Volume 26, number 6/7
- Jul 14, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Renton.
- Jul 20-22, Obukan Iaido and Jodo Seminar, Fri-Sun, featuring Iaido Hanshi 8th Dan and Jodo Kyoshi 7th Dan
Maehara Toshio, Iaido Kyoshi 8th Dan and Jodo Kyoshi 7th Dan Okuda Kazuma, Iaido Kyoshi 7th Dan Urabe Hisashi,
and Iaido 5th Dan Tsuchida Kichibee. Times and locations: July 20, 6-9pm, Conestoga Recreation and Aquatic
Center Gym, 9985 SW 125th Ave, Beaverton; July 21, 9am-5pm, Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol
Highway,Portland; July 22, 11:30am-5:30pm, Conestoga Rec Center room 201.
- Aug 11, PNKF Shinsa, Sat, Iaido 9am-12noon; Kendo 12:30-4pm, open keiko 4-5pm, Kent.
- Aug 18 or 25, Spokane Seminar and Taikai (tentative).
- Sep 7/9, Annual Idaho Kendo Seminar and Umemura Cup, Fri,Sat,Sun, Boise.
- Sep 15, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Renton.
- Sep 29/30, 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 Center.
- Oct 6, PNKF Shinpan Seminar, 12noon-4pm, open keiko 4-5pm, Kent.
- Oct 20, Tacoma Taikai, Sat, 10am-4pm, Washington High School, 12420 Ainsworth Avenue
South, Tacoma, WA (tentative).
- Nov 3, PNKF Taikai, Sat, 9:30am, Kent.
- Nov 10, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Renton.
- Dec 8, Kent Taikai, Sat, report time 9am, start 9:30am, Kent.
- Jul 13, 2013, 5th PNKF North American Women’s Team Tournament, Sat, Renton Community Center.
- Jul 20-22, 2012 AUSKF Kendo Summer Camp and Promotion Exam, Fri-Sun, University of Nevada Las Vegas.
- Jul 20-22, NCIF Iaido Seminar, Fri-Sun, Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto, CA.
- Jul 27-29, MWKF Iaido Seminar, Fri-Sun, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN
- Aug 3/4, 3rd AUSKF Junior Open Championships, Fri/Sat, Kent-Meridian High School, 10020 SE 256th
Street, Kent. Friday 9am-6pm shinpan seminar and selection as well as setup. Saturday doors open 7am-6pm.
- Aug 11, AUSKF Education Godo Keiko and Goodwill matches with Kanto Gakuren Group, especially
for college students, Sun, Hardison Sports Center, Wilson Park, 2400 Jefferson Street, Torrance, California.
- Sep 15, Ted Davis Memorial Seminar, Sat, 10am, University of Victoria, 380 Finnerty Road.
AISHINKAI/PNBA SUIGETSU BOWL IAIDO TAIKAI – May 12, 2012, Shoreline
Individual Mudansha PNBA Suigetsu Bowl Team 1st place - Mart Hughes, Obukan 1st place - Team Hikari-To (AaronYen,LynnMiyauchi,HansAndersen) 2nd place - Anh Trieu, AiShinKai 2nd place - Team Genki (GinaTaylor,FrederickFourie,IrajMohebalian) 3rd place - Team Sakura (GarritPillie,MartHughes,ThomasPetchel) Individual 1 Dan Best of Show AiShinKaiCup - Frederick Fourie, AiShinKai 1st place - Frederick Fourie, AiShinKai Mudansha Spirit - Anthony Hill, Tonbo 2nd place - Lynn Miyauchi, Seattle Yudansha Spirit - Iraj Mohebalian, Seattle Individual 2 Dan Shinpan-cho - Aniceto Seto 1st place - Danielle Ippolito, AiShinKai 2nd place - Hans Andersen, AiShinKai
2012 ROSE CITY TAIKAI – June 2, 2012, Portland Community College Cascade
3rd Dan and Above Women's Kyu 1st place - N. Tanimura, Seattle 1st place - J. Lee, Portland 2nd place - W. Kuster, Spokane 2nd place - O. Hwang, Portland 3rd place - L. Tsybert, Bellevue 3rd place - A. Armagost, UO 3rd place - A. Takado, Obukan 3rd place - N. Meacham, UO Junior 13-15 Junior 10-12 1st place - Y. Sandberg, Spokane 1st place - K. McManus, Kent 2nd place - J. Mills, Kent 2nd place - A. Kanemasu, Kent 3rd place - K. Toyokawa, Tacoma 3rd place - H. Bush, Obukan 3rd place - A. Sinclair, Spokane Men's 2 Kyu and Below 1 Kyu - 2 Dan 1st place - T. McManus, Kent 1st place - S. DeNardi, Spokane 2nd place - H. Lee, Portland 2nd place - S. Ono, Cascade 3rd place - J. Croes, Portland 3rd place - C. Ruiz, Spokane 3rd place - J. Yamauchi, Cascade 3rd place - C. Marsten, Kent Junior Team 1st place - Kent (K.McManus,A.Kanemasu,T.Marsten,A.Sinclair,J.Mills) 2nd place - Mixed (K.Lee,H.Bush,J.Park,Y.Sandberg,K.Toyokawa) Senior Team 1st place - Spokane A (J.Duplain,S.DeNardi,J.Lamb,D.Sinclair,W.Kuster) 2nd place - Kent (I.Morgan,C.Marsten,J.Frazier-Day,T.McManus,S.Day) 3rd place - Seattle (A.Yen,L.Tsybert,G.Wroblewski,M.Mabale,N.Tanimura) 3rd place - Obukan A (A.Jantrania,B.Stabley,A.Takado,M.Nakamura,G.Nakayama)
