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Volume 28, number 8/9/10

August/September/October 2014

PNKF DATEBOOK

  1. Nov 1, PNKF Taikai, Sat, 9:30am, Kent.
  2. Nov 15, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5 pm, Kent.
  3. Nov 22, Kent Taikai, Sat, report time 9am, start 9:30am, Kent.
  4. Dec 6, Iaido Seminar featuring Iaido 6th Dan Robert Stroud Sensei, Sat, 12noon-4pm, Hillside Community Center, 653 NW Culpepper Terrace, Portland, OR 97210. Free donation. Info: bogu@cableone.net
  5. Jan 9/10/11, "Kokusai Budo Daigakku, Kazuhiza Kaneda Iaido Seminar" featuring Iaido Kyoshi 8th Dan Kaneda Kazuhisa Sensei, instructor at International Budo University, Katsuura Japan, 8 time All Japan Iaido National Champion, author of "Iai no Kihon" (Iai Basics) Book and DVD set. Portland, OR. Fee: $120.00. Registration: www.idaho-kendo.com. Info: bogu@cableone.net Schedule: Fri, Jan 9: 10am-5pm, Cascade Heights Charter School, 15301 SE 92nd Ave, Clackamas OR 97015. Sat, Jan 10: 10am-5pm, and Sun, Jan 11: 9am-3pm, also Hillside Community Center.

OTHER DATES

  1. Nov 8/9, AUSKF Board, Sat/Sun.
  2. May 2015, 16WKC, Tokyo, Japan.
  3. May 2015, 16WKC, Tokyo, Japan.

USE LOCKER ROOMS OR DESIGNATED CHANGING AREAS WHEN DRESSING

The AUSKF has ruled that our members and guests always use locker rooms or designated changing areas when dressing before or after practice or any other Kendo event. Many of our events are held at public facilities, and we often share facilities with other members of the public. Any AUSKF member participant changing in public will be asked to use the appropriate changing facilities, and could be subject to criminal prosecution if the facility manager or any other person complains about "indecent exposure." It has been further noted that helping dress children can be misconstrued by an individual just walking by the practice area so be mindful of this possible area of complaint.

PNKF BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2014/2015

The PNKF Board of Directors are: Brian Blomquist (Everett), Thomas Bolling (Bellevue), John Bossert (AiShinKai), Mary DeJong (Highline), Brian Edwards (Everett), Noelle Grimes (SnoKing), Thomas Groendal (Honshu), Jacob Huegel (OSU), Doug Imanishi (Seattle), Michael Mabale (Seattle), Curtis Marsten (Kent), Vicki Marsten (Kent), Edward Olson (Tonbo), Harry Samkange (Bellevue), Ted Tagami (UW), Aaron Yen (Seattle), Moki Yoshikawa (Tacoma), and David Yotsuuye (Bellevue). Jeff Marsten (Bellevue/Highline/Sno-King) continues as Advisor. Officers will be elected at the November 2014 meeting.

AUSKF 2014 Election of Directors for November 2014-November 2017 Term of Office

Congratulations to the following individuals: Brandon Harada, Tsuyoshi Inoshita, Michio Kajitani, Shozo Kato, Tomoji Kato, Jean Kodama, Shinichi Koike, Shinobu Maeda, Jeffrey Marsten, Yuji Onitsuka, Norman Otani, Shuntaro Shinada, Yoshiteru Tagawa, Court Tanouye, Chris Yang, Kotaro Yoshida, and Tim Yuge. Officers will be elected at the November 2014 meeting.

PASSAGE

Solemn word has been received of the death of a long-time friend and supporter of the PNKF. Born November 15, 1942, Kendo and Iaido 5th Dan Richard Tanaka passed away on the evening of Tuesday October 28 at about 9pm, following a short illness involving a stroke and virus infection. Tanaka Sensei was a key activist in the Northern California Kendo and Iaido communities and had also been a member of Obukan Kendo Club in Portland for a number of years. His home base was the San Jose Kendo Dojo, where he served in many roles, including President. He was also active in positions on the NCKF Board of Directors. Tanaka Sensei never missed our annual PNKF Iaido Seminar, and so as always we saw him, chatted together, trained with him, and shared dinner with him September 27/28 here in Seattle. Our deepest condolences to Mrs. Tanaka, daughters Tina (Onitsuka) and Linda, son-in-law Yuji Onitsuka Sensei, grandson Yuta, brother Charlie Tanaka Sensei, and the entire Tanaka family.

TATER TAIKAI - September 7, 2014, TVCC, Ontario, Oregon


Team Competition
1st place - Portland Kendo Club (Nick Cook, Brian Cox, Hogun Park)
2nd place - Idaho Kendo Club B (Carlos Matutes, Nathan Grubbs, Dojin Ryu)
3rd place - Idaho Kendo Club A (Wes Horn, Steve Roosevelt, Matt Miller)

2014 Individual Ippon Shobu Kachinuki Competition
1st place - Wes Horn, Idaho Kendo Club

8th ANNUAL PNKF IAIDO TAIKAI - September 28, 2014, Rain City Fencing Center, Bellevue


Mudansha                           Yudansha 1-2 Dan
1st place - K. Tekin, Norwalk      1st place - Y. Sakai, Aoyama
2nd place - A. Jay, AiShinKai      2nd place - R. Osaki, Chuuo
3rd place - F. Maier, Everett      3rd place - L. Sukiassyan, San Fernando Valley
                                   3rd place - L. Miyauchi, Musokai

Yudansha 3-4 Dan (Noguchi Cup)     Teams Murosako Cup
1st place - H. Fukumoto, Seattle   1st place - Seattle (H. Fukumoto, L. Miyauchi, A. Yen)
2nd place - S. Kozawa, Seattle     2nd place - Everett (B. Blomquist, B. Edwards, F. Maier)
3rd place - B. Blomquist, Everett
3rd place - H. Andersen, Aishinkai

15th INVITATIONAL TACOMA KENDO TAIKAI - October 18, 2014, Washington High School, Tacoma


Adult 1-2 Dan                      Youth 16-18 Kyu
1st place - E. DeJong, UW          1st place - J. Chen, Bellevue
2nd place - T. Imanishi, Cascade   2nd place - T. Yamashita, Seattle
3rd place - I. Yoshikawa, Tacoma   3rd place - S. Mulhausen, Tacoma

Adult Kyu                          Youth 13-15 Kyu 
1st place - T. McManus, Kent       1st place - H. Kim, Bellevue
2nd place - M. Bratland, Bellevue  2nd place - B. Liao, Bellevue
3rd place - J. Yamauchi, Cascade   3rd place - K. McManus, Kent

Youth Dan                          Youth 10-12 Kyu
1st place - T. Marsten, Kent       1st place - D. Hyun, Bellevue
2nd place - M. DeJong, Highline    2nd place - B. Underhill, Northwest
3rd place - J. DeJong, Highline    3rd place - J. Kim, Federal Way

Junior Youth Team
1st place - Bellevue Red (B. Liao, A. Nagasawa, A. Hyun)
2nd place - Bellevue White (D. Hyun, H. Kim, M. Blechschmidt)
3rd place - Federal Way (S. Lee, J. Kim, K. McManus)

Senior Youth Team
1st place - Highline (J. DeJong, M. DeJong, S. Lee)
2nd place - Bellevue (J. Chen, K. Lee, T. Yamada)
3rd place - Cascade (G. Andres, S. Mulhausen, R. Kim)

Adult Team
1st place - UW (T. Tagami, E. DeJong)
2nd place - Kent (T. McManus, P. DelaPena, T. Marsten)

National Anthem Singer - Alisa Yoshikawa
Sportsmanship Pledge - Alex Fukusawa
Award Presentation - Alisa Yoshikawa
Shinpan Cho - David S. Yotsuuye

2014 NCKF KENDO TOURNAMENT - September 21, 2014, Leigh High School


10 Years and Under                  11-13 Years                       14-17 Years
1st place - A. Onitsuka, Salinas    1st place - S. Park, San Jose     1st place - Y. Katayama, San Jose
2nd place - C. Ikeda, San Mateo     2nd place - M. Katayama, San Jose 2nd place - K. Tohmon, Palo Alto
3rd place - W. Langford, Salinas    3rd place - K. Vue, Sacramento    3rd place - M. Tanabe, Salinas
3rd place - M. Hong, Salinas        3rd place - K. Tanabe, Salinas    3rd place - K. Roberts, San Francisco

Adult Kyu                           Women                             1-2 Dan
1st place - B. Williams, Oakland    1st place - K. Chen, San Jose     1st place - S. Park, San Jose
2nd place - C. Goleta, Oakland      2nd place - K. Kikunaga, San Jose 2nd place - K. Chiba, San Jose
3rd place - J. Alexandria, San Jose 3rd place - E. Takami, Berkeley   3rd place - M. Konopla, San Mateo
3rd place - N. Dyer, Salinas        3rd place - A. Aono, Oakland      3rd place - K. Fujimoto, San Jose

3 Dan and Above                     Senior
1st place - H. Kumazaki, San Mateo  1st place - M. Harada, San Mateo
2nd place - Y. Onitsuka, Salinas    2nd place - C. Park, San Jose
3rd place - G. Harada, Sacramento   3rd place - J. Eitoku, Salinas
3rd place - D. Van Beek, Sacramento 3rd place - A. Mizunoue, Oakland

Youth Team                                                 Women's Team
San Jose (M.Katayama, S.Park, H.Cho, G.Sugino, Y.Katayama) San Jose (K.Chen, L.Tanaka, K.Kikunaga)

