Kenyu – Jan/Feb 2019

Volume 33, number 1/2

January/February 2019

PNKF DATEBOOK

March 2019

  • 3/9: PNKF Jodan Seminar, Sat, 12noon-5pm, featuring Kendo Renshi 6th Dan Harry Samkange, Bitter Lake Community Center (small gym), Sno-King Kendo Club, 3052 Greenwood Ave N., Seattle, WA 98133.
  • 3/16: Highline Taikai, Sat, doors open 8:30am, opening ceremonies 9:30am, White Center Community Center, 1321 SW 102nd Street, Seattle.
  • 3/23: PNKF Board meeting, 9-11am, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1610 S. King Street, Seattle.
  • 3/23-24: Harvard-Radcliffe Kendo Club 23rd Annual Harvard Shoryuhai Intercollegiate Kendo Tournament, Sat-Sun.

April 2019

  • 4/6: AUSKF Junior Open National Championships, Sat, South Forsyth High School, 585 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, Georgia 30041 http://auskf-jrnationals.com/.
  • 4/6: UW Taikai, Sat, 10am, Intramural Activities Building (IMA), UW campus, Montlake Boulevard NE.
  • 4/13: PNKF Iaido Seminar and Shinsa, Sat, 9am-4pm, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Gym (Seattle Kendo Kai), 1610 S. King Street, Seattle.
  • 4/13-14: AUSKF Board meeting, Sat-Sun. Hotel is Radisson, 18118 International Blvd, Seatac, WA 98188. Gym for Saturday evening Godo Keiko 5-7pm, is Tyee Educational Complex, 4424 S. 188th Street, SeaTac, located right off I-5 at S. 188th Street
  • 4/14: AUSKF Kodansha Shinsa, Sun, 11am-5pm, Tyee Educational Complex, 4424 S. 188th Street, SeaTac, located right off I-5 at S. 188th Street.
  • 4/20: UW Taikai, Sat, 10am, Intramural Activities Building (IMA), UW campus, Montlake Boulevard NE.
  • 4/21: Cherry Blossom demo, Sun, TBD, Seattle Center.
  • 4/??: Vancouver Taikai, Sat, TBD.

May 2019

  • 5/4: PNKF Board meeting, 9-11am, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1610 S. King Street, Seattle.
  • 5/18: Bellevue Junior Taikai, Sat, Highland Park Community Center.

June 2019

  • 6/14-6/15-6/16: 12th Annual US Nito Kendo Summer Camp, Fri/Sat/Sun, College of Idaho, Caldwell, Idaho.
    We are pleased to have the following sensei attend this year’s camp:
    Ryoichi FUJII, Kyoshi 8 dan, Yamaguchi Japan
    Yoshihiro UGAJIN,Kyoshi 7 dan, Tokyo Japan
    Futoshi SATO, Kyoshi 7 dan, Chiba Japan
    Mitsuyoshi WADA, Renshi 7 dan, Tokyo Japan
    Hisashi NAGASAKI, Renshi 7 dan, Oita Japan
    Ako FUJII, Renshi 7 dan, Yamaguchi Japan
  • 6/22: Rose City Taikai, Sat, location TBD, Portland.
  • 6/27-7/1: AUSKF Iaido Seminar, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon.

July 2019

  • 7/6-7/13: North American Women’s Kendo Tournament and Seminar, led by Kendo Renshi 7th Dan Chinatsu Maruyama, five time All Japan Champion, Seminar 7/6-7/11 Sat-Thu, Championship 7/13 Sat, https://womenskendo.com/
  • 7/20: PNKF Board meeting, 9-11am, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1610 S. King Street, Seattle.
  • 7/28: Toubukan International Friendship Kendo Summer Practice, Sun, 9am-3pm, Toubukan Dojo, Mito, Ibaraki, Japan.

August 2019

  • 8/10: PNKF Kendo Shinsa, Sat, TBD.

September 2019

  • 9/14: PNKF Board meeting, 9-11am, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1610 S. King Street, Seattle.
  • 9/27-9/29: PNKF Iaido Seminar, Tournament, and Shinsa.

October 2019

  • 10/5: PNKF Shinpan Seminar, Sat, 12noon-5pm, Kent Commons Recreational Center, 525 4th Avenue N., Kent.
  • 10/19: Tacoma Taikai.

