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SUSKIF is one of the oldest regional federations of the AUSKF. SUSKIF has had the honor of hosting many great Sensei throughout the years. In addition, the federation has a yearly Shinsa each spring.

SUSKIF at Dallas Nabeshima Cup - April 22, 2017
Southern US Kendo & Iaido Federation at Dallas Nabeshima Kendo Tournament
Members from Baylor, Cougar Kendo, The Houston Kenshikan, Magnolia, River City and Laredo compated in the various individuals divisions at this tournament! Photo Album by Lightning Savage Photography

All US Kendo Federation Shinpan Seminar - March 18-20, 2017
AUSKF Shinpan Seminar in Houston
We hosted the AUSKF Shinpan Seminar at the University of Houston, led by Yuge Sensei, 7th Dan Kyoshi, AUSKF Executive Vice President.

SUSKIF March Seminar - March 18-20, 2017
SUSKIF March Kendo Seminar
In conjunction with the AUSKF Shinpan Seminar, we had our yearly spring Kendo seminar. Participants were able to gain new rank from rank promotion examination, practice with many great Sensei and work hard together on their basics and oikomi.

SUSKIF Fall Kendo and Iaido Seminar - September 23-26, 2016
SUSKIF Fall Kendo & Iaido Seminar
SUSKIF held its first fall seminar in a long time at the Houston Kenshikan. Particpants were able to practice Seitei Iaido, test at Kendo shinsa and participate in drills for Shiai practice (competition).

SUSKIF Spring Kendo and Iaido Seminar - March 19-20, 2016
SUSKIF Spring Kendo & Iaido Seminar
SUSKIF held its Spring Kendo and Iaido Seminar at the University of Houston and Shinsa at the Houston Budokan.

SUSKIF Summer Kendo and Iaido Seminar - June 12-15 2015
SUSKIF Summer Kendo and Iaido Seminar
We were very fortunate to host a seminar at the University of Houston, led by Kato Sensei, Kendo 8th Dan Kyoshi and Iaido 7th Dan Kyoshi. Kato Sensei was assisted by Gordon Small Sensei, Kendo 5th Dan, of Shidogakuin Harrison.

AUSKF Education Tour - December 5 & 6, 2012
SUSKIF hosted Yuji Nakata Sensei, 8th Dan Hanshi, Former Vice Chief Instructor of Tokyo Metropolitan Police.

AUSKF Education Tour - July 12 & 13, 2011
Kojiro Migita Sensei, Hachidan Kyoshi, came to Houston on June 12 and 13 as part of the 2011 AUSKF Education Tour. Photo Album

Kato Sensei, 8th Dan, Seminar - January 13-16, 2011
Album here

AUSKF Education Tour - November 19, 2009
As part of AUSKF's education tour, SUSKIF hosted Kenji Shodai Sensei, 2008 AKJF champion.

SUSKIF at 2008 AUSKF Nationals
Pictures here.