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Kenyu- August/September/October 2014

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Volume 28, number 8/9/10

August/September/October 2014

PNKF DATEBOOK

  1. Nov 1, PNKF Taikai, Sat, 9:30am, Kent.
  2. Nov 15, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5 pm, Kent.
  3. Nov 22, Kent Taikai, Sat, report time 9am, start 9:30am, Kent.
  4. Dec 6, Iaido Seminar featuring Iaido 6th Dan Robert Stroud Sensei, Sat, 12noon-4pm,
    Hillside Community Center, 653 NW Culpepper Terrace, Portland, OR 97210. Free donation.
    Info: bogu@cableone.net

  5. 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: bogu@cableone.net
    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.

OTHER DATES

  1. Nov 8/9, AUSKF Board, Sat/Sun.
  2. May 2015, 16WKC, Tokyo, Japan.

USE LOCKER ROOMS OR DESIGNATED CHANGING AREAS WHEN DRESSING

The AUSKF has ruled that our members and guests always use locker rooms or designated changing areas when dressing before or after
practice or any other Kendo event. Many of our events are held at public facilities, and we often share facilities with other members of the
public. Any AUSKF member participant changing in public will be asked to use the appropriate changing facilities, and could be subject to
criminal prosecution if the facility manager or any other person complains about “indecent exposure.” It has been further noted that helping
dress children can be misconstrued by an individual just walking by the practice area so be mindful of this possible area of complaint.

PNKF BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2014/2015

The PNKF Board of Directors are: Brian Blomquist (Everett), Thomas Bolling (Bellevue), John Bossert (AiShinKai), Mary DeJong (Highline),
Brian Edwards (Everett), Noelle Grimes (SnoKing), Thomas Groendal (Honshu), Jacob Huegel (OSU), Doug Imanishi (Seattle), Michael Mabale
(Seattle), Curtis Marsten (Kent), Vicki Marsten (Kent), Edward Olson (Tonbo), Harry Samkange (Bellevue), Ted Tagami (UW), Aaron Yen (Seattle),
Moki Yoshikawa (Tacoma), and David Yotsuuye (Bellevue). Jeff Marsten (Bellevue/Highline/Sno-King) continues as Advisor. Officers will be
elected at the November 2014 meeting.

AUSKF 2014 Election of Directors for November 2014-November 2017 Term of Office

Congratulations to the following individuals: Brandon Harada, Tsuyoshi Inoshita, Michio Kajitani, Shozo Kato, Tomoji Kato, Jean Kodama,
Shinichi Koike, Shinobu Maeda, Jeffrey Marsten, Yuji Onitsuka, Norman Otani, Shuntaro Shinada, Yoshiteru Tagawa, Court Tanouye, Chris Yang,
Kotaro Yoshida, and Tim Yuge. Officers will be elected at the November 2014 meeting.

PASSAGE

Solemn word has been received of the death of a long-time friend and supporter of the PNKF. Born November 15, 1942, Kendo and Iaido 5th
Dan Richard Tanaka passed away on the evening of Tuesday October 28 at about 9pm, following a short illness involving a stroke and virus
infection. Tanaka Sensei was a key activist in the Northern California Kendo and Iaido communities and had also been a member of Obukan Kendo
Club in Portland for a number of years. His home base was the San Jose Kendo Dojo, where he served in many roles, including President. He was
also active in positions on the NCKF Board of Directors. Tanaka Sensei never missed our annual PNKF Iaido Seminar, and so as always we saw
him, chatted together, trained with him, and shared dinner with him September 27/28 here in Seattle. Our deepest condolences to Mrs. Tanaka,
daughters Tina (Onitsuka) and Linda, son-in-law Yuji Onitsuka Sensei, grandson Yuta, brother Charlie Tanaka Sensei, and the entire Tanaka
family.

TATER TAIKAI – September 7, 2014, TVCC, Ontario, Oregon


Team Competition
1st place - Portland Kendo Club (Nick Cook, Brian Cox, Hogun Park)
2nd place - Idaho Kendo Club B (Carlos Matutes, Nathan Grubbs, Dojin Ryu)
3rd place - Idaho Kendo Club A (Wes Horn, Steve Roosevelt, Matt Miller)

2014 Individual Ippon Shobu Kachinuki Competition
1st place - Wes Horn, Idaho Kendo Club

8th ANNUAL PNKF IAIDO TAIKAI – September 28, 2014, Rain City Fencing Center, Bellevue


