Volume 28, number 6/7
- Aug 9, PNKF Shinsa, Sat, Iaido 9am-12noon; Kendo 12:30-4pm, open
keiko 4-5pm, Kent.
- Sep 20, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Kent.
- Sep 27/28, PNKF Iaido Seminar, Sat/Sun, with 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.
- Oct 4, PNKF Shinpan Seminar, 12noon-4pm, open keiko 4-5pm, Kent.
- Oct 18, Tacoma Taikai, Sat, 10am-4pm, Washington High School, 12420
Ainsworth Avenue South, Tacoma, WA.
- Nov 1, PNKF Taikai, Sat, 9:30am, Kent.
- Nov 15, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5 pm, Kent.
- Nov 22, Kent Taikai, Sat, report time 9am, start 9:30am, Kent.
- Jan 9/10/11, Oregon Iaido Seminar, Fri/Sat/Sun, venue: TBD, in Portland area.
- Aug 16, 1st Canadian Masters Kendo Tournament, with Kendo Hanshi 8th Dan Hironori Tahara, Sat, Recreation,
Athletics and Wellness Centre (RAWC) University of Toronto at Mississauga, Ontario.
- Aug 16, 2nd Joint Vancouver/Renbu Advanced Teaching Techniques Seminsr, Sat, with Kendo Kyoshi 7th Dan Takamitsu
Iwamoto and Kendo 5th Dan Tomohiro Kanda, Vancouver BC.
- Aug 30/31, Shidogakuin 30th Anniversary Kendo Tournament, Sat/Sun, Washington DC area, Ernst Cultural
Center, Annandale, Virginia.
- Sep 13/14, -CANCELED- UVic Kendo Club Ted Davis Memorial Seminar, Sat/Sun, with Kendo Kyoshi 8th Dan Hiroshi Ozawa, author of
Kendo – The Definitive Guide, professor at Tokyo University of Science, member of the AJKF Board of
Directors, and permanent member of the Tokyo Kendo Federation Board of Directors. -CANCELED- Ozawa Sensei has been ordered by his doctor not to travel.
- Oct 11, 13th Annual Longhorn Invitational Team Kendo Taikai, Sat, Austin, Texas.
- Nov 8/9, AUSKF Board, Sat/Sun.
- May 2015, 16WKC, Tokyo, Japan.
2014 ROSE CITY TAIKAI – June 7, 2014, Portland Community College Sylvania
Senior Dan 3rd Dan and Above 1st place - Robert Stroud, Idaho 1st place - Ryan Atagi, Idaho 2nd place - Curtis Marsten, Kent 2nd place - Stephen Day, Kent 3rd place - Nori Ampo, Obukan 3rd place - Steve Choi, Portland 3rd place - Wendy Sinclair, Spokane 3rd place - Leonid Tsybert, Bellevue 1-2 Dan 1-2 Kyu 1st place - Chris Ruiz, Spokane 1st place - Terry McManus, Kent 2nd place - Yarrow Sandberg, Spokane 2nd place - Nicholas Cook, Portland 3rd place - Taryn Imanishi, Cascade 3rd place - Caleb Ogier, UW 3rd place - Andy Sinclair, Spokane 3rd place - Jake Yamauchi, Cascade 3 Kyu and Below Junior 1st place - Andrew Miller, Portland 1st place - Keeley McManus, Kent 2nd place - Eli Lam, Kent 2nd place - Kaoru Toyokawa, Tacoma 3rd place - Jaeyoon Lee, Obukan 3rd place - Jay Choi, Portland 3rd place - Jonathan Maurer, OSU 3rd place - Tiarnan Marsten, Kent Junior Team 1st place - Team A (Dennis Lee, Tiarnan Marsten, Keeley McManus,) 2nd place - Team C (Andrew Nagasawa, Kaoru Toyokawa) 3rd place - Team B (Jay Choi, Evan Kriechbaum, Jessica Mclaury) Adult Team 1st place - Portland A (J. Cross, J. Mochizuki, H. Park, S. Choi, N. Cook) 2nd place - Kent (B. Lu, I. Morgan, E. Lam, T. McManus, S. Day) 3rd place - Idaho (JP Stroud, C. Carrasco, M Miller, Rhett Atagi, R Stroud, Ryan Atagi) 3rd place - Ren Ma (S. Stern, J. Yamauchi, H. Fukumoto, D. Benton, G. Walker)
AUSKF 2014 IAIDO CHAMPIONSHIP – June 14, 2014, New York
