112 Swift St
Edgerton, WI 53534-1833
The Kurotaka Kendo Club trains at the Tri-County Community Center at the facility of Edgerton Family Martial Arts, LLC. Instructor Rick Helmeid, holds a Sandan (3rd Degree Black Belt) ranking, and is a current member of the Midwest Kendo Federation and the All US Kendo Federation.
Rick began his training under the late Prof. Minoru Kiyota (Professor Emeritus, Buddhist Studies Program) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rick was a founding member of the UW- Madison Kendo Club in 1989. The UW-Madison Kendo Club evolved into a 2 credit Kendo class at the University and Rick was an assistant instructor in both the accredited Kendo class and the UW Kendo Club from 1990 through 2010. Rick has attended numerous Kendo training camps and seminars, and has competed in Kendo tournaments at the Regional and National levels.
Providing the member federations with support programs to promote kendo in their region by providing guest instructors, examiners, and arranging for seminars to be given by expert sensei from foreign countries.