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

New beginners enrollment and intake period – January

  Beginning student intake is open for two weeks at the beginning of each calendar quarter. For this January of 2018, this period will include the following dates: KENDO Sunday, Jan 7th, 3PM Tuesday, Jan 9th, 7PM Sunday, Jan 14th, 3PM Tuesday, Jan 16th, 7PM IAIDO Thursday, Jan 7th, 7PM Thursday, Jan 18th, 7PM   We recommend observing at […]

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 […]

Holiday season closures 2017 and Hatsugeiko

Hatsugeiko will be held on January 1st, 6:30AM. Keiko will last about an hour followed by a light breakfast potluck. We are looking forward to seeing many of you and kicking off the new year with a lively first practice.   Closures: Please note that there will be no practice on the following dates: November 23 […]

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 […]

Upcoming August 2017 Closure Dates

Please note that Seattle Kendo Kai will be closed on August 20 and 22 as we are hosting a special training event.  We will re-open on Thursday August 24 for our regularly scheduled iaido and kendo keiko.

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

Summer Quarter Begins July 2017

Due to the July 4th holiday closure the new beginner intake period will be extended through Tuesday, July 18th; and the first beginner class will start on Sunday, July 9th. Also, the AUSKF has updated its procedure for both regional and national federation registration through the new website: unitedstateskendo.com All new and renewing members will need […]

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