0-2 Kyu Murakami Cup 1 Kyu and 1 Dan 1st place - David Dudek, KenZen 1st place - Jeremy Wong, Palo Alto 2nd place - Chu Jane Hsiao, Shidogakuin 2nd place - Sean Henderson, Rocky Mountain 3rd place - Alec Milton, KenZen 3rd place - Michael Sareyani, KenZen 3rd place - Frank Campione, KenZen 3rd place - Jeffrey Heinze-Fry, SeiZanKai Kantosho - James Kroll, Itto Kai Kantosho - Anthony Alessi, Summerlin Murosako Cup 2 Dan and 3 Dan Yamaguchi Cup 4 Dan and Above 1st place - Jonathan Corum, Nichibukan 1st place - Paul Shin, Shidogakuin 2nd place - Kevin Loughlin, KenZen 2nd place - Susan Sekreta, KenZen 3rd place - Aram Kailian, Shidogakuin 3rd place - Debi Farmer, Shidogakuin 3rd place - Andres Cabrera, Shidogakuin 3rd place - Terry Fukui, ZenKen Kantosho - Yuko Nishida, Shidogakui Kantosho - Pam Parker, KenZen
LEEWARD OAHU KENDO TOURNAMENT – June 22, 2014, Mililani District Park Gym
Yonenbu 11 Years and Under Shonenbu 12-14 Years 1st place - Shoshi Hashimoto, Wahiawa 1st place - Nicklas Matsumoto, Kenshikan 2nd place - Kano Hashimoto, Wahiawa Seinenbu Women's Mudansha 1st place - Sean Park, Mililani 1st place - Mie Miller, Lihue 2nd place - Connor McGrath, Lihue 2nd plcae - Jessica Oberry, Aiea Taiheiji Women's Yudansha Yudansha 1-2 Dan 1st place - Rina Ono, Mililani 1st place - Kevin Chun, Kenshikan 2nd place - Jessica Sneed, Wahiawa 2nd place - Vincent Koyo Yancey, Myohoji 3rd place - Akiko Fujimoto, Mililani 3rd place - Daniel Anzai, Kenshikan 3rd place - Erika Hill, Aiea Taiheiji 3rd place - Grant Oliver, Kenshikan Yudansha Masters 3 Dan and Above/Over 40 Yudansha 3 Dan and Above 1st place - Jon Shishido, Kenshikan 1st place - Hyun Kim, Kenshikan 2nd place - Tusha Buntin, Wahiawa 2nd place - Yusuke Masumo, Hawaii Tokai College 3rd place - Kojin Hashimoto, Wahiawa 3rd place - Wesley Fujimoto, Mililani 3rd place - Jay Suemori, Kenshikan 3rd place - Masatoshi Murakami, Hawaii Tokai College Team Parents/Kids Team James Oka Kantosho Fighting Spirit Award 1st place - Myohoji Parents - 4 Erika Hill, Aiea Taiheiji 2nd place - Aiea Taiheiji Kids - 3
12th ALL UNITED STATES KENDO CHAMPIONSHIPS – June 27/28/29, 2014, San Diego, California
Junior Youth Girls Individual Junior Youth Boys Individual 1st place - Yuri Kil, SCKF 1st place - Tatsuya Horii, SCKF 2nd place - Keeley McManus, PNKF 2nd place - Brenden Wang, WKF 3rd place - Hannah Kim, PNKF 3rd place - Woohyeong Cho, SEUSKF 3rd place - Seyeon Park, NCKF 3rd place - James Ro, SEUSKF FS - Hanako Kiuchi, SCKO FS - Tiarnan Marsten, PNKF FS - Allison Kojima, PNKF FS - Arata Ogikubo, SCKO FS - Ririka Satoh, SCKF FS - Thomas Koizumi, ECUSKF FS - Taery Kim, SCKF FS - Muzashi Miyazato, SCKO Senior Youth Girls Individual Senior Youth Boys Individual 1st place - Bernice Lin, PNKF 1st place - Lui Suzuki, SCKF 2nd place - Melanie DeJong, PNKF 2nd place - Derek Choi, WKF 3rd place - Mirei Kato, GNEUSKF 3rd place - Kenneth Fujimoto, NCKF 3rd place - Jeanne-Marie Tchoumak, SEUSKF 3rd place - Koumei Chiba, NCKF FS - Chloe Lyu, NCKF FS - Ryosuke Ieuji, GNEUSKF FS - Mariko Hutchinson, SCKO FS - Gaku Sasaki, SCKO FS - Rei Tanaka, SCKF FS - Sung Park, NCKF FS - Mina Liao, PNKF FS - Brian Wi, WKF Mudansha Individual Senior Individual 1st place - Healin Park, AEUSKF 1st place - Jimmy Eitoku, NCKF 2nd place - Tetsuya Iwasaki, SCKF 2nd place - Osamu Fukaya, MWKF 3rd place - Clark Ono, SCKF 3rd place - Shoichi Morinaga, SCKO 3rd place - Trammell Williams, SCKO 3rd place - JayWook Park, SCKF FS - Todd Dirickson, SCKF FS - Mamoru Harada, NCKF FS - Jake Dupre, SWKIF FS - Jinkyu Seong, ECUSKF FS - Jeffrey Hunter Rice, SEUSKF FS - Curtis Marsten, PNKF FS - Nicole Stark, SEUSKF FS - Lee Uchida, SCKO Women's Individual Men's Individual 1st place - Esther Kim, SCKF 1st place - Brandon Harada, SCKF 2nd place - Isabel Lorimer, SCKO 2nd place - Ko Tabata, MWKF 3rd place - Roxine Nakamoto, SCKF 3rd place - Simon Yoo, SCKF 3rd place - Minako Harigai, SCKO 3rd place - Daniel Yang, SCKF FS - Linda Tanaka, NCKF FS - Jason Brown, SCKF FS - Keiko Umemura, AEUSKF FS - Ken Kamimoto, SCKO FS - Sayaka Sugeta, SCKO FS - Jeffrey Chang, SCKF FS - Kaori Kikunaga, NCKF FS - Julian Williams, CCKF Junior Youth Boys Team Senior Youth Boys Team Youth Girls Team 1st place - SCKO 1st place - SCKF 1st place - SCKF 2nd place - WKF 2nd place - WKF 2nd place - NCKF 3rd place - SCKF 3rd place - NCKF 3rd place - SEUSKF 4th place - GNEUSKF 4th place - EUSKF 4th place - GNEUSKF Mudansha Team Senior Team Men's Team 1st place - SCKF 1st place - NCKF 1st place - SCKF 2nd place - SEUSKF 2nd place - SCKO 2nd place - SCKO 3rd place - SWKIF 3rd place - AEUSKF 3rd place - WKF 4th place - AEUSKF 4th place - MWKF 4th place - NCKF Women's Team 1st place - SCKF (E. Kim, A. Dong, E. Anderson, N. Sano, R. Nakamoto, Y. Shikai) 2nd place - PNKF (B. Lin, M. DeJong, N. Grimes, E. DeJong, J. Chen, J. Frazier-Day, E. Marsten) 3rd place - AEUSKF (T. Yoshida, J. Winters, K. Umemura, M. Ishibashi, Y. Ko, M. Hamasaki) 4th place - NCKF (R. Wang, K. Nogami, E. Takami, C. Kikunaga, K. Chen, L. Tanaka)
18th CANADIAN NATIONAL KENDO CHAMPIONSHIPS – June 28, 2014, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
Junior Mudansha 1st place - Terry Okitsu, Tozenji 1st place - Ta-Shan Yao, Steveston 2nd place - Louis Oka, Tozenji 2nd place - Leo Leung, Steveston 3rd place - Richard Holzner, Tozenji 3rd place - Soo Hyung Choe, U of Western Ontario 3rd place - Hubert Shim, Renbu 3rd place - Stephane Ferrero, Isshin Montreal Women Yudansha 1st place - Kyoko Miyata, Manitoba 1st place - Eddie Yamashita, Etobicoke 2nd place - Kyrene Kim, Etobicoke 2nd place - Suguru Asaoka, Youshinkan 3rd place - Hanaca Yamada, Vancouver 3rd place - Shigemitsu Mitch Kamata, Etobicoke 3rd place - Emy Ugaji Toida, Montreal 3rd place - Kyle Eunseob Lee, Chinook Team Fighting Spirit 1st place - Etobicoke Kendo Club Junior - Ji Rei Katsuta, JCCC 2nd place - McGill Kendo Club Mudansha - Eli Oda Sheiner, McGill 3rd place - Jung Ko Kendo Women - Man-San Ma, U of Toronto Kendo Club 3rd place - Renbu Dojo Yudansha - Hideki Sumi, Markham Kendo Club
15th US NAGINATA CHAMPIONSHIP – July 11, 2014, Bryn Mawr
Dangai Engi Yudansha Engi 1st place - Anthony Bernot, Debby Bernot, SCNF 1st place - Andrew Hong, Kevin Sexton, SCNF 2nd place - Josh Sloan, Charlotte Merritt, RMNF 2nd place - Karen Schmucker, Kei Tsukamaki, PNNF 3rd place - Chris Coppeans, Bryce Harrop, PNNF Zen Nihon Kata Dangai Women's Individuals 1st place - Karen Schmucker, Kei Tsukamaki, PNNF 1st place - Talanda Williams, NCNF 2nd place - Juan Hernandez, Kevin Saxton, SCNF 2nd place - Nell Shamrell-Harrington, PNNF 3rd place - Bryce Harrop, Kurt Schmucker, PNNF Dangai Men's Individuals Yudansha Women's Individuals Yudansha Men's Individuals 1st place - Josh Sloan, RMNF 1st place - Kei