Mudansha                           Yudansha 1-2 Dan
1st place - K. Tekin, Norwalk      1st place - Y. Sakai, Aoyama
2nd place - A. Jay, AiShinKai      2nd place - R. Osaki, Chuuo
3rd place - F. Maier, Everett      3rd place - L. Sukiassyan, San Fernando Valley
                                   3rd place - L. Miyauchi, Musokai

Yudansha 3-4 Dan (Noguchi Cup)     Teams Murosako Cup
1st place - H. Fukumoto, Seattle   1st place - Seattle (H. Fukumoto, L. Miyauchi, A. Yen)
2nd place - S. Kozawa, Seattle     2nd place - Everett (B. Blomquist, B. Edwards, F. Maier)
3rd place - B. Blomquist, Everett
3rd place - H. Andersen, Aishinkai

15th INVITATIONAL TACOMA KENDO TAIKAI – October 18, 2014, Washington High School, Tacoma


Adult 1-2 Dan                      Youth 16-18 Kyu
1st place - E. DeJong, UW          1st place - J. Chen, Bellevue
2nd place - T. Imanishi, Cascade   2nd place - T. Yamashita, Seattle
3rd place - I. Yoshikawa, Tacoma   3rd place - S. Mulhausen, Tacoma

Adult Kyu                          Youth 13-15 Kyu 
1st place - T. McManus, Kent       1st place - H. Kim, Bellevue
2nd place - M. Bratland, Bellevue  2nd place - B. Liao, Bellevue
3rd place - J. Yamauchi, Cascade   3rd place - K. McManus, Kent

Youth Dan                          Youth 10-12 Kyu
1st place - T. Marsten, Kent       1st place - D. Hyun, Bellevue
2nd place - M. DeJong, Highline    2nd place - B. Underhill, Northwest
3rd place - J. DeJong, Highline    3rd place - J. Kim, Federal Way

Junior Youth Team
1st place - Bellevue Red (B. Liao, A. Nagasawa, A. Hyun)
2nd place - Bellevue White (D. Hyun, H. Kim, M. Blechschmidt)
3rd place - Federal Way (S. Lee, J. Kim, K. McManus)

Senior Youth Team
1st place - Highline (J. DeJong, M. DeJong, S. Lee)
2nd place - Bellevue (J. Chen, K. Lee, T. Yamada)
3rd place - Cascade (G. Andres, S. Mulhausen, R. Kim)

Adult Team
1st place - UW (T. Tagami, E. DeJong)
2nd place - Kent (T. McManus, P. DelaPena, T. Marsten)

National Anthem Singer - Alisa Yoshikawa
Sportsmanship Pledge - Alex Fukusawa
Award Presentation - Alisa Yoshikawa
Shinpan Cho - David S. Yotsuuye

2014 NCKF KENDO TOURNAMENT – September 21, 2014, Leigh High School


10 Years and Under                  11-13 Years                       14-17 Years
1st place - A. Onitsuka, Salinas    1st place - S. Park, San Jose     1st place - Y. Katayama, San Jose
2nd place - C. Ikeda, San Mateo     2nd place - M. Katayama, San Jose 2nd place - K. Tohmon, Palo Alto
3rd place - W. Langford, Salinas    3rd place - K. Vue, Sacramento    3rd place - M. Tanabe, Salinas
3rd place - M. Hong, Salinas        3rd place - K. Tanabe, Salinas    3rd place - K. Roberts, San Francisco

Adult Kyu                           Women                             1-2 Dan
1st place - B. Williams, Oakland    1st place - K. Chen, San Jose     1st place - S. Park, San Jose
2nd place - C. Goleta, Oakland      2nd place - K. Kikunaga, San Jose 2nd place - K. Chiba, San Jose
3rd place - J. Alexandria, San Jose 3rd place - E. Takami, Berkeley   3rd place - M. Konopla, San Mateo
3rd place - N. Dyer, Salinas        3rd place - A. Aono, Oakland      3rd place - K. Fujimoto, San Jose

3 Dan and Above                     Senior
1st place - H. Kumazaki, San Mateo  1st place - M. Harada, San Mateo
2nd place - Y. Onitsuka, Salinas    2nd place - C. Park, San Jose
3rd place - G. Harada, Sacramento   3rd place - J. Eitoku, Salinas
3rd place - D. Van Beek, Sacramento 3rd place - A. Mizunoue, Oakland

Youth Team                                                 Women's Team
San Jose (M.Katayama, S.Park, H.Cho, G.Sugino, Y.Katayama) San Jose (K.Chen, L.Tanaka, K.Kikunaga)