November 2019

  • 11/2: PNKF Taikai, Kent Commons Recreational Center, 525 4th Avenue N., Kent.
  • 11/9-10: AUSKF Board meeting.
  • 11/10: AUSKF Kodansha Shinsa.
  • 11/16: PNKF Board meeting, 9-11am, Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1610 S. King Street, Seattle.

December 2019

  • 12/7: Kent Taikai, Sat, TBD, Kent Commons Recreational Center, 525 4th Avenue N., Kent.

TOUBUKAN INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP KENDO SUMMER PRACTICE.

In the early Meiji Era, Toubukan Dojo inherited Hokushin Ittouryu, the origin of the modern Kendo. Takaharu Naito Sensei, who was sent to Kyoto Budo Semmon Gakko (Busen) from Toubukan, later produced many Kendo instructors. Through them, Kendo was introduced to the rest of the world. Gordon Warner Sensei, who taught Kendo in the USA, and with Junzo Sasamori Sensei wrote This Is Kendo, also spent time at Toubukan, which appears in his book. Practicing Kendo at this historical Dojo in Japan would be an unforgettable experience.

Program:  1) Opening
          2) Demonstration - Iai
                           - Hokushin Ittouryu
                           - Shin Tamiyaryu
                           - Naginata
          3) Kodansha Tachiai
          4) Keiko

Purpose: To nurture friendship through Kendo (Kou Ken Chi Ai).

They are keen to hold a friendship Kendo match/keiko inviting Kendoists from overseas. Our friend Katsunori Osuga Sensei has practiced extensively overseas, including here in the PNKF, so they asked him to check if anyone is interested to come. The cost for the trip and stay in Japan will have to be borne by the participants. It will be held on Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Mito City, which is a two-hour bus ride from Narita. Practicing Kendo in this famous traditional Dojo will be an unforgettable experience. toubukan.or.jp

Since time is pressed for planning, please let Osuga Sensei know if anyone is interested to come. The number of participants is not limited. Osuga Sensei’s address is: katsunoriosuga@hotmail.com

14th ANNUAL PACIFIC INTERCOLLEGIATE TOURNAMENT – January 19, 2019, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC


Non-Bogu                             2nd Kyu and Below
1st place – Daniel Vera, UBC         1st place – Brian Wong, UW
2nd place – Jiho Kim, SFU            2nd place – Espen Hellevik, UW
3rd place – Lily Zhang, UBC          3rd place – Abby Tan, UW

1st Kyu                              Shodan and Above
1st place – Tyas Kinati, UBC         1st place – Akira Fujii, UW
2nd place – David Wu, Langara        2nd place – Jane Higa, UW
3rd place – Jason Tang, Langara      3rd place – Michael Hong, SFU

Seniors 2nd Dan and Above
1st place – Ryota Kuki, Langara
2nd place – Tsuyoshi Hamanaka, UBC 
3rd place – Kentaro Komoto, UBC

University Team
1st place – UW1 (Jason Nguyen, Jane Higa, Akira Fujii, Elysia Midorikawa, Leo Gao)
2nd place - SFU (Sean Lu, Will Wu, Gina Gu, Gene Ju, Michael Hong)
3rd place – UBC (Tyas Kinanti, Kanami Suzuki, Rory Long, Lily Ruan, Sara Lowes)
3rd place – UW2 (Brian Wong, Espen Hellevik, Abby Tan, Esther Law, Connor Mulcahey)

Senior Team
1st place – UBC (Ellis Cheng, Andrew Chen, Kentaro Komoto, Joon Young Suk, Tsuyoshi Hamanaka)
2nd place – Langara (David Wu, Jason Tang, Noel Gardiner, Anthony Lee, Ryuta Kuki)

Fighting Spirit Award
Rory Long, UBC and Lily Ruan, UBC

Ted Davis Fighting Spirit Award
Gina Gu, SFU

2019 EAST COAST OPEN IAIDO TAIKAI – February 17,2019, CERC (Community Education and Recreation Center), Jersey City, NJ


Mudansha A                             Mudansha B
1st place – A. Zheng, Ken-Zen          1st place – P. Markunas, Ken-Zen
2nd place – S. Hess, Ken-Zen           2nd place – L. Thauvin, Ken-Zen
3rd place – P. Kim, Cherry Hill        3rd place – S. Stadtlander-Miller, Ken-Zen
3rd place – K. Ng, SeiZan              3rd place – C. Colbert, Ittokai
 Kantosho – Y. Seong, Cherry Hill       Kantosho – D. Darlington, Shidogakuin

