There was a shinsa (promotion test) at Wilson Park, Torrance, CA. Congratulations to Stan and Billy for passing 2-dan and Shodan (1-dan), respectively. Also, some of our children were promoted to 5 & 6-kyu. We are very glad to hear that all PCI members did well at this shinsa, including one new 4-dan sensei from Arizona!
Yamasaki sensei (5 dan, Pasadena Kendo Dojo) visited our dojo again from LA. This is probably his 5th or 6th visit (we lost counts!). We had great practices with him, and we appreciate his support for our dojo and instructions. Thank you, Yamasaki sensei!
Today, there was a funeral for Eugene & Yuri's mother, Ms. Eung Jung Lee. Below is a statement from the club, which we read at today's keiko:
Dear Eugene and Yuri’s mother, Ms. Eung Jung Lee,
We are all shocked and saddened to hear your sudden death. Thank you for being a member of the Las Vegas Kendo Club over the past year or so, and bringing your children to our practices every week. You were a very dedicated mother, and you watched our practice every time until Eugene finished the keiko in the adult class at 9 o'clock, even when you were exhausted from your daytime work. We respect your dedication to the education of your children, and the dedication to kendo as well. Thank you for bringing a warm atmosphere to our club. Your presence will not be forgotten in our club, and we would like to dedicate tonight’s practice to you. May you rest in peace. And since Ms. Lee were a Christian, let us all say Amen.
Dear Eugene and Yuri,
The relationship that you and your mother have nurtured over the past year with our club is forever, and you two are always welcome to participate our keiko anytime in the future. Although we do not know yet whether you will stay in Las Vegas or not, we hope you will follow the kendo principles that you have learned at our dojo, and live strong. May kendo spirit be with you wherever you will be.
SCKF Team Championship tournament was held at the Wilson Park, Torrance, CA. Nagamine attended as a member of the PCI team. Unfortunately the team lost in the first level, but both Yamasaki sensei and Nagamine won the match with two winning strikes (nihon gachi).
We have a sad news. Our club member, Eugene & Yuri's mother has passed away on Sep 24. The funeral service is scheduled on Tue Sep 27. We are grateful to her for creating a warm atmosphere in our Kendo club. May she rest in peace.
Kata seminar was held by SCKF at Covina Dojo in West Covina. Locklair and Nagamine attended the seminar from LVKC. It was a long day, but we learned a lot. There are so much details to the kendo-kata.... We need to practice more kata regularly.
Wei sensei (7 dan) from Guang Zhou, Hsu-Do-Kan dojo, has visited us again for his 2nd visit. Thank you for visiting us again and for instructing us. We are having great jigeiko with Wei sensei.
We had a surprise visit by Song sensei (5 dan) from Korea. He will attend our keiko regularly for a while. We hope he stays in town! Our keiko quality has been improving a lot by many visitors lately, which is great.
Shikai sensei (7 dan) from Chuo Dojo in LA has visited LVKC for his 4th visit! We cannot believe that this is his 4th visit; time really flies. We had a great keiko, and we thank Shikai sensei for his support for our club. See gallery for a photo.
Kendo demonstration at the Atomic Testing Museum on the Family Event day. Galvez and Locklair have led the practice with some kids. Thanks to both for leading the demo, and we hope we'll get more new students!
Nikkei Games was held by SCKF in Torrance, CA. Three of our members (Stan, Billy, Zembayashi) participated the tournament.
Okada sensei (4 dan) and Itokazu san has visited our dojo from LA. This is his second visit to LVKC for Okada sensei. Thank you for practicing with us!! See gallery for a photo.
SCKF Championship at Wilson Park, Torrance, CA
To see video please goto our (Las Vegas Kendo Club) Group Facebook.
UNLV Festival of Communities was held on UNLV campus on Saturday, April 16. We shared a booth with Las Vegas Iaido members, and promoted our club and activities. Iaido people did a very nice demonstration. See the Gallery 2011 for some pics.
The KORABO Taiko group has visited LVKC for a short demonstration as part of the Japanese cultural exchange. They brought 5 taikos and 5 members. We all had some trial, and had a lot of fun. Thank you, Gene, for visiting us! See the Gallery 2011 for some pics.
Watanabe sensei (Founder of LVKC, 7 dan) visited us for a keiko. We cannot belive that already one year has passed since his last visit in 2010. Thank you for visiting us again this year, and we look forward to his visit in 2012.
Yamasaki sensei (5 dan) and Inada san (3 dan) from Pasadena Kendo Dojo has visited us for special kendo keiko and seminar. We had three intense practice sessions. See the Gallery 2011 for a nice pic with everyone in it!
It has been a quick winter session, and we are very happy to have so many kids participating the winter session at the dance studio. We have two weeks left for the winter session at the dance studio, and we're going back to the Silver Springs Rec Center from March 22. Please remember to register with the City of Henderson Rec Program for the Spring Session for Mar 22 - May 12. You can either register online or at the counter of the rec center.