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 […]
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.
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 […]
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
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 […]
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
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
Congratulations to Team PNKF and SKK members at the Vancouver Taikai. Photography by S. Mizuno
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. […]
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!
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
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.
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.
Hatsugeiko 6:30AM Jan 1, 2017 Thanks to all who ventured out this chilly early morning despite some snow and ice in surrounding Seattle areas. Here’s to a successful 2017! Photos courtesy of Michael Mabale
Another year gone by. It was great to come together and celebrate with family and friends. Thanks to all for your continued support of Seattle Kendo Kai.
SKK did a great job at this year’s Kent Taikai and showed wonderful kendo spirit. The youth finals were especially good to watch, with our own Alec Yuen and Nye Mabale with one of the most energetic matches of the entire day. Congratulations to our SKK members: Alec Yuen, 1st place – 10 & under Aneurin Mabale, […]