The National Junior Open Kendo Championships took place in Huntington Beach, CA on April 8, 2018.
We had a strong showing this year with 30 youth representing the Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation. We are so proud of all of you. Your hard work, dedication, and training over the last few months were evident on the day; you showed great fighting spirit and camaraderie.
Special thanks to the PNKF head coach, G.Suzaka sensei, and assistant coaches, N.Tanimura sensei, E.Marsten sensei, and T.Marsten senpai.
Thanks also to all the parents, volunteers, sensei and senpai, and PNKF for all your support. I think it was an enjoyable experience for everyone.
8th Junior National Open Tournament results for PNKF:
Devin Chung, Kantosho
Jonathan Yu, Kantosho
Josh Kim, Kantosho
Kyle Fukuda, 3rd Place
13 and Under Girls
Ffion Mabale, Kantosho
Betty Park, 2nd Place
Allison Kojima, Kantosho
Keeley Akemi McManus, Kantosho
PNKF A (K. McManus, B. Park, A. Kojima), 1st Place
PNKF B (J. Paik, K. Honda, D. Chung, K.E. Underhill, K. Fukuda), 3rd Place
Photography by Michael Mabale