Instructors


Jeff Marsten
Kendo Kyoshi 7th Dan
  • Over 43 years of kendo experience
  • Instructor for over 35 years
  • AUSKF President, 1994 - 2000
  • AUSKF Executive Vice President, 2011 - 2014
  • IKF Director, 1997 - 2003
  • 1996 Senior 2nd Place, US
  • 1993 Senior Champion, US
  • 1992 Senior Champion, Pan-American
  • 1989 & 1991 Senior Champion, Southeastern US
  • 1986 Senior 2nd Place, Eastern US
  • PNKF North American Women's Team Tournament Team Coach - 5 time gold medal winners
  • Head Coach, PNKF Team - 2002 (gold medal HS boys team), 2005, 2008
  • Coach, PNKF Junior Team - 1984, 1996, 1999 (bronze medal)
  • Coach, PNKF Women's and Girl's Team, 1991, 2005 (bronze medal women's), 2011 (silver medal girl's and women's), 2014 (silver medal women's team, gold and silver HS girls individuals)
David Yotsuuye
Kendo Renshi 6th Dan, Iaido 1st Dan
  • Manager, PNKF Team - 2002, 2008
  • Assistant Court Coordinator, 11th World Championships - 2000
  • Shinpan/Assistant Coach, PNKF Womens & Youth Teams - 1999
  • Coach, PNKF Team - 1990, 1993, 1996
  • Member, US National Men's Team - 1985
  • Member, PNKF Men's Team - 1978, 1981, 1984
Harry Samkange
Kendo 6th Dan
  • Coach, PNKF Junior Team - 2008
Tom Bolling
Kendo 4th Dan, Iaido 5th Dan
  • Editor, Kenyu, the monthly newsletter of the Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation (PNKF)
David Pan
Kendo 4th Dan, Iaido 2nd Dan
Sean Blechschmidt
Kendo 4th Dan
Leonid Tsybert
Kendo 4th Dan