AUSKF IAIDO TAIKAI – June 23, 2012, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma
Mudansha Cup Up to 2 Kyu Murosako Cup 1 Kyu and 1 Dan 1st place - Jeremy Wong, San Jose 1st place - David Lau, San Jose 2nd place - Peter Alexander, Rocky Mtn 2nd place - P. Sean Henderson, Rocky Mtn 3rd place - David Aguero, Salinas 3rd place - Keiko Miyamori, KenZen 3rd place - Narbeth Bagdasarian, Pasadena 3rd place - John Mullin, KenZen Kantosho - Douglas Benton, ZenBuKan Kantosho - Elizabeth Pesek, Omaha Yamaguchi Cup 2 Dan and 3 Dan Nakanishi Cup 4 Dan and Above 1st place - Aram Kailian, Shidogakuin 1st place - Debi Farmer, Shidogakuin 2nd place - Hiroaki Fukumoto, Seattle 2nd place - Paul Shin, Shidogakuin 3rd place - Tomoyuki Hirasawa, DFWKIK 3rd place - Pam Parker, KenZen 3rd place - Tsuyoshi Nishiura, San Jose 3rd place - Susan Sekreta, KenZen Kantosho - Gunnar Goerlitz, Musokai Kantosho - Terry Fukui, KenZen National Anthem Singer - Alisa Kanoelani Yoshikawa
LEEWARD OAHU KENDO TOURNAMENT – June 24, 2012, Mililani District Park Gym
Yonenbu 13 Years and Under Women's Mudansha 1st place - Jay Park, Kenshikan 1st place - Jessica Sneed, Wahiawa 2nd place - Go Hayakawa, Aiea 2nd place - Sumire Stifler, Myohoji 3rd place - Nicklas Matsumoto, Kenshikan 3rd place - Gina Kishimoto, Hawaii Tokai 3rd place - Evan Raimirez, Myohoji 3rd place - Taylor Omuro Women's Yudansha Seinenbu 15 Years and Older 1st place - Nicole Yoshida, Miliani 1st place - Kenton Chun, Mililani 2nd place - Megan Watanabe, Waipahu Seibu 2nd place - Daniel Anzai, Kenshikan 3rd place - Erica Hill, Aiea 3rd place - Andy Cheng, Myohoji 3rd place - Takahiro Tsukada, Hawaii Tokai Yudansha 1-2 Dan Yudansha 3 Dan and Above 1st place - Keenan Nishioka, Hilo Renshin 1st place - Hyun Kim, Kenshikan 2nd place - Gary Komenaka, Ainakoa 2nd place - Seth Harris, Kenshikan 3rd place - Kevin Chun, Kenshikan 3rd place - Randy Parabicoli, Kenshikan 3rd place - Yasuhiro Takama, Hawaii Tokai 3rd place - Grant Matsubayashi, Aiea Yudansha Masters 3 Dan and Above/40 Years and over Team Parents/Kids Team Match 1st place - Garrett Matsumoto, Kenshikan 1st place - Aiea Taihaiji Parents - 3 2nd place - Elbert Yoshida, Mililani 2nd place - Kenshikan Kids - 3 3rd place - Ron Miller, Waipahu Seibukan 3rd place - Mikio Koga, Myohoji James Oka Kantosho Fighting Spirit Award - Go Hayakawa, Aiea Taiheiji
KODANSHA SHINSA, KYOTO, May 1/2, 2012
8TH DAN: Fumihiro Miyazaki (Kanagawa Police) May 1; Hirofumi Arima (Ebina) May 2.
AUSKF IAIDO SHINSA, June 24, 2012, Tacoma, Washington
2ND KYU: David Aguero (Salinas), Brey
Caraway (DFWKIK). 1ST KYU: Peter Alexander (Castle Rock), Doug Benton (ZenBuKan). 1ST DAN: Ronen
Totonichi (Musokai). 2ND DAN: David Fitch (KenZen), Frederick Fourie (AiShinKai), Victor Kwok (Berkeley),
David Lau (San Jose), Elizabeth Pesek (Omaha), Geoffrey Underhill (Princeton). 3RD DAN: Alan Agostinelli
(Doshikai), James Boyd (Everett), Tomoyuki Hirasawa (DFWKIK), Fred Serricchio (Shidogakuin). 4TH DAN:
Kazuhiro Kawashima (Shidogakuin). 5TH DAN: David Bressler (KenZen), Karin Feddersen (Tacoma), Jason
Hankins (ZenBuKan). 6TH DAN: Debi Farmer (Shidogakuin).
THE LAST WORD
Another committee was formed by Naito Takaharu, Takano Sasaburo, Negishi Shingoro, Tsuji Shinpei and Monna
Tadashi to design a different set of kendo kata. The ‘Dai-Nippon Teikoku Kendo Kata‘ was
unveiled in 1912, and consisted of seven techniques with the tachi (sword vs. sword), and three with the
kodachi (sword vs. short-sword). The various traditional schools of kenjutsu had been successfully
amalgamated into a unified style of kendo. This set of kata is still studied by kendo practioners as the
‘Nippon Kendo Kata‘.–Sakai Toshinobu, A Bilingual Guide to the History of Kendo, Alexander
Bennett, trans., Kendo Nippon Books, Heisei 22 , p. 213-215.
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