FIK Kendo Referee Seminar for the American Zone (FY 2012) March 9 & 10, 2013

FIK Kendo Referee Seminar for the American Zone (FY 2013) will be held as follows:
1. Date: March 9 & 10, 2013 (Saturday & Sunday)
2. Place: Ernest Community Cultural Center (8333 Little River Turnpike Annandale, Virginia U.S.A.)
Eligibility: 5 Dan and UP.

Please use the form on the bottom of this page to sign up.

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TO: Presidents, FIK affiliates in
American Zone Countries December 21, 2012
Re: FIK Kendo Referee Seminar for the American Zone (FY 2012)
We are pleased to announce that the FIK Kendo Referee Seminar for the American Zone will
be held in March 2013 in Washington DC. We appreciate the All United States Kendo
Federation (AUSKF) for their dedication to make this event a success. You are cordially
requested to recommend applicants from your organization by using the attached application
sheet. We would like you to return the application sheet by January 31, 2013 (Thu.) to
kurose@kendo.or.jp and kikkawa@kendo.or.jp. The details of the seminar are as follows.
1. Date: March 9 & 10, 2013 (Saturday & Sunday)
2. Place: Ernest Community Cultural Center
8333 Little River Turnpike Annandale, Virginia U.S.A.
3. Accommodation Reservations:
Concerning the accommodation for the participants from your organization,
you are asked to make the reservation for them by yourself.
Hotels recommended by AUSKF are shown below. When you make a reservation, please make
mention the group name as reference “IKF Room Block Mar 2013” or “ M-SEG6RZ” then the
special rate is applied for your stay on March 8, 9 and 10.
The deadline of booking for special accommodation rate is February 15, 2013.
Main Hotel: Fairview Park Marriott Hotel
3111 Fairview Park Drive Falls Church, VIRGINIA 22042 U.S.A.
Tel: +1(703) 849-9400/ Fax: +1(703) 849–8692
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/fact-sheet/travel/wasfp-fairview-park-marriott/
One Regular Room Rate per one night US$89.00 + Tax, or US$97.10 with Tax
(1 king bed or 2 beds, no breakfast) Bus service is available from hotel to venue.
Second Hotel: Countryyard Dunn Loring Fairfax
2722 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA 22180
Tel: +1(703) 573-9555 Fax: +1(703) 573–6266
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/iadcy-courtyard-dunn-loring-fairfax/
One Regular Room Rate per one night US$99.00 + Tax, or US$108.00 with Tax
(2 beds, no breakfast) No bus service from second hotel to venue.
4. Transportation
*Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport-DCA/Hotels
Main hotel/12 miles/Estimated taxi fare about 50 USD (one way)
Second hotel/14 miles/Estimated taxi fare about 55 USD (one way)
*Washington Dulles International Airport-IAD/Hotels
Main hotel/19.7 miles/Estimated taxi fare about 60 USD (one way)
Second hotel/15 miles/Estimated taxi fare about 55 USD (one way)
For the participants outside of U.S.A., AUSKF will arrange the transportation from the airport
to the hotel. So, please gather information concerning participants’ flight numbers/arrival times
/arrival airports in kendo federation of each country, and send to the below.
Mr. Shozo KATO, E-mail: shozo.kato@auskf.org TEL: +1-212-431-1322
Transportation between main hotel and venue/party restaurant will be arranged by AUSKF.
However, no bus service from second hotel to venue/party restaurant.
5. Schedule outline:
March 9 (Sat) Seminar, Goodwill Keiko 9:00-17:00, Welcome Party 19:00~22:00
March 10 (Sun) Seminar, Goodwill Keiko 9:00-13:00, Closed by noon
The seminar starts at 9:00AM both days and it is planned to end around noon on the second day.
6. Participants expected:
・A member of the FIK affiliated organization in principle.
・Kendo 5-Dan or above in principle and to be engaged in regular Kendo practice (4-Dan
holders are accepted as well if he/she desires.)
・No age limitation
・5 or more participants from one FIK affiliated organization are preferable.
・The candidates for the WKC referees are requested to participate in this seminar.
・The attached application sheet covers up to 12 applicants, but this does not mean
limit. Please duplicate and use it more than 12.
* Applicants are requested not to be absent other than unavoidable reasons.
* Nobody can participate in this seminar without registration.
* Please wear Keiko-gi, Hakama, and Tare while seminar.
7. Expenses:
The participants bear their expenses for travel, transportation, accommodations and
meals. The box lunch on March 9 will be provided for US$10.00.
Cost for welcome party is US$30.00 for participant.
8. Others: (1) Three instructors will be sent from International Kendo Federation.
(2) Interpretation (Japanese, English) will be provided during the seminar.
Sincerely yours,
Dr. Yukio Sato, Secretary General
International Kendo Federation