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Announcement: All US Kendo Tournament 2017 Results

Please join us in congratulating all the competitors who participated in 14TH ALL UNITED STATES KENDO CHAMPIONSHIPS and 7TH AUSKF JUNIOR OPEN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS for their dedication and hard work! Thank you to the member dojos, their dojo kendoka, their family and friends for the support.

Please congratulate the following participants from ECUSKF in the 7TH AUSKF JUNIOR OPEN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS for their advance into the medal rounds!

9 Years and Under
1st Akimasa Hotta (ECUSKF)

10 – 11 Years

3rd Takahide Katayama (ECUSKF)
Kantosho Misaki Matsunaga (ECUSKF)

12 – 13 Years
1st Tomohide Katayama (ECUSKF)

16 – 18 Years
Kantosho Teruya Mochizuki (ECUSKF)

13 Years and Under Girls
Minami Matsunaga (ECUSKF)

14 – 18 Years Girls
Manami Matsunaga (ECUSKF)

Youth Team

Boys Team

Announcement: Save the Date: East Central Steve Johnson Memorial Kendo Tournament & Promotion Exam

Dear Kendo Friends & Family,

We are happy to announce the dates for the annual East Central Steve Johnson Memorial Kendo Tournament & Promotion Exam will be on October 14-15, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. The tournament will be on Saturday, 10/14 and the Promotion Exam on Sunday, 10/15. The location will be within the RPAC at The Ohio State University — the exact rooms are still TBD at this time.

Please be on the lookout for a formal informational packet and registration link, coming soon!

Thank you and we hope to see you there!


ECUSKF Tournament Committee

Announcement: ECUSKF Kentucky Tournament

Dear Kendo Friends and Families,

The East Central United States Kendo Federation is pleased to host the Kentucky Tournament and Promotion Exam on the weekend of 15th and 16th.

Dates and Schedule
April 15 (Testing)

  • 12PM to 2PM: Godo-keiko
  • 2PM to 5PM: Testing
  • 6:30PM: Dinner (Masala Indian)
April 16 (Tournament)
  • 8AM to 9AM: Registration/Warmup/Opening Ceremony
  • 9AM to 12:30PM: Individual Matches
  • 1:30PM to 4:30PM: Team Matches (Kachi-nuki-ho)(see attachment)
  • 4:30PM to 5:30PM: Closing Ceremony

Location (map)
East Kentucky University
Weaver Gymnasium (Building #44)
521 Lancaster Avenue,
Richmond, KY 40475

Parking (map)
Alumni Coliseum
641 Eastern Bypass
Richmond, KY 40475

Tournament Registration: 
  1. Register online here by April 3.
  2. Complete liability waiver (liability document)
  3. Mail liability waivers with checks (made to ECUSKF) by April 3 to:
    c/o Jyoshu Tsushima
    8323 Bruntsfield Road
    Columbus, OH 43235
Note: Dojos do not need to send a list of their members.
Promotion Exam Registration
  1. Complete promotion exam registration form (promotion application ).
  2. Send registration form with payments by April 3 to:
    Christopher George
    3304 Vienna Woods Drive
    Cincinnati, OH 45211

Recommended Hotel
Holiday Inn Express
1990 Colby Taylor Dr
Richmond, KY 40475
(859) 624-4055

Saturday Dinner (6:30PM)
Masala Indian
1000 Center Dr
Richmond, KY 40475

For any questions, feel free to contact Jyoshu Tsushima by phone (515-450-9230) or email (

Announcement: East Central Steven Johnson Memorial Tournament Results

Thank you all for a successful tournament and promotion exam this weekend!
Please join us in congratulating the following medalists and winners of the tournament.

