2018 Goyokai Kendo Tournament

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Two members of Shudokan Dojo won bronze medals at this year’s Goyokai Kendo Tournament in Boston.

Matsushita Shuji sensei won third place in the men’s senior division. Choi Eunju won third place in the women’s senior division. Congratulations!

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Matsushita sensei and Choi had their pictures taken with Shinotsuka Masuo sensei, center. Shinotsuka sensei is a Hanshi 8-dan from Kanagawa, Japan, and one of the guest sensei at this year’s tournament.

Seminar and tournament

Boston Shufukai (秀風会) and New York Shinbukan (神武館) organize the Goyokai (五葉会) tournament, now in its 19th year.

The tournament was on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. It was preceded by jigeiko (free training) on Friday with several guest sensei from Japan; and a seminar on Saturday taught by them. They had us practice kendo kihon and all the katas, followed by more jigeiko.

The guest sensei from Japan were Tahara Hironori sensei (田原弘徳先生), Hanshi 8-dan from Tokyo, Japan; Shinotsuka Masuo sensei (篠塚増穂先生), Hanshi 8-dan from Kanagawa, Japan; Okano Kaoru sensei (岡野薫先生), Kyoshi 8-dan from Tokyo, Japan; and Iida Masao sensei (飯田正雄先生), Kyoshi 7-dan from Kanagawa, Japan.