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Volume 28, number 11/12

November/December 2014

PNKF DATEBOOK

  1. 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.
  2. Jan 10, PNKF Kata Seminar, Sat, 1-5pm, open keiko 4-5pm, Tyee Educational Complex, 4424 S. 188th Street, SeaTac, located right off I-5 at S. 188th Street.
  3. Jan 17, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Kent.
  4. Jan 24, BC Intercollegiate Taikai, Sat, 11am, UW IMA.
  5. Feb 28, PNKF Shinsa, Sat, Iaido 9am-12noon; Kendo 12:30-4pm, open keiko 4-5pm.
  6. Mar 14, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Kent.
  7. Mar 14, Highline Taikai, Sat, 10am, White Center Community Center.
  8. Apr 4, PNKF Shinpan Seminar, 12noon-4pm, open keiko 4-5pm, Kent.
  9. Apr 11, UW Taikai, Sat, 10am, IMA.
  10. May 2, Vancouver Taikai, TBA.
  11. May 9, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Kent.
  12. May 16, Bellevue Junior Taikai, Sat, 9:30am-3pm.
  13. Jun 6, Rose City Taikai, Sat, 10am, TBA.
  14. Jun 26/27/28, 8th US Nito Kendo Seminar, Fri/Sat/Sun TVCC Ontario, Oregon.
  15. Jul 18, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Kent.
  16. Aug 8, PNKF Shinsa, Sat, Iaido 9am-12noon; Kendo 12:30-4pm, open keiko 4-5pm, Kent.
  17. Sep 19, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Kent.
  18. Sep 26/27, PNKF Iaido Seminar, Sat/Sun, Rain City Fencing, 1776 136th Place NE, Bellevue.
  19. Oct 3, PNKF Shinpan Seminar, 12noon-4pm, open keiko 4-5pm, Kent.
  20. Oct 17, Tacoma Taikai, Sat, 10am-4pm, TBA.
  21. Nov 7, PNKF Taikai, Sat, 9:30am, Kent.
  22. Nov 21, PNKF Board, Sat, 3-5pm, Kent.
  23. Dec 12, Kent Taikai, Sat, report time 9am, start 9:30am, Kent.

OTHER DATES

  1. Jan 25, CKF Jodo Shinsa, Sat, Vancouver BC - CANCELED
  2. Feb 14, 52nd Steveston Taikai, 9am, Sat, McMath High School, 4251 Garry Street, Richmond BC.
  3. Apr 11/12, AUSKF Board, Sat/Sun, Denver.
  4. Apr 24/25/26, Nabeshima Cup, Fri/Sat/Sun, Dallas.
  5. May 27/28/29/30/Jun 1, 16WKC, Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon, Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan.
  6. Jun 25/26/27/28, AUSKF Iaido Seminar, Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun, San Jose.
  7. Nov 14/15, AUSKF Board, Sat/Sun, TBD.

PNKF BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2014/2015

At their November 15, 2014 meeting, the PNKF Board elected officers. President - Moki Yoshikawa; Vice President - Harry Samkange; Treasurer - Brian Blomquist; Recording Secretary - Thomas Bolling; Secretary of Internal Affairs - David Yotsuuye.

The other Board members are: John Bossert (AiShinKai), Mary DeJong (Highline), Brian Edwards (Everett), An Giang (Northwest), Noelle Grimes (SnoKing), Thomas Groendal (Honshu), Jacob Huegel (OSU), Doug Imanishi (Seattle), Michael Mabale (Seattle), Curtis Marsten (Kent), Vicki Marsten (Kent), Edward Olson (Tonbo), Ted Tagami (UW), and Aaron Yen (Seattle). Jeff Marsten (Bellevue/Highline/Sno-King) continues as Advisor. Elizabeth Marsten (Highline) was re-elected as UW Advisor.