Adult Team
Salinas (M.Uto, F.Michioka, J. Eitoku, H.Tanabe, Y.Onitsuka)

Kurasawa-hai                      Kantosho
S. Park, San Jose                 Youth - A. Cho, Salinas
                                  Adult - E. Tam, San Jose

SHINKYU SHINSA


PNKF IAIDO SHINSA, August 9, 2014, Kent

3RD KYU: Mikako Barlow (AiShinKai). 2ND KYU: Aleasha Jay (AiShinKai), Russell Wilcoxon
(AiShinKai). 1ST KYU: Anthony Hill (Tonbo), Alden Vanderspek (AiShinKai). 1ST DAN: Hiroshi Onaka (Musokai). 2ND DAN:
Jose Cabrera (PaloAlto), Tsz Pang Lui (OSU). 3RD DAN: David Lau (Musokai).

PNKF KENDO SHINSA, August 9, 2014, Kent

6TH KYU: Kyle Hale (Seattle), Kainoa Holt (Bellevue), Eugene Kim (Seattle), Ffion Mabale (Seattle), Nagato Orita (Seattle). <b<5TH
KYU: Hyunjun Jang (Cascade), Josh Kim (Federal Way), Aska Mooko (Cascade), Leonardo Ohata (Bellevue), Michizane Ohata (Bellevue), Yun-Ming
(Jasmine) Shih (Northwest), Michael Sugijanto (Northwest). 4TH KYU: Phong Nguyen (Northwest), Nicklas Oda (Kent), Tyler Yamashita
(Seattle). 3RD KYU: Eric Bortz (Alaska), Maya Blechschmidt (Bellevue), Cougar Capoeman (Tacoma), Phillip Dela Pena (Kent), Alexander
Fukasawa (Tacoma), Sung-Joon Im (Cascade), Soo-Hyung Kim (Seattle), Addison Knappett (OSU), Rachel Koo (Bellevue), Elijah Lam (Kent), Jeff
Sipko (Bellevue). 2ND KYU: Murray Bratland (Bellevue), Corey Chan (UW), Jun-Wing Chen (Bellevue), Isaac Deal (Spokane), Trinh Ho
(Northwest), Hannah Kim (Bellevue), Mina Liao (Bellevue), Seth Mulhausen (Tacoma), Mikiyo Ohashi (Edmonds), Betty Park (Bellevue), Linda Vane
(Meadowbrook). 1ST KYU: Jake Colter (Cascade), Nicholas Cook (Portland), Stuart Hagler (Obukan), Jane Higa (Bellevue), Jacob Huegel
(OSU), Alick Law (Sno-King), Brian Liao (Bellevue), Teo Morca (Northwest), Ronen Totonchi (Meadowbrook). 1ST DAN: Nicholas Goobin
(Tacoma), Andrew Nagasawa (Bellevue), Nancy Tang (UW), Ken Tawara (Idaho). 2ND DAN: Jaered Croes (Portland), Jiro Fukuyama (Obukan),
Kenny Lee (Bellevue), Tsz Pang Lui (OSU), Hogyun Park (Obukan), Yarrow Sandberg (Spokane), Shawn Stern (RenMa). 3RD DAN: Guadalupe
Fuentes (Idaho), Matthew Gaylord (Seattle), Harvey Jewett (Spokane), Yoshito Kanamori (Alaska), Matthew Miller (Idaho), James O’Donnell
(Highline), Yang-Li Ou (Northwest), Nick Shiosaki (Pocatello), Daniel Sinclair (Spokane), Wendy Sinclair (Spokane).

PNKF KENDO SHINSA, September 7, 2014, TVCC, Ontario, Oregon

4TH KYU: Vivian Bentley (Zenbukan, RMKF). 2ND KYU: Dawn Lattin (Pocatello Kendo Club). 1ST KYU: Caleb Ogier (UW), Morgan
Ward (Idaho Kendo Club), Brian Cox (Portland Kendo Club).

THE LAST WORD

I felt both awe and respect, inspired by these spiritual moments, especially after my pride had been challenged, yet, sport often took
precedence over spirit. I was excited and I wanted to win; I needed to win. So I no longer merely endured practice, I embraced it. Indeed, the
tradition of Kendo is the tradition of practice, not of theory. Confusion is erased, by doing. The beginner is initiated into the Way, rei by
rei, kiri by kiri, until it no longer require conscious thinking. The martial spirit is exuberant, beginning with a spring to action and a
shout. But to win, the sprit and the mind must be calm. And winning was important because competition was strong. –Rod Nobuto Omoto,
Autobiography,
edited by Charlotte Omoto, 2014, p. 12-13. Available as free download at lulu.com.

