Volume 26, number 5
- Jun 2, Rose City Taikai, Sat, 10am, doors open 9am, PCC Cascade Gym, 600
North Killingsworth Street, Portland.
- Jul 14, PNKF Junior Seminar (tentative).
- Jul 14, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Renton.
- 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.
- 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.
- Nov 18, Kent Taikai, Sat, report time 9am, start 9:30am, Kent.
- Jun 20-24, 2012 AUSKF Iaido Summer Camp, Wed-Sun. Lodging available in campus dorms. June 20: Welcome
Party. June 21-22: Iaido Seminar, June 23am: Taikai; June 23pm: Sayonara Party. June 24am: Iaido Shinsa.
June 24pm: Jodo Workshop (Tentative). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.tacomakendo.com. Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue S., Tacoma, WA 98447 (253)
- Jun 29-Jul 1, 5th Annual US Nito Kendo Seminar, Fri/Sun, with Kendo 7th Dan, vice-chair/
chief instructor of Musashi Kai, co-author of “Musashi no Ken” book, contributing author
AJKF “Nito Guidebook” Sasaki Hirotsugu; Kendo Kyoshi 7th Dan Fuji Ryoichi, and Kendo 6th Dan
Ishimura Ako. Open to kenshi of all levels, Ittoh and Nito practitioners alike. Linfield College,
McMinnville, Oregon. http://www.idaho-kendo.com/nito
- 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, Kent.
Kendo Renshi 6th Dan Kiyoshi Yasui, one of the oldest living legends of American Kendo, has passed away
peacefully on Thursday, May 24, 2012. Born September 28, 1916 in Auburn, Washington as the eldest of six
children, he moved with his parents to Shiga-ken in Japan, where he began Kendo, practicing six days a week. In
matches, he always went Senpo to gear his team up and was known for his Kote offense. Returning to Seattle in
1936, he attended Broadway High School and Modern Business College, and after graduating was hired by Yokohama
Specie Bank in Seattle. He was a tournament winner in Vancouver BC in 1937. Because of his Japanese language
skill and involvement in Kendo, at the outbreak of World War II the FBI classified him as an enemy alien, and he
was incarcerated in Minidoka. In 1957 sailors of the Nippon Maru docked in Seattle asked to practice Kendo with
local kenshi, and Yasui Sensei and Kazuo Shoji Sensei joined the sailors on the ship’s deck. This led to the
revival of Kendo in Seattle. With Umajiro Imanishi Sensei, they started gathering in the second floor dance hall
of the Morrison Hotel, and thus Seattle Kendo Kai was reborn. In the 1970s when Imanishi Sensei suffered a
debilitating stroke, Yasui Sensei became head instructor. He was the founding charter Vice President of the WSKF
(now the PNKF), and continued its Advisor until his death the other day. Memorial services were held on Sunday,
May 27 at the Seattle Betsuin. Our deepest condolences to this kind, generous, cheerful and humble man’s wife of
67 years, Ruby, sons Kenneth (Joann), and Ronald, daughter Alice, and grandchildren Haeda, Hanna, Shawn and
47th ANNUAL VANCOUVER KENDO TOURNAMENT – April 21, 2012, Byrne Secondary School
