informational letter from from Tagawa sensei, 6/18/07
Re: 2007 AUSKF Kendo Education tour
At this time, I would like to propose a wonderful opportunity in the
education and advancement of kendo in the United States. Kazuo Furukawa
Sensei of Hokkaido Japan will be making an educational tour for the
western part of the United States in the middle of November. Furukawa
Sensei is a teacher of the Tokai University Fuzoku Dai Yon Senior High
School. He is an 8th Dan Kyoshi and only 53 years of age.
Furukawa Sensei's round trip airfare to the United States as well as his
air travel within the United States will be provided by AUSKF. However,
the member federations that he will visit will be asked to provide his
hotel accommodations, meals, and local transportation. If your
federation is willing to make this commitment, then I will make
arrangements so that your federation will be included in Furukawa
Sensei's education tour for the western part of the United States.
Due to the limited time that Furukawa Sensei has for this educational tour,
there is always going to be a possibility that he will be visiting your
federation on a weekday and not a weekend. Please keep this in mind when
making your request for his visit. There is also a possibility that your
federation may even be skipped if demand is too high and scheduling becomes
This educational ltour is going to become an annual occurrence. If your
federation is skipped over this time, there will be other opportunities in
This is a wonderful opportunity to host and learn from one of the top young
8th Dan sensei in Japan. Educational tours such as this one are the key to
the advancement of kendo in the United States.
Furukawa Sensei will visit these cities: Seattle (PNKF), Denver (RMKF, SWUSKIF),
San Jose (NCKF, CCKF), Los Angeles (SCKF, SCKO).
It would be greatly appreciated if I could receive your requests by no later
than July 20th 2007.
Vice President of Education
Masaharu Makino, Shinobu Maeda, Yuji Onitsuka