Shodan                                 Nidan
1st place – D. Song, Ken-Zen           1st place – M. Buonadonna, Shidogakuin
2nd place – R. Higham, Ken-Zen         2nd place – H. Cousin, SeiZan
3rd place – J. Chen, Nichibukan        3rd place – F. Domingo, MuMonKai CKF
3rd place – P. Kim, Doshikai           3rd place – A. Milton, Ken-Zen
 Kantosho – C. Merizalde, Shidokan CKF  Kantosho – K. Kolodij, RaiUnKai CKF

Sandan                                 Yondan
1st place – W. Wagler, Kenshokan CKF   1st place – K. Miyamori, Ken-Zen
2nd place – W. Gallo, SeiZan           2nd place – D. Yang, Cherry Hill
3rd place – M. Botey, Doshikai         3rd place – J. Ni, Hichibukan
3rd place – S. Lee Goyne, Shidokan CKF 3rd place – S. Corchado, Nichibukan
 Kantosho – C. Matchuk, MuMonKai CKF    Kantosho – T. Furuta, Ittokai

Godan
1st place – P. Suen, MuMonKaiCKF
2nd place – P. Shin, Shidogakuin
3rd place – G. Hall, Zen-Ken
3rd place – M. Hodge, MuMonKai CKF
 Kantosho – S. Naji, Shidogakuin

57th ANNUAL STEVESTON KENDO TOURNAMENT – February 23, 2019, Hugh McRoberts Secondary School, Richmond, BC


10 Years and Under                   11 to 13 Years                       14 to 15 Years
1st place – L. Ido, Butokuden        1st place – J. Yu, Northwest         1st place – K. Underhill, Northwest
2nd place – Y. Onitsuka,NCKF         2nd place – R. Ido, Butokuden        2nd place – A. Son, Renbu
3rd place – K. Yoshimura, Renbu      3rd place – F. Benson, Youshinkan    3rd place – J. Kim, Federal Way
3rd place – D. Buckham, UVic         3rd place – N. Son, Renbu            3rd place – C. Robillard, Steveston

0-4 Kyu                              1-3 Kyu                              Women 1 Dan and Under
1st place – B. Wong, UW              1st place – L. Gao, UW               1st place – T. Huang, UVic
2nd place – S. Dan, UW               2nd place – A. Yorita, UW            2nd place – A. Tan, UW
3rd place – J. Kuo, UW               3rd place – A. Rose, Renfrew         3rd place – N. Harris, Highline
3rd place – J. Lee, UW               3rd place – J. Peters, Edmonds       3rd place – K. Onosato, Calgary

Women 2 Dan and Over                 1-2 Dan                              3 Dan
1st place – M. Kitamura, Butokuden   1st place – S. O’Sullivan, Steveston 1st place – A. Fujii, UW
2nd place – B. Park, Bellevue        2nd place – D. Yao, Steveston        2nd place – I. Miki, Steveston
3rd place – C. Takeuchi, Youshinkan  3rd place – S. Suda, Renbu           3rd place – H. Shim, Renbu
3rd place – H. Yamada, Vancouver     3rd place – R. Koyama, Vancouver     3rd place – M. Uto, NCKF

4 Dan and Above
1st place – K. Lee, Chinook
2nd place – K. Unzei, Aoi
3rd place – D. Ara, Renbu
3rd place – R. Asato, Vancouver

Junior Team                                    Senior Team
1st place - Butokuden (L.Edo,T.Miyamoto,       1st place - Hawaii (B.Fukutomi,C.Goodin,
             S.Imura,R.Ido,T.Ariga)                         D.Miura,G.Matsubayashi,G.Matsumoto)
2nd place – Steveston A (R.Nakano,C.Robillard, 2nd place - Youshinkan (K.Takeuchi,A.Xie,
             J.Hung,A.Chang,B.Miki)                         K.Kobayashi,J.Chien,C.Takeuchi)
3rd place - Northwest (N.Underhill,J.Yu,       3rd place - NCKF (K.Fukumoto,M.Uto,
             K.Underhill,J.Kim,T.Ting)                      K.Hamayama,M.Jao,S.Choi)
3rd place – Renbu B (N.Son,K.Yoshimura,        3rd place - Butokuden (R.Okawa,H.Ariga,
             Y.Kawabe,L.Cheung,I.Son)                       M.Kitamura,K.Ariga,T.Ariga)
Sportsmanship Pledge - Elliott Chui

