Volume 25, number 6/7
- Jul 8-10, AUSKF Kendo Education Tour, Fri/Sat/Sun, featuring Kendo 8th Dan Migita Kojiro
1976 All Japan Champion. 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,
- Jul 16, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Renton.
- Jul 16/17, Zen Bu Kan Kendo Seminar, Sat/Sun, conducted by Kendo Kyoshi 7th Dan Robert Stroud,
$40.00, Alice Sheets Marriott Center for Dance, University of Utah Modern Dance Department,
330 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Aug 6, PNKF Shinsa, Sat, Iaido 9am-12noon; Kendo 12:30-5pm, Kent.
- Aug 20/21/22, Spokane Taikai, Sat/Sun/Mon.
- 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 http://americankendo.com.
- Sep 9-11, Idaho Kendo Club Annual Kendo Seminar, Fri-Sun, Boise.
- Sep 11, Umemura Hai Kendo Championship, Sun, honoring Umemura Toshihiko Sensei, Boise, Idaho.
- Sep 17, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Renton.
- Oct 8, PNKF Shinpan Seminar, Sat, 12noon-5pm, Kent.
- Oct 1/2, PNKF Iaido Seminar, Sat/Sun, featuring 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, WA.
- Oct 22, Tacoma Taikai, Sat, 10am-4pm (tentative).
- Nov 5, PNKF Taikai, Sat, 9:30am, Kent.
- Nov 12, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Renton.
- Nov 19, Kent Taikai, Sat, report time 9am, start 9:30am, Kent.
- Jul 29-31, Moorhead Dojo MWKF Iaido Seminar, Moorhead, MN. Instructors are Kendo and Iaido Kyoshi 7th Dan Tatsuhiko Konno, and Iaido Renshi 6th Dan Pam Parker. Kendo practitioners interested in starting Iai are welcome and
encouraged to attend.
- Jul 29-Aug 5, All Japan Foreign Kendo Leaders Summer Seminar, Kitamoto, Saitama, Japan.
- Aug 5/6/7, NCIF Summer Iaido Seminar and Shinsa, Fri/Sat/Sun, Alameda HS, Alameda, CA.
- Aug 12/13, AUSKF Championship, Fri/Sat, Atlanta, Georgia.
- Sep 2/3/4, AUSKF Kendo Summer Camp and Kodansha and Shogo Shinsa, Fri/Sat/Sun, featuring Kendo Hanshi
8th Dan Ishizuka Yoshifumi Sensei and Kamei Toru Sensei, Ernst Cultural Center, Annandale, Virginia,
with the assistance of Shidogakuin Washinkan. For details and forms see
- Nov 12, AUSKF Board.
- May 25-27, 2012, 15WKC, Novara, Italy.
The worldwide Kendo community reacted with profound sorrow to the untimely passing on June 16 of Yumi Anne Shimizu Murao. In losing her courageous and painful battle with cancer at only 51, she leaves behind her loving husband Ray, children Leanne and Ryan, devoted parents Tamotsu and Mitsuye Shimizu, sister Susan, niece Alyssa, her parents-in-law Toshio and Kimiyo Murao, as well as countless others of her adoring extended family and friends. Born August 3, 1959, she was a highly esteemed and influential elementary school educator specializing in supporting students for whom English is a second language, as enthusiastically attested to by a number of colleagues who spoke at the memorial Celebration. She married an eminent figure in North American and World Kendo, Ray Murao, and her two children Leanne and Ryan are themselves quite noted kenshi. She was a constant support to everyone connected with or tangent to British Columbia Kendo, and Steveston Dojo in particular. Her lovely presence and face were familiar to every person who attended the annual Steveston Kendo Taikai and any other events hosted by Steveston, even though in her modesty she tried to avoid the limelight and always downplayed her organizational skills, tireless hard work, and immense contributions behind the scenes. A Celebration of Life was attended on June 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the Steveston Community Centre by a huge standing-room-only crowd which included leading kenshi from throughout Canada, and reaching to Northern and Southern California and beyond, as well as the PNKF. All joined to express their deepest condolences to Anne’s family and loved ones.
