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News & Updates

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Waco members getting new dan/kyu ranks in a kendo event in Houston

February 24, 2024

Some of Waco Kendo and Baylor Kendo members attended the kendo event hosted by U. Houston Kendo Club on Feb 24-25, 2024. All of them who took tests ranked up successfully. Congratulations!


Waco members at Houston Kendo Kyokai 10th Anniversary Tournament

October 28, 2023.

Waco members together with Baylor members had good time at Houston Kendo Kyokai 10th Anniversary Tournament. Youth (up to 15, boys+girls): Yuri Hatakeyama (3rd). Open team (3 member teams): Team Baylor [Reddy, Tomes, Hatakeyama] (1st).


Waco members ranked up!

October 2, 2023.

Some of our members took the kendo kyu exams today. All of them successfully ranked up and received new kyu ranks. Congratulations!


Seminar led by Kato sensei in Waco, Sep 30-Oct 2, 2023.

October 2, 2023

We had an honor of hosting a kendo seminar led by Shozo Kato sensei, 8th dan, kyoshi in Waco, September 30 - October 2, 2023. We had about 80 participants from all over Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Indiana, and we learned a lot through the seminar.


First practice at the newly-renovated Doris Miller community center

July 8, 2023

We were very excited to have our first practice at the new-renovated Doris Miller community center. We thank City of Waco, Parks and Recreation, for their support of our program.


Waco Kendo members at nationals 2023.

June 30 - July 2, 2023

Some of the Waco Kendo members participated in the 15th AUSKF national Championships held in Rochester, MI. They showed good matches and great spirits. We will work harder to prepare for the next nationals to be held three years from now.


Waco members participated in the Nabeshima cup 2023 (Dallas) and shinsa

April 30, 2023

Waco kendo members showed excellent performance at the 2023 Nabeshima cup in Dallas and shinsa (exam). For some highlight of results, visit e.g. here.


SUSKIF (Southern US Kendo and Iaido Federation) Kendo shinsa and taikai was held in Waco on Nov 5, 2022 (Sat)

November 6, 2022

We hosted the SUSKIF Fall Taikai and Shinsa in Waco on November 5th. We would like to thank all the participants for coming to Waco, and we also would like to thank everybody who helped running the shinsa and taikai. Waco and Baylor kendo members showed good outcomes of their hard works. Visit e.g. here for more photos and also e.g. here for results and further details.


Kendo shinsa and taikai at Waco on Nov 5, 2022 (Sat)

July 20, 2022

We will host the SUSKIF Fall Taikai and Shinsa in Waco on November 5th! Details at


Bledsoe-Millder Community Center open house and Baylor Spring Festival

April 2, 2022.

We had successful Kendo demonstration at Bledsoe-Millder Community Center open house in the morning and Baylor Spring Festival in the late afternoon!


Waco Kendo Practice officially started.

March 5, 2022

We had the first official Waco Kendo practice at Bledsoe-Miller Community Center on March 5th!


Kendo shinsa and joint practice held in Waco.

December 4, 2021

We hosted the first formal joint practice and shinsa (rank promotion exam) at Waco. See this facebook post by SUSKIF here.

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