Our Spring quarter begins this April and the intake period for new beginners extends through Tuesday, April 11th. Prospective students should observe at least one Sunday or Tuesday class and introduce yourself during this time in order to join the Spring session. Please contact us prior to visiting to let us know you are coming. […]
Congratulations to Seattle Members! PNKF Kendo & Iaido Shinsa Feb 25, Chinook Middle School, SeaTac KENDO 4 KYU: Kyle Hale, Sergio Ortega, Nikhil Varma 3 KYU: Nagato Orita 2 KYU: Sandy Mizuno, Victor Whitman, Donna Wilson, Binah Yeung 1 DAN: Tyler Yamashita IAIDO 3 KYU: Nikhil Varma 1 DAN: Victor Whitman
For the new year, we’ve launched our new updated website. We’ve switched to creating a website built on top of WordPress to make publishing content easier for multiple contributors. Also, with a more mobile adaptive design, content can be more easily consumed on a variety of screen sizes and devices.
Congratulations to Tanimura-sensei for passing 6 Dan. November 13, 2016, New Jersey Photo courtesy of Iraj Mohebalian
Dear members and friends: Please take note of the following holiday dates when the dojo will be closed. Thursday November 24, 2016 Closed Thanksgiving Day Sunday December 11, 2016 SKK Holiday Party in lieu of regular practice, 2:30PM Sunday December 25, 2016 Closed Christmas Day Sunday January 1, 2017 Hatsugeiko 7am – 8am followed […]
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
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 […]
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.
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
Congratulations to Goh sensei for passing shogo exam for Renshi
Thank you to our visitors from Tokyo. M. Sugita – Kyoshi, 7 Dan K. Yamanishi – Kyoshi, 7 Dan N. Ishiki – Renshi, 6 Dan
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
It was so much fun to have a short homestay visit from our friends Kazuki Watanabe and Akihiro Osumi. Thank you to Watanabe sensei for introducing us to these wonderful young men. Special thanks to B. Yeung for being such a gracious host.
Reed Nolan, photojournalist of KIRO TV, visited Seattle Kendo Kai to create a short vignette about kendo.