Kenyu – Monthly Newsletter of the Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation Kenyu Online
Tom Bolling, Editor – 7318 23rd Avenue N.E., Seattle, WA 98115

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2014 PNKF Iaido Seminar & Tournament

The Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation will be hosting an Iaido seminar September 26th through the 29th (Fri – Mon). The seminar will feature Noguchi Hideo Sensei 8th Dan Iaido from Japan as well as other instructors visiting from Japan. We will also have Jodo instruction Friday evening, and an additional Iaido training Monday morning this year.

Visiting Instructors:
Noguchi, Hideo Kyoshi 8th Dan Iaido
Aoki, Shigehiro Kyoshi 7th Dan Iaido
Suzuki, Kaoru Kyoshi 7th Dan Iaido

Schedule:
Friday September 26th, 2014
7:00 PM – 9:00PM Jodo / Iaido Training

Saturday September 27th, 2014
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Iaido Seminar
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Iaido Seminar

Sunday September 28th, 2014
9:00AM – 12:00PM Iaido Tournament
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00PM – 5:00PM Iaido Seminar

Monday September 29th, 2014
10:00AM – 2:00PM Iaido Training
@ Washington Shotokan

Locations:
Friday – Sunday:
Rain City Fencing Center, located at 1776 136th Pl NE, Bellevue, WA 98005

Monday:
Washington Shotokan, located at 12754 Bel-Red Rd, Bellevue, WA 98005

Deadlines / Cost:
A flat fee of $100.00 will be charged for all participants attending the seminar. Lunch is available for an additional fee of $9.00 per day. Please make checks payable to the “Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation”. All applications and fees need to reach Brian Blomquist at the below address by Monday September 22nd.

Download the application, tournament rules and information here.

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Kenyu – June/July 2014

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Volume 28, number 6/7

June/July 2014

PNKF DATEBOOK

  1. Aug 9, PNKF Shinsa, Sat, Iaido 9am-12noon; Kendo 12:30-4pm, open
    keiko 4-5pm, Kent.

  2. Sep 20, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Kent.
  3. Sep 27/28, PNKF Iaido Seminar, Sat/Sun, with Iaido Kyoshi 8th Dan Noguchi Hideo, Iaido
    Kyoshi 7th Dan Aoki Shigehiro, and Iaido 6th Dan Suzuki Kaoru,Rain City Fencing, 1776
    136th Place NE, Bellevue.

  4. Oct 4, PNKF Shinpan Seminar, 12noon-4pm, open keiko 4-5pm, Kent.
  5. Oct 18, Tacoma Taikai, Sat, 10am-4pm, Washington High School, 12420
    Ainsworth Avenue South, Tacoma, WA.

  6. Nov 1, PNKF Taikai, Sat, 9:30am, Kent.
  7. Nov 15, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5 pm, Kent.
  8. Nov 22, Kent Taikai, Sat, report time 9am, start 9:30am, Kent.
  9. Jan 9/10/11, Oregon Iaido Seminar, Fri/Sat/Sun, venue: TBD, in Portland area.

OTHER DATES

  1. Aug 16, 1st Canadian Masters Kendo Tournament, with Kendo Hanshi 8th Dan Hironori Tahara, Sat, Recreation,
    Athletics and Wellness Centre (RAWC) University of Toronto at Mississauga, Ontario.

  2. Aug 16, 2nd Joint Vancouver/Renbu Advanced Teaching Techniques Seminsr, Sat, with Kendo Kyoshi 7th Dan Takamitsu
    Iwamoto and Kendo 5th Dan Tomohiro Kanda, Vancouver BC.

  3. Aug 30/31, Shidogakuin 30th Anniversary Kendo Tournament, Sat/Sun, Washington DC area, Ernst Cultural
    Center, Annandale, Virginia.

  4. Sep 13/14, -CANCELED- UVic Kendo Club Ted Davis Memorial Seminar, Sat/Sun, with Kendo Kyoshi 8th Dan Hiroshi Ozawa, author of
    Kendo – The Definitive Guide, professor at Tokyo University of Science, member of the AJKF Board of
    Directors, and permanent member of the Tokyo Kendo Federation Board of Directors. -CANCELED- Ozawa Sensei has been ordered by his doctor not to travel.