Tsukamaki, PNNF 1st place - Kevin Saxton, SCNF 2nd place - Anthony Bernot, SCNF 2nd place - Katrina Heilman, GNYNF 2nd place - Ellery Engalla, GNYNF 3rd place - Sasha Corchado, GNYNF 3rd place - Gabriel Djinn, ENCF Women's Team 1st place - GNYNF (N.Sarpeshkar, K.Heilman, S.Corchado) 2nd place - PNNF (K.Shamrell-Harrington, S.Jensen, K.Tsukamaki) 3rd place - SCNF (J.Bernot, S.Lew, C.Mikuni) Men's Team 1st place - SCNF (R.Ramirez, A.Hong, K.Saxton) 2nd place - NCNF (S.Oshima, C.Goerzen, M.Nobida) 3rd place - PNNF (K.Schmucker, B. Harrop, C.Coppeans)
AUSKF IAIDO KODANSHA SHINSA – June 15, 2014, New York
3RD KYU: Maryanne Amici (KenZen), Axel Anderson
(Acton Doshikai), Jim Chandler (ZenBuKan), Jordy Davis (ZenBuKan), Ahmed Gaballa ElSayed (Shidogakuin Miami), Yarel
Montalvo (NYC), Erica Mutoh (South Florida), Hiro Mutoh (South Florida), Irfin Rizvic (SenBuKan, Benjamin Sardinas
(South Florida), John Scobbie (Cleveland/Tonyukai), Louis Thauvin (KenZen). 2ND KYU: Frank Campione (KenZen),
Nathan Gilman (Acton Doshikai), Mark Gottlieb (Shidogakuin NY), Alec Milton (KenZen). 1ST KYU: Ruth Alessi
(Summerlin), Jen Browne (ZenBuKan), Chu Jane Hsiao (Shidogakuin NY), James Cody Kroll (Ittoka). 1ST DAN:
Anthony Alessi (Summerlin), Pamela Carlson (Dallas/FtWorth), Rodney Castillo (South Florida), Jeffrey Heinze Fry
(Seizankai), Yoonhee Macke (Shidogakuin DC), Michael Sareyani (KenZen), Krzysztof Sienkiewicz (Shidogakuin NY), Pedro
Sors (South Florida), Patricia Villanueva (TokuBuKan). 2ND DAN: Sean Henderson (Rocky Mtn). 3RD DAN:
Charles Howell (Omaha), Elizabeth Pesek (Omaha), Geoffrey Underhill (Princeton), Jocelyn Wright (Shidogakuin DC).
4TH DAN: Jonathan Corum (JSS), Gunnar Goerlitz (Musokai), Aram Kailian (Shidogakuin NY), Kevin Loughlin
(ZenKen), Tsuyoshi George Nishiura (Palo Alto). 5TH DAN: Paul Shin (Shidogakuin NY), Cynthia Tanabe (Salinas).
RENSHI: Debi Farmer (Shidogakuin NY), Susan Sekreta (KenZen).
AUSKF KENDO KODANSHA SHINSA – July 13, 2014, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma
5TH DAN: Mateo Gapasin (Seattle), Donghun Lee (NY Kenshinkai), Noriyuki Sakuma (Detroit), Garrett Suzaka
(Seattle), Joji Takada (Chicago).
THE LAST WORD
Miura Sensei reiterated constantly that the sword of the old Samurai tradition was to take life or satsujinken but
the sword of the modern kendoist is to make life or katsujinken. “Just as electrical current can electrocute a person,
so also does it make the wheels of industry hum. Just as a razor sharp knife in the hands of a madman can take a life,
in the hands of a surgeon, the same knife can save a life.” “Kendo is not just stick fighting, Nobuto. The dojo is
where you train for your life.” Miura Sensei repeated that he hoped we would never have to use to sword to save our
lives literally as did the samurais during the feudal period of Japan. I was finally ready to hear what he had said at
the very beginning of my training: “The training will forge and temper your spirit and give you life by disciplining
your spirit. That is the goal of the modern samurai.” Katsujinken is the theme of my practice, but it, too, has been
refined, but not completed, even now near the end of my life. –Rod Nobuto Omoto, Autobiography, edited
by Charlotte Omoto, 2014, p. 12. Available as free download at lulu.com.
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