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21st Annual Detroit Open Taikai

February 16 - February 17

A message from Detroit Kendo Dojo Tournament Committee:

We are excited to announce that the 21st Annual Detroit Open Kendo Taikai will take place on February 16th and 17th, 2019, so please mark your calendars!

The venue for both days is Seaholm High School in Birmingham (map link below). We plan on staying with our traditional schedule of seminar and promotion test on Saturday (16th) followed by the tournament on Sunday (17th).

Our very distinguished guest instructors for the seminar will be Kendo Kyoshi 8th Dan Yoji Ishida sensei and Kendo Kyoshi 7th Dan Mariko Ishida sensei from Osaka Police Department. Yoji Sensei is the runner-up of the Emperor Cup in the All Japan Kendo Championship 1992. Mariko Sensei is the two time winner of the Empress Cup in the All Women Japan Kendo Championship 1993 and 1994.

Promotion tests on Saturday February 16th will be for Kendo 4 Dan and below. More details will be coming soon! We can’t wait to see you in February!

Seaholm High School


February 16
February 17