2008 SEUSKF Tournament - Memphis, TN

L to R:  Patrick Register-sensei, Kazuto Yasuda-sensei, Yuki Kasuya, Rogers Gossett-sensei, Don Crittenden


Lto R:  Patrick Register-sensei, Ken Tamura-sensei (Georgia Kendo Association), Pavel Litterbach-sensei (Atlanta Kendo Kai)

2008 SEUSKF Tournament - Memphis, TN

L to R:  Patrick Register-sensei, Kazuto Yasuda-sensei, Yuki Kasuya, Rogers Gossett-sensei, Don Crittenden


Lto R:  Patrick Register-sensei, Ken Tamura-sensei (Georgia Kendo Association), Pavel Litterbach-sensei (Atlanta Kendo Kai)

2008 SEUSKF Tournament - Memphis, TN

L to R:  Patrick Register-sensei, Kazuto Yasuda-sensei, Yuki Kasuya, Rogers Gossett-sensei, Don Crittenden


Lto R:  Patrick Register-sensei, Ken Tamura-sensei (Georgia Kendo Association), Pavel Litterbach-sensei (Atlanta Kendo Kai)

2008 SEUSKF Tournament

Memphis Kendo Club at the 2008 SEUSKF Regional Tournament
(click on image to enlarge)

John Aqadro-sensei (4.dan Iaido) provided a very strong demonstration during the event's Opening Ceremony

2008 SEUSKF Tournament

Memphis Kendo Club's (L to R) Bill Delancey, Conrad Delancey, and Don Crittenden

Nashville Kendo Club's Bullington Family
(L to R): Iko, Chris, and Galen

St. Louis Kendo Club's Guido Stucco looks to be fixing a minor case of Kendo Foot


Cleveland Kendo Club's Jon Lyons (3.dan) and Dr. Inoshita-sensei, M.D. (7.dan)



A few folks from Memphis Kendo
(names withheld to protect the innocent!)





2008 SEUSKF Tournament

(L to R) Ken Strawn (4.dan), SEUSKF President and Harry Dach

Arthur Murakami-sensei (7.dan), AUSKF VP of Promotions gives James Kim of Triangle Kendo Club a few pointers

Bob Souder (3.dan) of Gulf Coast Kendo (FL) and Takeshi Yamaguchi-sensei (7.dan), AUSKF Board Member


Georgia Kendo Alliance "A" Team advances to the Team Finals
(L to R) Ken Tamura (in bogu)(4.dan), Tomoya Tanaka (4.dan), Ryoko Barr (5.dan), Pavel Litterbach (2.dan), Akira Hara (3.dan)


Memphis Kendo Club "A" Team advances to the Team Finals
(L to R) Yuki Kasuya (2.dan), Don Crittenden (2.dan), Rogers Gossett (3.dan), Kazuto Yasuda (4.dan), Pat Register (in bogu)(4.dan)





2008 SEUSKF Tournament

(L to R) Pat Register and Rogers Gossett


Dr. Kajitani-sensei, M.D. (6.dan) of Little Rock in action

Kote-ari!


Pat Register in action

Walter White in action





2008 SEUSKF Tournament Pics

Team Division - 2nd Place
Memphis "A" Team (L to R) - Pat Register, Kazuto Yasuda, Yuki Kasuya, Rogers Gossett, Don Crittenden


Pat Register-sensei (4.dan), recipient of the Takaaki Nakahama Fighting Spirit Award


(L to R) Rogers Gossett, Harry Dach-sensei, Kazuto Yasuda



Youth "B" Division winners from Memphis
(L to R) Masumi Kamimura - 2nd place, Yuki Kasuya - 1st place, Conrad Delancey - 3rd place






Pakistani Food Night - 7/12/08

Thanks to the Abidi family for being such gracious hosts on Memphis Kendo Club's first Pakistani Food Night!!
Harry spies a ninja taking reconnaisance photos from the 2nd floor!!!

Larry reports to Yaz that Harry saw a ninja upstairs taking pictures!!!


The Taniguchi family says, "Let's eat!"


Yaz thrills the crowd. Well... a couple of folks at least...

Sheesh.. somebody forgot to tell me we've got so many kendo youngsters!

Pakistani Food Night - 7/12/08

The food prep begins....


... some nice punch to whet one's whistle....

...Kamimura-san stirs her punch... and.....


...the feast begins!!! ... Hello Masumi-san!

Great turnout as the smorgasbord continues!!!

Pakistani Food Night!! (7/12/08)

Chris Cole is SASSIFIED!

Breaking News: Harry appears NOT to be drinking water (no ice)!


Salman, with Kenji Takahashi in the background, explains that the stomach is *this* small but you can still fit a lot of Pakistani food in there!

Mrs. Abidi -- THANKS FOR BEING SUCH A WONDERFUL HOST!

A complete gallery of Memphis Kendo Club pictures can be found at:

http://picasaweb.google.com/kendophoto

Coutesy of V. Vulfson of Vulfson Photography
http://www.valphoto.com
email: val@valphoto.com
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Cordova, TN 38018
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Kyoshi 8.dan Yoshiyuki Ohta-sensei

Preparing to keiko with Kyoshi 8.dan Yoshiyuki Ohta-sensei of Japan

...metsuke...






Starting young.... a future 8.dan sensei!