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
Congratulations to all who participated in the taikai and thank you to all who volunteered and served as shinpan. Aneurin Mabale – 2nd Place, 10 years and under Alec Yuen – 3rd Place, 10 years and under Andy Yuen – 3rd Place, High School Boys
Congratulations to all who participated in the UW Taikai. Tyler Yamashita – 2nd place, 3-1kyu Garrett Suzaka – 3rd place, 4dan and Above
Thank you Horie sensei for arranging a visit with some of your youth and family members from your dojo. It was very inspirational for our kids to see and experience keiko with them.
The Seattle Kendo Kai logo needed an update. I took on the project of creating a new design and identity proposal. Some of you have been curious about the design process and meanings. Here is a copy of the proposal I submitted. – Michael Mabale
Thank you to all who came for the 7:00AM New Year’s Day keiko. Best wishes to all in the coming year.
Congratulations to Goh sensei for passing shogo exam for Renshi
Thank you to all participants and volunteers for this year’s PNKF Taikai. Congratulations to SKK members: Naoaki Tanimura – 2nd Place, 4 Dan and Up Michael Mabale -3rd Place, 4 Dan and Up
Thank you to our visitors from Tokyo. M. Sugita – Kyoshi, 7 Dan K. Yamanishi – Kyoshi, 7 Dan N. Ishiki – Renshi, 6 Dan
It was great to see Tsuchida sensei again for a visit. This time we had a great practice and demonstration of kata with mogito with Sasaki sensei and Kabayama sensei, followed by a mogishinsa for kodansha ranks. ©Photography by Michael Mabale
It was so much fun to have a short homestay visit from our friends Kazuki Watanabe and Akihiro Osumi. Thank you to Watanabe sensei for introducing us to these wonderful young men. Special thanks to B. Yeung for being such a gracious host.
Reed Nolan, photojournalist of KIRO TV, visited Seattle Kendo Kai to create a short vignette about kendo.