2012 Nikkei Games Kendo Tournament Sign up Sheet

2012 Nikkei Games: Budo Tournament (Kendo)
Date: August 26, 2012
Sign In: 8:00-8:45am
Location: Next level Sports Complex
12821 Knott Street, Garden Grove, CA

*Kyu Divisions: Individuals

– 10 and under
– 11-13 yrs
– 14-15 yrs
– 16-17 yrs
– Women’s Kyu (14 and older)

Rules: 3 Minutes, 2 minute Encho, Hantei, (Except Semi Finals and Finals)

Tournament Regulations:
1.All Kyu Divisions, The tsuki point will not be considered valid, A participant may only use the chudan position to strike from, All points from other non chudan kamae will not be considered a valid point.
2.For all Kyu Divisions, Hidari Do (Gyaku Do) will be considered as a valid point.

Nisei Week Team Tournament. 5 Person Team. 1 Team per Dojo.
Sempo Kyu: 10 and under
Jiho Kyu: 13 and under
Chuken Kyu: 15 and under
Fukusho Kyu: Any Kyu, Any Age
Taisho Kyu (Captain): Any Kyu, Any Age

*Kachinuki Team
3 kenshi consisting of any combination of below mentioned:
– Adult kyu (18 years of age and older)
– Yudansha (up to 3 dan and 30 years of age and older)
Minimum of 2 kenshi per team.

Butokuden Dojo Opening Ceremony

On July 8, 2012, we had our Butokuden Dojo official Opening ceremony.

Our guest of honor was Tomoharu Ito Sensei (Kendo 8 Dan, Iaido 8 Dan, Former Chief Instructor of Taihojutsu at Tokyo Metropolitan Police). We also had special guest, Mr. Sukhee Kang (Mayor of the City of Irvine), Ichiro Murakami Sensei (President of All USA Kendo Federation, Vice-president of International Kendo Federation), and many other guests.

Ito Sensei performing Iaido Demonstration:

With Mr. Sukhee Kang, Mayor of Irvine

After the Kendo Godogeiko

Highlights from the Opening ceremony

June 10, 2012

Dear Senseis and Budoka Friends:

Thank you very much for being part of the Grand Opening of our Butokuden Dojo, on July 8, 2012.

Thanks to all of you, the ceremony was a very successful one, and we were able to have a new start for our Dojo. In the other hand, greater responsibilities and challenges lay ahead. I will just keep practicing hard myself, and strive to introduce the correct Martial Arts to the community.

I hope you can come and visit our Dojo for practices again in the near future.

Thank you,

Taro Ariga

拝啓 盛夏の候、皆様におかれましては、ますますご清栄のこととお慶び申し上げます。
まずは、書中をもちましてお礼申し上げます 。
敬 具

武徳殿 館長  有賀 太郎

2012 Nisei Week Tournament Entry Form

Nisei Week Tournament  (Goodwill Match with Kanto Gakuren group and Godo Keiko):
	Date: 	Sunday, August 12, 2012	Time:	8:00am to 8:30am (Sign-in), 9am start
	Location (NEW):	Fountain Valley High School
				17816 Bushard Street 
				Fountain Valley, CA 92708
	Program:	Adult Kyu and Yudansha Individual matches
			Goodwill Team Matches with Kanto Gakuren Students
			Godo Keiko (apprx. 4pm -5pm) Immediately following end of tournament

Tournament (Individual Matches;  Time Limit T.B.A.)

- Adult Kyu (18 years and older)
- Women’s Dan *
- 1 Dan
- 2 Dan
- 3 Dan
- 4 Dan
- 5 Dan and above