On Monday September 19th we had Koki Abe sensei visit us from Japan. Thank you so much for taking your time to join us for keiko! We all enjoyed practicing with you very much, and we learned a lot. Please come back any time, sensei!
We had a great time at Japan Fest this year! Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth and watched our demo. And thank you to all the great Atlanta Kendo Kai volunteers that helped make this a successful event!
Our members had a great time at the All Florida Tournament this past weekend! Thank you very much to Maeda-sensei and the UCF for hosting a great event. And thank you to Ro-sensei from Tampa, Becerra-sensei from Tokubukan, and Kataoka-sensei from NYC for your help and advice. It was great to see you and to learn from you all.
Here are the results for Atlanta Kendo Kai members:
AKK placed 1st in the team event. Our team included Ryoko Barr-sensei, Jonathan Oliver, Victor Koh, and guests members James Kim-sensei from Triangle Kendo and Yong Back from Washington Kendo Club.
Ryoko Barr-sensei placed 1st in the women’s division.
Victor Koh placed 2nd in the shodan to 3 dan division.
And in testing, both Claire Kim and Shea Dodson passed 3rd kyu.
Great work, everyone!
We had a great time at the 6th Annual Georgia Kendo Taikai held by GKA on May 29th 2016.
Frank Campodonico passed shodan.
Victor Lim passed 1st kyu.
Claire Kim passed 4th kyu.
Gulam Dasthagir won 1st place in the mudansha division.
Minami Sato won 1st place in the women’s division.
Reiko DeSouza won 3rd place in the women’s division.
Taiji Nomura won 1st place in the 1-2 Dan division.
Pavel Litterbach won 3rd place in the 3 Dan and above division.
Team A (Minami Sato, Victor Koh, Taiji Nomura, Pavel Litterbach, and Jonathan Oliver) won 3rd place in the team division.
Congratulations to everybody who won and passed their promotion exams.