Kenyu – May 2011

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Volume 25, number 5

May 2011


  1. Jun 4, Rose Festival Taikai, Sat, 10am, doors open at 0am, main gym, Portland Community College
    Sylvania, 12000 Southwest 49th Avenue, Portland.

  2. Jun 24-26, Tomokawa Sensei Tacoma Visit/Seminar, Fri-Sun, Pacific Lutheran University.
  3. Jul 8-10, AUSKF Kendo Education Tour, Fri/Sat/Sun, featuring Kendo Hanshi 8th Dan Futagoishi
    Takashi and Migita Kojiro, 2006 All Japan 8th Dan Champion and 1976 All Japan Champion respectively.

  4. Jul 8-10, AUSKF Kendo Education Tour, Fri/Sat/Sun, featuring Kendo Hanshi 8th Dan Futagoishi
    Takashi and Migita Kojiro, 2006 All Japan 8th Dan Champion and 1976 All Japan Champion
    respectively. Friday will be a Kodansha Shinsa Seminar at Bellevue 6:30-9:30pm. Saturday at Kent
    Commons 9am-5pm, Kata, Kendo and Keiko. Dinner following, reservation will be required.

  5. Jul 16, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Renton.
  6. Aug 6, PNKF Shinsa, Sat, Iaido 9am-12noon; Kendo 12:30-5pm, Kent.
  7. Aug 20/21/22, Spokane Taikai, Sat/Sun/Mon.
  8. Sep 1-5, Kendo Leadership Camp, conducted by Kendo Kyoshi 7th Dan Robert Stroud and Kendo
    Kyoshi 7th Dan Jeffrey Marsten, based on the AJKF Foreigners Kendo Camp. The camp is for 1st
    Kyu through 4th Dan and is limited to 30 individuals, Thompson Broadview
    Elementary/Bitterlake Community Center Annex, 13052 Greenwood Ave N., Seattle, WA 98133.
    For details and registration see

  9. Sep 11, Umemura Hai Kendo Championship, Sun, honoring Umemura Toshihiko Sensei, Boise, Idaho.
  10. Sep 17, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Renton.
  11. Oct 8, PNKF Shinpan Seminar, Sat, 12noon-5pm, Kent.
  12. Oct, PNKF Iaido Seminar, Sat/Sun, Rain City Fencing, 1776 136th Place NE, Bellevue, WA (tentative).
  13. Oct 22, Tacoma Taikai, Sat, 10am-4pm (tentative).
  14. Nov 5, PNKF Taikai, Sat, 9:30am, Kent.
  15. Nov 12, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Renton.
  16. Nov 19, Kent Taikai, Sat, report time 9am, start 9:30am, Kent.


  1. Jun 9-13, AUSKF Iaido Camp and Jodo Workshop, Thu-Mon, conducted by Iaido Hanshi 8th Dan
    Kishimoto Chihiro and Yamasaki Masahiro, Mac Center Gym, Kent State University, 800 East Summit Street,
    Kent, Ohio.

  2. Jul 29-31, Moorhead Dojo MWKF Iaido Seminar, Moorhead, MN.

  3. Jul 29-Aug 5, All Japan Foreign Kendo Leaders Summer Seminar, Kitamoto, Saitama, Japan.
  4. Aug 5/6/7, NCIF Summer Iaido Seminar and Shinsa, Fri/Sat/Sun, Alameda HS, Alameda, CA.
  5. Aug 12/13, AUSKF Championship, Fri/Sat, Atlanta, Georgia.
  6. Nov 12, AUSKF Board.
  7. May 25-27, 2012, 15WKC, Novara, Italy.


