Our club member, Rheanna Dominici, passed Hawaii Kendo Federation 1 dan
examination on Sunday, July 5th. Congratulations to her. She will be practicing hard to
take 2 dan examination next year as I urged her to do so.
Former Kenshikan member, Sei Wakuta, passed 6 dan examination in Dallas Texas
recently. He resides in a East Coast city and continuing kendo practice under Kato
Shozo Sensei. Mr. Wakuta thanked Kato Shozo Sensei as well as Hawaii senseis for his
accomplishment. Congratulations to him.
One month long seminar by Miyagawa Hidetoshi Sensei, Hanshi 8 dan from Fukuoka,
ended successfully. The last one was on Tuesday, July 28th at Kenshikan. I was happy
that many kenshis participated and their responses were very positive. I hope that
Hawaii Kendo Federation will organize this type of seminar periodically to improve our
caliber to level up with other kendo world. Thank you, Miyagawa Sensei.
Meikyo Kan Kendo Club will participate in Japanese fair at Japanese Cultural Center on
Saturdays, August 8th and September 12th. They sell shinai bukuros, tenugui bags,
pouches, T-shirts and others for club fund raise. Please support them by buying some.
Wahiawa Kendo Club T-shirts are for sale. We discontinued white color ones, though
some left. Sizes are small, medium, large and extra-large for $15 and XXL for $17 each.
If you or anyone you know have used vehicles to get rid of, consider donating vehicles
to Hawaii Kendo Federation through Kokua in Kind program. It helps Hawaii Kendo
Starting at the end of August, our club will have a Zippy’s ticket sale for our club fundraiser. We need all the help we can get as usual years. The sale will last till November. We will let you know when tickets are printed and become available.
During a month long seminar, Miyagawa Hidetoshi Sensei told us twice not to have
senseis wait for you. He even mentioned his own incident when he got on the bus at the
hotel to the tournament site before even the announced departure time all high rank senior senseis were already on the bus and stared at him who was the last one to get on board. He felt embarrassed. By accomplishing this through kendo, you will develop the habit in your real life not have your customers, clients, patients and partners wait for you.
Iwao Sato, Chief Instructor
Wahiawa Kendo Club