Volume 27, number 4/5
- Jun 1, Rose City Taikai, Sat, doors open 8:30am, check-in 9am, opening ceremony 9:30am, PCC Sylvania Campus.
- Jun 27/30, PNKF Kendo Seminar featuring Kendo Hanshi 8th Dan Yano Hiroshi and Kendo Kyoshi 7th Dan Yano Masako,
Thu/Sun, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue S., Tacoma. https://www.pnkf.org/pnkf-summer-kendo-seminar-2013/
- Jul 6/12, PNKF Women’s Seminar, Sat/Fri, with Kendo Renshi 6th Dan Murayama Chinatsu
Sensei five times All Japan Women’s Champion, at several locations.
- Jul 13, PNKF North American Women’s Kendo Tournament, Sat, Renton Community Center.
- Jul 19/21, 6th US Kendo Nito Seminar, Fri/Sun, Linfield College, Ted Wilson Gym, 900
S.E. Baker Street, McMinnville, Oregon. Kendo Kyoshi 7th Dan Fuji Ryoichi and Sasaki
Hirotsugu will be returning to lead this year’s event. Schedule: Friday, July 19, 10:00 am –
5:00 pm; Saturday, July 20, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Sayonara Dinner Party and Auction;
Sunday, July 21, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
- Jul 20, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Renton.
- Aug 10, PNKF Shinsa, Sat, Iaido 9am-12noon; Kendo 12:30-4pm, open
keiko 4-5pm, Kent.
- Sep 14, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Renton.
- Oct 5, PNKF Shinpan Seminar, 12noon-4pm, open keiko 4-5pm, Kent.
- Oct 19, Tacoma Taikai, Sat, 10am-4pm, Washington High School, 12420
Ainsworth Avenue South, Tacoma (tentative).
- Nov 2, PNKF Taikai, Sat, 9:30am, Kent.
- Nov 16, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Renton.
- Nov 23 or Dec 7, Kent Taikai, Sat, report time 9am, start 9:30am, Kent.
- Jun 15, 48th Annual Vancouver Kendo Tournament, 10am-6pm (Gym open at 9am), Byrne Creek Secondary School
7777-18th Street Burnaby, BC.
- Jun 23, 4th AUSKF Junior Open National Championship, Sun, Las Vegas.
- Jun 26/28, International Naginata Seminar, Wed 8:30am thru Fri 4pm, Renton.
- Jun 27-30, AUSKF Iaido Seminar, with Iaido Hanshi 8th Dan Sakono Tasuo and Mitani Teruo Sensei, Iowa School
for the Deaf (ISD), 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503.
- Jun 29, US Naginata Championships, Sat, Renton.
- 2014 AUSKF National Championship, George Mason University,
EDMONDS KENDO CLUB
At its May 11 meeting, the PNKF Board welcomed the Edmonds Kendo Club as a new PNKF Dojo with probationary
status. Head Instructor is Kendo 5th Dan Naoaki Tanimura. Practices are Saturdays, 1-3pm, at Frances Anderson
Cultural and Leisure Center, 700 Main Street, Edmonds, WA 98020.
The PNKF lost a friend when Kendo 5th Dan Hashimoto Hirotaka passed away on May 18 after surgery for a dissecting
aneurysm of the aorta. The funeral was held on May 20. Born in 1958, he lived in Tokyo, but was originally from Kochi in
Shikoku Island. He was a very tall man, specializing in Jodan, who had joined Kamei Kazuo Sensei’s practice-abroad team
twice, one to Alaska, and the other to Seattle, including a visit to Obukan in Portland. His mother is Ms. Fumi Hashimoto
and her home address is 98 Kitahashi Cho, Kochi 780-0956, Japan. Email Masa Ando firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Ritsuko
Yoshikawa atry7.18i-mode.@docomo.ne.jp. Our sincere condolences.