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

At their November 8, 2014 meeting, the AUSKF Board elected officers. President - Yoshiteru Tagawa; Executive VP - Tim Yuge; Iaido Committee Chair - Shozo Kato; Secretary-Historian and Anti-Doping Committee Chair - Norman Otani; Auditor - Court Tanouye; VP Promotion - Shinobu Maeda; VP Education - Christopher Yang; VP Competition - Yuji Onitsuka; Treasurer - Kotaro Yoshida.

The other Board Members are: Brandon Harada, Tsuyoshi Inoshita, Michio Kajitani, Tomoji Kato, Jean Kodama, Shinichi Koike, Jeffrey Marsten, and Shuntaro Shinada.

37th ANNIVERSARY HIGHLINE MUDANSHA CHALLENGE CUP - March 8, 2014, White Center


Mudansha                             Yudansha
1st place - JW Chen, Bellevue        1st place - M. Oya, Northwest
2nd place - V. Le, UW                2nd place - C. Blomquist, UW
3rd place - T. McManus, Kent         3rd place - Me DeJong, Highline
3rd place - A. Miller, Portland      3rd place - E. DeJong, UW

Teams
1st place - UW, 64 points   2nd place - Bellevue, 38 points
3rd place - Spokane, 28 points   4th place - Northwest, 27 points

40th ANNUAL PNKF KENDO TOURNAMENT - November 1, 2014, Kent Commons


10 and Under                         11-12 Year Old
1st place - B. Miki, Steveston       1st place - K. Sakumo, Renbu
2nd place - B. Underhill, Northwest  2nd place - A. Shimizu, Tozenji
3rd place - A. Ito, Steveston        3rd place - M. Fukuoka, Tozenji
3rd place - K. Squance, Renbu        3rd place - E. Chui, Steveston

13-15 Boys                           13-15 Girls
1st place - B. Liao, Bellevue        1st place - K. McManus, Kent
2nd place - E. Lee, Renbu            2nd place - K. Darbyshire, Vancouver
3rd place - K. Toyokawa, Tacoma      3rd place - H. Kim, Bellevue
3rd place - K. Muramatsu, Steveston  3rd place - B. Park, Bellevue

Women's Kyu                          0-4 Kyu
1st place - V. Le, UW                1st place - J. Ching, SFU
2nd place - M. Liao, Bellevue        2nd place - E. Hung, Steveston
                                     3rd place - S. Janzen, Renbu
                                     3rd place - B. Garcia, Bellevue

3-1 Kyu                              Women's Dan
1st place - T. Ito, Seattle          1st place - A. Fukushima, Vancouver
2nd place - J. Yamauchi, Cascade     2nd place - W. Robillard, Steveston
3rd place - C. Ogier, UW             3rd place - E. Marsten, Highline
3rd place - T. McManus, Kent         3rd place - M. Ara, Renbu

1-2 Dan                              3 Dan
1st place - R. Asato, Vancouver      1st place - Sh.Jung, Vancouver
2nd place - E. Kita, Renbu           2nd place - I. Miki, Steveston
3rd place - Y. Sandberg, Spokane     3rd place - T. Nishimura, UW
3rd place - A. Lee, Vancouver        3rd place - A. Xie, Youshinkan

4 Dan
1st place - K. Takeuchi, Youshinkan
2nd place - S. Choi, Portland
3rd place - T. Yamada, Vancouver
3rd place - C. Flores, Mexico

Junior Team
1st place - Bellevue Red (B. Park, H. Kim, A. Hyun, A. Nagasawa, B. Liao)
2nd place - Tozenji (N. Kono, A. Shimizu, M. Fukuoka, K. Kono, R. Holzner)
3rd place - Renbu A (K. Sakumo, R. Kim, E. Lee, I. Kim, H. Shim)
3rd place - Kent (J. Kim, V. Yancy, K. Toyokawa, N. Oda, K. McManus)

Senior Team
1st place - Hawaii (J. Okada, R. Ono, S. Harris, H. Kim, A. Fujimoto)
2nd place - Vancouver (A. Lee, R. Asato, H. Yamada, S. Jung, T. Yamada)
3rd place - Steveston (W. Robillard, I. Miki, N. Nakano, B. Chung, W. Wong)
3rd place - Seattle (T. Ito, S. Guidi, M. Mabale, G. Suzaka, N. Tanimura)

