March 08, 2011

Memphis Club Members make All-SEUSKF Team!

The All-Southeast U.S. Kendo Federation (SEUSKF) Team has officially been announced.  With 35 total Team Members, almost a full 1/4 of the Team consists of members of the Memphis Kendo Club.

Congratulations to the following Memphis Kendo Club members who were selected to compete at the AUSKF National Championships this Fall in Atlanta:

Masumi Kamimura (Sr Youth Individual and Women's Team)
Warren Oster (Mudansha Indvidual)
Justin Reh (Mudansha Individual)
Yuki Kasuya (Sr Youth Individual and Sr Youth Team)
William Thornton-Leonard (Sr Youth Individual and Sr Youth Team)
Lysa Walterhouse (Sr Youth Girls Individual)
Shinn Taniguchi (Jr Youth Boys Individual)
Walter White (Seniors Individual)

This is the largest contingency of Memphis club members to be selected to the SEUSKF Team at one time.

The SEUSKF is a regional federation of the All-U.S. Kendo Federation (AUSKF) and consists of 29 different clubs/dojos covering 7 states (Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia).

Best of luck to all of our club members in representing not only the SEUSKF, but also the Memphis Kendo Club and its instructors!

Memphis Club members selected to previous SEUSKF Teams:
Kazuto Yasuda (Los Angeles, 2002)
Patrick Register (Cleveland, 1996 and Las Vegas, 1999)
Rogers Gossett (Cleveland, 1996 and Las Vegas, 1999)
Masumi Kamimura (Las Vegas, 2008)
Yuka Kamimura (Las Vegas, 2008)
William Thornton-Leonard (Las Vegas, 2008)
Jeremiah Mazurek (Las Vegas, 2008)
Valera Vulfson (Ann Arbor, 2005)

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