May 31, 2011

MKC at 1st Atlanta Taikai

Congratulations to the group of Yuki Kasuya, Masumi Kamimura, Warren Oster, Shinn Taniguchi, and William Thornton-Leonard at the Inaugural (that's 1st) Atlanta Taikai over the Memorial Day weekend.

Competing as a 5-man team (senpo Taniguchi, jiho Thornton, chuken Kamimura, fukusho Kasuya, and taisho Oster), the group had a very tough draw in the brackets.  The team completely swept the Atlanta Kendo Kai's C Team with 5 victories, 2 pts each, but were defeated in the next round by eventual 3rd place finisher, a very physically large GKA-B team.

In the individual divisions, Yuki Kasuya took 1st place in the Sr Youth division and 3rd place in the 3.dan+ division.  Masumi Kamimura took 3rd place in the Women's division and Shinn Taniguchi took 2nd place in the Jr Youth division.

Congrats to all on a good showing!

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