A dear friend and loyal supporter of the PNKF and the PNNF, Kendo Kyoshi 7th Dan, Iaido 4th
Dan and Naginata 3rd Dan Benjamin Harrison Hazard, 91, passed away on May 16, 2011 in San Jose,
Born October 25, 1919 in South Lancaster, Massachusetts, he was educated largely in
Los Angeles. Entering UCLA in 1940, he enrolled in Japanese language courses, serving in the US
Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II for the key battles of such islands as Saipan,
Leyte, and Okinawa, then the occupation of Japan and Korea, and the Korean conflict, as a language
officer with the Central Interrogation Center. He continued to serve as a reserve officer and
retired with the rank of Colonel. After receiving a Ph.D. in History from the University of
California Berkeley he was a history professor for many years at San Jose State University.
Hazard Sensei was instrumental in fostering the growth of Kendo, Kyudo and Naginata in California
and the United States. His devotion to practicing and advancing these arts knew no bounds; for
example, since Kyudo requires a special venue for its correct practice, he built his own Kyudojo in
his garden which he gladly shared with family and friends. He frequently visited the PNKF to help
with our shinsa and taikai, and extended warm hospitality to PNKF members visiting NCKF. Preceded
in death by his beloved wife Sumi Chikamori Hazard, he is survived by his daughters Daian
Hennington, Alyne Hazard, Malyne Hazard, Francesca Custodia, three grandchildren, and extended
family. We offer our sincere condolences.


Mudansha Individuals                     Team
1st place - Frederick Fourie, AiShinKai  1st place - Musokai (Emily Morgan,Lynn Miyauchi,
2nd place - Shawna Williams, Musokai                          Shawna Williams)
1 Dan                                    2nd place - AiShinKai (Danielle Ippolito,Hans
1st place - Emily Morgan, Musokai                               Anderson,Frederick Fourie)
2nd place - Danielle Ippolito, AiShinKai 3rd place - Seattle (Hiroaki Fukumoto,Iraj
2 Dan                                                         Mohebalian,Christopher Parkins)
1st place - Hiroaki Fukumoto, Seattle
2nd place - Wesley American Horse, Everett
AiShinKai Cup (Best Individual) - Emily Morgan, Musokai
Mudansha Spirit - Christopher Parkins, Obukan
Yudansha Spirit - Iraj Mohebalian, Seattle

2011 NABESHIMA CUP AND TEXAS OPEN – April 30, 2011, Dallas

Youth A Division (10-13)                  Youth B Division (14-16)
1st place - Tiarnan Marsten, Kent         1st place - Kenneth Nicoletti, Little Rock
2nd place - Keeley McManus, Kent          2nd place - Kyle Anderson, Houston
3rd place - Eugene Lee, Austin            3rd place - Kai Imamura, Little Rock
3rd place - Daniel Nicoletti, Little Rock 3rd place - Matthew Yang, New Orleans
 Kantosho - Justin Kim, Tulsa              Kantosho - Kenichiro Koga, Houston

Mudansha Division (1 Kyu and Below)       Women's Division (3 Dan and Below)
1st place - Joao Lourenco, Dallas/FtWorth 1st place - Apinya Premprajaks, Dallas/FtWorth
2nd place - Adam Schmidt, Dallas/FtWorth  2nd place - Huong Dang, Austin
3rd place - Sanghyun Ko, College Station  3rd place - Masako Wright, Salt Lake City
3rd place - Andy Koke, Dallas/FtWorth     3rd place - Alexandra Darrah, Austin
 Kantosho - Terry McManus, Kent            Kantosho - Janet Shim, Austin
 Kantosho - Kenny Phan, Houston            Kantosho - Lauren Menkemeller, Dallas/FtWorth

Yudansha Division (1-3 Dan)               Texas Open (4 Dan and Above)
1st place - An Giang, Little Rock         1st place - Kenichi Hatakeyama, Waco
2nd place - Michael Lindsay, Tulsa        2nd place - Brian Cooper, Arvada
3rd place - Yong Cho, Dallas/FtWorth      3rd place - Michio Kajitani, Little Rock
3rd place - Yuta Imoto, Houston           3rd place - Mark Uchida, Denver
 Kantosho - Luis Angeli, Arvada            Kantosho - Michio Kajitani, Little Rock
 Kantosho - Shaw Furukawa, Oklahoma City

