SCKO TEAM SCKO 2011 – Preliminary Tryout

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 is asking each Dojo instructors, to recommend their outstanding Kenshis to participate in the Preliminary Tryout.

Qualifications:

• All participants must be members of both the SCKO and the AUSKF

• 2010 SCKO and AUSKF dues must be paid by March 31, 2011.

• All participants must be within the division age by the tournament date (July 2011).

Kenshis may only compete in one (1) division for the AUSKF Championships. However, you may enter a Kenshi in as many divisions as desired for the SCKO qualification process, as long as that participant meets the eligibility requirements, and pays the appropriate entry fee of $25 per division entered. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Category Age RankRestriction AUSKFMembership Selection Matches
Men 16 or over N/A 3 Years 3 min. Encho
Women 16 or over N/A 3 Years 3 min. Encho
Senior Youth (Boys) 16 – 18 N/A 1 Year 3 min. Encho
Junior Youth (Boys) 12 – 15 N/A 1 Year 3 min. Encho
Senior Youth (Girls) 16 – 18 N/A 1 Year 3 min. Encho
Junior Youth (Girls) 12 – 15 N/A 1 Year 3 min. Encho
Senior 50 + 3 Dan or higher 1 Year 3 min. Encho
Mudansha (Men/Women) 18 or over 1 Kyu or lower 1 Year 3 min. Encho

Round Robin results will be based on the following criteria:

1)    Player with the most “Number of Won Matches”

2)    If the “Number of Won Matches” is the same, then the player with the most “Number of Points (Ippon) obtained”

3)    If “Number of Won Matches” and “Number of Points (Ippon) obtained” are both tied, then a re-match will be played, in “Ippon Shobu”


TEAM SCKO Preliminary Tryout Application

TEAM SCKO Prospect


DOJO: ____________________________________________________

HEAD INSTRUCTOR NAME: __________________________________

Please check eligibility requirements.

Enter your Preliminary Tryout recommended participants information and return by June 30, 2010 to the following:

(Please use more pages if necessary)

Team SCKO Manager

Shoichi Morinaga

auskf2011@butokuden.com

LATE ENTRIES ARE NOT ACCEPTED

NAME (Last, First) RANK AGE DIVISION AUSKF # Phone # email
Kendo, Taro (Sample) 2 Dan 18 Men 12345 714-333-1234 kendo@scko.org
Kendo, Taro (Sample) 2 Dan 18 Sr. Youth 12345 714-333-1234 kendo@scko.org
Number of Participants: $25/division:x 25 Total:

2011 AUSKF National Championship

Team SCKO Tryout Participation Requirements

  1. Have AUSKF and SCKO membership dues paid prior to the Preliminary tryouts.
  2. Have the tryout entry form and the tryout fee ($25) submitted to SCKO.
  3. Have been recommended from the Dojo Head Instructor
  4. After the Preliminary tryout date is announced, all Team SCKO Prospects must participate in practice sessions, training camps, and meetings, until the AUSKF National Championship. Failing to do so, the player will receive a warning from the Manager or Coach, and if no improvement is made, this player will be eliminated from the Team SCKO Prospect list. The location of practice will be at Cerritos Dojo, every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month.

Team SCKO Selection Criteria

  1. Motivation and desire to be a SCKO player/team member
  2. Recommendation based on Manager and Coach’s decision
  3. Participate in all SCKO tryout process
  4. Win matches through the final tryouts
  5. Attend Team SCKO Practices, Training Camps, Godo Keiko, and Team events
  6. Be a team player and cooperate with the team
  7. Comply with the Manager and Coach’s requests. If the player can not comply with the requests, the player will be dismissed.

After Team SCKO is selected

  1. All Team SCKO members must participate in practice sessions, training camps, and meetings, until the AUSKF National Championships.
  2. Failing to participate in SCKO Team events (i.e. Team SCKO Practices, Training Camps, Godo Keiko, and Team events, as requested by the Manager and Coach), the player will be warned by the Manager or Coach. After the warning, if no improvement is made, this player will be dismissed from the Team SCKO.
  3. Be a team player and cooperate with the team.
  4. Comply with the Manager and Coach requests. If the player can not comply with these requests, the player will be dismissed.