37th ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON INVITATIONAL KENDO TOURNAMENT – April 13, 2013
Women's Open 3 Dan and Above 1st place - S. Suzuki, UBC 1st place - A. Kikkawa, UW 2nd place - N. Grimes, Sno-King 2nd place - K. Takeuchi, Youshinkan 3rd place - W. Robillard, Steveston 3rd place - T. Ichikawa, Bellevue 3rd place - J. Chen, Sno-King 3rd place - T. Hamanaka, Tozenji 0-4 Kyu 1-3 Kyu 1st place - C. Halsell, Bellevue 1st place - D. Yao, Steveston 2nd place - V. Yu, Steveston 2nd place - T. McManus, Kent 3rd place - H. Scholfield, SFU 3rd place - K. Johnson, Northwest 3rd place - J. Sipko, Bellevue 3rd place - S. Stern, UW 1-2 Dan 4 Dan 1st place - R. Murao, Steveston 1st place - T. Yamada, Vancouver 2nd place - S. DeNardi, Spokane 2nd place - N. Nakano, Steveston 3rd place - A. Sinclair, Spokane 3rd place - P. Nishikihama, Steveston 3rd place - D. Cheng, UW 3rd place - S. Asaoka, Youshinkan Teams 1st place - Steveston A (P. Lee, I .Miki, N. Nakano, P. Nishikihama, M. Kobayashi) 2nd place - Steveston B (L. Leung, A. Lee, R. Murao, S. O'Sullivan, G. Mizutani) Taikai Chair - Hank Kim Sportsmanship Pledge - Frank Wessbecher Kazuo and Tomo Shoji Inspirational Award - Frank Wessbecher
14th NABESHIMA CUP TAIKAI and 8th TEXAS OPEN TAIKAI – May 4, 2013, Dallas
Youth A Division (10-13) Youth B Division (14-16) 1st place - Keeley McManus, Kent 1st place - Tiarnan Marsten, Kent 2nd place - Nathan Keplinger, RMKF 2nd place - Sora Imamura, Arkansas 3rd place - Noah Heuertz, Omaha 3rd place - Kazushi Matsumoto, DFWKIK 3rd place - Akiko Kuno, DFWKIK 3rd place - Yuka Saito, Ito Dojo Kantosho - Akiko Kuno, DFWKIK Kantosho - Yuka Saito, Ito Dojo Women's Division (3 Dan and below) Mudansha Division (1 Kyu and below) 1st place - Noelle Grimes, Sno King 1st place - Victor Lee, DFWKIK 2nd place - Apinya Premprajaks, DFWKIK 2nd place - Terry McManus, Kent 3rd place - Alexandra Darrah, UT 3rd place - Joshua An, UT 3rd place - Moonkyung Kim, Colorado Springs 3rd place - Jake Dupre, New Orleans Kantosho - Huong Dang, UT Kantosho - Joshua An, UT Kantosho - Reiko Mizukami, Arkansas Kantosho - Amer Mujakic, Arkansas Yudansha Division (1 Dan to 3 Dan) Texas Open (4 Dan and above) 1st place - Takuro Yamaoka, Bushinkan 1st place - Michio Kajitani, Arkansas 2nd place - Jason Wong, RMKF 2nd place - An Giang, Arkansas and PNKF 3rd place - Luis Angeli, Sen Shin Kan 3rd place - Masayuki Mizuuchi, DFWKIK 3rd place - Guido Stucco, St. Louis Kendo 3rd place - Bryan Mosely, Sen Shin Kan Kantosho - Ben Kiang, Budokan Kantosho - Masayuki Mizuuchi, DFWKIK Kantosho - Kit Lien, Ito Dojo
23rd ANNUAL BELLEVUE JUNIOR TAIKAI – May 18, 2013, Bellevue
