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About GNEUSKF

The Greater Northeastern United States Kendo Federation (GNEUSKF)


The Greater Northeastern United States Kendo Federation (GNEUSKF) is one of the member federations of the All United States Kendo Federation (AUSKF), a member of the International Kendo Federation (FIK). It is a federation composed of clubs and dojos with the common goals of commitment to excellence in kendo and iaido, education and promotion of these disciplines, and friendship among those who are students of these Japanese martial arts. Its members are mostly located in the northeastern region of the United States, but it is bonded more by these ideals than its geographic confinement.

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GNEUSKF Member Dojos

Member Dojos
Cleveland Kendo Association
Akitsu Kendo Dojo LLC
Shigemi Matsuyama
contact@clevelandkendo.com
216-400-9923
2110 S Taylor Rd Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
www.clevelandkendo.com 
Cleveland Touyuukai
Orsolya Kiss
clevelandiaido@gmail.com 
440-590-2594
3820 Superior Avenue, 2/F., Cleveland, OH 44114
Cornell University Kendo Club
Kyle Wang
cornellkendoclub@gmail.com 
509-768-8828
Noyes Fitness Center
306 West Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850
2nd location: Helen Newman Hall
163 Cradit Farm Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Fudokan
Rod Faghani
info@fudokankendo.com
240-406-5363
Sidwell Friends Lower School
5100 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814
https://www.fudokankendo.com/
George Washington University Kendo Club
Minh Vu
minhvu@gmail.com
202-455-9990
212 H Street, Washington, DC 20052
Hamilton College Kendo Club
Aoife Thomas
kendo@hamilton.edu
831-295-4303
198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323
Hudson River Kendo Club
Garrett Huehner
machue@earthlink.net 
914-944-9144
Ripley-Grier Studio
520 Eight Avenue, NY, NY 10018
Japanese Swordman Society
Ji You Ni 
jiyou86@gmail.com
201-675-8966
180 9th Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
2nd location: Hudson School
4th Floor Gym., 601 Park Ave., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Kent State University Kendo Club
Contact Person: John Beaty
Email:   pamelabeaty8@aol.com
Place of Practice: 1211 Spruce Ct., Kent, OH 44240
Keio Academy of New York
Daisuke Yuki
dyuki@keio.edu 
914-310-0797
3 College Road, Purchase, NY 10577
Marshall University Kendo Club
Wentao Zhou
zwt0409@hotmail.com
304-654-8104
Recreation Center
402 Thundering Herb Drive, Huntington, WV 25755
Mikazukai Kai
Miguel Angel Diaz
madiza68@yahoo.com 
787-617-6087
Centro Dharma, 521 Calle Sagrado Corazone De Jesus,
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00915
NEPA Kobudo Kai
Corey Comstock
krokinde@hotmail.com 
517-315-7170
7378 SR 3001 Mehoopany, PA 18629
Ohio University Kendo Club
Jay E. Ryu
ryu@ohio.edu 
740-590-6484
Ping Center, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701
Rutgers University Kendo Club
Isabella Church
bchurch@kendoka.org 
908-217-9188
Loree Gym., Rutgers University
70 Lipman Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Shidogakuin Genbukan (Iaido)
Duane Langenwalter
DuaneL@OutOfThinAir.com
203-240-3431
270 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528
http://www.shidogakuin.com
Shidogakuin Shidokan Harrison NY
Shozo Kato
(212) 979-7988
info@shidogakuin.com
270 Harrison Avenue  Harrison, NY
http://www.shidogakuin.com

