- Pavel Litterbach – 2nd Place
- Victor Koh – 3rd Place
- Pavel Litterbach joined as a participant of the Mix USA team, which won 1st place.
Thank you to Matsumoto Sensei and Eric Hibbs who practiced with us last Saturday!
Atlanta Kendo Kai is proud to announce the addition of youth beginners classes in our Saturday schedule.
The first session will start on September 7, Saturday from 5-5:45pm. This class is for ages 7 and up. Parents or guardians can register their minor online here: https://www.atlantakendokai.org/starting-kendo/beginners-registration-form/
The youth beginners classes are 8-week sessions. Dues for the entire 8 weeks will be $80 plus $20 for the cost of a shinai for a total of $100.
Deadline for registration is August 28.
Please email [email protected] for any questions.
Thank you and see you at the dojo!
2nd All-Carolina Tournament results:
1st place Women’s – Yoshimi Desouza
2nd place Women’s – Reiko Desouza
2nd place Mudansha – Jon Hoin
3rd place 1Dan-3Dan – Jeremie Lorant
3rd place 4Dan and up – Yoshimi Desouza
3rd place 4Dan and up – Reiko Desouza
3rd place Teams – Atlanta Kendo Kai B (Jon Hoin, John Adams, Eric Bowman, Bryan Kapplow(Tallahassee) , Jose Contreras(Seminole))
Jon Hoin – passed 4Kyu
25th Cleveland Kendo Tournament results:
2nd place Women’s Division – Yoshimi Desouza
Eddie Facey – passed 3Kyu
If you wish to participate in any AUSKF/SEUSKF event such as a tournament or promotional testing this year, you will have to register and pay the appropriate dues for AUSKF/SEUSKF.
We highly encourage everybody to pay these dues so we can all test together and compete at tournaments. Otherwise, you can still opt to just pay the annual dojo fee.
The deadline for the registration and payment of fees is February 16, 2013 – Saturday.
We have outlined the requirements and fee schedule below and divided them between AUSKF/SEUSKF/Atlanta Kendo Kai and Atlanta Kendo Kai Only registration. We apologize if these may seem a lot, so if you have any questions or concerns please approach either Barr sensei or Oliver senpai after class. You may also email us at: [email protected]
AUSKF/SEUSKF/Atlanta Kendo Kai Registration
1. Required form: If you were NOT a member last year, please complete the SEUSKF AGREEMENT AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY.pdf.
2. Payment of fees: Please make one check payable to “Atlanta Kendo Kai” for the amount of $90 for Adults aged 18 and over or $70 for Youth aged 17 and under.
3. Breakdown of the fees are as follows:
Adults (18 and over):
AUSKF Annual Registration – $40;
SEUSKF Annual Registration – $30;
Atlanta Kendo Kai Annual Registration – $20;
Youth (17 and under):
AUSKF Annual Registration – $25;
SEUSKF Annual Registration – $25;
Atlanta Kendo Kai Annual Registration – $20;
Atlanta Kendo Kai Registration – only
1. If you have no plans of going to a tournament or testing for the entire year, you can opt to just pay the annual Atlanta Kendo Kai dues.
2. Payment of fees: Please make a check payable to “Atlanta Kendo Kai” for the amount of $20 which is our annual dues. The dues are used to fund the different internal projects the dojo undertakes throughout the year.
1st Place – Cameron Robertson
2nd Place – Kristine Banados
3rd Place – Matthew Graham
3rd Place – Fernando Navarro
1st Place – Jeremie Lorant
2nd Place – Max Brown
3rd Place – Victor Koh
3rd Place – Yuki Desouza
Eddie Facey – Mudansha
Rodney Pacis – Yudansha
Felipe Restrepo – Teams
Ryoko Barr Sensei – 1st place Women’s Division
Yoshimi Desouza – 2nd place Women’s Division
Hayato Desouza – 3rd place Shodan-Nidan
Cameron Robertson – 3rd place Mudansha
Jeremie Lorant – 3Dan
Hayato Desouza – 3Dan
Sean Gill – 2Dan
Derrick Alston – 1Kyu
Eric Bowman – 2Kyu
Matthew Graham – 2Kyu
John Adams – 4Kyu
Corey Cardarelli – 4Kyu
Brian Eberhardt – 4Kyu
Edwin Facey – 4Kyu
Scott Hinkelmann – 4Kyu
Fernando Navarro – 4Kyu
Felipe Restrepo – 4Kyu
Cameron Robertson – 4Kyu
Anne Tan – 4Kyu
Lifetime Fitness Center at Johns Creek, GA (Basketball Gym)
11555 Johns Creek Pkwy
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Please find the link to the forms below.
For any questions please email us at: [email protected].
– Atlanta Kendo Kai
For current members and for those who are interested in joining:
Lately, we have seen a few of our members, particularly beginners, show up to practice with a “fake” or substandard shinai or bokuto. Unfortunately, these items cannot be used in practice as they can be a potential hazard to you and to the people in the dojo.
In order to avoid these “fake” products and save you from wasting your money, we highly recommend that you buy equipment from the following list of Kendo suppliers online. The stores listed below have been used by our members and are known to sell shinai and bokuto that are fit for practice. Having said that, none of our members are affiliated with any of the stores listed and your experience may vary. Just pick your favorite store from the list if possible.
If you have any questions regarding equipment such as what size shinai to buy or what kind of bokuto is needed for kata practice, please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected].