This Weekend will be Shaw Furukawa’s last practice at Sen Shin Kan in Oklahoma City. A friend from Seattle will also be attending the Saturday morning OKC practice as well, so please try to make it! If you need to follow someone or carpool, please let Michael know! It begins on Saturday in the morning at 9:30. It will be a great day for practice!
Welcome to Tulsa Kendo!
The Tulsa Kendo Club has been practicing Kendo under the guidance of Michael Lindsay (3rd dan), Ippei Iwata (4th dan) and the support of Bryan Mosley (4th dan) from the Sen Shin Kan Dojo in Oklahoma City since 2006.
With this support, as well as direct sponsorship from the Shi Ku Kai Dojo, Abe Koki Sensei (5th dan) and Iwanami Yoshio Sensei (7th dan) in Japan, the Tulsa Kendo Club strives to provide a safe outlet to any person interested in practicing authentic Japanese Swordsmanship in the Tulsa Metropolitan area.
Looking to do Kendo? Please refer to our Dojo Page and About Kendo Page for information about us, how to join, equipment, cost and location.
Current News and Events at Shin Sou Fu Kan
After a long weekend, and a well fought Nabeshima Cup, we’re proud to announce that Oklahoma brought home two trophies! Congrats to Oklahoma City’s Luis Angeli for placing third in the yuudansha division (1-3 Dan) and Mosley Sensei for placing third in Texas Open (4 Dan+). We are so proud of everyone who represented Oklahoma so well at Nabeshima!
In testing, Oklahoma also passed with 100% pass rate!! Congratulations to:
Justin Kim (Tulsa) for sankyu.
Ben Odom (OKC) for niikyu.
Claire Delpirou (OKC) for niikyu.
Leo Olten (Tulsa) for shodan.
Yil Pyo Kim (Tulsa) for shodan.
Zane Aleson (OKC) for shodan.
And Mil Mang (OKC) for niidan.
Also a big thank you to those that watched, supported and of course filmed Oklahoma Kendo at the tournament and testing!
Hello Tulsa kendo-ka,
The deadline for Nabeshima Cup registration is approaching quickly.
Taikai Registration Deadline: April 8th, 2013 (Internal Dojo Deadline)
Hotel Registration Deadline: April 11th, 2013
What: Seminar, Taikai, & Shinsa
- Friday, May 3 – Southwest US Kendo and Iaido Federation (SWKIF) Kendo Seminar
- Saturday, May 4 – 14th Nabeshima Cup Taikai
- Saturday, May 4 – 8th Texas Open Kendo Taikai
- Sunday, May 5 – SWKIF Kendo Shinsa / Promotional Exam
The Nabeshima Cup tournament started in 1992 as a goodwill tournament hosted by the DFWKIK for SWKIF members San Dan and below. In 2005 the tournament was restructured into two divisions, a Mudansha division (IkKyu and below) and a Yudansha division (ShoDan to SanDan), with the Nabeshima Cup awarded to the winner of the Mudansha division. In 2007 a new Youth division was added. 2013’s Nabeshima Cup taikai will be offering four divisions: Mudansha, Yudansha, Women, and Youth. The tournament is open to members of the Southwest Kendo and Iaido Federation (SWKIF), All United States Kendo Federation (AUSKF), and/or the International Kendo Federation (IKF) organizations.
The Texas Open Kendo Taikai started in 1999 and, like the Nabeshima Cup, is now hosted every other year by the DFWKIK. The Texas Open taikai has been, and continues to be, open to practioners YonDan and above who are current or prospective members of the SWKIF, AUSKF, and/or IKF organizations.
- Register Checklist:
- If you are registering for tournament – fill out all forms and turn them in via email (leo@tulsakendo) or in the dojo by April 8th. Make all checks payable to Leo Olten or pay to her paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- If you are registering for rank test – be sure to fill out all shinsa forms COMPLETELY. You will need to write one check for TESTING FEE, and one check for MENJO FEE. Please make both checks out for “South West Kendo and Iaido Federation.” All of this must be turned into the dojo by April 8th.
- If you must write an essay for your rank test – you must keep it until the day of your test.
- You must be a member of the AUSKF to participate in Taikai or Shinsa.
- You will not be able to test or participate in the tournament if you do not turn in your papers on time. Please turn them in early!
Spring Semester of Kendo is need of Students!
The TCC Kendo course will begin on March, the 14th. Recommended by anyone interested in practicing Japanese Fencing, or are simply interested the culture of Kendo to please check it out. It is a course that offers an academic study as well as physical practice! The class will need at least two people for the class to make, which will be decided by this Friday, the 22nd. Help support Kendo in Tulsa and tell a friend!
Information about the course:
CRN 25618 PHED 2991. It is one credit hour, and will last for 8 weeks starting on March 14th. It will be every Thursday from 6:00 until 7:50. Please go to tulsacc.edu to register.
The annual membership forms are here. All dojo members are encouraged to sign up for the AUSKF and SWKIF membership, which is required to participate in all AUSKF/SWKIF testing events. This includes the upcoming Nabeshima Cup in May.
All membership applications (see attachment for downloadable form) need to be submitted to Leo Olten preferably by email (email@example.com) by the following deadline of March 5th.
Payments can be made to Leo Olten in cash or check or paypal (Leo’s paypal will be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org). We will be submitting the payment as a dojo.
Please note there is an additional fee for the 2012 yearbook for those Kenshi that want it.
If you have any questions about filling out the form, such as uncertainty about AUSKF #, please drop an email to Leo Olten, and we get you updated!