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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

Bellevue Junior Taikai 2018

May 19, 2018 Highland Community Center Bellevue Junior Taikai   Thank you to Bellevue Kendo Club for hosting another great event.   SKK Results: S. Kim 3rd place, 11-12 Years D. Imanishi 3rd place, High School Boys Seattle (A. Mabale, E. Kim, F. Mabale, K. Halve, N. Orita) 2nd place, Junior Teams   Photos courtesy […]

UW Taikai 2018

UW Taikai Seattle, April 14, 2018 University of Washington   Photos courtesy of S. Mizuno

AUSKF National Junior Open Kendo Championships 2018

The National Junior Open Kendo Championships took place in Huntington Beach, CA on April 8, 2018. We had a strong showing this year with 30 youth representing the Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation. We are so proud of all of you. Your hard work, dedication, and training over the last few months were evident on the […]

Highline Taikai 2018

Thank you to our taikai host, Highline Kendo Club. Results: YUDANSHA (1-2D) 1st: Betty Park (BEL) 2nd: Brian Liao (BEL) 3rd: Andy Yuen (SEA) 3rd: Cougar Capoeman (TAC) MUDANSHA 1st : Kyle Fukuda (CAS) 2nd: V. Blancarte (SNK) 3rd: L. Gao (UW) 3rd: Taiki Miyamoto (NW) TEAMS 1st: Bellevue 2nd: UW     Photos courtesy […]

Steveston – Feb 2018

Thank you to Steveston Kendo Club for hosting another great event this year. Seattle Kendo Kai members and our friends from PNKF enjoyed godokeiko on Friday followed by the annual taikai on Saturday. Photos courtesy of S.Mizuno

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 […]

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 […]

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