24th EUROPEAN KENDO CHAMPIONSHIPS – May 6-8, 2011, Gdynia Poland

Junior Team                               Ladies Team
1st place - France                        1st place - Germany
2nd place - Serbia                        2nd place - Hungary
3rd place - Spain                         3rd place - France
3rd place - Russia                        3rd place - Holland
 Fighting Spirit                           Fighting Spirit 
 Joan Arbos, Spain                         Amanda Arno, Sweden
 Uros Bobic, Serbia                        Serena Ricciuti, Italy 
 Mikolaj Kaminski, Poland                  Silvia Romeral Andres, Spain
                                           Lisa Van Laecken, Belgium

Men Team                                  Junior Individual
1st place - Hungary                       1st place - Genadij Dubilin, Russia
2nd place - Italy                         2nd place - Patrick Khun, Germany
3rd place - Germany                       3rd place - Andrej Milosevic, Serbia
3rd place - Switzerland                   3rd place - Ran Van Riel, Holland
 Fighting Spirit                           Fighting spirit
 Krzysztof Bosak, Poland                   Grygoriy Garyuk, Germany
 Welsey Haeke, Belgium                     Vladimir Keskovski, Macedonia
 Akseli Korhonen, Finland                  Thibault Monlezun, France
 Andrey Kharchenko, Russia                 Andrei Dan Raicea, Romania

Women Individual                           Men Individual
1st place - Pauline Stolarz, France        1st place - Sandor Dubi, Hungary
2nd place - Aurelia Blanchard, France      2nd place - Fabrizio Mandia, Italy
3rd place - Safiyah Fadai, Germany         3rd place - Gabor Babos, Hungary
3rd place - Marina Boviz, Hungary          3rd place - Oscar Kimura, Switzerland
 Fighting Spirit                            Fighting Spirit
 Asteria Akila, Greece                      Przemyslaw Szymiec, Poland
 Rachel Buysse, Belgium                     Dusan Arbutina, Serbia
 Humeyra Cansiz, Turkey                     Sakari Jokinen, Finland
 Anna Betley, Poland                        Attila Dubi, Hungary

21st ANNUAL BELLEVUE JUNIOR TAIKAI – May 21, 2011, Bellevue

10 Years and Under               11-12 Years                      13-15 Boys
1st place - M. Remmu, Kent       1st place - T. Marsten, Kent     1st place - A. Sinclair, Spokane
2nd place - H. Kim, Bellevue     2nd place - J. DeJong, Highline  2nd place - J. Mills, Kent
3rd place - B. Park, Bellevue    3rd place - W. Wee, Bellevue     3rd place - B. Goh, Seattle
3rd place - F. Yang, Bellevue    3rd place - K. McManus, Kent     3rd place - T. Yamada, Bellevue

13-18 Girls                      16-18 Boys
1st place - B. Lin, Bellevue     1st place - J. Duplain, Spokane
2nd place - M. DeJong, Highline  2nd place - S. Denardi, Spokane
3rd place - E. DeJong, Highline  3rd place - S. Cresse, Kent
3rd place - M. Abe, Bellevue     3rd place - D. Sinclair, Spokane

15 and Under Team
1st place - Spokane (Y.Sandberg,R.Sato,K.Sato,A.Ando,A.Sinclair)
2nd place - Kent (M.Remmu,K.McManus,T.Marsen,A.Kanemasu,J.Mills)
3rd place - Bellevue Blue (F.Yang,A.Kojima,J.Higa,J.Yang,S.Ma)
3rd place - Highline (J.DeJong,E.Tuchscherer,M.DeJong,B.Goh,M.Church)

16-18 Team
1st place - Spokane Red (J.Duplain,S.Denardi,D.Sinclair)
2nd place - Spokane White (A.Melton,J.Pegis,S.Ando)

Head Shinpan - David Yotsuuye
Taikai Chair - Mia Abe
National Anthem - Kevin Tsang, Bellevue
Competitors' Pledge - Sydney Wong, Bellevue
Outstanding Progress - Ben Smith, Bellevue
Awesome Spirit Award - Betty Park, Bellevue
Centurion Bellevue Highline Sno-King Youth Leadership Award - Betty Park, Bellevue



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