- Feb 14, 52nd Steveston Taikai, 9am, Sat, McMath High School, 4251 Garry Street, Richmond BC.
- Apr 11/12, AUSKF Board, Sat/Sun, Denver.
- Apr 17/18/19, 15th Nabeshima Cup, Fri/Sat/Sun, Episcopal School, Dallas.
- May 27/28/29/30/Jun 1, 16WKC, Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon, Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan.
- Jun 25/26/27/28, AUSKF Iaido Seminar, Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun, San Jose.
- Nov 14/15, AUSKF Board, Sat/Sun, TBD.
PNKF BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2014/2015
At their November 15, 2014 meeting, the PNKF Board elected officers. President – Moki
Yoshikawa; Vice President – Harry Samkange; Treasurer – Brian Blomquist; Recording Secretary – Thomas
Bolling; Secretary of Internal Affairs – David Yotsuuye.
The other Board members are: John Bossert (AiShinKai), Mary DeJong (Highline), Brian Edwards
(Everett), An Giang (Northwest), Noelle Grimes (SnoKing), Thomas Groendal (Honshu), Jacob Huegel
(OSU), Doug Imanishi (Seattle), Michael Mabale (Seattle), Curtis Marsten (Kent), Vicki Marsten
(Kent), Edward Olson (Tonbo), Ted Tagami (UW), and Aaron Yen (Seattle). Jeff Marsten
(Bellevue/Highline/Sno-King) continues as Advisor. Elizabeth Marsten (Highline) was re-elected as UW
AUSKF 2014 Election of Directors for November 2014-November 2017 Term of Office
At their November 8, 2014 meeting, the AUSKF Board elected officers. President – Yoshiteru
Tagawa; Executive VP – Tim Yuge; Iaido Committee Chair – Shozo Kato; Secretary-Historian and
Anti-Doping Committee Chair – Norman Otani; Auditor – Court Tanouye; VP Promotion – Shinobu Maeda; VP
Education – Christopher Yang; VP Competition – Yuji Onitsuka; Treasurer – Kotaro Yoshida.
The other Board Members are: Brandon Harada, Tsuyoshi Inoshita, Michio Kajitani, Tomoji Kato,
Jean Kodama, Shinichi Koike, Jeffrey Marsten, and Shuntaro Shinada.
37th ANNIVERSARY HIGHLINE MUDANSHA CHALLENGE CUP – March 8, 2014, White Center
Mudansha Yudansha 1st place - JW Chen, Bellevue 1st place - M. Oya, Northwest 2nd place - V. Le, UW 2nd place - C. Blomquist, UW 3rd place - T. McManus, Kent 3rd place - Me DeJong, Highline 3rd place - A. Miller, Portland 3rd place - E. DeJong, UW Teams 1st place - UW, 64 points 2nd place - Bellevue, 38 points 3rd place - Spokane, 28 points 4th place - Northwest, 27 points
40th ANNUAL PNKF KENDO TOURNAMENT – November 1, 2014, Kent Commons
10 and Under 11-12 Year Old 1st place - B. Miki, Steveston 1st place - K. Sakumo, Renbu 2nd place - B. Underhill, Northwest 2nd place - A. Shimizu, Tozenji 3rd place - A. Ito, Steveston 3rd place - M. Fukuoka, Tozenji 3rd place - K. Squance, Renbu 3rd place - E. Chui, Steveston 13-15 Boys 13-15 Girls 1st place - B. Liao, Bellevue 1st place - K. McManus, Kent 2nd place - E. Lee, Renbu 2nd place - K. Darbyshire, Vancouver 3rd place - K. Toyokawa, Tacoma 3rd place - H. Kim, Bellevue 3rd place - K. Muramatsu, Steveston 3rd place - B. Park, Bellevue Women's Kyu 0-4 Kyu 1st place - V. Le, UW 1st place - J. Ching, SFU 2nd place - M. Liao, Bellevue 2nd place - E. Hung, Steveston 3rd place - S. Janzen, Renbu 3rd place - B. Garcia, Bellevue 3-1 Kyu Women's Dan 1st place - T. Ito, Seattle 1st place - A. Fukushima, Vancouver 2nd place - J. Yamauchi, Cascade 2nd place - W. Robillard, Steveston 3rd place - C. Ogier, UW 3rd place - E. Marsten, Highline 3rd place - T. McManus, Kent 3rd place - M. Ara, Renbu 1-2 Dan 3 Dan 1st place - R. Asato, Vancouver 1st place - Sh.Jung, Vancouver 2nd place - E. Kita, Renbu 2nd place - I. Miki, Steveston 3rd place - Y. Sandberg, Spokane 3rd place - T. Nishimura, UW 3rd place - A. Lee, Vancouver 3rd place - A. Xie, Youshinkan 4 Dan 1st place - K. Takeuchi, Youshinkan 2nd place - S. Choi, Portland 3rd place - T. Yamada, Vancouver 3rd place - C. Flores, Mexico Junior Team 1st place - Bellevue Red (B. Park, H. Kim, A. Hyun, A. Nagasawa, B. Liao) 2nd place - Tozenji (N. Kono, A. Shimizu, M. Fukuoka, K. Kono, R. Holzner) 3rd place - Renbu A (K. Sakumo, R. Kim, E. Lee, I. Kim, H. Shim) 3rd place - Kent (J. Kim, V. Yancy, K. Toyokawa, N. Oda, K. McManus) Senior Team 1st place - Hawaii (J. Okada, R. Ono, S. Harris, H. Kim, A. Fujimoto) 2nd place - Vancouver (A. Lee, R. Asato, H. Yamada, S. Jung, T. Yamada) 3rd place - Steveston (W. Robillard, I. Miki, N. Nakano, B. Chung, W. Wong) 3rd place - Seattle (T. Ito, S. Guidi, M. Mabale, G. Suzaka, N. Tanimura) Shoji Trophy - Tiarnan Marsten Sportsmanship Pledge - Melanie DeJong Shinpan Cho - Jeffrey Marsten </pre
4th LATIN AMERICAN KENDO CHAMPIONSHIPS - November 13/14/15/16, 2014, Merida City, MexicoJuvenile Individual Female Juvenile Individual Male 1st place - Nicole Miho Yamamoto, Brazil 1st place - Pedro Henrique Rogick, Brazil 2nd place - Suzana Ayumi Ito, Brazil 2nd place - Carlos Noel Martinez Delgado, Mexico 3rd place - Anna Chiba, Brazil 3rd place - Luciano Saa, Chile Adult Individual Female Adult Individual Male 1st place - Constanza Aguilera, Chile 1st place - Alberto Massumi Takayama, Brazil 2nd place - Barbara Garcia, Chile 2nd place - Julio Kenji Toida, Brazil 3rd place - Cristiane Lie Toida, Brazil 3rd place - Adrian Yu Yoneda, Brazil Individual Senior (over 50) Female Team 1st place - Sergio Velasquez, Aruba 1st place - Brazil 2nd place - Jesus Maya, Mexico 2nd place - Chile 3rd place - Eduardo Castano Tostado, Mexico 3rd place - Mexico Male Team Classification per Points 1st place - Brazil 1st place - Brazil (44 points) 2nd place - Mexico 2nd place - Chile (23 points 3rd place - Chile 3rd place - Mexico (22 points) Kantosho Victor Hugo Ruiz Sanchez, Mexico Juliana Miwa Fujikura, Brazil Angela Lie a Lien, Aruba Guillermo Flores Hernandez, Mexico Victor Camacho Espinoza, Mexico Guillermo Avvert, Venezuela Minchih Wang, Costa Rica Kwesi Williams, Trinidad y Tobago Buscaglia Juan, Argentina Viviana Caceres, Colombia
18th ANNUAL KENT KENDO CLUB INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT - November 22, 2014, Kent Commons12 Years and Under 3-1 Kyu 1st place - D. Hyun, Bellevue 1st place - C. Ogier, UW 2nd place - J. Kim, Federal Way 2nd place - JW Chen, Bellevue 3rd place - L. Ohata, Bellevue 3rd place - J. Huegel, OSU 3rd place - S. Lee, Federal Way 3rd place - C. Chan, UW 13-15 Years 1-3 Dan 1st place - B. Liao, Bellevue 1st place - I. Morgan, Kent 2nd place - A. Hyun, Bellevue 2nd place - S. Denardi, Spokane 3rd place - K. McManus, Kent 3rd place - V. Vulfson, Northwest 3rd place - K. Toyokawa, Tacoma 3rd place - T. Nishimura, UW 4th place - W. Kuster, Spokane 4th place - C. Ruiz, Spokane 4th place - M. Scott, Sno-King 4th place - A. Sinclair, Spokane Women 1-3 Dan Seniors 1st place - N. Grimes, Sno-King 1st place - J. Lamb, Spokane 2nd place - M. Suzuki, Sno-King 2nd place - B. Vanous, Bellevue 3rd place - E. DeJong, UW 3rd place - W. Sinclair, Spokane 3rd place - J. Frazier-Day, Kent 3rd place - M. Suzuki, Sno-King 4 Kyu and Under Junior Spirit of the Day 1st place - N. Pershing, UW Josh Kim, Kent 2nd place - B. Wynd, UW 3rd place - J. Borchers, UW Senior Spirit of the Day 3rd place - E. DiLiscia, OSU Wendy Sinclair, Spokane Junior Team 1st place - Bellevue Red (J. Higa, B. Park, A. Nagasawa, A. Hyun, B. Liao) 2nd place - Bellevue White (C. Park, L. Ohata, D. Hyun, M. Ohata, D. Lin) 3rd place - Federal Way (I. Lee, E. Sugimoto, S. Lee, - ,J. Kim) 3rd place - Kent (M. Oda, A. Fukusawa, K. Toyokawa, N. Oda, K. McManus) Senior Team 1st place - Spokane A (Y. Sandberg, A. Melton, S. DeNardi, C. Ruiz, W. Kuster) 2nd place - Sno-King A (M. Suzuki, M. Scott, N. Grimes, C. Chaney, T. Patana) 3rd place - Bellevue B (M. Bratland, Y. Shinoda, T. Jaybush, A. Drackert, B. Vanous) 3rd place - Highline (J. DeJong, Me DeJong, F. Wessbecher, J. O'Donnell, B. Tsutakawa) Sportsmanship Pledge - Tiarnan Marsten Head Shinpan - Shinichi Koike
TATER TAIKAI - December 14, 2014, Treasure Valley Community College Gymnasium, Ontario, OregonUmemura Hai, Individual 1st place - Jake Wilson, Ore-Ida 2nd place - Wes Horn, Idaho 3rd place - Ken Tawara, BSU Tater Taikai, Team 1st place - Boise State University (Ken Tawara, Tyler Peterson, Rhett Atagi) 2nd place - Idaho Kendo Club (Wes Horn, Carlos Matutes, Matt Miller)
AUSKF KENDO KODANSHA SHINSA, November 9, 2014, Chicago
5TH DAN: Tsuyoshi Kasamura (MWKF), Shigemi Matsuyama (GNEUSKF), Gordon Small (GNEUSKF), Travis
6TH DAN: Moses Becerra (SEUSKF), Harry Goh (PNKF), Hidetoyo Katayama (ECUSKF), Henry Lee
(AEUSKF), Koji Takahashi (AEUSKF).
7TH DAN: Masa Ando (PNKF), Chris Yang (SCKF).
RENSHI: Kotaro Yoshida (MWKF).
KYOSHI: Tomoji Kato (SCKF).
AJKF IAIDO KODANSHA SHINSA, November 26, 2014, Tokyo, Nippon Budokan
IAIDO RENSHI: Robert Stroud (Idaho PNKF).
CANADIAN KENDO FEDERATION KENDO EXAM WEST, December 6, 2014, Steveston
6TH DAN: Takashi Yamada (Vancouver).
THE LAST WORD
I enjoyed tournaments and awards, and mostly prevailed over opponents in Wahiawa. Finally Miura
Sensei decided I was ready for more serious competition in sports kendo, and he started to take me to
the Kaimuki Dojo in Honolulu with him every Sunday for practice.
In Kaimuki, as it is today, practice was not segregated by age or rank. If I entered the dojo as
a teenager without a rank, I was accepted as part of a group by everyone including Wada Sensei (5th
Dan), Mikami Sensei and Sugi Sensei, both 4th Dan, as well as Miura Sensei, 3rd Dan. I was expected
to observe the same etiquette. No one patronized me, excused me or made excuses for me because I was
just a kid. I was a participant in Kendo, practicing alongside them and with them and accorded
respect as a student of the Way. I found my models and my heroes and became a man by becoming a
Best of all, I had the whole day with Miura Sensei. He spoke when we drove, guiding the
discussions and philosophizing about Kendo in general, especially the Kendo attitude; he rarely
talked of techniques. He was a carpenter by trade, and as did Miyamoto Musashi, related Kendo to
"The swing of the hammer must be straight, Nobuto. The carpenter must use his energy
economically, sure and steady or he will become exhausted and hit his finger instead of the nail. The
muscles are of less importance than concentration; intent comes from the center of your being, the
hara. With the hammer and the sword, the swing is straight and the force comes when you tighten the
hara. You see how Kendo is part of everything I do."
--Rod Nobuto Omoto,
Autobiography, edited by Charlotte Omoto, 2014, p. 13. Available as free download at lulu.com.