  5. Oct 11, 13th Annual Longhorn Invitational Team Kendo Taikai, Sat, Austin, Texas.
  6. Nov 8/9, AUSKF Board, Sat/Sun.
  7. May 2015, 16WKC, Tokyo, Japan.

2014 ROSE CITY TAIKAI – June 7, 2014, Portland Community College Sylvania


Senior Dan                             3rd Dan and Above
1st place - Robert Stroud, Idaho       1st place - Ryan Atagi, Idaho
2nd place - Curtis Marsten, Kent       2nd place - Stephen Day, Kent
3rd place - Nori Ampo, Obukan          3rd place - Steve Choi, Portland
3rd place - Wendy Sinclair, Spokane    3rd place - Leonid Tsybert, Bellevue

1-2 Dan                                1-2 Kyu
1st place - Chris Ruiz, Spokane        1st place - Terry McManus, Kent
2nd place - Yarrow Sandberg, Spokane   2nd place - Nicholas Cook, Portland
3rd place - Taryn Imanishi, Cascade    3rd place - Caleb Ogier, UW
3rd place - Andy Sinclair, Spokane     3rd place - Jake Yamauchi, Cascade

3 Kyu and Below                        Junior
1st place - Andrew Miller, Portland    1st place - Keeley McManus, Kent
2nd place - Eli Lam, Kent              2nd place - Kaoru Toyokawa, Tacoma
3rd place - Jaeyoon Lee, Obukan        3rd place - Jay Choi, Portland
3rd place - Jonathan Maurer, OSU       3rd place - Tiarnan Marsten, Kent

Junior Team
1st place - Team A (Dennis Lee, Tiarnan Marsten, Keeley McManus,)
2nd place - Team C (Andrew Nagasawa, Kaoru Toyokawa)
3rd place - Team B (Jay Choi, Evan Kriechbaum, Jessica Mclaury)

Adult Team
1st place - Portland A (J. Cross, J. Mochizuki, H. Park, S. Choi, N. Cook)
2nd place - Kent (B. Lu, I. Morgan, E. Lam, T. McManus, S. Day)
3rd place - Idaho (JP Stroud, C. Carrasco, M Miller, Rhett Atagi, R Stroud, Ryan Atagi)
3rd place - Ren Ma (S. Stern, J. Yamauchi, H. Fukumoto, D. Benton, G. Walker)

AUSKF 2014 IAIDO CHAMPIONSHIP – June 14, 2014, New York


0-2 Kyu                                 Murakami Cup 1 Kyu and 1 Dan
1st place - David Dudek, KenZen         1st place - Jeremy Wong, Palo Alto
2nd place - Chu Jane Hsiao, Shidogakuin 2nd place - Sean Henderson, Rocky Mountain
3rd place - Alec Milton, KenZen         3rd place - Michael Sareyani, KenZen
3rd place - Frank Campione, KenZen      3rd place - Jeffrey Heinze-Fry, SeiZanKai
 Kantosho - James Kroll, Itto Kai        Kantosho - Anthony Alessi, Summerlin

Murosako Cup 2 Dan and 3 Dan            Yamaguchi Cup 4 Dan and Above
1st place - Jonathan Corum, Nichibukan  1st place - Paul Shin, Shidogakuin
2nd place - Kevin Loughlin, KenZen      2nd place - Susan Sekreta, KenZen
3rd place - Aram Kailian, Shidogakuin   3rd place - Debi Farmer, Shidogakuin
3rd place - Andres Cabrera, Shidogakuin 3rd place - Terry Fukui, ZenKen
 Kantosho - Yuko Nishida, Shidogakui     Kantosho - Pam Parker, KenZen

LEEWARD OAHU KENDO TOURNAMENT – June 22, 2014, Mililani District Park Gym


Yonenbu 11 Years and Under               Shonenbu 12-14 Years
1st place - Shoshi Hashimoto, Wahiawa    1st place - Nicklas Matsumoto, Kenshikan
                                         2nd place - Kano Hashimoto, Wahiawa

Seinenbu                                 Women's Mudansha            
1st place - Sean Park, Mililani          1st place - Mie Miller, Lihue
2nd place - Connor McGrath, Lihue        2nd plcae - Jessica Oberry, Aiea Taiheiji

Women's Yudansha                         Yudansha 1-2 Dan
1st place - Rina Ono, Mililani           1st place - Kevin Chun, Kenshikan
2nd place - Jessica Sneed, Wahiawa       2nd place - Vincent Koyo Yancey, Myohoji
3rd place - Akiko Fujimoto, Mililani     3rd place - Daniel Anzai, Kenshikan
3rd place - Erika Hill, Aiea Taiheiji    3rd place - Grant Oliver, Kenshikan

