Ashisabaki

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.  

New Website and Design

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 2017

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

Year End Holiday Party 2016

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.  

Kent Taikai 2016

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, […]

Holiday Events and Closure Dates

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 […]

Tacoma Taikai 2016

Good showing from all who participated in this year’s Tacoma Taikai. Thank you to all the volunteers and shinpan. Congratulations to our Seattle youth:   Drake Imanishi –  1st Place, 16-18 Years Kyu Andy Yuen –  2nd Place, Youth Dan

PNKF Shinsa Results, Aug 2016

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 Tenegui

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 […]

6th PNKF North American Women’s Taikai

Saturday, July 16, 2016 Renton Community Center Congratulations to all participants of the Women’s North American Taikai. We saw many great competitors from Canada to Mexico. Congratulations to SKK’s Binah Yeung on getting 2nd Place in the Mudansha division. Read more about the taikai on their website: 6th PNKF North American Women’s Taikai Results  

Obon 2016

This year was another fun kendo demonstration for Obon at the Seattle Buddhist Temple. After the demo, we walked back to the dojo to finish our Sunday afternoon keiko. After practice some of us rejoined the evening festivities at the Bon Odori.

Rose City Taikai – June 2016

2016 ROSE CITY TAIKAI June 11, 2016, Portland Community College Cascade Campus Andy Yuen – 1st Place, Juniors 13-15 Aaron Yen – 3rd Place, 3 Dan and above Hiroaki Fukumoto – 3rd Place, Senior Dan Seattle Junior Team – 1st Place