16TH KENSHIKAN KENDO CLUB TOURNAMENT IN MEMORY OF SHIGEO YOSHINAGA AND KATSUMI YAMADA, March 3, 2019, Manoa District Park Gym, Oahu, Hawaii


Novice                    Yonenbu                       Shonenbu                      Seinenbu
1st place – Jesse Jong    1st place – Maiki Uda         1st place – Caden Matsumoto   1st place – Joshua Simpkins
2nd place – Andrew Kim    2nd place – Kosuke Toeda      2nd place – Zachary Yamamoto  2nd place – Neil Shimabukuro
3rd place – Kanon Park    3rd place – Andrew Tomas      3rd place – Brandyn Matsumoto 3rd place – Gariel Hart

1-2 Dan                   Women’s Open                  3 Dan                         4 Dan and Above
1st place – Yunsang Park  1st place – Mari Shiveley     1st place – Daiki Miura       1st place – Hyun Kim
2nd place – Andy Cheng    2nd place – Malia Stachiewicz 2nd place – Taiyo Kanemitsu   2nd place – Jack Yamada
3rd place – Kai Kikishita 3rd place – Tina Kaku         3rd place – Nicklas Matsumoto 3rd place – Billy Kang

Masters                   5 Man Team
1st place – David Kikau   1st place – Kenshikan A
2nd place – Bert Shibuya  2nd place – Aiea Taiheji
3rd place – Carl Nakamura

Katsumi Yamada Kantosho Award – Malia Stachiewicz

SHINKYU SHINSA


AUSKF KODANSHA SHINSA, November 11, 2018, Dallas, Texas
5TH DAN:  Hiroki Fukui (ECUSKF).
7TH DAN:  Brandon Harada (SCKF), Yutaro Matsuura (MWKF), Song Choi Yang (SCKF).
 RENSHI:  Nathan Makino (SCKO), Song Choi Yang (SCKF).
 KYOSHI:  Brandon Harada (SCKF), Christopher Yang (SCKF).

PNKF KENDO SHINSA, February 16, 2019, Tyee Educational Complex, 4424 S. 188th Street, SeaTac, Washington


6TH KYU:  Hideaki Ito (Bellevue), Owen Kaufman (Portland), Emerson Lau (Bellevue).
5TH KYU:  Keegan Hirata (Federal Way) Truman Lau (Bellevue), DongYun Ryu (Cascade), Jonathan Yu (Northwest), Rina Yuan (Bellevue).
4TH KYU:  Issei DeBlieck (Sno-King), Seohee Jeon (Bellevue), Anthony Kelsey (Edmonds), Timothy Kim (Northwest), Tory Kim (Northwest), 
Juah Paik (Tacoma), DongHyun Ryu (Cascade), Shiori Tano (Obukan), Daniel Theophanes (Obukan). 
3RD KYU:  Thabit Ahmed (Edmonds), Lucas Bobadilla (OSU), Jeremy Chu (Bellevue), Devin Chung (Cascade), Aaron Fung (Seattle), 
Ashley Garr (Cascade), Lucian Jesequel (Obukan), Alex Kim (Bellevue), Yeoun Hee Kim (Bellevue), Jason Kuo (UW), Alexander Lam (Bellevue), 
Ethan Law (Portland), Juno Lee (UW), Maoyang Li (Bellevue), Dorrit Lin (UW), Emily McCracken (Bellevue), Mara Poor (Tacoma), Sung Won Ryu (Cascade), 
Daniel Shilov (Highline), Conrad Slater (UW), Hoeun Son (Federal Way), Dan Terao (Cascade), Brian Wong (UW).
2ND KYU:  Matheus (Kai) Bandur (Honda) (Cascade), Danny Chung (Cascade), Espen Hellevik (UW), Esther Law (UW), Taiki Miyamoto (Northwest), 
Connor Mulcahy (UW), Kate Rice (Portland), Neo Smith (Bellevue), Willard Wiseman (OSU), Derek Woodward (Everett), Zhaoyuan Xu (UW), Brandon Yorker (Kent).
1ST KYU:  Robin Allen (Portland), Yue Chen (Seattle), Justin Davis (Northwest), Helen Fukuda (Cascade), Tom Fukuda (Cascade), 
Leo Gao (UW), Yuning Gao (OSU), Kyle Hale (Seattle), Noah Larson (Federal Way), Isabella Lee (Federal Way), Gen Li (OSU), 
Krystal McIntosh (Federal Way), Matt Miyamoto (Northwest), Nagato Orita (Seattle), Jin Pak (Northwest) Emilio Peralta (Obukan), 
Jonah Redaja (Edmonds), Dan Rosanova (Seattle), Michele Soleimani (Portland), Suepapone Vanasouk (Cascade), Anthony Yorita (UW).
1ST DAN:  Kamia Acoba (Everett), James Faulkner (Edmonds), Jin Ho Jeon (Bellevue), Josh Kim (Federal Way), Daniel Lee (Tacoma), 
Simon Lee (Federal Way).
2ND DAN:  John Kliem (Tacoma), Yuriko Lee (Obukan), Hien Nguyen (Edmonds), Bryant Pae (Northwest), Young-ki Paik (Tacoma), 
Edward Park (Sno-King), Shun Wetlesen (Obukan).
3RD DAN:  Nicholas Cook (Portland), Trinh Ho (Northwest), Van Le (Obukan), Mahya Okita (Seattle), Jason Yu (Northwest).
4TH DAN:  Taryn Imanishi (Cascade), BumSoo Lee (Bellevue), Richard Lei (Seattle), Takao Yamashita (Seattle).