Important Notice

 

  • We really hope that you are selected to the SCKO Team and become a part of the team. However, we are required to inform you that your team participation is “at will” basis, and that you can be dismissed at any time, with or without cause, and you are similarly able to leave the team.
  • Some players will play in the Team, the Individual matches, or both the Team and the Individual matches. The SCKO Team Manager and Coach will decide who will play in the Team or Individual matches, before the AUSKF Championships.
  • Players need to understand what will financially be provided by the SCKO (Drinks, taping, training camp fees, transportation costs, name tag, team jacket, etc. may be personal responsibility.)
  • Each player will be required to pay a fee of $200 participation fee, in order to cover part of the expenses for the AUSKF Championships trip and the training.
  • SCKO selection rules may vary if the AUSKF rules changes.

Team SCKO Schedule for AUSKF National Championship

Date Event Notes
Jun 30, 2010 Deadline to submit names for the Preliminary tryout
Jul/Aug, 2010 Keiko sessions in preparation for AUSKF Nationals Everyone who has submitted their names for the Preliminary Tryout should participate in the Keiko sessions. Practices will be held at Cerritos Dojo, every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month (18:30 – 20:00PM). Practice schedule may change as based on the progress of the team.
Sep 19, 2010 Preliminary Tryout(Group Round Robin) In the Preliminary Tryout, Prospect Players will be divided into groups, and the selected players will advance to the Final Tryout.Selection criteria: Round Robin results and Manager and Coach’s selection
Jan/Feb 2011 Training Camp Manager/Coach to determine date and agenda
Feb 13, 2011 Final Tryout Part I Round Robin. SCKO Team Members will be selected in the Final Tryout (Part I/ II). The number of players to be selected in each category is listed in the chart below.
Mar 13, 2011 Final Tryout Part II Round Robin. Continuation of the Final Tryout
Jun 2011 Training Camp Manager/Coach to determine date and agenda
Jun 2011 Send-off/Motivational party After June 19th SCKO Godo Keiko (Tentative)
Jul 2011 Championships AUSKF National Championship

Number of players to be selected by category

Category Age Team SCKOTotal (Selection/Mgr. Coach Pick)
Men 16 or over 9 (7/2)
Women 16 or over 8 (6/2)
Senior Youth (Boys) 16 – 18 6 (3/3)
Junior Youth (Boys) 12 – 15 6 (3/3)
Senior Youth (Girls) 16 – 18 6 (3/3)
Junior Youth (Girls) 12 – 15 3 (0/3)
Senior 50 + 2
Mudansha (Men/Women) 18 or over 2 Men+1 Women (1/2)

Team SCKO Manager

Shoichi Morinaga

auskf2011@butokuden.com

Kim Kyung Nam Sensei Visit to BUTOKUDEN Dojo

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.

Taro Ariga & Kim Kyung Nam

Looking forward to seeing you all.

Taro

Steveston 2010

Every year, I go to Steveston Tournament in Vancouver Canada. This is a tournament that I have been going since the 80s, and it has become an yearly event for me. There are participants from all over Canada (West to east), from the USA, Hawaii, and sometimes Mexico. This year, due to the Winter Olympics, the tournament was postponed to May, instead of the usual February.

This year again, the number of participants were well over 300.

Butokuden sent a team and we came 3rd place in the team matches, losing to SCKO team, which was composed with the last US Team. In the individual matches, I came 3rd place, in the 4 Dan and above division.

Here is the 3rd place team.

From 100508-Steveston

Also the link for some of the pictures…

Taro Ariga

SCKO and SCKF Junior Godogeiko (May 2, 2010)

Today we had the Joint Junior Godogeiko between SCKO and SCKF. It was a great practice and we had many participants from both organizations. I would like to thank all parents who took their time to bring the kids to practice. I am sure it was a great experience for all kids.

At the end of practice, we had a goodwill Shiai and here are the results. Thank you Natsuko-san, for keeping the tournament records.