Yudansha Masters 3 Dan and Above/Over 40 Yudansha 3 Dan and Above
1st place - Jon Shishido, Kenshikan      1st place - Hyun Kim, Kenshikan
2nd place - Tusha Buntin, Wahiawa        2nd place - Yusuke Masumo, Hawaii Tokai College
3rd place - Kojin Hashimoto, Wahiawa     3rd place - Wesley Fujimoto, Mililani
3rd place - Jay Suemori, Kenshikan       3rd place - Masatoshi Murakami, Hawaii Tokai College

Team                      Parents/Kids Team       James Oka Kantosho Fighting Spirit Award
1st place - Myohoji       Parents - 4             Erika Hill, Aiea Taiheiji
2nd place - Aiea Taiheiji Kids    - 3

12th ALL UNITED STATES KENDO CHAMPIONSHIPS – June 27/28/29, 2014, San Diego, California


Junior Youth Girls Individual             Junior Youth Boys Individual
1st place - Yuri Kil, SCKF                1st place - Tatsuya Horii, SCKF
2nd place - Keeley McManus, PNKF          2nd place - Brenden Wang, WKF
3rd place - Hannah Kim, PNKF              3rd place - Woohyeong Cho, SEUSKF
3rd place - Seyeon Park, NCKF             3rd place - James Ro, SEUSKF
 FS - Hanako Kiuchi, SCKO                  FS - Tiarnan Marsten, PNKF
 FS - Allison Kojima, PNKF                 FS - Arata Ogikubo, SCKO
 FS - Ririka Satoh, SCKF                   FS - Thomas Koizumi, ECUSKF
 FS - Taery Kim, SCKF                      FS - Muzashi Miyazato, SCKO

Senior Youth Girls Individual             Senior Youth Boys Individual
1st place - Bernice Lin, PNKF             1st place - Lui Suzuki, SCKF
2nd place - Melanie DeJong, PNKF          2nd place - Derek Choi, WKF
3rd place - Mirei Kato, GNEUSKF           3rd place - Kenneth Fujimoto, NCKF
3rd place - Jeanne-Marie Tchoumak, SEUSKF 3rd place - Koumei Chiba, NCKF
 FS - Chloe Lyu, NCKF                      FS - Ryosuke Ieuji, GNEUSKF
 FS - Mariko Hutchinson, SCKO              FS - Gaku Sasaki, SCKO
 FS - Rei Tanaka, SCKF                     FS - Sung Park, NCKF
 FS - Mina Liao, PNKF                      FS - Brian Wi, WKF

Mudansha Individual                       Senior Individual
1st place - Healin Park, AEUSKF           1st place - Jimmy Eitoku, NCKF
2nd place - Tetsuya Iwasaki, SCKF         2nd place - Osamu Fukaya, MWKF
3rd place - Clark Ono, SCKF               3rd place - Shoichi Morinaga, SCKO
3rd place - Trammell Williams, SCKO       3rd place - JayWook Park, SCKF
 FS - Todd Dirickson, SCKF                 FS - Mamoru Harada, NCKF
 FS - Jake Dupre, SWKIF                    FS - Jinkyu Seong, ECUSKF
 FS - Jeffrey Hunter Rice, SEUSKF          FS - Curtis Marsten, PNKF
 FS - Nicole Stark, SEUSKF                 FS - Lee Uchida, SCKO

Women's Individual                        Men's Individual
1st place - Esther Kim, SCKF              1st place - Brandon Harada, SCKF
2nd place - Isabel Lorimer, SCKO          2nd place - Ko Tabata, MWKF
3rd place - Roxine Nakamoto, SCKF         3rd place - Simon Yoo, SCKF
3rd place - Minako Harigai, SCKO          3rd place - Daniel Yang, SCKF
 FS - Linda Tanaka, NCKF                   FS - Jason Brown, SCKF
 FS - Keiko Umemura, AEUSKF                FS - Ken Kamimoto, SCKO
 FS - Sayaka Sugeta, SCKO                  FS - Jeffrey Chang, SCKF
 FS - Kaori Kikunaga, NCKF                 FS - Julian Williams, CCKF