9 Years and Under 10-12 Years 13-14 Girls 1st place - K. Underhill, Northwest 1st place - H. Kim, Bellevue 1st place - J. DeJong, Highline 2nd place - K. Campbell, Sno-King 2nd place - D. Hyun, Bellevue 2nd place - J. Higa, Bellevue 3rd place - Ki.Foley, Sno-King 3rd place - A. Ryser, Sno-King 3rd place - A. Kojima, Bellevue 3rd place - C. Park, Bellevue 3rd place - B. Park, Bellevue 3rd place - K. McManus, Kent 13-14 Boys 15-18 Girls 15-18 Boys 1st place - T. Marsten, Kent 1st place - E. DeJong, Highline 1st place - Y. Sandberg, Spokane 2nd place - A. Nagasawa, Bellevue 2nd place - M. DeJong, Highline 2nd place - T. Ito, Seattle 3rd place - A. Hyun, Bellevue 3rd place - C. Nagasawa, Bellevue 3rd place - JWChen, Bellevue 3rd place - B. Liao, Bellevue 3rd place - B. Lin, Bellevue 3rd place - A. Sinclair, Spokane Junior Team 1st place - Bellevue Red (A.Hyun, B.Liao, A.Nagasawa, JWChen, J.DeJong) 2nd place - Kent (D.Lee, A.Kanemasu, K.McManus, T.Gould, T.Marsten) 3rd place - Bellevue White (B.Park, D.Hyun, H.Kim, M.Blechschmidt, J.Higa) 3rd place - Bel Tac (D.Gyotoku, K.Meyerchin, A.Yoshikawa, K.Toyokawa, E.Yoon) High School Team 1st place - Spokane (Y.Sandberg, J.Gray, A.Sinclair) 2nd place - Highline (M.DeJong, E.Dejong, S.Ma) Head Shinpan - Dean DeJong; Taikai Chair - Camille Nagasawa; National Anthem - Maya Blechschmidt, Bellevue; Competitors' Pledge - Hannah Kim; Bellevue Most Improved - Andrew Nagasawa; Awesome Spirit Award - Keely McManus, Kent; Centurion Bellevue Highline Sno-King Youth Leadership Award - Camille Nagasawa, Bellevue
51st SAN JOSE KENDO TOURNAMENT – May 19, 2013, Leigh High School
11 Years and Under 12-13 Years 14-17 Years 1st place - S. Park, San Jose 1st place - G. Sugino, San Jose 1st place - D. Inoue, Salinas 2nd place - C. Fan, Palo Alto 2nd place - H. Cho, San Jose 2nd place - J. Mata, Sacramento 3rd place - Y. Ichiba, San Jose 3rd place - K. Vue, Sacramento 3rd place - K. Tohman, Palo Alto 3rd place - M. Katayama, San Jose 3rd place - K. Chang, Sacramento 3rd place - Y. Katayama, San Jose Adult Kyu Women Seniors 1st place - J. Park, Berkeley 1st place - K. Kikunaga, San Jose 1st place - M. Harada, San Mateo 2nd place - R. Pierce, Berkeley 2nd place - C. Lyu, San Jose 2nd place - M. Hayashi, San Jose 3rd place - E. Young, San Jose 3rd place - A. Sugino, San Jose 3rd place - M. Gothberg, San Jose 3rd place - D. Goleta, Oakland 3rd place - K. Chen, San Jose 3rd place - M. Mizunoue, Oakland 1-2 Dan 3 Dan and Above 1st place - S. Park, San Jose 1st place - J. Kim, Mt View 2nd place - J. Williams, CCKF 2nd place - H. Ichikawa, Palo Alto 3rd place - M. Konopka, San Mateo 3rd place - S. Choi, Mt View 3rd place - M. Nguyen, San Jose 3rd place - R. Sugino, San Jose Youth Team Women's Team San Jose (G.Sugino, H.Cho, Y.Katayama, G.Jang, M.Nguyen) San Jose (K.Chen, L.Tanaka, K.Kikunaga) Adult Team San Jose A (K.Fujimoto, K.Chiba, S.Park, M.Nguyen, B.Joo) Youth Kantosho Adult Kantosho K. Roberts, San Francisco D. Chen, San Jose
ZENKENREN KODANSA SHINSA, April 30, 2013, Kyoto Shiritsu Taiikukan (Kyoto City Gym)
7TH DAN: Katsunori Osuga (Manila).
PNKF SHINSA, May 5, 2013, Obukan
5TH KYU: Jay Choi (Portland). 3RD KYU: Nicholas Cook (Portland), Jacob Heugel (OSU), Andrew Miller
(Portland). 1ST KYU: Han Lee (Portland), Rio Takayanagi (Obukan). 1ST DAN: Jaered Croes (Portland),
Changmin Park (Obukan).
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