Upcoming Events

2023 Detroit Open Taikai Registration Open

Registration for the 2023 Detroit Open Taikai is now live. Please visit the link below to register.

2023 Detroit Open Taikai Announcement and Registration

The deadline for individual registration is 1/21/2023.
The deadline for dojo representatives to complete team composition is 1/28/2023.

If you have any questions or issues please contact tournament@detroitkendodojo.com for assistance.

Some Recent Pictures from MWKF Training Sessions

As you may know, the MWKF team coach and manager have been facilitating training sessions in states across our federation. Here are some recent pictures from some of those training sessions. Keep watching your email and this site for announcements of future training opportunities.

MWKF Team and Group Training – Saturday, January 28, 2023, and 2023 MWKF Seminar – Sunday, January 29, 2023 – Niles, Illinois

Team and Group Training, January 28, 2023

Location: Rand School (Futaba Kai School )
2550 N. Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004.
The practice will be 4:30 -7:00. Please enter at door # 5, on the south side of the building. Doors will open around 4:15.

  Please RSVP to the best of your ability by emailing team@mwkf.org

2023 MWKF Seminar, January 29, 2023

Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023
Location: Feldman Park Gym
Golf-Maine Park District
8800 W Kathy Lane, Niles, IL 60714

Seminar schedule
09:00 – 11:30 Referee seminar
12:30 – 15:00 Basic technique training method with a Bokuto
15:15 – 16:15 Joint practice

Facility opening: 08:30 (reception starts)

Application link


Deadline for application

Saturday, January 21, 2023

You can order when you register for the seminar.
Lunch box: $15
Or please prepare by yourself.

Eligibility Requirements

Referee seminar:
Sho dan or higher (2 Dan or higher is required)

Basic technique training method with a Bokuto:
All MWKF federation members
All MWKF federation members and 2-5 Kyu examinees, Dojo instructors (3 Dan or higher) are encouraged to actively participate.

Joint practice:
All MWKF federation members

Covid-19 infection control

In order to protect against Covid-19, everyone should meet the following requirements: You will be asked to present your certificate at the entrance to all events.

Submitting a COVID-19 Questionnaire at the entry.  You must also sign a waiver. Basically, please bring and submit what you have filled out in advance at the entrance.

If everyone fills in at the reception on the day, the start time of the seminar will be delayed, so please cooperate.

・Wear a mask in the seminar venue.
・Maintain social distancing (6 feet apart) as much as possible.
・Please wear a mask and face shield during practice.

If you have any questions, please contact us at mwkf.edu@gmail. com

Midwest Kendo Federation
Education vice president
Atsushi Kurita

Welcome to the Midwest Kendo Federation Website! The MWKF is a regional member federation of the All United States Kendo Federation.