Steveston Taikai 2017

About 350 competitors attended this year’s Steveston Taikai. In the year of US Nationals and leading up to the World’s for 2018, it was good to see some of the prospective national team members compete in some very energetic matches.  

Hatsugeiko 2017

Hatsugeiko 6:30AM Jan 1, 2017 Thanks to all who ventured out this chilly early morning despite some snow and ice in surrounding Seattle areas. Here’s to a successful 2017! Photos courtesy of Michael Mabale

Year End Holiday Party 2016

Another year gone by. It was great to come together and celebrate with family and friends. Thanks to all for your continued support of Seattle Kendo Kai.  

Kent Taikai 2016

SKK did a great job at this year’s Kent Taikai and showed wonderful kendo spirit. The youth finals were especially good to watch, with our own Alec Yuen and Nye Mabale with one of the most energetic matches of the entire day. Congratulations to our SKK members: Alec Yuen, 1st place – 10 & under Aneurin Mabale, […]

Tacoma Taikai 2016

Good showing from all who participated in this year’s Tacoma Taikai. Thank you to all the volunteers and shinpan. Congratulations to our Seattle youth:   Drake Imanishi –  1st Place, 16-18 Years Kyu Andy Yuen –  2nd Place, Youth Dan

6th PNKF North American Women’s Taikai

Saturday, July 16, 2016 Renton Community Center Congratulations to all participants of the Women’s North American Taikai. We saw many great competitors from Canada to Mexico. Congratulations to SKK’s Binah Yeung on getting 2nd Place in the Mudansha division. Read more about the taikai on their website: 6th PNKF North American Women’s Taikai Results  

Rose City Taikai – June 2016

2016 ROSE CITY TAIKAI June 11, 2016, Portland Community College Cascade Campus Andy Yuen – 1st Place, Juniors 13-15 Aaron Yen – 3rd Place, 3 Dan and above Hiroaki Fukumoto – 3rd Place, Senior Dan Seattle Junior Team – 1st Place

Bellevue Junior Taikai – May 2016

Congratulations to all who participated in the taikai and thank you to all who volunteered and served as shinpan. Aneurin Mabale – 2nd Place, 10 years and under Alec Yuen – 3rd Place, 10 years and under Andy Yuen – 3rd Place, High School Boys

UW Taikai – April 2016

  Congratulations to all who participated in the UW Taikai. Tyler Yamashita – 2nd place, 3-1kyu Garrett Suzaka – 3rd place, 4dan and Above  

Tokyo youth kenshi and family

Thank you Horie sensei for arranging a visit with some of your youth and family members from your dojo. It was very inspirational for our kids to see and experience keiko with them.  

Hatsugeiko 2016

Thank you to all who came for the 7:00AM New Year’s Day keiko. Best wishes to all in the coming year.

PNKF Taikai 2015

Thank you to all participants and volunteers for this year’s PNKF Taikai. Congratulations to SKK members: Naoaki Tanimura – 2nd Place, 4 Dan and Up Michael Mabale -3rd Place, 4 Dan and Up  

Tokyo Kodansha Visitors

Thank you to our visitors from Tokyo. M. Sugita – Kyoshi, 7 Dan K. Yamanishi – Kyoshi, 7 Dan N. Ishiki – Renshi,  6 Dan

Tsuchida sensei and kodansha visitors from Hiroshima

It was great to see Tsuchida sensei again for a visit. This time we had a great practice and demonstration of kata with mogito with Sasaki sensei and Kabayama sensei, followed by a mogishinsa for kodansha ranks.  ©Photography by Michael Mabale