2019 EAST COAST IAIDO SHINSA, February 17, 2019, CERC (Community Education and Recreation Center), Jersey City, NJ


4TH KYU:  E. Kwak (Cherry Hill), J. Kwak (Cherry Hill), S. Kwak (Cherry Hill).
3RD KYU:  J. Burton (Wahsinkan), A. Fromqel (Shidogakui), J. Kwak Jr (Cherry Hill), D. Lin (Cherry Hill), Zhuoran Long (Ken-Zen), 
C. Lu (Cherry Hill), S. Scherr (Agassiz), Y. Seong (Cherry Hill), Tom Wendling (Ken-Zen), A. Zheng (Ken-Zen).
2ND KYU:  P. Kim (Cherry Hill), I. Kuznetsova (Shidogakui), J. Kwak Sr (Cherry Hill), D. Ovsyannikov (Nichibukan), E. Seong (Cherry Hill).
1ST KYU:  Sean Hess (Ken-Zen), K. Ng (SeiZan), J. Xie (Cherry Hill).
1ST DAN:  SC Bang (Cherry Hill), C. Colbert (Ittokai), D. Darlington (Shidogakuin), K Ding (Cherry Hill), Nathalie Jaspar (Ken-Zen), 
C. Kim (Cherry Hill), Philip Markunas (Ken-Zen), Joshua Stadtlander-Miller (Ken-Zen), Louis Thauvin (Ken-Zen).
2ND DAN:  D. Abrams (Cherry Hill), J. Chen (Nichibukan), Richard Higham (Ken-Zen), P. Kim (Doshikai), H. Maeda (Idaho).
3RD DAN:  M. Buonadonna (Shidogakuin), David Ducek (Ken-Zen), Alec Milton (Ken-Zen).

THE LAST WORD

When I returned, I trained more new recruits. But this time, they were old, feeble men, often disabled and sick. All the men, college students and young men had already been drafted, leaving only the “Han” squad, these sad old men. The Japanese army was obviously in poor condition, and it was becoming apparent that Japan was losing the war. These old soldiers were throwaway men. I thought that training these old people to fight, some of whom actually belonged in a nursing home, was absurd, a waste of energy, and cruel. So I gave them time to rest and recuperate. I would lead them out of the barracks with great gusto for training, but as we approached the training field, we just lay down and rested. If I had been caught doing this, I would have been court-martialed. But I guess the happy-go-lucky Hawaiian boy had emerged, and I thought, “What the heck! These old people can’t fight. They need rest more than anything else to merely survive.” I felt very sorry for the old soldiers.

–Rod Nobuto Omoto, Autobiography, edited by Charlotte Omoto, 2014, p. 37. Available as free download at lulu.com.

Kenyu – Monthly Newsletter of the Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation PLEASE NOTE: Kenyu Online IS THE EDITION OF RECORD FOR THIS NEWSLETTER – http://www.pnkf.org/ Tom Bolling, Editor – 7318 23rd Avenue N.E., Seattle, WA 98115

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