2021 UPDATE – COVID-19 Closure until further notice.

UPDATE (August 2021) We are still not operating and waiting for our gym property owners to open the facilities for public use. We anticipate opening again in the fall of 2021. Please check back with us then. Even when reopening, social distancing and PPE policies will still be in place; practices will be limited in […]

COVID-19 Gym closure. No practice until further notice.

Due to concerns for COVID-19 and the health and safety of our community, St. Peter’s gym is closed for use and there will be no kendo or iaido practice until further notice. Thank you for your patience. We encourage you to stay well during this time and hope to see you soon.

PNKF Shinsa – Feb 2020

Congratulations to all who put themselves forward in the last promotion examination for PNKF. Thank you to all the volunteers who made it a smooth experience. New Ranks for SKK: 4 Dan Matthew Price 1 Dan Yue Chen Nagato Orita Ffion Mabale 1 Kyu Aneurin Mabale 3 Kyu Drew Migita 5 Kyu Aidan Santon Saiichi […]

2019 PNKF Taikai

Thanks to the PNKF and all volunteers for another great taikai. We are proud of all our Seattle members who fought with courage in some very close and challenging matches. Congratulations to our SKK members: M. Tu – 1st place, 0-4kyu M. Price – 3rd place, 3-dan   See more photos of event here: Kendo Photography […]

Tacoma Taikai 2019

Congratulations to all those who participated in this year’s Tacoma Taikai. Thank you to Tacoma Kendo club and all the volunteers and shinpan for making the taikai happen. Seattle Kendo Kai results: S. Johnson 1st place 9 under S. Kim 3rd place 13 to 15 yrs old A. Fung 2nd place High school Kyu K. […]

SKK featured in the Seattle Times: Pacific NW Magazine

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 […]

Vancouver Taikai 2019

Big thanks to our hosts Vancouver Kendo Club for a wonderful taikai.   SKK Results Mifune Tanimura, 3rd place, 9yrs & under Ryoma Imanishi, 3rd place, 16-20 yrs Aaron Yen, 3rd place, 31-40 yrs Garrett Suzaka, 2nd place, 31-40 yrs   Photos courtesy of S. Mizuno

Bellevue Junior Taikai 2019

Thank you to Bellevue Kendo Club for hosting another great taikai.   SKK results: Saichi Johnson, 1st place, 10 & under Eugene Kim, 3rd place, 13-14 yrs Aneurin Mabale, 2nd place, 13-14 yrs Andy Yuen, 3rd place, High School Boys   Seattle Junior Youth Team, 2nd Place Aneurin Mabale, Sean Kim, Aaron Fung, Eugene Kim, […]

Kendo Shinsa – Feb 2019

Thank you to all Seattle members who came to volunteer and support the shinsa and all our applicants. Results for SKK Aaron Fung: 3 kyu Nagato Orita: 1 kyu Kyle Hale: 1 kyu Yue Chen: 1 kyu Dan Rosanova: 1 kyu Mahya Okita: 3 dan Richard Lei: 4 dan Takao Yamashita: 4 dan

Hatsugeiko 2019

Thank you all who came bright and early to our New Year’s Day practice. It was wonderful to see so many people, visitors, and especially long time friends and family who are in town for a short while. What a wonderful way to start the new year.   Photos courtesy of M. Mabale

2018 PNKF Taikai

  Congratulations to all who participated in this year’s PNKF Taikai on November 3, 2018 in Kent, WA. Thank you to all members, volunteers, and shimpan for an exciting day.   We are especially proud of our Seattle members who did very well in all divisions. N. Tanimura — 2nd place, 4dan+ G. Suzaka — […]

2018 PNKF Iaido Seminar, Taikai, & Shinsa

Photo courtesy of Khoi Duong   We had a successful Iaido seminar, taikai and shinsa over the weekend.   Seattle team, coached by Kozawa Sensei, fought very well and placed 1st and 2nd places in each decision. Nikhil Varma: 0-1 Kyu division 2nd place Victor Whitman: 1- 2 Dan 1st place Hiro Fukumoto: 3-4 Dan […]

Congratulations, Abe sensei

Congratulations to Abe sensei for passing 5-Dan. AUSKF Kendo Kodansha Shinsa Las Vegas, NV August 19, 2018

PNKF Shinsa – August 2018

PNKF Kendo Shinsa August 11, 2018 Kent, WA We applaud all who went up for examination this summer. Thank you to all the administrators, judges, and volunteers. We also had a great godokeiko following the examination. Congratulations to the following SKK members: Yuen, Alec (3K) Mabale, Aneurin (3K) Enrico, Tai (3K) Higham, Gavin (3K) Chen, […]