Southern California
Kendo Federation


Steveston Taikai
Saturday, 2/9/08
Steveston, Canada

Thanks to Tom Bolling for providing the tournament results
    February 9, 2008, McMath High School
    10 Years and Under                11 to 13 Years
    1st place - J. Tubajon, Steveston 1st place - K. Knecht, Renfrew
    2nd place - Yu Okada, Hawai'i     2nd place - Ja Tubajon, Steveston
    3rd place - T. Samkange, Bellevue 3rd place - S. Cresse, Kent
    3rd place - C. Kim, Renfrew       3rd place - C. Marsten, Kent
    14 to 15 Years                    Junior Team
    1st place - B. Fukutomi, Hawai'i  1st place - Kent
    2nd place - C. Mills, Kent        2nd place - Hawai'i
    3rd place - P. Yoon, Cascade      3rd place - NCKF
    3rd place - R. Murao, Steveston   3rd place - Steveston
    Non-Degree 0-4 Kyu                Non-Degree 1-3 Kyu
    1st place - YK Kwon, Central      1st place - Ad Eitoku, NCKF
    2nd place - M. Chang, Central     2nd place - A. Choe, SCKF
    3rd place - HL Ko, Steveston      3rd place - P. Cresse, Kent
    3rd place - J. Clark, Sunrise     3rd place - T. Kumagai, NCKF 
    Ladies 1 Dan and Under            Ladies 2 Dan and Above
    1st place - L. Murao, Steveston   1st place - A. Takado, Spokane
    2nd place - H. Yamada, Vancouver  2nd place - S. Choi, SCKF
    3rd place - N. Grimes, Sno-King   3rd place - M. Taguchi, Renfrew
    3rd place - N. Ton, Seattle       3rd place - E. Marsten, Highline
    1-2 Dan                           3 Dan
    1st place - B. Chung, Steveston   1st place - T. Hori, SCKF
    2nd place - SH Jung, Vancouver    2nd place - F. Itokazu, SCKF
    3rd place - K. Umeda, NCKF        3rd place - N. Nakano, Steveston
    3rd place - J. Hatakeyama, NCKF   3rd place - K. Miyamoto, Ontario
    4 Dan and Above                   Senior Team
    1st place - C. Yang, SCKF         1st place - SCKF
    2nd place - D. Taguchi, Renfrew   2nd place - Univ of Victoria
    3rd place - J. Brown, SCKF        3rd place - Youshinkan
    3rd place - T. Ariga, Butokuden   3rd place - Renbu 

The following information is from Yuge sensei:

  • Yuge sensei will handle tournament entry and hotel arrangements. Deadline is Jan 10th.
  • email Yuge sensei the following information (
    • Participant names, rank, age
    • Parents' names
      Note: at least one parent of any child under 17 years of age must accompany their child due to high security problems
    • Other guest names, age
    • Hotel room list
  • other information
    • location will be the same as 2007 (McMath High School)
    • individuals handle their own air fare
    • there is no tournament fee, however please consider making a donation to Steveston Dojo
  • important travel information
    • see the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative for U.S. Department of State and Department of Homeland Security travel requirements. The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative is a result of the Intelligence Reform and Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA), requiring all travelers to present a passport or other document proving identity and citizenship when entering or re-entering the U.S.
    • TSA permitted and prohibited items
  • if you have any questions, please contact Yuge sensei


preliminary information (transcribed from Murao sensei's email forwarded 12/11/07)
Greetings Everyone!

It's that time of the year again. The weather gets colder,
you are out spending money for Xmas, the New Year is
fast approaching as well as the Steveston Taikai.

I apologize for being a bit late this year and so I would just
like to hand out a few details early. More details to follow in a
few weeks.

I would like to pass on to you that the 2008 46th Steveston Taikai
will be held on Saturday, February 9th at the McMath High School
(same location as 2007).

Entry deadline has been set for - Saturday, January 19th, 2008

The hotel is the same - Best Western Richmond Inn
Room rate - $99.00/night

There will be more details to follow in the coming weeks.

I'm sure that I have missed quite a few senseis/dojos. Please
forward this info to any that I may have forgotten.

I would like to wish everyone "Happy Holidays" and see
you at the taikai.

Ray Murao
Steveston Kendo Club 

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