Georgia Kendo Association

2017 January Promotion

Friday, 02 December 2016 10:54

GKA will be holding two promotion events:

January 14, 2017:
SEUSKF will be holding the 1-4 Dan level promotion. If you’re planning on taking the promotion, your application is due on January 3, 2017. Please contact Philbeck sensei at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

January 28, 2017:
GKA will be holding a kyu level promotion. If you’re planning on taking the promotion, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for additional information.

Instructors

Congratulation to all the new sensei that GKA has added this year as well newly promoted 5th dan sensei. Our current GKA sensei rosters are as follow:

Head Sensei
Kunitoshi Arai (Kyoshi, 7th Dan)

Sensei
Ken Tamura (6th Dan)
Kentaro Hara (5th Dan)
Hyonki Yi (5th Dan)
Sang Su Lee (5th Dan)
Arata Tamura (5th Dan)
Daniel Kim (5th Dan)
Chang Seok Oh (5th Dan)
William Holt (4th Dan)
Victor Robinson (4th Dan)
Tadashisa Matsumura (4th Dan)
Hyuk Kyu Seoh (4th Dan)
Han Nui Lee (4th Dan)
Pilsoo Shin (4th Dan)
Han Gil Chae (4th Dan)
Danny Kim (4th Dan)
Jeff Kim (4th Dan)
Eui Rae Ro (4th Dan)
Emiko Arai (4th Dan)
Yong Kyu Choi (4th Dan)
Bryan Kapplow (4th Dan)
Chiaki Haruyama (4th Dan)
Akira Hara (4th Dan)

Current Visiting Sensei
Jeehwan Kim (5th Dan)
Adriene Aono (4th Dan)

 

 

 

Georgia Kendo Association (GKA) is a great place to learn and practice kendo in Atlanta! We have been serving metro Atlanta area for over 35 years. We offer something for everyone from a beginner to an experienced kendo practitioner with many qualified sensei.

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6th Annual GKA Taikai

Thursday, 28 April 2016 20:18

Arai sensei and GKA cordially invite you all to the 6th Annual Georgia Kendo Association Taikai. We had our largest event last year with over 120 participants. We would love to keep improving to grow the event as the purpose of our Taikai is to promote the future generation of kenshi, and bring harmony within the Kendo community through a fair competition. We hope that you all can participate and have fun at the event!

In addition to the Taikai, GKA will also host a promotion exam from Kyu level to 3rd Dan.

Brief Event info (more details in application):
When: May 28-29, 2016.
Promotion on Saturday; Taikai on Sunday

Where: Lifetime Fitness Johns Creek
11555 Johns Creek Parkway
Johns Creek, GA 30097

Special Vendor: Mazkiya USA
Mazkiya USA will be at this year's Taikai. They are taking pre-orders for the event and you may pick up your items at the Taikai.
www.mazkiya.net

All applications and information are in this document:
2016 6th Georgia Kendo Taikai Application

Dojo representatives, please fill out the representative form and the soft copy to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it as well.

Thank you and see you all in May!

 

 

Tournament Results

Thursday, 28 April 2016 20:29

GKA is pleased to announce the followinging recent tournament results. Congratulations to all those that placed and thank you to all members that represented GKA!

NCKF Taikai:
Chiaki Tamura sensei: 1st place women division
Chiaki Tamura sensei: 1st place women team division
Ken Tamura sensei:  2nd place 4+ dan division

Cleveland Taikai:
Ken Tamura sensei:  2nd place 5+ dan division, SEUSKF Team (1st place)
Chiaki Tamura sensei: 1st place women division
Shojumaru Clark:  1st place youth division, SEUSKF Team (1st place)

Kentucky Taikai:
Greg Lewis:    1st place mudansha
Diana Kitt:      3rd place women

Carolina Taikai:
Daniel Jung:   3rd place youth A
Greg Lewis:    1st place Mudansha, GKA Team A (1st place)
Paul Lee:    3rd place 1-3 division
Celina Yeung:   3rd place women
Ro sensei:    3rd place 4+ dan, GKA Team A (1st place)
Choi sensei:   2nd place 4+ dan, GKA Team A (1st place)
Pop Kitt:    GKA Team A (1st place)
Wonsuk Jung:   GKA Team A (1st place)

 

2016 Annual Registration

Sunday, 10 January 2016 00:00

Happy New Year!

It is time for the annual GKA membership, Regional Federation (Southeastern USKF), and All US Kendo Federation (AUSKF) registrations for 2016.

GKA annual membership is mandatory for all members.
Regional and All US Kendo Federation registration is optional. However, without regional and All US Kendo federation registrations, you are not eligible to participate in any events run by AUSKF and affiliated regional federations including seminars, tournaments, and promotional examinations.

Please be aware that GKA and Federations registration fees are not pro-rated. Regardless of the time of registration, one should submit a full registration fee(s) for that calendar year.

Please submit the Annual Registration Form along with the GKA Membership Application Form (please include your email and contact number) by February 13, 2016, to Mr. Paul Lee or Mr. Pop Kit (no extension of deadline). If you are registering for the first time, then you must fill out the Agreement and Release from Liability document.

2016 Annual Registration Form (Contains both AUSKF/SEUSKF and GKA Membership Applications)
2016 GKA Membership Application Form (GKA Membership application only)
GKA Agreement and Release from Liability document

 

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014 19:15

If you didn't already know, GKA has a Facebook page that we use to post current events, announcement, and other info.  Please visit us and "like" our page!

 

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