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Team USA 2nd Tryouts


The 14th World Kendo Championships will be held in 2009 in Brazil. The second round of eliminations to select Team USA was held 3/2/08.

Kenshi selected to the final stage must attend four Team USA Training Camps (gasshuku). Saturday will be devoted to 4 hours of rigorous, intensive conditioning, and Sunday will consist of shiai against each fellow Team USA prospective kenshi. The gasshuku will be held March 15-16, April 5-6, May 17-18, and May 31-June 1, Final Team USA selection will occur June 1, 2008.

Results (*=coach's pick):
  • Women's Final Stage Qualifiers (full summary, pdf)
    Kikunaga Kaori (NCKF)
    Kanamori Sara (SCKF)
    Marsten Elizabeth (PNKF)
    Lee Grace (SCKF)
    Tamura Sachiko (SCKF)
    Cabral Michiye (NCKF)
    Kinjo Akane (SCKF)
    Sakae Mitsuyo (SCKF)
    Kuwabara Aya (SCKF) *
    Sano Nishiki (SCKF) *
    Domen Sumi (SCKF) *
    Lorimer Isabel (SCKO) *
    Mikuni Shannon (NCKF) *
    Tanaka Linda (NCKF) *

  • Men's Final Stage Qualifiers (full summary, pdf)
    Yang Christopher (SCKF)
    Kinjo Hideto (SCKF)
    Obeidallah Ahmed (AEUSKF)
    Maruyama Sandy (SCKO)
    Yang Daniel (SCKF)
    Itokazu Fumihide (SCKF)
    Hashimoto Omito (SCKF)
    Yoo Simon (SCKF)
    Brown Jason (SCKF)
    Kawabata Marvin (GNEUSKF)
    Speagle Will (NCKF)
    Huh Kevin (SCKF)
    Hashimoto Kunito (SCKF)
    Han Sung Ho (AEUSKF)
    Kim Han Soo (SCKF)
    Imanishi Bryan (PNKF) *
    Michioka Frank (NCKF) *
    Umeda Kyle (NCKF)*
    Ikudome Kentaro (SCKF)*
    Harada Brandon (SCKF) *
    Hirahata Daigoro (GNEUSKF) *

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