Volume 30, number 10/11/12
- 1/7-8: Boise State University Iaido Seminar & Shinsa “Kokusai Budo Daigakku, Kazuhisa Kaneda Iaido Seminar”,
Sat/Sun, KANEDA Kazuhisa sensei, Iaido Kyoshi 8 Dan, Instructor at International Budo University in Katsuura Japan,
8 time All Japan Iaido National Champion, Author of “Iai no Kihon” (Iai Basics) Book and DVD set I II & III,
Boise State University, Rec Center Main Gym, 1515 University Drive, Boise Idaho 83725.
- 1/7: 10am-5pm.
- 1/8: 10am-3pm
- 1/8: Iaido Shinsa testing up through 3rd Dan, Sun, 9-10am, open to PNKF members, AUSKF members, and FIK
- 1/14: PNKF Board, Sat, 9-11am, 525 4th Avenue N. (corner of 4th and James St.) Kent.
- 1/21-22: FIK America Zone Shinpan Seminar, Sat/Sun, Feldman Recreation Center, 8800 W. Kathy Lane, Niles, IL 60714.
- 1/21: Seminar, Goodwill Keiko 9am-4:30pm; Welcome Party 7-9pm.
- 1/22: Seminar, Goodwill Keiko 8:30am-12noon.
- 2/4: PNKF Kata Seminar, Sat, 12noon-4pm, open keiko 4-5pm, Chinook Middle School, 18650 42nd Ave S, SeaTac, located right off I-5 at S. 188th Street.
- 2/11: Steveston Taikai, Sat, 9am, McMath High School, 4251 Garry Street, Richmond BC.
- 2/25: PNKF Shinsa, Sat, Iaido 9am-12noon; Kendo 12:30-3:30pm, Godo Keiko 3:30-4:30pm, Chinook Middle School, 18650 42nd Ave S, SeaTac, located right off I-5 at S. 188th Street. Stroud Sensei wants to emphasize the importance of this Godo Keiko, and he would encourage all PNKF members to make an effort to attend. Some of his fondest memories of coming up through the Kyu and early Dan ranks were associated with PNKF Godo keiko events. For him, we can all benefit from a chance to keiko with each other, cross shinai with people who we seldom see, and get a chance to work on our own keiko. He will be trying to be the first one on the floor.
Volume 30, number 7/8/9
- 10/22: Tacoma Taikai
- 9:30am Opening Ceremonies (doors open at 8:30am), Curtis High School, 8425 40th Street
West, University Place, WA 98466.
- 11/5: PNKF Taikai, Sat, 9:30am, Kent Commons Recreation Center, 525 4th Avenue N. (corner
of 4th & James St.) Kent.
- 11/12: PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Kent Commons Recreation Center, 525 4th Avenue N. (corner
of 4th & James St.) Kent.
- 11/12-13: AUSKF Board, Sat/Sun, TBD.
- 11/19: Tonbo ZenKenIai Seminar Sat, 9am-5pm, followed by Sayonara Dinner. Teachers: Iaido Renshi 7th Dan Pam Parker, Iaido
6th Dan Susan Sekreta, and Iaido 5th Dan Jason Hankins. Location: Sheridan Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton, WA, 98310.
Transport from the ferry terminal to the venue will be available for free. Price and details TBD.
- 12/10: Kent Taikai, Sat, report time 9am, start 9:30am, Kent Commons Recreation Center,
525 4th Avenue N. (corner of 4th & James St.) Kent.
- 1/7-8: Boise State University Iaido Seminar & Shinsa “Kokusai Budo Daigakku, Kazuhisa Kaneda Iaido Seminar”, Sat/Sun, KANEDA
Kazuhisa sensei, Iaido Kyoshi 8 Dan, Instructor at International Budo University in Katsuura Japan, 8 time All Japan Iaido National
Champion,Author of “Iai no Kihon” (Iai Basics) Book and DVD set I II & III, Boise State University, Rec Center Main Gym, 1515
University Drive, Boise Idaho 83725.
- 1/7: 10am-5pm.
- 1/8: 10am-3pm
- 1/8: Iaido Shinsa testing up through 3rd Dan, Sun, 9-10am, open to PNKF members, AUSKF members, and FIK affiliates.
- 6/21-25: 2017 AUSKF National Championships Preliminary Information, Wed-Sun, Independence High School, San Jose, California.
- 6/21 Manager/Referee Meetings, Wed.
- 6/22 Junior Open National Championships, Thu.
- 6/23-25 AUSKF National Championships, Fri-Sun.
