» 2017 Fall Seminar


The Southern United States Kendo and Iaido Federation will have its 2017 Fall Iaido and Kendo Seminar in Houston from Friday, September 29, to Monday, October 2.

The relevant details for this event are located below. If you have any questions, please email us at suskif@gmail.com.
Mark Kerstein, President

Dates: September 29-October 2
Guest Instructor: Shozo Kato Sensei, Kendo Hachidan Kyoshi, Iaido Nanadan Kyoshi


1. Please register here by Friday, September 15.
2. There is a $50 seminar fee, which includes Saturday lunch & dinner and Sunday lunch. There are also some add ons for Shinsa, etc, detailed within the form.
3. The fee is waived for Sensei who are Godan and above, but please make sure to register.
4. Register and pay by Friday, September 8, to receive $10 off the seminar fee.
5. Registration is open to members of SUSKIF Dojos and individuals who have been personally invited to participate. Those who do not register by the deadline or have not received an invitation but would like to participate might not be accommodated due to limited space and should contact us at suskif@gmail.com.

The Shinsa application may be downloaded here.


Proposed Schedule

Friday, 9/29
~5PM The Houston Kenshikan opens
5:30PM Iaido
7-8:30 Kendo
Dinner @ 1807 Maux: featuring Kerstein Sensei's famous fajitas!

Saturday, 9/30
9:00AM University of Houston Recreation Center opens
9:30-10:30 Kendo Shinsa (up to 1dan, may go up to 3dan)
10:45-12:30PM Kendo
1:30-4:30 Kendo
4:30-5:30 Free Practice
6:30 Dinner @ Mandola's Deli

Sunday, 10/1
9:00AM University of Houston Recreation Center opens
9:30 Iaido Shinsa (up to 2kyu)
10-11 Iaido
11-12:30 Kendo
1:30-4:30 Kendo
4:30-5:30 Free Practice
6:30 Dinner @ 1807 Maux: featuring Pho Viet's ribs!

Monday, 10/2
9AM The Houston Kenshikan Opens
9:30 Iaido Muso Shinden Ryu
7PM Kendo
9PM Dinner @ Flower Piggy

Practice Locations

Please get dressed in the restrooms/locker rooms. Do not change on the practice floor.

Friday, September 29 & Monday, October 2: The Houston Kenshikan
Address: 9902 Long Point Road, 77055
Notes: The driveway entrance is on Long Point, next to Comprehensive Health Center. Google Maps may tell you to turn onto Butlercrest, that is incorrect.
Please use the side entrance, located next to the large tree, to enter the Dojo.

Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1: University of Houston Recreation Center
Address: 4500 University Drive, 77004
Directions: Exit TX-5 Spur 5 from 45, turn right onto University Drive, the Rec will be on the left.
Parking: Parking is available in the parking lot directly across from the Recreation Center.
Notes: Showers are available.

Dinner Locations

Friday, September 29 and Sunday, October 1: 1807 Maux
Address: 1807 Maux Drive, 77043
Directions: While going N Gessner, turn left onto Shadow Wood (it is easy to miss this turn, turn left at the street before the big red sign that says 'Value Village'), turn right onto Maux, 1807 is the second house on the left.
Notes: Bring beer.

Saturday, September 29: Mandola's Deli
Address: 4105 Leeland St, 77023

Monday, October 2: Flower Piggy
Address: 1411 Gessner Rd, 77080