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Inoue Kazuyoshi Sensei from Fukuoka came on July 7th and left 17th and left us great

impression as his Club T-shirt says, “Ken Zanmai,” “Absorbed in Kendo.”


Tony Galvez Sensei from Las Vegas is in town. He plans to come to dojo on August 2nd

before going back on August 4th. Come practice with him.


Tanabe Takehito Sensei, Kyoshi 7 Dan, from Tokyo’s Hiroo Gakuen came to Kaimuki on

Sunday, July 30th. He showed his super good kendo. At the end he told us that he

did not just like kendo but very much like kendo. That was why he brought kendo

equipments with him to practice with us during his family vacation. He will be at

Kenshikan Dojo on August 1st and 2nd. Go and practice with him.


Also there was 12 years old, Nobuhiko Tamura from Fukuoka. He practiced with us

willingly not forced by his parents. He will be a good kendoist. He did kaeshido on me

4 times. He will be with us during his father’s tenure at University of Hawaii.


Mr. and Mrs. Hiroshi Sasaki are kind enough to come and be with us from September

22nd till 28th. They will be at our dojo on Wednesday, September 27th. Mark your

calendar and come to our practice. Let us extend our Aloha hospitality toward them.


We are looking for persons who can be Team Hawaii for Pacific Northwest Kendo

Federation’s Tournament on Saturday, November 4th. We want to keep Championship

recaptured last year. Let Seth Harris Sensei know if you want to participate.


Our Club’s yearly fund raise, Zippy’s Ticket Sale, will be a bit earlier this year starting in

the middle of August. Need your help for selling and buying tickets. As you know,

money raised are used not only for our club but also for promoting Kendo in Hawaii.

Wahiawa Kendo Club T-shirts are on sale. The back of T-shirt says, “Kendo will make it

better.” Black in color. The cost is $15 for sizes S, M, L, XL and $17 for XXL.


One parent told me that he congratulated his son because he became a Champion day

before. His son’s reply was, “That was yesterday. I’m no longer a champion today.”


When you become a champion, others practice harder to beat you next time. As soon

as you win, you start practicing in order to maintain the championship. On the other

hand, if you lose in a tournament, it is not the end of your life. You can practice more to

get better results next time.! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !


It is more important to come out of losses, failures and mistakes and try hard to become

a successful person. That is what we should apply to our lives by learning through

kendo practices.




Iwao Sato, Chief Instructor

Wahiawa Kendo Club

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