Thank you to Alan Berner of the Seattle Times who recently visited our dojo to learn more about kendo and our club. The article is featured in the Sunday edition (July 7, 2019) which includes the Pacific NW Magazine. The article is also available online. Article: “Striking a Balance” Link: https://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/there-is-sparring-there-are-swords-but-kendo-at-its-ancient-heart-is-a-martial-art-of-the-mind/ Article and photography by Alan […]
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 […]
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
New SKK Tenugui have arrived! Mimicking the common textile design of repeated arches to represent waves of the ocean, this tenugui design uses the repeated shape of the men in a similar pattern. In the sea of kendoka, there are two representing that kendo requires a relationship between at least two people, and they are […]
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.
The Seattle Kendo Kai logo needed an update. I took on the project of creating a new design and identity proposal. Some of you have been curious about the design process and meanings. Here is a copy of the proposal I submitted. – Michael Mabale
Reed Nolan, photojournalist of KIRO TV, visited Seattle Kendo Kai to create a short vignette about kendo.