Saturday, March 18th we had the honor of hosting nearly 30 competitors for our first ever Kumdo & Kendo competition!
Events consisted of team sparring. Individual sparring. And the opportunity to sharpen cutting skills with atatami mat cutting practice.
Seven teams with members from as far away as Florida and Omaha made the trek to Sioux Falls to compete for bragging rights as the Sioux Falls champion! The Kendo team from Omaha Kendo & Iaido led by instructor Charlie Howell claimed victory in the end :-)
After the team and individual competition ended, much socializing and relaxation was had during the lunch break (tasty Pho noodles), before the cutting practice began.
We hope very much that folks will be interested in attending next year should the event be held again!