ONTARIO SPRING JUNIOR KENDO TOURNAMENT – May 29, 2011, Toronto
Non-Bogu Basics Division Bogu 10 Years and Under 1st place - Avallon Tu, Etobicoke 1st place - Finn Komai, JCCC 2nd Place - Sean Shota Akiyama, Nikka Gakuen 2nd place - Yuta Tamaru, JCCC 3rd Place - Keith Atiyoa, Nikka Gakuen 3rd place - Jorge Sumi, JCCC 3rd place - Martine Matejoric, Eotbicoke Bogu 11-13 Years Old Bogu 14-15 Years Old 1st place - Raymond Kim, JCCC 1st place - Michael Park, Jungko 2nd place - Hobi Seo, Jungko Mississauga 2nd place - Ryo Kariya, Etobicoke 3rd place - Izzak Niksan, JCCC 3rd place - Joshua Huang, JCCC 3rd place - Sean Zapanta, JCCC Teams Fighting Spirit 1st place - Mississauga "A" Team Daichi Sukuma, Detroit Kendo Club 2nd place - JCCC "A" Team 3rd place - JCCC "C" Team and 3rd place - JCCC "E" Team
2011 OBUKAN ROSE CITY TAIKAI – June 4, 2011, Portland Community College, Sylvania
Junior 10 - 12 Junior 13-15 1st place - J.DeJong, PNKF Girls 1st place - T. Ito, Seattle 2nd place - M. Remmu, Kent 2nd place - J. Mills, Kent 3rd place - T. Marsten, Kent 3rd place - B. Ware, Obukan 3rd place - K. Toyokawa, Tacoma 3rd place - A. Sinclair, Spokane Women's Kyu Women's Dan 1st place - M. DeJong, PNKF Girls 1st place - J. Chen, PNKF Women 2nd place - P. Considine, Obukan 2nd place - J. Frazier-Day, PNKF Women 3rd place - C. Haney, Spokane 3rd place - W. Sinclair, Spokane 3rd place - M. Miracle, Spokane 3rd place - V. Marsten, Kent Junior Team Men's 3 Kyu and Below 1st place - PNKF Girls (B.Lin,J.DeJong, 1st place - J. Kang, Cascade M.DeJong,E.DeJong,T.Yamada) 2nd place - T. Patana, Bellevue 2nd place - Spokane (T.Ito,D.Keen 3rd place - S. Le, Idaho B.Ware,A.Ando,A.Sinclair) 3rd place - S. Richards, Cascade Men's 2 Kyu - 1 Dan Men's 2 Dan and Above 1st place - J. Duplain, Spokane 1st place - B. Imanishi, Cascade 2nd place - C. Ruiz, Spokane 2nd place - L. Tsybert, Bellevue 3rd place - S. Denardi, Spokane 3rd place - S. Choi, Obukan 3rd place - C. Blomquist, Everett 3rd place - S. McNally, UW Men's Senior Kyu Men's Senior Dan 1st place - K. Kuniyasu, Cascade 1st place - C. Marsten, Kent 2nd place - N. Goobin, Tacoma 2nd place - D. DeJong, Highline 3rd place - D. Yotsuuye, Bellevue 3rd place - A. Tsang, Cascade Adult Team 1st place - Obukan A (K.Lee,G.Nakayama,J.Chen,S.Choi,S.Fujimoto) 2nd place - Spokane A (J.Duplain,A.Melton,S.Denardi,D.Sinclair,W.Kuster) 3rd place - Seattle (S.Kil,I.Mohebalian,H.Ito,S.Guidi,N.Tanimura) 3rd place - Bellevue (L.Tsybert,T.Patana,A.Saltzman,J.O'Donnell,D.Yotsuuye)
29TH NATIONAL KENDO CHAMPIONSHIP OF MEXICO – June 11, 2011, UNAM, Mexico City
Women's Individual Men's Individual 1st place - Nydia Tejeda, UNAM 1st place - Guillermo Flores, UNAM 2nd place - Sandy Cortes, DF 2nd place - Pedro Garcia, Edo Mex Women's Team 1st place - UNAM (Nydia Tejeda,Paula Santoyo,Astrid Martin del Campo) 2nd place - Estado de Mexico (Paulina de la Loza,Liz Sanchez,) Men's Team 1st place - UNAM (Guillermo Flores,Carlos Flores,Jorge Castell,Rodrigo Gutierrez,Vidal Briones) 2nd place - Distrito Federal (Yeordy Bremountz,Josue Oseguera,Fidell Nieto,Cristian Cortes,Cristian) Juniors Mudansha 1st place - Juan Antonio Rivera Medina, NL 1st place - Carlos Cruz Reyes, DF 2nd place - V?ctor Ruiz Sanchez, Edo Mex 2nd Place - Juan Manuel Ruiz Escobar, DF Masters Division 1st place - Martin Hernandez, DF 2nd place - Alfonso Briones, DF Participating Organizations DISTRITO FEDERAL, QUERETARO, ESTADO DE MEXICO, NUEVO LEON, COAHUILA, MORELOS, PUEBLA, CHIHUAHUA, UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO, INSTITUTO POLITECNICO NACIONAL, SAN LUIS POTOSI, VERACRUZ
17TH CANADIAN NATIONAL KENDO CHAMPIONSHIPS – July 2, 2011, BC Institute of Technology, Burnaby BC
Junior Division Women's Division 1st place - Alex Lin, Renbu 1st place - Akiko Fukushima, Vancouver 2nd place - Louis Oka, Tozenji 2nd place - Maya Taguchi, Renfrew 3rd place - Christopher Lam, Steveston 3rd place - Takako Matisz, Saskatoon 3rd place - Eushin Lee, Renbu 3rd place - Yuki Hayashi, Renbu Mudansh Men Yudansha Men 1st place - Yuta Yamada, Renbu 1st place - Shigemitsu Kamata, Etobicoke 2nd place - Ryan Lee, Etobicoke 2nd place - Suguru Asaoka, Youshinkan 3rd place - Mathew Pomeroy, UVic 3rd place - Koichi Miyamoto, Toronto 3rd place - Ta Shan Yao, Steveston 3rd place - Dean Ara, Renbu Team Fighting Spirit 1st place - Etobicoke Eushin Lee, Renbu 2nd place - Jung Ko Tim Gregersen, Etobicoke 3rd place - JCCC Loic D'Orangeville, McGill U 3rd place - Renfrew Takako Matisz, Saskatoon
IAIDO SHINSA, June 12, 2011, Kent State Ohio
1ST DAN: Frederick Fourie (AiShinKai).
2ND DAN: Hans Anderson (AiShinKai).
3RD DAN: Hiroaki Fukumoto (Seattle), Tsuyoshi Nishiura (San Jose).
4TH DAN: Monica Iwakabe (Rocky Mountain Budokan), Loren Nishimura (Alaska), Steven Sasaki (Omaha).
5TH DAN: Samuel Okuno (Norwalk).
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