9 Years and Under 10 to 12 Years 13 to 15 Years 1st place - M. Fukuoka, Tozenji 1st place - K. McManus, Kent 1st place - A. Lee, Vancouver 2nd place - K. McLaverty, U Vic 2nd place - E. Lee, Renbu 2nd place - Y. Okitsu, Tozenji 3rd place - A. Hayashi, U Vic 3rd place - I. Kim, Renbu 3rd place - L. Oka, Tozenji 3rd place - R. Kim, Renbu 3rd place - J. Greissel, Matsu-Kai 3rd place - C. Kim, UBC 16 to 20 Years 21 to 30 Years 31 to 40 Years 1st place - R. Murao, Steveston 1st place - F. Itokazu, Covina 1st place - S. Asaoka, Youshinkai 2nd place - T. Hamanaka, Tozenji 2nd place - T. Yamada, Vancouver 2nd place - M. Rose, Renfrew 3rd place - M. Pomeroy, U Vic 3rd place - G. Suzaka, Seattle 3rd place - S. Ueno, Vancouver 3rd place - R. Kita, Renbu 3rd place - S. Marumo, Matsu-Kai 3rd place - J. Chien, Youshinkai 41 Years and Over Women 1st place - S. Shiono, Calgary 1st place - M. Taguchi, Renfrew 2nd place - D. Yotsuuye, Bellevue 2nd place - H. Yamada, Vancouver 3rd place - R. Knecht, Steveston 3rd place - A. Fukushima, Vancouver 3rd place - M. Hasegawa, Renfrew 3rd place - N. Fukushima, Vancouver Junior Team Senior Team 1st place - Tozenji (M.Fukuoka 1st place - Renfrew (M.Rose,F.Itokazu, A.Shimizu,N.Kono,L.Oka,T.Okitsu) M.Hasegawa,H.Liu,M.Taguchi) 2nd place - Renbu (I.Kim,E.Lee 2nd place - Vancouver A (T.Yamada,N.Fukushima, H.Shim,A.Lin,A.Tseng) H.Yamada,A.Fukushima,J.Jung) Fighting Spirit (Juniors) - H. Asaoka, Youshinkai and A. Lin, Renbu Master of Ceremonies - Bill McMichael; Seven Nationally Recognized Pioneers of Canadian Kendo and Founders of Vancouver Kendo Club - Kuwabara Sensei (present); and Noda, Oyama, Kimoto, Omae, Kawahira, and Yoshimaru Sensei; Club President - Shitaro Ueno; Sportsmanship Pledge - Chris Tesar
16th HARVARD/RADCLIFFE SHORYUHAI INTERCOLLEGIATE KENDO TOURNAMENT – March 24/25, 2012
Teams Individuals 1st place - UW (Y.Shim,H.Christianson 1st place - Yannis HaChouf, UCSD F.Wessbecher,N.Grimes,S.Stern) 2nd place - Mevlana Gemiici, Cornell 2nd place - UCSD A (Ono, Okamura, Takahashi 3rd place - Matthew Yang, Rutgers HaChouf,Ha) 3rd place - Tomoyuki Fujiyama, Columbia 3rd place - NYU A (Turner,Fallon,Yang,Svrcek,Ryu) 3rd place - Soka A (Okuda,Matsukura,Ryu,Nakagome,Kamimoto)
ITO TSUTOMU CUP – May 5, 2012, Denver
Junior Youth Youth 1st place - Noah Huertz, Omaha 1st place - Keeley McManus, Kent 2nd place - Roman Spanke, Omaha 2nd place - Yuka Saito, Ito 3rd place - Koichi Saito, Ito 3rd place - Yecham Cho, Chung's Taekwondo and Kumdo 3rd place - Anju Ogi, Ito 3rd place - Kenny Nicoletti, Arkansas Kantosho - Akira Mapp, Ito Kantosho - Tommy Lee, Chung's Taekwondo and Kumdo Andy Toth, Ito Tiarnan Marsten, Kent Teams 1st place - Kent (I.Morgan,C.Marsten,J.Frazier-Day,S.Day,T.McManus) 2nd place - Rocky Mountain Budokan A (H.Eyman,M.Curtis,N.Ko,S.Rissmiller,J.Wong) 3rd place - Oklahoma A (I.Iwata,Z.Aleson,S.Furukawa,M.Lindsay,B.Mosley) 3rd place - Ito A (J.Aumentado,L.Angeli,B.Cooper,T.Metzinger,J.Mapp)
22st ANNUAL BELLEVUE JUNIOR TAIKAI – May 19, 2012, Bellevue
