Thank you to the Japanese Cultural Center of Saginaw for hosting our dojo members and letting us do a presentation on the history and practice of Kendo for this year’s Saginaw Japan Festival. The weather was excellent and we enjoyed showing our practice to the audience. We even had some audience participation!
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
- Ryan Choi – 2nd Place
3-Dan and Above Division
- Atsushi Kurita – 3rd Place
- Yumi Ishida – 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
- Aidan O’Neill
- Eric Onuma
- Taichi Matsuura (Koyo-kai)
- Masato Dahl
- Kent Kiyomi
- Wataru Horiguchi
- Eric Onuma
Tonight’s practice at the Hillside Middle School / Northville Parks and Rec office is still going to take place; it has NOT been cancelled.
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.
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.
Tagawa-sensei demonstrated fundamental striking techniques (Men, kote, dou, tsuki)