March 31, 2010

Short Film "4th Dan" NOW ONLINE!

The independent short film "4th Dan" is now available for viewing online:

Click on the tab "THE FILM" to view it for free in its entirety, thanks to supportive efforts from E-Mudo Online Kendo Supplier (

The film is approximately 20ish minutes in length.

2010 SEUSKF Statistics - Memphis 3rd Largest Dojo

For 2010, Memphis Kendo Club came in as the 3rd largest dojo of the Southeast U.S. Kendo Federation.

The SEUSKF, made up of 32 clubs covering seven states (Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia), had a total of 419 people sign up prior to the March 1st deadline.

In addition to the Memphis Club coming in at #3, the other two AUSKF-affiliated clubs from the state of Tennessee (Nashville and Knoxville) were among the top 10 largest of the federation.

2010 Top Ten Largest Dojos of the SEUSKF
1. Georgia Kendo Federation (Atlanta) - 38 members
2. Northern Virginia Budokai (Wash, D.C.) - 33 members
3. Memphis Kendo Club - 30 members
4. Triangle Kendo and Iaido (Raleigh-Durham, NC) - 28 members
5. Nashville Kendo Club - 23 members
6. Georgia Kendo Alliance (Atlanta) - 22 members
7. Peachtree City Kendo Association (Atlanta) - 20 members
8. Gulf Coast Kendo Club (Tampa/St Pete, FL) - 18 members
8. Knoxville Kendo Club - 18 members
10. Koryo Dojo (Richmond, VA) - 17 members

Thanks to all who joined for 2010!!

March 23, 2010

Monday Night Classes

Just a reminder that Monday night classes are now open to everyone IN BOGU.

Since Monday night is not normally a dedicated class (like Wednesday and Saturday), it has been subject to cancellation at the last minute.

If you plan on attending class on Monday night, you can send an email to Pat Register-sensei to confirm whether or not class will take place:
pat (at) patregister (dot) com

March 16, 2010

Understanding SEME

I don't want to make much comment on this video but want to share it.
Some of you may understand things here that others may not quite yet be able to grasp.

Overall, I think this is a very good visual aid. I watched it without the volume turned on and thought it was pretty good. Take note that during the action, the points about "attack" and "invitation" are sometimes written in white or red, and this appears to correspond with which player you should observe.

So, this is provided just FYI for thought and reflection...

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