Category Archives: AUSKF

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: Special Training for All US Jr. Youth Tournament!

Dear All,

ECUSKF will be holding a special practice session in preparation for All United States Kendo Federation Junior Youth Tournament!

Special Training for All US Jr. Youth Tournament!

Date: Sunday, April 24th, 2016
Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
Location: The College Hill Rec Center (5545 Belmont Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45224)
After Practice Gathering Place: Steak Nina (tentative) – 9176 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231

Additional Information:
We are looking for good training partners for our youth competitors
Under 11 years: 5 kyu and over
12 ~ 15 years: 4 kyu and over
16 years and over: 2 kyu and over
***Sorry, but if you are on beginners level, please wait for future opportunities.
***If you have question, please contact Shuhei Ito-sensei ( and the head coach, Katayama-sensei.

We would be very grateful if the following young kenshi can attend this trianing session:
CKKC Narumi Ota and Sellers brothers
Young Kendoka from Nashville Kendo Club

Thank you! Hope to see you there!

FY2015 American Zone Kendo Referee Seminar

A FIK Kendo Referee Seminar for the American Zone will be held
in Toronto Canada from Saturday 30 to Sunday 31, January 2016.

Please peruse attached and submit the “Application Form” to by November 20, 2015. (Deadline)

Application form FIK (AUSKF) Application Form_FY2015 American Zone Kendo Referee Seminar Toronto (2)

Invitation Letter FIK Invitation to FY2015 American Zone Kendo Referee Seminar in Toronto (AUSKF)

AUSKF Adult Mudansha Kendo Seminar

AUSKF is offering a Kendo Seminar for Adult Mudansha – AUSKF kenshi who started kendo as an adult.  This is for adults who are still mudansha, but also include yudansha who started kendo as an adult!
It will be held on January 16-17, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Info Packet: 1.2016 AUSKF Adult Seminar

The following message from Chris Yang-sensei, AUSKF VP of Education

Dear AUSKF Kenshi:

It is with great excitement that the AUSKF Education Committee announces the first ever AUSKF Adult / Mudansha Kendo Seminar, to be held on January 16-17, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This Seminar will provide tailored instruction and guidance to AUSKF kenshi that first started kendo as an adult (18+ years). Current kyu kenshi as well as yudansha who started kendo as an adult are welcome to participate. Participants will be divided into similar age/rank groups so that instructors can provide personalized instruction and also act as a mentor to adult kenshi. But most importantly, this Seminar is aimed to provide motivation and support for a very important group within our AUSKF kenshi population.

We are charging a participant fee of $50 per person, which will include lunch for both days of the Seminar. Other transportation and other expenses must be borne by each participant. We are expecting a very large turnout so please register as soon as possible using the following

Official hotel information, goodwill party information and other details will be provided shortly to registered participants and on our website!
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in Las Vegas!


Chris Yang
AUSKF VP of Education