Junior Youth Boys Team   Senior Youth Boys Team   Youth Girls Team
1st place - SCKO         1st place - SCKF         1st place - SCKF
2nd place - WKF          2nd place - WKF          2nd place - NCKF
3rd place - SCKF         3rd place - NCKF         3rd place - SEUSKF
4th place - GNEUSKF      4th place - EUSKF        4th place - GNEUSKF

Mudansha Team            Senior Team              Men's Team
1st place - SCKF         1st place - NCKF         1st place - SCKF
2nd place - SEUSKF       2nd place - SCKO         2nd place - SCKO
3rd place - SWKIF        3rd place - AEUSKF       3rd place - WKF
4th place - AEUSKF       4th place - MWKF         4th place - NCKF

Women's Team
1st place - SCKF (E. Kim, A. Dong, E. Anderson, N. Sano, R. Nakamoto, Y. Shikai)
2nd place - PNKF (B. Lin, M. DeJong, N. Grimes, E. DeJong, J. Chen, J. Frazier-Day, E. Marsten)
3rd place - AEUSKF (T. Yoshida, J. Winters, K. Umemura, M. Ishibashi, Y. Ko, M. Hamasaki)
4th place - NCKF (R. Wang, K. Nogami, E. Takami, C. Kikunaga, K. Chen, L. Tanaka)

18th CANADIAN NATIONAL KENDO CHAMPIONSHIPS – June 28, 2014, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec


Junior                                 Mudansha
1st place - Terry Okitsu, Tozenji      1st place - Ta-Shan Yao, Steveston
2nd place - Louis Oka, Tozenji         2nd place - Leo Leung, Steveston
3rd place - Richard Holzner, Tozenji   3rd place - Soo Hyung Choe, U of Western Ontario
3rd place - Hubert Shim, Renbu         3rd place - Stephane Ferrero, Isshin Montreal

Women                                  Yudansha
1st place - Kyoko Miyata, Manitoba     1st place - Eddie Yamashita, Etobicoke
2nd place - Kyrene Kim, Etobicoke      2nd place - Suguru Asaoka, Youshinkan
3rd place - Hanaca Yamada, Vancouver   3rd place - Shigemitsu Mitch Kamata, Etobicoke
3rd place - Emy Ugaji Toida, Montreal  3rd place - Kyle Eunseob Lee, Chinook

Team                                   Fighting Spirit
1st place - Etobicoke Kendo Club       Junior - Ji Rei Katsuta, JCCC
2nd place - McGill Kendo Club          Mudansha - Eli Oda Sheiner, McGill
3rd place - Jung Ko Kendo              Women - Man-San Ma, U of Toronto Kendo Club
3rd place - Renbu Dojo                 Yudansha - Hideki Sumi, Markham Kendo Club

15th US NAGINATA CHAMPIONSHIP – July 11, 2014, Bryn Mawr


Dangai Engi                                      Yudansha Engi
1st place - Anthony Bernot, Debby Bernot, SCNF   1st place - Andrew Hong, Kevin Sexton, SCNF
2nd place - Josh Sloan, Charlotte Merritt, RMNF  2nd place - Karen Schmucker, Kei Tsukamaki, PNNF
                                                 3rd place - Chris Coppeans, Bryce Harrop, PNNF

Zen Nihon Kata                                   Dangai Women's Individuals
1st place - Karen Schmucker, Kei Tsukamaki, PNNF 1st place - Talanda Williams, NCNF
2nd place - Juan Hernandez, Kevin Saxton, SCNF   2nd place - Nell Shamrell-Harrington, PNNF 
3rd place - Bryce Harrop, Kurt Schmucker, PNNF

Dangai Men's Individuals          Yudansha Women's Individuals        Yudansha Men's Individuals
1st place - Josh Sloan, RMNF      1st place - Kei Tsukamaki, PNNF     1st place - Kevin Saxton, SCNF
2nd place - Anthony Bernot, SCNF  2nd place - Katrina Heilman, GNYNF  2nd place - Ellery Engalla, GNYNF
                                  3rd place - Sasha Corchado, GNYNF   3rd place - Gabriel Djinn, ENCF

Women's Team
1st place - GNYNF (N.Sarpeshkar, K.Heilman, S.Corchado)
2nd place - PNNF (K.Shamrell-Harrington, S.Jensen, K.Tsukamaki)
3rd place - SCNF (J.Bernot, S.Lew, C.Mikuni)

Men's Team
1st place - SCNF (R.Ramirez, A.Hong, K.Saxton)
2nd place - NCNF (S.Oshima, C.Goerzen, M.Nobida)
3rd place - PNNF (K.Schmucker, B. Harrop, C.Coppeans)

