Welcome to the official home page of the South Eastern US Kendo Federation.
The SEUSKF is a regional federation of the All US Kendo Federation (AUSKF)
*Last update: Dec 14, 2017
Banner photo of the Junior-Senior Girls Team and their 1st place trophy is courtesy of Sungmin Ro sensei
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Please read the message sent out by Georgia Kendo Association regarding a kyu level promotion as well as a wonderful seminar opportunity with Tetsuo Yoshimura sensei,Hachi Dan Kyoshi from Tokai Unversity Kanagawa Prefecture Japan. Message is below and promotion [paperwork and seminar packet links are at the end.
GKA wishes to wish you and your family a happy holiday and happy new year! We also want to inform you that GKA will be hosting a couple of events.
January 27, 2018:
GKA will be hosting a Kyu level only promotion. This promotion is for anyone that registered with AUSKF for 2017 and is below 1st Kyu level. Please see attached application for more information. The deadline for the promotion application is on January 17, 2018.
February 24-45, 2018:
Seminar with Tetsuo Yoshimura sensei, Hachi Dan Kyushi from Tokai Unversity, Kanagawa Prefecture Japan.
Yoshimura sensei will be accompanied by Kotaro Yoshida sensei, Roku Dan Renshi from University of Chicago Kendo Club.
For more details and application, please see attached application. The deadline for the seminar application is on February 17, 2018.
We look forward to seeing everyone!
GKA Admin Team.
To all SEUSKF dojos,
Please pass along this information to your students. The SEUSKF will be hosting it’s first Team SEUSKF Prospective Practice on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at South Forsyth High School in Cumming, GA.
The practice will be open to ALL divisions (Mens, Womens, Seniors, Youth, and Mudansha). If you are interested in participating, please come to the practice. If you are unable to attend this practice, know that the SEUSKF will be hosting more prospective practices throughout the year in different locations in the South East. Attendance is not mandatory for being selected for the team, but it is highly encouraged.
Those who plan on attending and who are interested in having their name down as a prospective team member for the 2020 AUSKF National Championships, please email Ryoko Barr-Sensei at email@example.com
and provide the following: 1) Name 2) Email Address 3) Division 4) Age on January 1, 2020.
Practice Time: 9 a.m. to Noon (doors open at 8 a.m.)
Location: South Forsyth High School, 585 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming, GA 30041
We hope to see many of you there!
Link below is the January 2018 Dan shinsa packet for the shinsa that will take place on Saturday, January 13, 2018.
Tina L. Canada
NEWS & CURRENT EVENT
Southeastern US Kendo Federation Election Results:
Thank you to everyone that was nominated or participated in the election, including all dojos that sent in ballots.
The new board will serve a term of 3 years and their first meeting will be in Atlanta on January 13, 2018. The new members are:
The board will elect new officers and committee members at their first meeting.
The AUSKF National Tournament results have been released:
2017 AUSKF Championship Final
2017 AUSKF Junior Tournament Final
The SEUSKF did very well at both the Junior and National Championships. We applaude the effort everyone associated with the team put in including players, coaches, managers, parents, and dojo mates. SEUSKF members awards below:
7th Junior Open Championship
14-15 Years (Male)
2nd Place- Koji Ishimori
13 Years and Under (Female)
3rd Place- Sarah Kang
3rd Place- Yewon Chae
14-18 Years (Female)
1st Place- Takino Morishima
14th All United States Kendo Championships
Junior Youth Boys
2nd Place- Leon Stewart
Junior Youth Girls
Kantosho- Sarah Kang
Senior Youth Boys
Kantosho- James Ro
Senior Youth Girls
1st Place- Takino Morishima
3rd Place- Gregory Lewis
Kantosho- Sungjin Kim
Kantosho- Nozomu Ishimori
Junior-Senior Youth Girls Team
1st Place- SEUSKF
3rd Place- SEUSKF
We have less than a month before the nomination period for SEUSKF Board of Directors election. Notices have been sent to all dojo representatives but individuals may nomnate as well. If you have questions please contact SEUSKF secretary Mike Watson
SEUSKF LOGO Contest
The logo contest has ended. We had many good designs and we had to have a runoff between the two most popular designs, however we do have a winner. The entry below won with the runoff election. The design was sent in by Shojumaru and Musashi Clark:
SEUSKF team Go Fund Me page for donations to help team members with expenses.