* The 27th SEUSKF Championship & Promotional

posted Sep 9, 2016, 10:11 PM by Iko Bullington

Knoxville Kendo Club

    October 22nd (Sat) -- Tournament
    October 23rd (Sun) -- Promotional Testing

    Bearden High School
    8352 Kingston Pile, Knoxvile, TN 37919

September 30th

* The Results of KY Tournament & Testing

posted Mar 16, 2016, 11:13 PM by Iko Bullington

Kendal Mangrum  --- 2nd in Mudansha division
                                   --- 3rd in Youth (age 13-18) division
Gillian Castro  -------- 3rd in Women division

Promotional Testing:
Noah Soriano  ------- 4 kyu
Junko Yonemoto  --- 4 kyu
Townsend Miller ---- 4 kyu
Jon Marc Zaccaro --- 1 kyu
Jakob Bailey --------- 1 kyu
Kendal Mangrum --- 1 dan

Congratulations!!  Excellent Job!

* 2016 ECUSKF Kentucky Tournament & Promotional Test

posted Feb 1, 2016, 11:05 PM by Iko Bullington

Date:    March 12 (Sat) --- Tournament
              March 13 (Sun) --- Promotional Test

Venue: Wever Gymnasium fo Eastern Kentucky University

Time:  Tournament 8 am --5 pm
             Promotional Test 10 am --3:30 pm

Deadline:  March 1  --- Tournament Registration
                    February  29 ---- Promotional Application

* 18th Annual Detroit Open Kendo Tournament, Seminar & Testing

posted Nov 28, 2015, 9:41 PM by Iko Bullington

Date:  2/13-14/2016
Venue:  Novi Middle School, Novi, MI
Deadline:  1/22/2016
Guest Instructors:
Eiga Hideyuki Sensei
Eiga Naoki Sensei

2016Kendo & Iaido Seminar & Testing

posted Nov 28, 2015, 9:25 PM by Iko Bullington

Date: 1/22-24/2016
Venue: Florida International University,  Miami, FL
deadline: 1/13/2016
Guest Instructors:
             Shozo Kato Sensei
             Tatsuhiko Konnko Sensei
             Mark Uchida Sensei
             Shinobu Maeda Sensei

* SEUSKF Shinsa Invitation

posted Nov 28, 2015, 9:18 PM by Iko Bullington

Date: 1/16/2016
Venue: Life Time Fitness, Atlanta GA
Deadline: 1/4/2016

* The Results of 26th SEUSKF Championship

posted Nov 10, 2015, 8:42 AM by Iko Bullington


Gillian Castro ---- 3rd place  (Youth B Division)
Leon Stewart ---- 3rd place (Youth B Division)

Promotional Testing:

Jakob Bailey  -------- 2 kyu
Leon Stewart --------- 1 dan
Kenichi Saito --------- 1 dan
Daniel LaDue -------- 2 dan
Miyuki Mangrum ---- 3 dan

Big Congratulations!!  Job well done!!!

* 26th SEUSKF Championship

posted Sep 17, 2015, 5:31 AM by Iko Bullington

Date:  Tournament --- Saturday, November 7, 2015
            Promotional Testing  --- Sunday, November 8, 2015
Venue: Carolina Courts
                240 Chestnut Parkway
                Indian Trai, NC 28079

* The Results of 2015 Atlanta Tournament & Testing

posted Jul 10, 2015, 1:08 AM by Iko Bullington


Julia Mangrum -- 3rd place (Youth A Division)
Gillian Castro  -- 2nd place  (Youth B Division)
Kendal Mangrum -- 3rd place (Youth B Division)
Jakob Bailey -- 3rd place (Mudansha Division)

NKC Team A --- 3rd Place
Sun Wook Kim
Iko Bullington
Chris Bullington
Hyoung Joo Lee
Yoichi Kawarada 

Promotional Testing:

Star Akhom --- 4-kyu
Chris Gammill -- 4-kyu
Jakob Bailey --- 3-kyu
Kenichi Saito ------- 1-kyu

Big Congratulations to Everyone!!  Good job!! 

* 5th Annual GKA Taikai, Promotion, Seminar

posted May 20, 2015, 5:49 AM by Iko Bullington   [ updated May 20, 2015, 5:49 AM ]

Dear fellow Kenshi:

GKA is pleased to announce and welcome you all to the 5th Annual GKA Taikai. In addition to the taikai, we will also host a promotion test event from kyu level to 3rd dan, as well as a seminar hosted by visiting guests from Japan.

Visiting Guests:
Masahiko Yamamoto Sensei (Hachi dan, Hanshi):
Masahiko Yamamoto sensei is one of the coaches from Osaka Police department. He specializes in the Jo-dan style of kendo. He was the 3rd place winner at the 1991 8th World Kendo Championship for men’s individual in Toronto, Canada. He was also selected to compete in the 12th All Japan Hachi-dan Kendo tournament in 2014. Lastly, he is also the father of Mariko Yamamoto, the winner of the all Japan Women Kendo Championship in 2013, and a participating member in the World Kendo Championship.

Nobuaki Kotake Sensei (Nana dan, Kyoshi):
Kotake sensei will be joining Yamamoto sensei on the trip and will be helping to host the seminar.

The seminar will cover Kendo basics, Debana waza, as well as introduction to jo-dan style kendo.
The taikai, promotion, and seminar will be held on the weekend of July 3rd - 5th, 2015. For additional detail please see the attached application.
The application deadline is June 15, 2015. Please have your dojo representative fill out the dojo form and email it to

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