Adult Team
Salinas (M.Uto, F.Michioka, J. Eitoku, H.Tanabe, Y.Onitsuka)

Kurasawa-hai                      Kantosho
S. Park, San Jose                 Youth - A. Cho, Salinas
                                  Adult - E. Tam, San Jose

SHINKYU SHINSA

PNKF IAIDO SHINSA, August 9, 2014, Kent

3RD KYU: Mikako Barlow (AiShinKai). 2ND KYU: Aleasha Jay (AiShinKai), Russell Wilcoxon (AiShinKai). 1ST KYU: Anthony Hill (Tonbo), Alden Vanderspek (AiShinKai). 1ST DAN: Hiroshi Onaka (Musokai). 2ND DAN: Jose Cabrera (PaloAlto), Tsz Pang Lui (OSU). 3RD DAN: David Lau (Musokai).

PNKF KENDO SHINSA, August 9, 2014, Kent

6TH KYU: Kyle Hale (Seattle), Kainoa Holt (Bellevue), Eugene Kim (Seattle), Ffion Mabale (Seattle), Nagato Orita (Seattle). Hyunjun Jang (Cascade), Josh Kim (Federal Way), Aska Mooko (Cascade), Leonardo Ohata (Bellevue), Michizane Ohata (Bellevue), Yun-Ming (Jasmine) Shih (Northwest), Michael Sugijanto (Northwest). 4TH KYU: Phong Nguyen (Northwest), Nicklas Oda (Kent), Tyler Yamashita (Seattle). 3RD KYU: Eric Bortz (Alaska), Maya Blechschmidt (Bellevue), Cougar Capoeman (Tacoma), Phillip Dela Pena (Kent), Alexander Fukasawa (Tacoma), Sung-Joon Im (Cascade), Soo-Hyung Kim (Seattle), Addison Knappett (OSU), Rachel Koo (Bellevue), Elijah Lam (Kent), Jeff Sipko (Bellevue). 2ND KYU: Murray Bratland (Bellevue), Corey Chan (UW), Jun-Wing Chen (Bellevue), Isaac Deal (Spokane), Trinh Ho (Northwest), Hannah Kim (Bellevue), Mina Liao (Bellevue), Seth Mulhausen (Tacoma), Mikiyo Ohashi (Edmonds), Betty Park (Bellevue), Linda Vane (Meadowbrook). 1ST KYU: Jake Colter (Cascade), Nicholas Cook (Portland), Stuart Hagler (Obukan), Jane Higa (Bellevue), Jacob Huegel (OSU), Alick Law (Sno-King), Brian Liao (Bellevue), Teo Morca (Northwest), Ronen Totonchi (Meadowbrook). 1ST DAN: Nicholas Goobin (Tacoma), Andrew Nagasawa (Bellevue), Nancy Tang (UW), Ken Tawara (Idaho). 2ND DAN: Jaered Croes (Portland), Jiro Fukuyama (Obukan), Kenny Lee (Bellevue), Tsz Pang Lui (OSU), Hogyun Park (Obukan), Yarrow Sandberg (Spokane), Shawn Stern (RenMa). 3RD DAN: Guadalupe Fuentes (Idaho), Matthew Gaylord (Seattle), Harvey Jewett (Spokane), Yoshito Kanamori (Alaska), Matthew Miller (Idaho), James O'Donnell (Highline), Yang-Li Ou (Northwest), Nick Shiosaki (Pocatello), Daniel Sinclair (Spokane), Wendy Sinclair (Spokane).

PNKF KENDO SHINSA, September 7, 2014, TVCC, Ontario, Oregon

4TH KYU: Vivian Bentley (Zenbukan, RMKF). 2ND KYU: Dawn Lattin (Pocatello Kendo Club). 1ST KYU: Caleb Ogier (UW), Morgan Ward (Idaho Kendo Club), Brian Cox (Portland Kendo Club).

THE LAST WORD

I felt both awe and respect, inspired by these spiritual moments, especially after my pride had been challenged, yet, sport often took precedence over spirit. I was excited and I wanted to win; I needed to win. So I no longer merely endured practice, I embraced it. Indeed, the tradition of Kendo is the tradition of practice, not of theory. Confusion is erased, by doing. The beginner is initiated into the Way, rei by rei, kiri by kiri, until it no longer require conscious thinking. The martial spirit is exuberant, beginning with a spring to action and a shout. But to win, the sprit and the mind must be calm. And winning was important because competition was strong. --Rod Nobuto Omoto, Autobiography, edited by Charlotte Omoto, 2014, p. 12-13. Available as free download at lulu.com.

Kenyu - Monthly Newsletter of the Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation Kenyu Online Tom Bolling, Editor - 7318 23rd Avenue N.E., Seattle, WA 98115

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