PNKF KENDO SHINSA, August 13th, 2016, Kent, WA
6 KYU: Nina Underhill (Northwest), Nicholas Chu (Bellevue), Adam Nagai (Bellevue), Kaito Hasebe (Bellevue), Matt Miyamoto (Northwest), Justin Davis (Northwest) 5 KYU: Timaeus Ting (Northwest), Kassidy Ting (Northwest), Joseph Ruckman (Edmonds), Thabit Ahmed (Edmonds), Nikolas Faulkner (Edmonds), Quirin Fish (Edmonds), Ian Otto (Seattle), Alec Yuen (Seattle), Sean Kim (Seattle), Aneurin Mabale (Seattle) 4 KYU: Daniel Koo (Bellevue), Hana Koob (Bellevue), William Wellborn (Bellevue), Jierong James Lee (UW), Khang Le (UW), Christina Martinez Galvez (OSU), Christopher McDougall (Seattle), Nicodemus Edwin Widjonarko (Obukan), Benjamin Marx (Federal Way), James Faulkner (Edmonds), Michele Soleimani (Portland), Poul Nichols (Edmonds), Raymond Fish (Edmonds) 3 KYU: Eugene Kim (Seattle), Ffion Mabale (Seattle), Joshua Paik (Tacoma), Keiji Underhill (Northwest), Leonardo Ohata (Bellevue), Shota Wetlesen (Obukan), Yuki Wakasaki (Obukan), Michizane Ohata (Bellevue), Jonathan Wang (RenMa), Shun Wetlesen (Obukan), Timothy Okamura (Bellevue), Binah Yeung (Seattle), Donna Wilson (Seattle), Edward Park (Bellevue), Chi Pak (Portland), Victor Whitman (Seattle), Sandra Mizuno (Seattle) 2 KYU: Kengo Underhill (Northwest), Brayan Valdez-Cruz (Northwest), Athena Epilepsia (Bellevue), Young-ki Paik (Tacoma), Tyler Peterson (Idaho), Greg Wroblewski (Bellevue), Benet Garcia (Bellevue) 1 KYU: Allison Kojima (Bellevue), Joshua Zheng (OSU), Spencer Kua (UW), Chris Vitale (OSU), Cougar Capoeman (Tacoma), Gregory Vielhaber (Portland), Carlos Matutes (Idaho), Yuriko Lee (Obukan) 1 DAN: Adesanjo Wolfe (Alaska), Maya Blechschmidt (Bellevue), Jihan Kim (OSU), Vincent DeBellis (Obukan), Soo-Hyung Kim (Seattle), Stephen Ting (Northwest), Clyde Bailey (Portland), Vincente Matsunaga (Edmonds), Mart Hughes (Obukan) 2 DAN: Corey Chan (UW), Trinh Ho (Northwest), Nicholas Cook (Portland), Brandon Sweezea (Northwest) 3 DAN: Ren Orwig (Kent), Hogyun Park (OSU), Khoi Duong (Kent), Bor-Duan Shieh (Cascade) 4 DAN: Aaron Yen (Seattle)
PNKF IAIDO SHINSA, August 13th, 2016, Kent, WA
3 KYU: Rafael De Anda (Everett), Tyler Peterson (Idaho) 2 KYU: Donald Wentworth (Tonbo), Sean Horita (Musokai) 1 KYU: Victor Whitman (Seattle) 1 DAN: Thane Mittelstaedt (AiShinKai), Ken Tawara (Idaho)
PNKF hosted Chinatsu Murayama Sensei, 7Dan, for the second time as our guest for the 6th North American Women’s Kendo Taikai, held on July 16, 2016 at the Renton Community Center. The seminar held the prior to the taikai for ladies only had an average attendance of 25 per weekday and 35 on the weekend from the PNKF and from all over the US, Canada and Mexico. The taikai had over 83 participants on 16 teams from the Greater Seattle and Portland areas and guests from British Columbia, Edmonton, Montreal, Northern California, Hawaii, Texas and Mexico City to name a few places. This event, held only every 3 years, is one of the only events of this size, scope and depth just for ladies, outside of Japan and Korea.
For full results, including the entire brackets for point by point action, check out Women’s Kendo.com
PNKF is proud to say that for the team event, we once again captured the Team Championship. Congrats to our ladies and their coach, Jeff Marsten Sensei, founder of the taikai and creator of our training program.
Photo: Kendo Photography
Thank you to all of the PNKF members who volunteered countless hours and a lot of emails to organize, host and execute on the seminar, activities, transportation and of course, the actual day of running of the taikai.
Join us in 2019! We’ll be back!
The AUSKF held the annual Junior Open June 23rd in Detroit, Michigan, with a seminar the following day. There were about 170 participants in total from across the US, 18 of which were from PNKF.
The highlight of our PNKF medal count goes to our Girls Teams! 1st AND 2nd place finishers.
Many thanks to members of PNKF for the time and energy you devoted to our young kenshi and for the financial support. Special thanks to coach Jeff Marsten sensei, as well as to V. Marsten and C. Marsten sensei who attended as shimpan.
1st in Girls Team: PNKF A (Betty Park, Jane Higa, Jennifer DeJong)
2nd in Girls Team: PNKF B (Keeley McManus, Allison Kojima, Maya Blechschmidt)
4th place in 13 & Under girls: Hana Koob
4th place in 12-13 year boys: Josh Kim and Taiki Miyamoto
4th place in 14-15 year boys: Brian Liao
3rd place In 14-18 girls: Maya Blechschmidt
4th place in 14-18 girls: Jennifer DeJong
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