Tournament History

6th PNKF North American Women’s Taikai Results

Team 1st place – PNKF-1 (J.DeJong, E.DeJong, N.Grimes, E.Marsten, A.Nakayama) 2nd place – SWKIF-1 (H.Dang, A.Darrah, D.Verastigue, N.Arnal, A.Adachi) 3rd place – SCKO 1 (Y.Saito, J.Kuo, I.Lorimer, N.Harigai, H.Hsueh) 3rd place – PNKF-2 (M.Blechschmidt, M.DeJong, J.Frazier-Day, J.Chen, M.Rinaldi) Individual Mudansha 1st place – Maya Blechschmidt 2nd place – Binah Yeung, PNKF 3rd place – Sizhou […]

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5th PNKF North American Women’s Taikai Results

View the FULL Excel results for match by match, point by point action here! Team Round Robin, Single Elimination and Bracket Mudansha Individuals Yudansha Individuals Watch some of the team action on YouTube. TEAMS 1st place – Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation 1 (A. Kikkawa, J. Chen, N. Grimes, J. Frazier-Day, A. Takado) 2nd place – […]

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The PNKF Women’s Tournament – KendoWorld article

This article was originally printed in KendoWorld, Volume 6.1, December, 2011 and appears here courtesy of KendoWorld. The Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation’s North American Women’s Taikai is the official (and a mouthful of a title) tournament started in 2001 by Jeff Marsten Sensei (7dan, kyoshi) and is held every 3 years in the greater Seattle […]

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4th PNKF Women’s Kendo Tournament Results

TEAMS 1st place – Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation A (N. Grimes, J. Chen, T. Ying, E. Marsten, N. Ton) 2nd place – British Columbia Kendo Federation (B. Lin, M. Taguchi, W. Robilliard, M. Kobayashi, L. Murao) 3rd place – Gardena Kendo Dojo (S.Sugeta, S.Segawa, Y.Miura, Y.Hoshina, K.Matsushita) 3rd place – Southeast US Kendo Federation (H. […]

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Mayumi Katsura, 6D Renshi, Biography

Mayumi Katsura Sensei was born in then Kagoshima prefecture 1969 and since then has compiled an impressive kendo career. Here are some of the highlights- check it out!

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