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

Rose City Taikai, Portland 2017

  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

Bellevue Taikai 2017

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    

Vancouver Taikai 2017

Congratulations to Team PNKF and SKK members at the Vancouver Taikai.   Photography by S. Mizuno

Happy Birthday Cuendet sensei!

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!

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

PNKF Shinsa Results, Aug 2016

Congratulations to Seattle Members!   PNKF Kendo & Iaido Shinsa August 13, 2016, Kent Commons Recreational Center, Kent KENDO 5TH KYU: Sean Kim, Aneurin Mabale, Ian Otto, Alec Yuen 4TH KYU: Christopher McDougall 3RD KYU: Eugene Kim, Ffion Mabale, Sandra Mizuno, Victor Whitman, Donna Wilson, Binah Yeung 1st DAN: Soo-Hyung Kim 4th DAN: Aaron Yen IAIDO 1ST KYU: Victor Whitman  

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  

Obon 2016

This year was another fun kendo demonstration for Obon at the Seattle Buddhist Temple. After the demo, we walked back to the dojo to finish our Sunday afternoon keiko. After practice some of us rejoined the evening festivities at the Bon Odori.

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