AUSKF IAIDO KODANSHA SHINSA – June 15, 2014, New York

3RD KYU: Maryanne Amici (KenZen), Axel Anderson
(Acton Doshikai), Jim Chandler (ZenBuKan), Jordy Davis (ZenBuKan), Ahmed Gaballa ElSayed (Shidogakuin Miami), Yarel
Montalvo (NYC), Erica Mutoh (South Florida), Hiro Mutoh (South Florida), Irfin Rizvic (SenBuKan, Benjamin Sardinas
(South Florida), John Scobbie (Cleveland/Tonyukai), Louis Thauvin (KenZen). 2ND KYU: Frank Campione (KenZen),
Nathan Gilman (Acton Doshikai), Mark Gottlieb (Shidogakuin NY), Alec Milton (KenZen). 1ST KYU: Ruth Alessi
(Summerlin), Jen Browne (ZenBuKan), Chu Jane Hsiao (Shidogakuin NY), James Cody Kroll (Ittoka). 1ST DAN:
Anthony Alessi (Summerlin), Pamela Carlson (Dallas/FtWorth), Rodney Castillo (South Florida), Jeffrey Heinze Fry
(Seizankai), Yoonhee Macke (Shidogakuin DC), Michael Sareyani (KenZen), Krzysztof Sienkiewicz (Shidogakuin NY), Pedro
Sors (South Florida), Patricia Villanueva (TokuBuKan). 2ND DAN: Sean Henderson (Rocky Mtn). 3RD DAN:
Charles Howell (Omaha), Elizabeth Pesek (Omaha), Geoffrey Underhill (Princeton), Jocelyn Wright (Shidogakuin DC).
4TH DAN: Jonathan Corum (JSS), Gunnar Goerlitz (Musokai), Aram Kailian (Shidogakuin NY), Kevin Loughlin
(ZenKen), Tsuyoshi George Nishiura (Palo Alto). 5TH DAN: Paul Shin (Shidogakuin NY), Cynthia Tanabe (Salinas).
RENSHI: Debi Farmer (Shidogakuin NY), Susan Sekreta (KenZen).

AUSKF KENDO KODANSHA SHINSA – July 13, 2014, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma

5TH DAN: Mateo Gapasin (Seattle), Donghun Lee (NY Kenshinkai), Noriyuki Sakuma (Detroit), Garrett Suzaka
(Seattle), Joji Takada (Chicago).

THE LAST WORD

Miura Sensei reiterated constantly that the sword of the old Samurai tradition was to take life or satsujinken but
the sword of the modern kendoist is to make life or katsujinken. “Just as electrical current can electrocute a person,
so also does it make the wheels of industry hum. Just as a razor sharp knife in the hands of a madman can take a life,
in the hands of a surgeon, the same knife can save a life.” “Kendo is not just stick fighting, Nobuto. The dojo is
where you train for your life.” Miura Sensei repeated that he hoped we would never have to use to sword to save our
lives literally as did the samurais during the feudal period of Japan. I was finally ready to hear what he had said at
the very beginning of my training: “The training will forge and temper your spirit and give you life by disciplining
your spirit. That is the goal of the modern samurai.” Katsujinken is the theme of my practice, but it, too, has been
refined, but not completed, even now near the end of my life. –Rod Nobuto Omoto, Autobiography, edited
by Charlotte Omoto, 2014, p. 12. Available as free download at lulu.com.

Kenyu – Monthly Newsletter of the Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation Kenyu Online
Tom Bolling, Editor – 7318 23rd Avenue N.E., Seattle, WA 98115

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PNKF August Iaido Shinsa Schedule

PNKF Iaido Shinsa Schedule

Date: 08/09/2014

Time: 09:00 to 12:00

Shinsa: Up to 3rd Continue reading

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PNKF Shinkyu Shinsa (Examination) Information for August 9, 2014

Location: Kent Commons Recreation Center, 525 Fourth Avenue North, Kent, WA

Iaido: The Iaido Shinkyu Shinsa and Seminar for 3 Dan and below will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014, 9:00am-12:00pm. You should plan to attend entire time if taking Iaido exam.

Kendo: The Kendo Shinkyu Shinsa, for 3 Dan and below, will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014. Registration/Check in will begin at 11:30am in the hallway. All participants should be changed and ready to begin at 12:30pm sharp.

Application Deadline: July 26, 2014

Volunteers are needed. Please let David Yotsuuye know if you can help and what job you can help with.

The member resources page has relevant documents for the shinsa.

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