2014 AUSKF Iaido Summer Camp

Thursday, June 12 – Monday, June 16, 2014

Download the seminar schedule in PDF format. Last updated June 1.

We are happy to have as our Guest Instructors from the All Japan Kendo Federation:

Yasuo Sakono Sensei
(Iaido Hanshi 8-dan)
from Fukuoka, Japan.
Muso Shinden Ryu
Masato Nakamura Sensei
(Iaido Kyoshi 8-dan)
from Ishikawa Japan.
Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu

John Jay College Of Criminal Justice
Haaren Hall, 4th Floor
899 Tenth Avenue (at 59th Street), New York NY (John Jay athletics directions and Google map)

Please download this PDF of housing options for detailed information about the Holiday Inn Midtown, the Hotel Pennsylvania, Hostelling International and the Apartment Hotel.

Another option not listed in the PDF is the 6 Columbus Hotel, which has a promotional rate of $282 per night and free cancellation up to 24 hours before the check-in date.

Bento box lunches are available for $12 per day.

We will also be offering tenugui that can be ordered when you register. The cost will be about $8. The design below is approximate.

Welcome Party:
This year's welcome party on Wednesday night will be an informal get-together at local hang-out The Three Monkeys (236 W 54th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10019); check-in will be available at this gathering. We will be there from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Check-in will also be available at Holiday Inn Midtown before the informal party starts, as well as at John Jay College on Thursday morning.

Sayonara Party:
The Sayonara Party will be Saturday night from 7pm until about 9pm. The cost will $40 per person, with a cash bar. Restaurant: IchiUmi
Address: 6 E. 32nd St. (between Fifth Ave. and Madison Ave.), Manhattan
Phone: (212) 725-1333

Deadline for registration:
Deadline for web registration is June 3. Submit payment and forms as soon as you register.

Airport transportation:
Newark, La Guardia and JFK are the three large NYC airports. From La Guardia you can take a taxi or bus into the city. From JFK you can take an (expensive) taxi, or the AirTrain monorail to the A/C/E subway. If you are flying into Newark, there is construction on the AirTrain. You can take a bus or taxi from the airport to Newark Penn Station, then switch to either a NJ Transit train into New York Penn station or a Path subway to the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. The Newark Airport Express Bus also runs directly to Midtown Manhattan for $16.

For more information
Please contact David Bressler at db@davidbressler.com or (646) 479-5443


An Iaido seminar will be held on Thursday, June 12 and Friday, June 13.

Seminar fee: $110


A competition will be held on Saturday, June 14.

The Taikai is limited to AUSKF members, or non-AUSKF members who are US residents.

Taikai fee: $20


A promotion test will be held on the morning of Sunday, June 15.

You must attend the seminar to take examination. No exceptions!

Examination up to 6 Dan will be available to seminar participants.

Non-AUSKF members must be a member of a Kendo Federation recognized by the International Kendo Federation, and must have written permission from their country’s Kendo Federation President.

Shinsa fee: $50

Menjo fees:

Kyu (17 & under): $10
Kyu (Adult): $20
1 Dan: $30
2 Dan: $40
3 Dan: $60
4 Dan: $80
5 Dan: $100
6 Dan: $150


A Jodo workshop will be held on the afternoon of Sunday, June 15 and on Monday, June 16.

Jodo fee: $30


Online registration is not currently available.

Please contact info@shinken.cc if you have questions about the registration process.