2010 Steveston Kendo Taikai

This year again, we have been invited to participate at the Steveston Tournament in Vancouver, Canada (May 8). This is one of the largest tournament in North America, and I have been going there for the past 20 years, if not more. It is usually held in February, but this year, due to the Olympics, [...]

Question for AUSKF Kendo Ranking Examination

Question for AUSKF Kendo Ranking (Shoudan and Shoukyu Shinsa) Examinations

Exam for: 1 Kyu

Please answer the following question by writing (clearly/legibly) in either English or Japanese. You may also use the back side of this paper.

Question: Describe some benefits of “kirikaeshi”.

Exam for: 1 Dan

Please choose [...]

Promotion test on April 18th, 2010

We have promotion test on April 18th, 2010.

It will be held at Osaka Sangyo University, Studio City. Their address is 3921 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604.

The Examination fee depends on which rank you try, so that please refer following chart.

Exam Fee Certificate Fees Kyu 17 years & under $10.00 $10.00 [...]

Practice at Kakihara san’s Dojo

The Dojo at Redlands of our member, Kakihara-san, has been accepted to be part of SCKO recently. We are planning to go there on April 4th and have practice with them around 10:30 am.

This is the address; 590 Nevada Street, units A, B and C Redlands, CA 92373 Office phone: (909)335-5411

The dojo is [...]

Good will practice with All Japan Jr Kenshi

On March 21, we will have good will practice with All Japan Jr. Kenshi at Vennice Dojo. It is very good oppotunity for especially elementary, middle or High school kids. It is from 1:00pm. After practice around 6:00, they will have a good will party.As it is far away, we can share the ride.

Please [...]