No Bogu Division
1. Corcoran, James
2. Sorkin, Adam
3. Dahl, Jensen
3. An, JinWan

Mudansha, Youth Division
1. Sluss, Allen
2. Hotta, Akimasa
3. Katayama, Takahide
3. Burgei, Eugene

Mudansha, Adult Division
1. Katayama, Tomohide
2. Sakuma, Daichi
3. Choi, Jihung
3. Abe, Kenji

Women Division
1. Connie Aguilera
2. Matsuyama, Hiroko
3. Akimoto, Junko
3. Matsunaga, Manami

Fourth-Dan and Up Division
1. Katayama, Hidetoyo
2. Ishii, Wataru
3. Matsunaga, Manabu
4. Kim, Burm

Steven Johnson Memorial Cup (1-3 Dan)
1. Onishi, Yuto
2. Modizuki, Teruya
3. Tamura, Kenta
3. Kuba, Leon

Teams, Youth Division
1. Columbus A
2. Detroit
3. Columbus B
3. Central Kentucky Kendo Club

Teams, Adult Division
1. Columbus A
2. Miami Valley Kendo Club
3. Central Kentucky Kendo Club A
3. Ohio State University A

We hope you had an exciting and fun weekend of kendo!
We would like to thank all the competitors, the judges, the organizers, the volunteers, as well as the families that provided support!
Thank you OSU for hosting.
We hope to see you all next year!!!

Announcement: ECUSKF Joint Practice Preparation for All US Nationals

Special announcement from ECUSKF Team Manager Jason Lane-Sensei:
Thank you all for you continued support of the team and hard wok at training.

Next practice will be held in Cincinnati, OH at the same place on Sunday, November 6th from 10am to 2pm. Everyone is encouraged to attend even if you have not attended previous practices. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me. As usual please pass along information to your dojo members and encourage them to attend.

Practice location:
College Hill Recreation Center
5545 Belmont Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45224
November 6th, Sunday 10am to 2pm

There will also be a gathering after training.

Post training food and drinks location:
1580 Goodman Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45224

Announcement: East Central Steven Johnson Memorial Kendo Tournament

Greetings to our dear Kendo friends and family,

ECUSKF will be hosting our annual East Central Steven Johnson Memorial Kendo Tournament (previously known as the Johnson Cup) and Promotion Exam. The Tournament will be on Saturday, November 12th, and the Promotion Exam the next day, Sunday, November 13th, in Columbus Ohio.
Info Packets

Tournament: 2016 East Central Steven Johnson Memorial Tournament Information Packet (Updated)
Promotion Exam: Fall_2016_Promotion_Exam_Application

The East Central Steven Johnson Memorial Kendo Tournament will be held on Saturday November 12th at:
Ohio State University
Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC)
North Gym
337 Annie & John Glenn Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

The Promotion Exam will be held on Sunday November 13th at:
Ohio State University
Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC)
Multipurpose Room A 200 (different from tournament)
337 Annie & John Glenn Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 28th, 2016 
(Sorry we cannot accept any registrations beyond October 28th)
(Previously we announced that there will be late fees after October 21st, there will be no longer late fees)

Please Note: The mailing addresses for Tournament and Promotion Exam registration forms are different.

To help facilitate the Registration Process of Your Dojo, an online group registration form is provided (This replaces the Dojo Entry Forms from prior years). Please fill out the form.  This form does not replace the invidiual entry forms and liability waivers, please sign and submit those as hardcopies.  Scroll pass for the promotion exam registration form. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

We look forward to your attendance and participation.

Announcement: Referee Seminar and Mini Promotion

Please join us for Referee Seminar & Mini Promotion Exam
Plus: ECUSKF Team Training for AUSKF 2017 National Championship

Referee Seminar & Mini Promotion Exam
Saturday August 27th, 2016 in Columbus, OH
Location: Ohio Sports Plus
Address: 4140 Tuller Rd # 118, Dublin, OH 43017

Up to 3rd Dan Testing – (Coordinated by Promotions Officer Chris George Jr.)
Tentative Time Table:
12:00 Referee Seminar venue open
15:30 – 16:00 Mini Promotion Registration
16:00 – 17:00 Promotion Exam
17:00 – 18:00 Godo Geiko (time permitting)
18:00 Closed
19:00 Possible After Practice Party at 101 Beer Kitchen (Tentative)


ECUSKF Nationals Team Training
Sunday August 28th, 2016 in Cincinnati, OH
College Hill Recreation Center
5545 Belmont Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45224

Training Practice will be about 4 hours (Coordinated by Team Managers Jay Lane-Sensei and Satomi Lane- Sensei)