The AUSKF Junior Nationals were held on April 8th in Huntington Beach California. Our own Taichi Matsuura participated as a member of the Midwest Team in the 9 and Under Division. Unfortunately, after three tough rounds was eliminated in the round of 16. Worst of all, he was injured in a very unlucky accident involving heavy locker room doors. He suffered a laceration needing 23 stitches. He is eager to return to training and is already looking forward to Junior Nationals 2019 rumored to be in Atlanta.
Koyokai is pleased to announce that Burm S Kim has been promoted to Kendo Godan in Huntington Beach, California.
Following the Cleveland Tournament on Easter Sunday, Koyokai is pleased to announce the promotion of Mimi Ahn to Kendo Yondan. Well done.
Cleveland 2018. Although Koyokai Fell short of 5 Team Titles in a row, we finished a respectable Second Place to Etobicoke. Other results:
Third Place Shodan: Joshua Elmblad
Second Place Yondan: Burm S Kim
First Place Godan and Up: Travis Hill
Third Place Youth Teams: Taichi Matsuura and Sean Kelly
Koyokai Traveled to the Kentucky Tournament in Cincinnati, Ohio (??) In March.
First Place Sandan and Up: Travis Hill
Third Place Sandan and Up: Yutaro Matsuura
Third Place Women’s: MiMi Ahn
Third Place Junior Teams: Taichi Matsuura (w/Detroit)
Third Place Teams: Koyokai 1
First Place Teams: Koyokai 2
First Place Junior: Taichi Matsuura
After many long years… In February of 2018 Koyokai Kendo Captures the Shigaki Cup awarded to the Team Champions of the prestigious Detroit Kendo Taikai. Thank you to all those who participated and making this win possible for the club.
Koyokai Traveled to Columbus Ohio (Ohio State University Campus) for the Johnson Cup in October 2017 Hosted by the East Central US Kendo Federation:
Sandan and Up First Place: Travis Hill
Women’s First Place and Johnson Cup Third Place: MiMi Ahn
Teams First Place: Koyokai