The registration site for the 2019 Midwest Kendo Federation Summer Camp is now open at https://midwestkendofederation.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/
This is a great opportunity spend a weekend training with kenshi from around the country and to study for your next promotion exam.
The MWKF has arranged for three excellent Guest Instructors
Shigeki Yamanaka Sensei, 8th Dan Hanshi
Shigeki Saito Sensei, 8th Dan Kyoshi
Aki Suzuki Sensei, 7th Dan Kyoshi
Event Dates July 26 – 28, 2019
Simon Recreation Center
St. Louis University
3639 Laclede Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Direct registration link is https://forms.gle/fLmtFw538uzgf5gs5
2019 summer camp announcement packet
Congratulations to the members of the Detroit Kendo Dojo who placed at the Stratford Kendo Club Invitational Tournament on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 at St. Michael’s Catholic Secondary School, Stratford, Ontario.
1-Dan to 2-Dan Division
3-Dan and Above Division
- Atsushi Kurita – 3rd Place
Congratulations to the participants from the Detroit Kendo Dojo who represented the Midwest Kendo Federation (MWKF) in the AUSKF Junior Open Nationals that were held on 4/6/2019 in Cumming, Georgia. We are all very proud of your progress!
Detroit Kendo Dojo 2019 Junior Open Nationals Representatives
Tyler Barrone (16-18 years old division – 3rd place)
Shosuke Arai (12-13 years old division – Kantosho – Fighting Spirit Award)
Kiki Choi (Girls 13 under division – Kantosho – Fighting Spirit Award)
Keigo Ishida (12-13 years old division – 3rd place)
Daichi Sakuma (16-18 years old division – Kantosho – Fighting Spirit Award)
Full tournament results can be found here -> https://auskf-jrnationals.com/results.html
Congratulations to all of the participants of the 31st Cleveland Kendo Tournament / Greater North East US Kendo Federation Championships!
Results for the Detroit Kendo Dojo participants are below.
Junior A Division (12-years old & under)
Kiki Choi (2nd place)
Yuushi Masuda (3rd place)
Junior B Division (13 to 15-years old)
Nathan Choi (3rd place)
Junior C Division (16 to 18-years old)
Jonathan Oestringer (3rd place)
Youth Team A Division (up to 12-years old)
Detroit Team B (Kiki Choi, Eric Onuma, & Taichi Matsuura (Koyokai), 1st place)
Detroit Team A (Kazuto Hirano, Takushi Masuda, & Yuushi Masuda, 3rd place)
Youth Team B Division (13 to 16-years old)
Nathan Choi with two members from other dojos, 3rd place
Tonight’s practice at the Hillside Middle School / Northville Parks and Rec office is still going to take place; it has NOT been cancelled.
Kendo Practice (Thursdays)
With the sub-zero temperatures in Michigan the most important thing for everyone is to stay safe and stay warm.
This is a reminder that there will be no practice on 11/22 (THU) and 11/24 (SAT) for Thanksgiving vacation.
No Practice – Thanksgiving Holiday
No Practice – Saturday 11/24
Photo By Jean-Pol GRANDMONT - Own work, CC BY 3.0, Link
Have a great holiday and we will see you on 11/29 (THU) !
Thank you to all of the attendees for coming to see us at the 2018 Novi Japan Festival held on Oct 7th at the Novi High School.
The Detroit Kendo Dojo members were honored to be asked to present a live demonstration of the fundamentals of Kendo. Below are some photos that were taken by the Japan Business Society of Detroit during the event.
We are always looking for new members! Please take a look at our practice schedule or email us for more info.
Tagawa-sensei demonstrated fundamental striking techniques (Men, kote, dou, tsuki)
Dojo Members demonstrated an abbreviated practice session