10 Years and Under 11-12 Years 13-15 Boys 1st place - B. Park, Bellevue 1st place - W. Wee, Bellevue 1st place - T. Marsten, Kent 2nd place - P. Saltzman, Bellevue 2nd place - K. McManus, Kent 2nd place - Y. Sandberg, Spokane 3rd place - S. Kelly, Federal Way 3rd place - A. Kanemasu, Kent 3rd place - A. Sinclair, Spokane 3rd place - S. Kojima, Bellevue 3rd place - B. Liao, Bellevue 3rd place - J. Mills, Kent 13-18 Girls 16-18 Boys 1st place - M. DeJong, Highline 1st place - S. Denardi, Spokane 2nd place - E. DeJong, Highline 2nd place - C. Marsten, Kent 3rd place - J. DeJong, Highline 3rd place - D. Sinclair, Spokane 3rd place - B. Lin, Bellevue 3rd place - A. Melton, Spokane 15 and Under Team 1st place - Kent (K.McManus,A.Kanemasu,T.Marsen,D.Lee,J.Mills) 2nd place - Bellevue Red (B.Park,W.Wee,T.Yamada,O.Saltzman,J.Higa) 3rd place - Sno-Line (J.DeJong,M.Blechschmidt,S.Maguire,J.Senter,M.DeJong) 16-18 Team 1st place - Spokane (S.Sinclair,S.Dinardi,D.Sinclair) 2nd place - Highline (A.Melton,M.Church,E.DeJong) Head Shinpan - David Yotsuuye; Taikai Co-Chair - Bernice Lin and Alina Saltzman; National Anthem - Tobi Du, Bellevue; Participants' Pledge - Mia Abe; Bellevue Most Improved - Mia Abe; Bellevue Awesome Spirit Award - Trent Yamada, Bellevue; Centurion Bellevue Highline Sno-King Youth Leadership Award - Bernice Lin, Bellevue
TVCC KENDO TAIKAI – May 20, 2012, Ontario, Oregon
1st place - Tony Leischner, Pocatello Team - Idaho over Ore-Ida 2nd place - Matt Miller, Idaho 3rd place - Wes Horn, Idaho
15th WORLD KENDO CHAMPIONSHIPS – May 25,26,27, 2012, Novara, Italy
Men Individuals Women Individuals 1st place - S.Takanabe, Japan 1st place - Y. Sakuma, Japan 2nd place - W. Kim, Korea 2nd place - K. Kurokawa, Japan 3rd place - T. Kim, Korea 3rd place - S. Shodai, Japan 3rd place - K. Furukawa, Japan 3rd place - M. Kawagoe Japan Fighting Spirit Fighting Spirit R. Omasa, Brazil T. Hoang, Canada S. Park, Korea E. Onaka, Brazil K. Hatakenaka, Japan S. Okido, Japan S. Tamura, USA E. Takashina, Brazil J. Bertout, France C. Tange, Belgium K. Jeon, Korea A. Blanchard, France S. Jokinen, Finland B. Park, Korea H. Yu, Korea S. Van Der Woude, Netherlands Women Teams 1st place - Japan Fighting Spirit 2nd place - Korea S. Tamura, USA P. Stolarz, France 3rd place - Germany D. Yokoo, Germany M. Taguchi, Canada 3rd place - Brazil Y. Otsuno, Japan E. Onaka, Brazil H. Yu, Korea V. Yung, Australia Men Teams 1st place - Japan Fighting Spirit 2nd place - Korea Takayama, Brazil Nakabayashi, France 3rd place - Team USA S. Dubi, Hungary Challies, New Zealand 3rd place - Hungary Korhonen, Finland Di Wei Chou, Taiwan C. Yang, USA Giannetto, Italy
ALL-JAPAN NAGINATA FEDERATION HANSHI SHINGI KAI (HANSHI SPECIAL PROMOTION PANEL), May 12, 2012, Itami, Japan
Naginata Hanshi: Miyako Tanaka Price (El Cerrito, NCNF). (Note: Naginata Hanshi is equivalent to 8th Dan Hanshi in Kendo; Tanaka Sensei has been a member of the USNF Board of Directors for more than 20 years; USNF President for over ten years; she is now the only Naginata Hanshi who resides outside of Japan, and is also the only Naginata Hanshi who teaches in English; her Koryu is Tendo Ryu Naginata-jutsu, which she teaches weekly in El Cerrito, and she is also the sponsoring teacher for Tendo Ryu groups in both Montreal and Bellevue/Mercer Island.)
- Kenyu – Monthly Newsletter of the Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation
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- Tom Bolling,
Editor – 7318 23rd Avenue N.E., Seattle, WA 98115
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