Shoji Trophy - Tiarnan Marsten
Sportsmanship Pledge - Melanie DeJong
Shinpan Cho - Jeffrey Marsten
4th LATIN AMERICAN KENDO CHAMPIONSHIPS - November 13/14/15/16, 2014, Merida City, Mexico

Juvenile Individual Female               Juvenile Individual Male
1st place - Nicole Miho Yamamoto, Brazil 1st place - Pedro Henrique Rogick, Brazil
2nd place - Suzana Ayumi Ito, Brazil     2nd place - Carlos Noel Martinez Delgado, Mexico
3rd place - Anna Chiba, Brazil           3rd place - Luciano Saa, Chile

Adult Individual Female                  Adult Individual Male
1st place - Constanza Aguilera, Chile    1st place - Alberto Massumi Takayama, Brazil
2nd place - Barbara Garcia, Chile        2nd place - Julio Kenji Toida, Brazil
3rd place - Cristiane Lie Toida, Brazil  3rd place - Adrian Yu Yoneda, Brazil

Individual Senior (over 50)                  Female Team
1st place - Sergio Velasquez, Aruba          1st place - Brazil
2nd place - Jesus Maya, Mexico               2nd place - Chile
3rd place - Eduardo Castano Tostado, Mexico  3rd place - Mexico

Male Team                            Classification per Points
1st place - Brazil                   1st place - Brazil (44 points)
2nd place - Mexico                   2nd place - Chile (23 points
3rd place - Chile                    3rd place - Mexico (22 points)

Kantosho
Victor Hugo Ruiz Sanchez, Mexico     Juliana Miwa Fujikura, Brazil
Angela Lie a Lien, Aruba             Guillermo Flores Hernandez, Mexico
Victor Camacho Espinoza, Mexico      Guillermo Avvert, Venezuela
Minchih Wang, Costa Rica             Kwesi Williams, Trinidad y Tobago
Buscaglia Juan, Argentina            Viviana Caceres, Colombia

18th ANNUAL KENT KENDO CLUB INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT - November 22, 2014, Kent Commons


12 Years and Under                   3-1 Kyu
1st place - D. Hyun, Bellevue        1st place - C. Ogier, UW
2nd place - J. Kim, Federal Way      2nd place - JW Chen, Bellevue
3rd place - L. Ohata, Bellevue       3rd place - J. Huegel, OSU
3rd place - S. Lee, Federal Way      3rd place - C. Chan, UW

13-15 Years                          1-3 Dan
1st place - B. Liao, Bellevue        1st place - I. Morgan, Kent
2nd place - A. Hyun, Bellevue        2nd place - S. Denardi, Spokane
3rd place - K. McManus, Kent         3rd place - V. Vulfson, Northwest
3rd place - K. Toyokawa, Tacoma      3rd place - T. Nishimura, UW
                                     4th place - W. Kuster, Spokane
                                     4th place - C. Ruiz, Spokane
                                     4th place - M. Scott, Sno-King
                                     4th place - A. Sinclair, Spokane

Women                                1-3 Dan Seniors
1st place - N. Grimes, Sno-King      1st place - J. Lamb, Spokane
2nd place - M. Suzuki, Sno-King      2nd place - B. Vanous, Bellevue
3rd place - E. DeJong, UW            3rd place - W. Sinclair, Spokane
3rd place - J. Frazier-Day, Kent     3rd place - M. Suzuki, Sno-King

4 Kyu and Under                      Junior Spirit of the Day
1st place - N. Pershing, UW          Josh Kim, Kent
2nd place - B. Wynd, UW
3rd place - J. Borchers, UW          Senior Spirit of the Day
3rd place - E. DiLiscia, OSU         Wendy Sinclair, Spokane

