2018 PNKF Taikai

  Congratulations to all who participated in this year’s PNKF Taikai on November 3, 2018 in Kent, WA. Thank you to all members, volunteers, and shimpan for an exciting day.   We are especially proud of our Seattle members who did very well in all divisions. N. Tanimura — 2nd place, 4dan+ G. Suzaka — […]

2018 PNKF Iaido Seminar, Taikai, & Shinsa

Photo courtesy of Khoi Duong   We had a successful Iaido seminar, taikai and shinsa over the weekend. Seattle team, coached by Kozawa Sensei, fought very well and placed 1st and 2nd places in each decision. Nikhil Varma: 0-1 Kyu division 2nd place Victor Whitman: 1- 2 Dan 1st place Hiro Fukumoto: 3-4 Dan Noguchi […]

PNKF Shinsa – August 2018

PNKF Kendo Shinsa August 11, 2018 Kent, WA We applaud all who went up for examination this summer. Thank you to all the administrators, judges, and volunteers. We also had a great godokeiko following the examination. Congratulations to the following SKK members: Yuen, Alec (3K) Mabale, Aneurin (3K) Enrico, Tai (3K) Higham, Gavin (3K) Chen, […]

Bellevue Junior Taikai 2018

May 19, 2018 Highland Community Center Bellevue Junior Taikai   Thank you to Bellevue Kendo Club for hosting another great event.   SKK Results: S. Kim 3rd place, 11-12 Years D. Imanishi 3rd place, High School Boys Seattle (A. Mabale, E. Kim, F. Mabale, K. Halve, N. Orita) 2nd place, Junior Teams   Photos courtesy […]

UW Taikai 2018

UW Taikai Seattle, April 14, 2018 University of Washington   Photos courtesy of S. Mizuno

AUSKF National Junior Open Kendo Championships 2018

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 […]

Highline Taikai 2018

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 […]

PNKF Shinsa – Feb 2018

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 […]

Steveston – Feb 2018

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

Hatsugeiko 2018

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

Kent Taikai – Dec 2017

    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 […]

PNKF Taikai 2017

  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 […]

Tacoma Taikai – Oct 2017

Thank you, Tacoma Kendo Club for another great taikai this year. It was not only great to see our youth participate, but also all the many new faces and young kenshi we were able to meet. We’re proud of all our Seattle members and friends who participated. They showed good spirit and camaraderie. Thanks also to […]

PNKF Iaido Taikai and Seminar – September 2017

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 […]

PNKF Shinsa – August 2017

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 […]

Seattle Obon 2017

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