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 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
- 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)
Longtime visitors will notice that we recently updated our website.
You can find the updated practice schedule on the left side of the page (or the three bar menu if you’re checking from your phone), along with information about Sunday’s Japan Festival and the upcoming 21st Annual Detroit Open Tournament.
Our focus, as always, remains on engaging the southeastern Michigan community to advance the education of Kendo.
It is our hope that the updated website will help people to discover more about Kendo and help them to participate with us at our dojo.
If you have any issues with or suggestions about the website please feel free to post them in the comments or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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