Thank you to our taikai host, Highline Kendo Club. Results: YUDANSHA (1-2D) 1st: Betty Park (BEL) 2nd: Brian Liao (BEL) 3rd: Andy Yuen (SEA) 3rd: Cougar Capoeman (TAC) MUDANSHA 1st : Kyle Fukuda (CAS) 2nd: V. Blancarte (SNK) 3rd: L. Gao (UW) 3rd: Taiki Miyamoto (NW) TEAMS 1st: Bellevue 2nd: UW Photos courtesy […]
Thank you to all the PNKF sensei and volunteers who helped run the 2018 winter PNKF shinsa and following godokeiko. For all participants, whether or not they passed the examination, we hope that you can all take away a valuable learning experience and return to practice with a new fervor. Congratulations to our members on […]
Thank you to Steveston Kendo Club for hosting another great event this year. Seattle Kendo Kai members and our friends from PNKF enjoyed godokeiko on Friday followed by the annual taikai on Saturday. Photos courtesy of S.Mizuno
We had a great showing today at this year’s hatsugeiko. It was wonderful to see so many faces, new and old, from far and near. Thank you to all the friends of Seattle Kendo Kai and all those that participated. Let’s have a great 2018! Photos courtesy of Michael Mabale
This year’s Kent Taikai was held at Kentwood High School, Covington. Thank you to Kent Kendo Club for hosting, all the shinpan, and all the court volunteers. It was a long day, and we all had a good time. We are proud of the performance of our Seattle members at all levels. Regardless […]
Thank you to all who participated, helped, and showed support at this year’s PNKF Taikai. Once again we had a strong showing from our many kendo friends from around the region, including Hawaii and British Columbia. It is always good to see familiar faces as well as seeing the participation of new members. Congratulations […]
Congratulations to our Seattle members who participated in the annual PNKF Iaido Taikai and Seminar. Thanks also to Kozawa-sensei for serving as judge. Nikhil Varma – 3rd place in 0-3 Kyu division Victor Whitman – 3rd place in 1-2 Dan division Hiro Fukumoto – 1st place in 3-4 Dan division Photos courtesy of Kevin Chang […]
Congratulations to all our SKK members who went up for promotion in August. Thank you also to SKK and PNKF members who helped and served as examiners. Kendo Alec Yuen (4K) Sean Kim (4K) Matt Hutchins (4K) Kyle Hale (3K) Nikhil Varma (3K) Eugene Kim (2K) Victor Whitman (1K) Donna Wilson (1K) Binah Yeung […]
Thank you to our members, especially our enthusiastic youth, who participated in the kendo demonstration at this year’s Bon Odori. It was also great to join the festivities with many of our family and friends from neighboring Seattle dojos. Photographs courtesy of M. Yuen, S. Mizuno, and M. Mabale
Thanks to our hosts in Portland for another great Taikai. Thanks also to Imanishi sensei for serving as shinpan-cho. Congratulations to our SKK members: Alec Yuen, 1st place, 10 yrs & under Garrett Suzaka, 2nd place, 4-dan+ Photos courtesy of S. Mizuno
Congratulations to our SKK members and friends at this year’s Bellevue Taikai. Sean Kim 3rd place, 10 yrs & under Aneurin Mabale 1st place, 11-12 yrs Eugene Kim 3rd place, 11-12 yrs Photos courtesy of S. Mizuno and M. Mabale
Congratulations to Team PNKF and SKK members at the Vancouver Taikai. Photography by S. Mizuno
It was great to have Cuendet-sensei join us for keiko today. He became a member of SKK in the 1960’s. We are grateful for all he has done for our dojo and for his continued support. Happy Birthday, Sensei!
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 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
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.