Officers & Board Members

The AUSKF consists of member kendo federations. These member federations are groups of dojo which have been historically organized by region, but are no longer necessarily organized by geographical location.

Each AUSKF member federation is given a number of representatives proportional to the AUSKF dues paying kendo population. These representatives elect a Board of Directors. The board of directors elects a set of officers of the AUSKF; then, the officers along with the board appoint individuals to the standing committees.

Joining the AUSKF

Members of the AUSKF are member federations. To join the AUSKF an individual must belong to one of the AUSKF member federations. Through these federations you will pay AUSKF membership dues which entitle you to the benefits of AUSKF membership. In addition, your federation gains representation at the general meetings in proportion to the number of people who it has placed on its AUSKF roster.



Michio Kajitani 

Vice-President for Education

Hayato Okawa 

Vice-President for Promotion

Yuji Onitsuka  

Vice-President for Competition

Brandon Harada 


Norman Otani 


Keiko Umemura  


Seiji Mamiya 

Iaido & Jodo Committee Chairperson

Michio Kajitani 

Insurance Committee Chairperson

Seiji Mamiya 

Information Technology Committee Chairperson

Taro Ariga 

Youth Development Committee Chairperson

Danny Yang  

Anti-Doping Committee Chairperson

Norman Otani 


Douglas Imanishi 

Henry Lee 

Jarrod Hatakeyama 

Katsuyuki Tamura

Kenneth Song 

Mike Jao 

Shuntaro Shinada 


Chief Executive Advisor 

Yoshiteru Tagawa 

Senior Executive Advisor 

Charlie Tanaka 

Jeff Marsten