Tuesday
• 6:00 - 7:00 Beginner Kendo (bogu and non-bogu)
• 6:30 - 8:30 PM Kendo Advanced
Saturday
• 5:00 - 6:25 PM Basics and Beginner Kendo (bogu and non-bogu)
• 6:30 - 8:00PM Kendo Advanced
Shidogakuin Miami Kendo Club
Lewis F. Murphy
Lmurphy@stroock.com 
305-772-2006
Ruiz Tiger Karate Dojo
66307 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33023  
http://www.shidogakuin.com
Shidogakuin NJ (Hakushikan)
Isabella Church
bchurch@kendoka.org 
9908-217-9188
Second Reformed Church of New Brunswick
100 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
http://www.shidogakuin.com
Shidogakuin NY (Shidokan)
Shozo Kato
skato@kendoka.org
212-431-1322
2265 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016
http://www.shidogakuin.com
Shoshinkan
Stephen Kang
shoshinkankendo@gmail.com
646-335-2535
49 East Midland Avenur, Paramus, NJ 07651
Southern Ohio Kendo Association
Tsuyoshi Inoshita
pcancer@zoomst.net 
740-353-4884
Shawnee State University
940 2nd Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662
Syracuse University Kendo Club
Ke Wu
syracusekendo@gmail.com
derekthere@gmail.com 
315-876-8330
Flanagan Gym., Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13210
U.S. Military Academy (West Point)
Thomas Koizumi
thomas.koizumi@westpoint.edu 
PO Box 2441, West Point, NY 10997
Washinkan
James Yan
James.Yan@washinkan.org 
571-642-5108
Herndon Community Center
814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA 20170
2nd location: Spring Hill Community Center
1239 Spring Hill Road, McLean, VA 22012
Washinkan
Kennon Crymble
Kennon.Crymble@washinkan.org 
571-213-3794
3rd location: Dulles South Recreation & Community Center
24950 Riding Center Dr., South Riding, VA 20152
Yale Kendo Club
Jessica Ye
jjy10475@gmail.com 
408-807-1562
Yale University, 70 Tower Road, New Haven, CT 06511
https://yalekendo.sites.yale.edu/
 

GENUSKF News

Update September 18, 2019:

Change of dates for the final tryout date for GNEUSKF Men's Team


Dear GNEUSKF members:

Due to some schedule conflict, the final tryout for the GNEUSKF men’s team between the Northeast and Southwest teams will be Friday 12/6 (evening) and Sunday 12/7 (morning). The location will be Fudokan Dojo in Bethesda MD. The details will be emailed to those representing both teams at a later date.

Sincerely,
T. Inoshita
President, GNEUSKF

Update August 23, 2019:

GNEUSKF Southwest Region 2020 AUSKF Nationals Men's Team Tryout


Dear GNEUSKF members:

As previously communicated, for the selection of the GNEUSKF men’s team we will divide the federation into two regions, Northeast region (CT, NYC area, NJ, PA, MD) and Southwest region (including but not limited to upstate NY, OH, WV, VA, FL). We will select a 6-man team representing each region and will have a final tryout in Bethesda MD on Saturday 12/13/2019.

For the Southwest region, we will have two preliminary tryouts – in Cleveland OH on 9/29/2019 (at the time of Student Cup) and in Herndon Virginia on Sunday 11/17/2019. We will select 3 senshu at each tryout (6 in total). One can participate in either in Cleveland or Virginia or both. If one does not make the team in Cleveland, one can retry in VA. Those 6 selected will move on to the final tryout. If you are interested in trying out, please contact T. Inoshita (pcancer@zoomnet.net) by 9/21/2019.

One of the main purposes of the nationals at the great cost to AUSKF is to promote kendo throughout the United States. This can be achieved by participating in the process - practicing hard and preparing for the tryout. We hope that a lot of kenshi will participate in the process regardless of their current skill levels.

