Norwalk Kendo Dojo 2011 Highlights
- approximately 75 members (federation membership throughout 2011)
- teaching staff includes one 8 dan, two 7 dan, three 6 dan,
one 5 dan, one 4 dan
- three officers and three advisors on the SCKF board
- one officer on the AUSKF board
- Recurring Norwalk Dojo events
- Monthly special practices, Sun 8-10am
- Yudansha practices, 1st Monday of the month
- Kata practices, 2nd Monday of the month
- Monthly dojo tournament, last Mon practice on odd months or
last Fri practice on even months
- Team SCKF practices, Sun 8am-12pm once or twice a month
(for All United States Kendo Championships 8/12-13 in Atlanta)
- Team USA practices, Sun 8am-12pm once or twice a month
(for 15WKC 5/25/12 in Italy)
- Fri, 1/7/11: Norwalk Dojo first practice of 2011
traditional first keiko feast, including fresh mochi and zenzai!
- Sun, 1/30/11:
Taikai, Wilson Park
Yoon Brian (3rd place, 1-2 dan) and
Kodama Jean (1st place, senior division).
- Fri, 2/18/11:
with Oda sensei
Tonight kendo practice is cancelled.
Instead we will host an iaido seminar with Oda sensei, iaido 8 dan
hanshi from Japan, who will be
the whole week.
- Sat, 2/19/11:
Congratulations to Kariya Yoshijiro for taking 2nd place in the
3 dan division! He was also on the SCKF team, which took 3rd
place in the senior team competition.
- Sat, 4/16/11: SEJSCC Recognition Dinner
Congratulations to Mrs Domen for being one of two Center
honorees at the dinner (the other was Hy Shishino).
- Sun, 4/17/11:
Taikai, San Jose
Yoon Courtney (2nd place, 11-13 years) and
Yoon Brian (3rd place, 1-2 dan)
- Sat, 4/30/11:
spring shinsa, Pasadena Bukkyokai
Ji Daniel (5kyu), Kim Christie (4kyu), Hahn Danielle (3kyu), and
Yoon Brian (2dan). Everyone passed with flying colors!
- Thu-Sun, 6/9-13/11:
Iaido Camp, Kent OH
Congratulations to Okuno Isamu for passing 5 dan!
- Sun, 6/19/11:
Nationals, Huntington Beach
to Hahn Danielle, who won best 8 (13 and under girls), and to
Yoon Courtney, who was on the SCKF Girls Team B which took 3rd place.
- Sun, 6/26/11: SCKF Indiv
Championships, Wilson Park
to Yoon Brian, who took 3rd place in the yudansha championships,
and to Kodama Jean, who took 1st place in the senior division!
- Fri-Sat, 8/12-13/10:
Good job Yoon Courtney!
Norwalk Dojo is proud of you for making the team and fighting hard at
- Sun, 8/21/11:
Games, CSULB Pyramid
to Hahn Rex, who took 3rd place in the 3dan and above division!
- Sun, 8/28/11:
Week Taikai, Nishihonganji
to trophy winners Trost Jeffrey (3rd place, adult 0-4 kyu division)
and Yoon Courtney (2nd place, 11-13 division). And we are very proud
of our kyu team which took 3rd place, with each team member showing
excellent fighting spirit!
- Sun, 9/25/11:
Championships, Wilson Park
to 1st place women's team
(Yoon Courtney, Domen Sumi, Hahn Danielle, coach Yoon Brian) and
3rd place yudansha team (Chu Michael, Yoon Brian, Domen Sumi, Amano
Shotaro, Chang Jeffrey, Kariya Yoshijiro)!
- Sun, 10/16/11:
Shinsa, Wilson Park
Hahn Lance (6 kyu),
Lim Jennifer (6 kyu),
Moon Joshua (6 kyu),
Choi Daniel (6 kyu),
Matsuda Kane (4 kyu),
Ji Daniel (4 kyu),
Lim Steve (4 kyu),
Kim Christie (3 kyu),
Azama Eric (3 kyu),
Trost Jeffrey (3 kyu),
Lim Mitchell (3 kyu),
Hahn Danielle (2 kyu),
Yoon Courtney (2 kyu),
Kim Andrew (1 dan),
Huang Michael (1 dan),
Hong Woo (2 dan)
- Sat-Mon, 11/19-21/11:
All Japan Champion visit
AUSKF sponsored the 2010 and 2011 All Japan Champion,
Takanabe Susumu sensei, for a
Norwalk Dojo hosted the Monday seminar/keiko and farewell party.