We’ll be holding a half-day seminar with Koike-Sensei of NW Dojo to focus on shinsa before the PNKF shinsa in February 2019.
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Address: 10301 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97220
Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 9:30am start
Location: Kent Commons Recreation Center
Address: 525 4th Ave. N., Kent, WA
Lunch: $8 (Subway turkey/ham sandwich with double meat, chips and a drink)
For more information see the registration page.
Internal registration deadline is November 20, 2018.
On Sunday, September 16, the PNKF will be putting on a "dojo operations" seminar, lead by Sean Deblieck in Portland, OR.
Date: Sunday, September 16
Time: 12pm-2:30pm, followed by godo-geiko
Location hasn't been established yet but please check your emails or check back here later.
We will be hosting a shimpan (judging in shiai/taikai) seminar in Portland, OR, put on by the PNKF and taught by Samkange Sensei. The information is as follows:
Lead: Samkange Sensei
Date: Saturday, September 15
Location: IRCO (same as Sunday practice location)
Address: 10301 NE Glisan St Portland, Oregon
Even if you're not in bogu or just in bogu, you can get a lot of out a shimpan seminar. Learn why shimpan raise their flag, what is considered ippon (a valid strike), and get some shiai experience. For those who are higher rank, it's an opportunity to learn about doing shimpan before out there and doing it for real.
Portland will be visited by four sensei from Japan:
- Sadao Sasaki-Sensei (7-dan, kyoshi)
- Mitsuru Mori-Sensei (7-dan, kyoshi)
- Motoharu Akiyama-Sensei (7-dan, kyoshi)
- Iazuki Iida (4-dan)
Please click through to view more detailed information about the seminar as well as the day-to-day schedule.
The Highline Taikai is a round-robin taikai, which means you get at least two matches! It is for those who are 16 years or older, and are 2-dan and below. It's an excellent, low(er) stress taikai for members without as much taikai experience.
Read more and register on our 2018 Highline Taikai payment page.
One of the biggest, and most important taikai of our region. Portland members, please plan to go to this taikai if you are able! You can learn, see a lot of good kendo, help out at the courts, or even just cheer from the stands.
Registration should come to you via email from Portland Kendo Club in early to mid October.