Junior Team
1st place - Bellevue Red (J. Higa, B. Park, A. Nagasawa, A. Hyun, B. Liao)
2nd place - Bellevue White (C. Park, L. Ohata, D. Hyun, M. Ohata, D. Lin)
3rd place - Federal Way (I. Lee, E. Sugimoto, S. Lee, - ,J. Kim)
3rd place - Kent (M. Oda, A. Fukusawa, K. Toyokawa, N. Oda, K. McManus)

Senior Team
1st place - Spokane A (Y. Sandberg, A. Melton, S. DeNardi, C. Ruiz, W. Kuster)
2nd place - Sno-King A (M. Suzuki, M. Scott, N. Grimes, C. Chaney, T. Patana)
3rd place - Bellevue B (M. Bratland, Y. Shinoda, T. Jaybush, A. Drackert, B. Vanous)
3rd place - Highline (J. DeJong, Me DeJong, F. Wessbecher, J. O'Donnell, B. Tsutakawa)

Sportsmanship Pledge - Tiarnan Marsten
Head Shinpan - Shinichi Koike

TATER TAIKAI - December 14, 2014, Treasure Valley Community College Gymnasium, Ontario, Oregon


Umemura Hai, Individual 
1st place - Jake Wilson, Ore-Ida
2nd place - Wes Horn, Idaho
3rd place - Ken Tawara, BSU

Tater Taikai, Team 
1st place - Boise State University (Ken Tawara, Tyler Peterson, Rhett Atagi)
2nd place - Idaho Kendo Club (Wes Horn, Carlos Matutes, Matt Miller)

SHINKYU SHINSA

AUSKF KENDO KODANSHA SHINSA, November 9, 2014, Chicago

5TH DAN: Tsuyoshi Kasamura (MWKF), Shigemi Matsuyama (GNEUSKF), Gordon Small (GNEUSKF), Travis Stronach (MWKF).

6TH DAN: Moses Becerra (SEUSKF), Harry Goh (PNKF), Hidetoyo Katayama (ECUSKF), Henry Lee (AEUSKF), Koji Takahashi (AEUSKF).

7TH DAN: Masa Ando (PNKF), Chris Yang (SCKF).

RENSHI: Kotaro Yoshida (MWKF).

KYOSHI: Tomoji Kato (SCKF).

AJKF IAIDO KODANSHA SHINSA, November 26, 2014, Tokyo, Nippon Budokan

IAIDO RENSHI: Robert Stroud (Idaho PNKF).

CANADIAN KENDO FEDERATION KENDO EXAM WEST, December 6, 2014, Steveston

6TH DAN: Takashi Yamada (Vancouver).

THE LAST WORD

I enjoyed tournaments and awards, and mostly prevailed over opponents in Wahiawa. Finally Miura Sensei decided I was ready for more serious competition in sports kendo, and he started to take me to the Kaimuki Dojo in Honolulu with him every Sunday for practice.

In Kaimuki, as it is today, practice was not segregated by age or rank. If I entered the dojo as a teenager without a rank, I was accepted as part of a group by everyone including Wada Sensei (5th Dan), Mikami Sensei and Sugi Sensei, both 4th Dan, as well as Miura Sensei, 3rd Dan. I was expected to observe the same etiquette. No one patronized me, excused me or made excuses for me because I was just a kid. I was a participant in Kendo, practicing alongside them and with them and accorded respect as a student of the Way. I found my models and my heroes and became a man by becoming a Kendoist.

Best of all, I had the whole day with Miura Sensei. He spoke when we drove, guiding the discussions and philosophizing about Kendo in general, especially the Kendo attitude; he rarely talked of techniques. He was a carpenter by trade, and as did Miyamoto Musashi, related Kendo to carpentry.

"The swing of the hammer must be straight, Nobuto. The carpenter must use his energy economically, sure and steady or he will become exhausted and hit his finger instead of the nail. The muscles are of less importance than concentration; intent comes from the center of your being, the hara. With the hammer and the sword, the swing is straight and the force comes when you tighten the hara. You see how Kendo is part of everything I do."

--Rod Nobuto Omoto, Autobiography, edited by Charlotte Omoto, 2014, p. 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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