Last Update: 11/8/2021
Koyokai Kendo now operating in Portage, Michigan, Warren, Michigan and Milwaukee, Wi. All locations now open and welcoming new students.
Koyokai Kendo is a small Kendo organization that practices Kendo in the states of Michigan and Wisconsin in the United States. Founded in 2014 by combining the members of the Battle Creek Kendo Kai and Grand Rapids Kendo Kai. Koyokai now conducts practices in three locations:
Koyokai Kalamazoo@Southside Dojo (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
8534 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
Schedule: Thursdays 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Saturdays 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Koyokai East in Warren Mi. (Contact: email@example.com)
Warren Raquetball and Fitness 29901 S Civic Center Blvd, Warren, MI 48093
Schedule: Monday and Wednesday 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Koyokai Milwaukee Kendo @TNT Performance 12675 W. Townsend St. Brookfield Wi. 53005
Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00pm Contact: MilwaukeeKoyokai@gmail.com (Steven Schultze)
Koyokai Kendo practices the Japanese art of Kendo based on the teachings of Douglas Tamaichi Funamoto Sensei (d. 2001 Kiyoshi 7th Dan).
– Fundamentals: Always stick to the basics.
– Practice: Practice hard and often
– Repeat: Repetition breeds consistency and accuracy.
– Win: Application of training translates to tournament success.
– Rise: Move up through the ranks by displaying proper Kendo.
Kendo the right way. Koyokai Kendo operates under the strict expectations of the International Kendo Governing Body (FIK), the All United States Kendo Federation (AUSKF) and the Midwest Kendo Federation (MWKF).
Yutaro Matsuura Renshi 7th Dan (Chief Instructor)
Travis Hill 5th Dan (Head Instructor Koyokai East)
Robert Mack 5th Dan (Head Instructor Koyokai Milwaukee)
Mimi Ahn 4th Dan
David Noonan 4th Dan
Tim Minowa 4th Dan
Eric Abbey 4th Dan
Daichi Sakuma 3rd Dan
Vladimir Trusevich 3rd Dan
Stephen Chaffin 3rd Dan
Joel Inden 3rd Dan
Lars Schlough 3rd Dan
Scott Watson 2nd Dan
Joshua Elmblad 2nd Dan
Craig Helker 2nd Dan
Paul Kilpatrick 2nd Dan
Steve Walker 1st Dan
Amy Walker 1st Dan (Club President)
Ryan Kelly 1st Dan
Sean Kelly 1st Dan
Eric Hancock 1st Dan
Erwin Ramthun 1st Dan
Stephen Schultze 1st Dan
Phil Reed 1st Dan
Daniel Hammond 1st Kyu
Taichi Matsuura 2nd Kyu