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Summer Schedule
June 25th to August 15th

Kendo
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Wednesday and Friday

Iaido
9:00 - 9:30 PM
Wednesday only

Locations
Wednesday & Friday: IMA Studio 216
The IMA is located here!

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UWKC 2013

Spring Quarter Greetings

Hello UWKC and prospective members!
Wednesday, April 2nd, is our first practice of this quarter! Same time, same place: IMA Gym B, 7:00 – 9:00 PM with Iaido at 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM

First off we are proud to announce that we’ve joined the 21st century! We now accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover cards at practice. In addition we also accept online payments through PayPal.  Keep in mind there are transaction fees so bring cash if you are that desperate to save a dollar or two. Check the “Payment” tab to the left for more information!

You have no excuse to not pay us now.

Newcomers:

  • Welcome! Thank you for taking interest in the Kendo Club at the UW! Feel free to join practice or simply observe anytime within the first 2 weeks of the quarter! Please have the courtesy to arrive at least 15 minutes before practice starts so we can get you set up with a waiver card and a practice sword.
  • To join, it will cost $50: $15/quarter, $25 for a bokken (practice sword), and $10 for a shinai/bokken bag. Bring $50 in cash or a check made out to UWKC. You can also pay with card, but you will be charged a small transaction fee.
  • Have previous experience in kendo? Bring $15 for dues and be ready to speak with our head Sensei about joining our regular practice.
  • Questions? Please check the extensive FAQ that we took the time to create! Seriously, it is so knowledgeable that it might even cure cancer. If you still don’t find an answer to your question, you can contact our official e-mail address, uwashington.kendo@gmail.com!

Everyone Else:

  • Make sure to bring your $15 for quarterly dues!

Enjoy your Spring Break!

Posted by: Corey on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

University of Washington 38th Annual Invitational Kendo Taikai

Every year the UWKC hosts their own kendo taikai (tournament) on campus, where our own members will compete along with other kendoka around the pacific northwest! This taikai is MANDATORY for UWKC members, but it’s FREE as long as you attend!
Sign-up by April 1st on the spreadsheet located under “Taikai Forms” to the left of this post!

DATE:
Saturday, April 19th

TIME:
10:00 AM Opening Ceremonies
(Doors open at 9:00 AM)

PLACE:
UW IMA Gym D
3924 Montlake Blvd NE
Seattle, Washington 98195

BENTO FEE:
$7.50

ENTRY FEE:
Free for UWKC Members
($15 if you don’t attend!)

QUESTIONS?
Please e-mail uwashington.kendo@gmail.com!

Posted by: Corey on Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Dim Sum Sunday 2: Electric Boogaloo

Hey UW Kendo Club members!  

This Sunday, the 26th from 12:00PM – 2:00PM, we’ll be heading to the International District for some delicious Dim Sum.  Take a gander at the wonderful spread and prepare yourself for an onslaught of pork and shrimpy goodness.

This event is in part for beginners to get to know each other, but especially for you guys to meet the senpai when we’re not looking menacing in bogu!

If you’re interested please check the Facebook Event for more info!

For those who are going from the UW campus, we can meet up at the bus stop on University Way/43rd Street (in front of Nasai, Heads Up!, across from UW Bookstore) at 11:15 AM to catch a bus down to the International District.

Posted by: Corey on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Winter is Here

Hello UWKC and prospective members!
Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 8th, is our first practice of this quarter! Same time, same place: IMA Gym B, 7:00 – 9:00 PM with Iaido at 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Newcomers:

  • Welcome! Thank you for taking interest in the Kendo Club at the UW! Feel free to join practice or simply observe anytime within the first 2 weeks of the quarter! Please have the courtesy to arrive at least 15 minutes before practice starts so we can get you set up with a waiver card and a practice sword.
  • To join, it will cost $50: $15/quarter, $25 for a bokken (practice sword), and $10 for a shinai/bokken bag. Bring $50 in cash or a check made out to UWKC.
  • Have previous experience in kendo? Bring $15 for dues and be ready to speak with our head Sensei about joining our regular practice.
  • Questions? Please check the extensive FAQ that we took the time to create! If you still don’t find an answer to your question, you can contact our official e-mail address, uwashington.kendo@gmail.com!

Everyone Else:

  • Make sure to bring your $15 for quarterly dues!

See you all tomorrow!

Posted by: Corey on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

The Fall of the Quarter – 2013

Hello UWKC,
Autumn Quarter 2013 for the UWKC ended with one of the best Fun Fridays we’ve held so far! Thank you to everyone who showed up, and we hope you were all able to enjoy your time with us before getting down to business for finals.

Some news:

  • Our first practice for Winter Quarter 2014 is January 8th, Wednesday. Remember to bring $15 for quarterly dues!
  • Intercollegiate Taikai is January 11th in Vancouver, so stay tuned for more information! We are the reigning team champions from last year, so let’s make sure we defend our title! This tournament features a non-bogu division, so if you were a beginner from Autumn Quarter, you are eligible to compete!
  • Don’t worry about uniforms until next quarter! We will notify you all when they are available to pick up at practice.

Once again, thank you all for a wonderful quarter of kendo! We look forward to seeing all of you again for the new year. Good luck on your finals, enjoy your winter break, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Posted by: Corey on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013