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    

Vancouver Taikai 2017

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

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Spring sign up for new beginners – April 2017

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. […]

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!

PNKF Shinsa Results, Feb 2017

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

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.