Sincerely,
T. Inoshita
President, GNEUSKF

Update August 23, 2019:

GNEUSKF 2020 AUSKF Nationals Women's Team Selection


Attention all female kenshi of GNEUSKF,

As you are aware, GNEUSKF will be conducting an open tryout for all female kenshi interested in representing GNEUSKF at the 2020 AUSKF National Championships in Detroit, Michigan. Preliminary information about the event can be found on the AUSKF website: https://auskfnews.wordpress.com/2019/02/10/2020-auskf-national-championships-preliminary-information/ 

There are two opportunities to try out for the women's individual, senior women's individual (ages 45+), and women's team divisions. Those interested in representing GNEUSKF at nationals in any of these divisions must attend at least one of the two tryout practices:

1. Sunday, September 29, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio
2. Sunday, November 17, 2019 in Herndon, VA

If you are interested in trying out, please obtain approval from the head sensei of the GNEUSKF dojo you are registered with (either verbal or written), then email the attached registration form to Christine Eickhoff ceickhoffkendo@gmail.com no later than Sunday, September 21st, 2019. Please note that only federation members in good standing are eligible to participate, please see the tournament regulations if you have questions about eligibility. If you have questions about the tryout, please send them to ceickhoffkendo@gmail.com prior to September 14th. Practice locations and times will be announced as soon as these details are confirmed.

T. Inoshita, President GNEUSKF
C. Eickoff, Coordinator, GNEUSKF women’s team for 2020 AUSKF Nationals

Downloand Registration Form

31st Anniversary Kendo Tournament / GNEUSKF Championships

Albert Gymnasium
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
March 29 – 31, 2019

Since 1988, The Annual Cleveland Kendo Tournament has become one of the longest running continuous Kendo tournaments in North America, attracting competitors from across the United States, Canada, Japan, and other countries. SEE DETAILS BELOW.

cleveland Kendo taikai


January 14, 2019

Dear Fellow Kenshi:

We are happy to invite you to the 31st Cleveland Kendo Tournament / Greater Northeastern United States Kendo Championships at Adelbert Gymnasium at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH on March 29 – 31, 2019.

We are proud to announce that Takeshi Ishii Sensei, 8dan kyoshi, former vice chief instructor of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Kendo, will be with us during the tournament weekend. He will give us a special kendo seminar as part of the GNEUSKF Kendo Educational Tour 9 AM to 12:00 noon on Sunday March 31, 2019.

Attached please find information on the31st Annual Cleveland Kendo Tournament. We are processing applications the same way as last year.

Thank you for your cooperation, and we are looking forward to seeing you in Cleveland this spring.

Sincerely,

Tsuyoshi Inoshita
Tournament Committee Chair
President, Greater Northeastern United States Kendo Federation

Downloads:
Tournament Info Packet
Tournament Registration Form
SEMINAR Registration Form

10 Annual CWRU Student CUP Kendo Tournament 2019

Albert Gymnasium
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
September 27 – 29, 2019

Since 2010, the Case Western Reserve Kendo Club has been hosting a kendo tournament in September for middle school, high school, and college students (and recent graduates). The weekend encompasses special practices and seminars with visiting instructors, an AUSKF sanctioned promotion examination, and of course the competition itself. SEE DETAILS BELOW.

CWRU Kendo Taikai

Greetings Sensei and Kendoka,

On behalf of the Case Western Reserve University Kendo Club, I would like to cordially invite all of you to our 10th Annual Student Cup. This event will be held on the 27th to 29th of September, 2019. We welcome all high school, university, and recent alumni to participate in our event. Furthermore, I am happy to announce that this event will also include a shinpan seminar, a promotional exam up to the 3rd dan, many opportunities for godo geiko, and a federation tryout for the AUSKF National Championships in 2020.

The schedule for this event is as follows:

Friday, 9/27:
Godo Keiko
7pm-9pm

Saturday, 9/28:
Open Gym: 8am
Asa Geiko: 9am-10am
Shinpan Seminar: 10am-noon
Lunch Break: noon-1pm
Student Cup: 1pm-4pm

Sunday, 9/29:
Open Gym: 8am
Godo Geiko: 9am-10am
Promotion Exam: 10am-11am
Federation Tryout: 11am-noon

Registration Forms (download)
Tourmament Information Packet (download)
Shinsa Information Packet (download)

Best Regards,

Rintaroh Shima
CWRU Kendo Club