Additional requirement for Kendo Rank Promotion Examination

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Southern California Kendo Organization To all SCKO Affiliated Dojo Regarding: Additional requirement for Kendo Rank Promotion Examination We would like to announce that Southern California Kendo Organization (SCKO) has decided to add an examination item for 1 Kyu, 2 Kyu, and 3 Kyu promotion exams. The new test item is called "Basic Kendo practice with Bokuto" and All Japan Kendo Federation has been implementing in their promotion exams for the past few years. Please refer to the link below: http://www.kendo.or.jp/news/200906_kendo-kyui-sinsakitei.html Kenshis that have already obtained 1 Dan or higher will not have the opportunity to take this test. However, it is required that these people learn all the basic movements. Please master all 9 basic movements by yourself. If you have any questions, the SCKO Education department will always be…
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SCKO TEAM SCKO 2011 – Preliminary Tryout

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Southern California Kendo Organization TEAM SCKO 2011 – Preliminary Tryout   Event: TEAM SCKO 2011 – Preliminary Tryout Date:   Sunday, September 19, 2010 Time:   Sign in & Shinai Check:            11:00AM Sign in closes:                         12:00AM Elimination starts:                     12:30AM Entry Fee: $25 per division Registration Deadline: June 30, 2010 Location: Osaka Sangyo University (OSULA) The Southern California Kendo Organization (SCKO) would like to invite eligible Kenshis to enter the TEAM SCKO 2011 Preliminary Tryout. The Preliminary Tryout is the first round of the two elimination tryouts process, which will determine who will represent SCKO at the 2011 All U.S. Kendo Championships (AUSKF), to be held during the July 4th weekend, in 2011 (tentative).  Details are yet to be decided. Open tryouts is extremely time consuming. Therefore, the SCKO Board of Directors…
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Aikido Kids class starts!!

Aikido, Announcement
We will starts Aikido kids class from 4:15 to 5:15 on Monday and Thursday, just before the adults’ class. This class open for 5-12 years old. Instructor is Valentin. And Aikido students will help him teach. It is good chance for kids to start new martial arts in Irvine,California!
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Kim Kyung Nam Sensei Visit to BUTOKUDEN Dojo

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BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members and Friends: We will have Kim Kyung Nam sensei to visit BUTOKUDEN dojo on the following days. Everyone is welcome to join our open practice. Wednesday, June 9 Wednesday June 16 7:00 – 9:00PM (Please be on time) Location: BUTOKUDEN Dojo 17346 Eastman Irvine, CA 92614-5522 I have known Kim sensei for over 20 years, and he is definitely one of the strongest Kendo players I have practiced with. He has participated in various WKCs, representing Korea. I am sure it will be a great experience even just to watch his Kendo. [caption id="attachment_1819" align="alignnone" width="300"] Taro Ariga & Kim Kyung Nam[/caption] Looking forward to seeing you all. Taro
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