Members: Please clean up the dojo before you leave. It's clean when we get there, we should leave it as clean or cleaner than we come in.
The owner of the dojo, Tajima-sensei is concerned that we are leaving trash on the dojo floor, such as tape, pieces of bamboo from our shinais, and other things that don't belong there. Please make sure you clean up after yourselves before you leave the dojo.
Miami Valley Kendo Club Practice November 30
Hello MVKC members and visitors,
Other kendo clubs might not have a practice to take whole rest, but we do!
Everyone is welcome to join us, so see you next coming Saturday!
Since parking lots are limited, car pool is encouraged. Other parking lot is available, across Harshman road.
I received a nice suggestion from Columbus JLS Hotta-san, the super great winner of No-Dan division at the last JC Tournament.
We will start practice from 11 AM, finishing before around 1:30 PM, AND adding another possible 30 minutes or so for Kendoholics.
If you like to gather and eat, shall we stop by a casual Vietnamese Restaurant, Linh's Bistro, where you would drive only 6 mins? We are hearing, "Good Taste! Large Volume! Low Price!".
We are looking forward seeing you soon!!
Have Happy Thanks Giving to all!!
Hello Miami Valley KC members,
I am not sure the size of tomorrow practice, but I am glad to hear members of Columbus JLS, CKKC, UC, and Danessa are joining. In addition, I am pleased to announce that Nashville KC the Stewart family is traveling long way!! The Stewart family is annually participating our tournament in KY.
Please welcome them!!
We will see you tomorrow!!
Kendo T-Shirts for Sale
Hello ECUSKF dojo representatives,
Let me introduce kendo goods, which Imafuji-sensei has. You might be interested in.
He is attending this Saturday Referee Seminar, so you can directly ask him if you have any question.
Kendo For Life Store
Tsukuki-sensei and Bessho-sensei Farewell Keiko
Pictures are in the Gallery section below, or you can link to them here:
Kendo Equipment for Sale
See the attached letter for information on slightly used kendo gear for sale.
TOURNAMENTS & SEMINARS
2013 Johnson Cup Tournament Thank You
TO: Case Western Reserve U Kendo Club Representative Yumi-san (Matsuyama),
Thank you so much for your great assist at the JC tournament! Owing to your members support, we were able to run matches smoother, and we really appreciate it.
Next time we will coordinate better our home kendo clubs (MVKC/OSU/Columbus JLS/U of Cinti) to assign each role and run the tournament.
We will listen to you for any comment, and apologize for relying too much on other federation kendo club's help.
TO: OSU, U of Cinti, U of Pittsburgh Kendo Club
Whenever your Kendo Club participate event, please remember their remarkable help and assist them.
AUSKF Referee Seminars (2013-2014)
Dear AUSKF Regional Federations:
Please find attached the general information regarding the 2013-2014 AUSKF Referee Seminar Schedule.
Beginning in 2013, the AUSKF Competition Committee will be having 5 national seminars in 5 zones for the period 2013-2014. The
particulars for these seminars is included in the attachment. Please
advise your federation members of these events. The goal is have
national seminars with the same instruction for all AUSKF members. In doing so, we hope to improve the quality of referees in the United
The first seminar will take place in "Zone 1" in January 2013. The
faclitator will be contacting each Zone 1 federation within the next
week to begin the process.
Thank you and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact.me.
Wishing you and all your regional members a very happy holiday season!
Vice-President of Competition, All U.S. Kendo Federation (AUSKF)
President, Southern California Kendo Federation (SCKF)
Head Instructor, Torrance Kendo Dojo
Farewell Kakari-geiko with Ariga-sensei September 2, 2012
Koizumi-sensei has uploaded a video of the kakari-geiko onto YouTube. You can watch it here.
Bessho-sensei has also uploaded a series of photographs of the kakari-geiko. You can watch it here.
Ariga-sensei is moving to S. Carolina, but he will continue being the President of our federation and come back to Fall Promotion/JC Tournament.
Updated Miami Valley Kendo Club Practice Times
Hello Miami Valley KC members and visitors,
Columbus School Kendo Club has started their fall term, so our practice time will go back to 11:00 AM ~ 1:00 PM
Thanks for your support!
No Current Liability Insurance for AUSKF Members
Hello ECUSKF Dojo Representatives,
Please distribute to your members.
There is an update to this situation. The letter from AUSKF is attached.
New Owner for Akashi Sushi Bar and New Parking Instructions for MVKC members.
Hello Ito Sensei and Koizumi Sensei,
After Isa's Karate class today, Master Tajima asked me to pass on two requests:
1. The dojo back door is a new door (this door now opens to the outside of the dojo, due to fire code regulations). There is no need for the bar(stick) to be on the door anymore since it now opens to the outside, but he would like someone to make extra sure it is locked at the end of training/practice.
2. The Akashi Restaurant has a new owner who will open on Saturdays and Sundays. Master Tajima is requesting we park our cars in three places:
a. behind the dojo (we can move the wooden horse barrier to the side, maybe 2/3 cars can fit there)
b. behind the restaurant (by the kitchen entrance and by the back door of the dojo on the side road next to the building)
c. the parking places directly to the right hand side of the dojo (away from the restaurant entrance)
Aerial photo of parking places. Kendo Parking is outlined in Red, Akashi Sushi Bar parking is outlined in Green. Blue indicates how the cars are parked.
The idea is that we try to park away from the entrance of the restaurant to allow the customers to park near the restaurant entrance as much as possible.
I let Master Tajima know that this Saturday(4/6/2013) there will not be any training/practice because of the Cleveland tournament.
If it is helpful I am sure you can call Master Tajima if needed for more details.
Nils and Family
Picture Slideshow from 2013 Kentucky Tournament
Pictures courtesy of Shigemi Ishii from Central Kentucky Kendo Club
MVKC Practice Times
Kendo on Sport Japan TV
Hello MVKC members and visitors,
Bessho-sensei introduced us an interesting short TV show on the you tube.
Please watch and find something essentially important.
You tube 内で、 NHK World よる剣道紹介番組を見つけました。
SPORTS JAPAN -- Kendo
Japan Kanagawa Prefecture Police Practice
Hello MVKC members and visitors,
<Japan Kanagawa Prefecture Police practice>
Please watch the youtube video "from 8:28 to 9:40" and imagine how you can copy the practice at MVKC.
We cannot simply copy and adapt their whole practice to MVKC practice, but I want to adapt and adjust only one practice for MVKC.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4aWQH0zvHk&feature=related (Entire video)
http://www.miamivalleykendo.org/Kanagawa Prefecture Police Practice clip.wmv (8:28 - 9:40)
Minutes from ECUSKF Board Meeting Spring 2013
Minutes are in .pdf format, and can be viewed here.
Pictures from Tsuzuki-sensei and Bessho-sensei Farewell Keiko
An excellent article on suburi.
Many thanks to Mon Lu at Minnehaha Kendo Club. The article is a treatise on how suburi is performed.
Latest Update November 29, 2013