2012 Fall SCKO Promotion Exam Registration Form

RSVP for BUTOKUDEN DOJO October 9, Tuesday
Please use the form below to apply
Please make checks payable to BUTOKUDEN Dojo, as we have to provide SCKO with one check per club. The amount varies by the rank you are testing. The information is on the bottom.

Southern California Kendo Organization
8491 Sunset Blvd #3000 West Hollywood, CA. 90069 Phone: 213-219-0077 E-mail: promotion@scko.org

To all SCKO Affiliated Dojo
Regarding: Kendo Rank Promotion Examination

This is to inform you of the Annual (spring) SCKO Rank Promotion Examination.

1. Date November 11th, 2012
2. Time: Roll call Kyu group: 9:00 AM, Yudansha group: 12:30 PM
3. Place: Butokuden Dojo
1581 Browning Irvine, CA 92606
4. Application Deadline: Must be received no later than October 9th (FOR BUTOKUDEN DOJO MEMBERS), 2012 No Exceptions
Submit photocopy of existing rank certificate if taken at another Federation.
5. Examination Fee: See attached sheet
6. Applicants must bring: All ranks must bring own Kendo-gu, neatness Keiko-gi and Hakama, Shinai.
3 Kyu and up bring Bokuto for take an exam of “Bokuto keiko hou” (Training Method for fundamental kendo techniques with Bokuto) and kendo kata.
1 Kyu and up bring completed Written Test Questionnaire.
7. Examination items: Kendo match: All ranks (6 Kyu – 4 Dan)
Bokuto Keiko hou fundamental: 1 to 4: 3 Kyu
1 to 6: 2 Kyu
1 to 9: 1 Kyu
Nihon Kendo kata: 1 to 3: 1 Kyu
1 to 5: 1 Dan
1 to 7: 2 Dan
1 to 10: 3 Dan and 4 Dan
Written test: 1 Kyu, 1 Dan, 2 Dan, 3 Dan and 4 Dan
8. Volunteers required: Please see request letter.

(*1) All 1kyu and 1Dan through 4Dan taking exam must complete the attached written test prior to the exam date. They must submit this on the day of the exam. Written test is last stages of your examination.
(*2) Enclosed is only one copy of each Rank test. Therefore, please make additional copies of the written test and distribute to examination applicants.
(*3) Examinees, which successfully pass all stages of the rank exam, MUST pay Certificate (Menjo) fee at the day of the exam, after the results are announced. Without order certificate, the passed rank will annul.
(*4) AUSKF issue Only English certificate.
(*5) All examinees must be a member of AUSKF and pay their annual fee before submit this examination.

Please submit Promotion exam form with one check for the total examination fee per Dojo,
Payable to: SCKO
C/O: Suk-Joo Kim
8491 Sunset Blvd #3000 West Hollywood, CA. 90630
Phone: 213-219-0077 E-mail: promotion@scko.org

SCKO affiliated Dojo
Exam Fee Certificate Fees
Kyu 17 years & under $10.00 $10.00
Kyu 18 years & above $10.00 $20.00
1 Dan $15.00 $30.00
2 Dan $25.00 $40.00
3 Dan $35.00 $60.00
4 Dan $45.00 $80.00

Question-for-exam 12N


September 11, 2012

2012-11-18 AUSKF Promotion Exam (Washington DC)
Date: Sunday, November 18, 2012
Registration: 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Examination: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Ernst Community Cultural Center
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003
Examination Rank:
5th to 7th Dan & Shogo
Application Deadline:
October 25, 2012 No late applications allowed
All applicants must submit:
1. A completed application form (Please check the file #1 and #2)
2. Photocopy of existing Dan certificate (Menjo)
3. Examination fee (A check of $50.00 payable to All United States Kendo Federation)

Mail to: Yoshiteru Tagawa
41444 Fawn Trail, Novi, MI 48375-4813
e-mail: duke@twmi.rr.com

Note: Applicants passing the Kendo Exam (Kendo and Kata) or Shogo Exam (Kata) must submit the certificate payment, payable to AUSKF. At that time, you will be assigned the directions of the essay which must be completed in English and sent back within a month.
Lodging Information:
• Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 849-9400
Rate from $89/night, please check with hotel to see if there is a group rate for AUSKF
Free on-site parking
• Comfort Inn University Center, 11180 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22030
Rate from $99/night, free on-site parking
(703) 591-5900
Transportation Information:
• Fairview Park Marriott:
4.2 miles to Ernst Community Cultural Center
12 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
19.2 miles from Washington Dulles International Airport
• Comfort Inn University Center:
5.7 miles to Ernst Community Cultural Center
13.3 miles from Washington Dulles International Airport
26.3 miles from Ronald Reagan National Airpor
If you have any question, please feel free to contact Yoshiteru Tagawa.
Phone: (248) 349-5377, Fax: (248) 349-9718, E-mail: duke@twmi.rr.com

AUSKF Promotion & Examination Committee
Yoshiteru Tagawa V.P.
Shinichi Koike
Tomoji Kato
Shinobu Maeda

1st Naginata Trial Class at Butokuden

Dear Naginata Enthusiasts:

We will be holding our 1st Naginata Trial Class at Butokuden Dojo as below. Anyone interested in trying out Naginata is welcome to attend. It is open for men and women, for all ages. The Class fee is free. Just come in with some comfortable clothes.

Location: Butokuden Dojo
1581 Browning, Irvine, CA 92606 USA, Phone: 949.756.8880
Date/Time: Saturday, September 22 (10AM – Noon)

This class will be headed by Helen Nakano Sensei (President of Southern California Naginata Federation – SCNF, Vice-president of International Naginata Federation), assisted by Andrea Vyas (4 Dan), and SCNF members.

If you are interested, please sign up using the form below.

Looking forward to seeing you.