SCKO vs SCKF Godogeiko (May 2, 2010) Shiai

by Natsuko Takahashi

COURT A

SCKO

SCKF

Sempo

Arata

OO

Suzuki

Jiho

Yamada

O

Horii

Sansho

Kentaro

OO

O

Sugiyama

Chuken

Gaku

OO

Nagatani

Rokusho

Sugeta

O

Nogimura

Nanasho

Sayaka

OO

Arima

Fukusho

Ogikubo

OO

O

Nagasawa

Taisho

Shintaro

OO

Chan

Daihyo

Ogikubo

O

Nogimura

Wins

4

4

Points

8

8

Daihyo

1

COURT B

SCKO

SCKF

Sempo

Tateda

OO

Hakamada

Jiho

Miyazaki

X

X

Hiki

Sansho

Sasaki

OO

Yonsho

Ian

O

OO

Kan

Chuken

Kato

OO

Rokusho

Yamamoto

O

Oft

Nanasho

Cozo

O

OO

Suzuki

Fukusho

Hutchinson

X

X

Yoon

Taisho

Hutchinson

OO

Kobayashi

Daihyo

Maeda

OO

Kim

Wins

4

4

Points

10

7

COURT C

SCKO

SCKF

Sempo

Miyazato

X

X

Roford

Jiho

Hanako

OO

Kim

Sansho

Gen

O

Shin

Yonsho

Kiuchi

OO

Mizobe

Chuken

Ryo

O

Sato

Rokusho

Brandon

OO

Hakamada

Nanasho

Haruna

OO

Tamaki

Fukusho

Kumagai

OO

Makiuchi

Taisho

Honma

O

O

Watanabe

Daihyo

Lee

OO

O

Choi

Wins

4

4

Points

7

10

SCKO Jr Kendo Godogeiko with SCKF Jr

To all SCKO Juniors:

I hope everyone is practicing very hard.

I have spoken to Chris Yang Sensei (SCKF Junior Coach) and we are planning to do a Godogeiko with the SCKF Juniors.

Location: Norwalk Dojo
Date/Time: Sunday May 2, 9AM 9 – 12AM
Meeting time: 8:30AM
Address:
Norwalk Kendo Dojo
14615 Gridley Rd
Norwalk CA 90650


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NOTE: This practice is open to ALL JUNIORS (not only the ones that will be going to the AUSKF Championships). SO EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

This is a great opportunity to meet people at your age group, make new friends, and have a great time at practice.  Hope to see you all.

Taro Ariga

Everyone, please confirm your attendance using the form below


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 one (1) of the following questions and answer by writing (clearly/legibly) in either English or Japanese. You may also use the back side of this paper.

Choose one (1) of the following to answer:

l        Describe “ki-ken-tai-ichi”.

l        Describe 3 types of Kendo footwork.

Exam for:          2 Dan

Please choose one (1) of the following questions and answer by writing (clearly/legibly) in either English or Japanese. You may also use the back side of this paper.

Choose one (1) of the following to answer:

l        Describe the 4 types of Kendo “sicknesses.

l        Describe the 3 “ma-ai ”.

Exam for:          3 Dan

Please choose one (1) of the following questions and answer by writing (clearly/legibly) in either English or Japanese. You may also use the back side of this paper.

Choose one (1) of the following to answer:

l        Describe the elements of “yuko-datotsu.

l        Describe “enzan-no-metsuke”.

Exam for:          4 Dan

Please choose one (1) of the following questions and answer by writing (clearly/legibly) in either English or Japanese. You may also use the back side of this paper.

Choose one (1) of the following to answer:

l        Describe the benefits of the Kendo kata and its relevance to shinai keiko.

l        Describe the elements of “yuko-datotsu”.

AUSKF JUNIOR OPEN KENDO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Date: Sunday, July 25, 2010

Location:
Independence High School
1776 Educational Drive
San Jose, CA 95133-1703

Divisions:
9 years and under
10-11 years old
12-13 years old
14-15 years old
16-18 years old
13-under girls
14-18 girls
5 or 7 person team (TBD)
(Divisions subject to change depending on number of participants)

Shinpan: 4-dan and above eligible for selection
Entry Fee: $25 per participant (non-refundable)
Bento: $10/person

Shiai rules:
Individual Championships will be OPEN to anyone with AUSKF membership
Time Limit: 3 minutes with unlimited encho
Team Championships will consist of up to 2 teams per federation (to be decided by federation at the Championships)
Team matches will consist of 5 members selected from each age group as outlined below (see chart below)
Team Competition:
Sempo: 12 Years and Under
Jiho: 12 Years and Under
Chuken: 15 Years and Under
Fukusho: 18 Years and Under
Taisho: 18 Years and Under

Time Limit: 3 minutes
In case of daihyo-sen, match will be determined by ippon-shobu
Tsuki, jodan-no-kamae, and gyaku-do are valid only for 16-18 year old age group in both Individual and Team Championships. Nito is not allowed.
Taikai format (round robin, tournament brackets, etc) of both the Individual and Team Championships will be announced at a later date depending on the number of participants
All other rules will comply with standard ruels and regulations set forth by the Federation of International Kendo (FIK)
Shinai size and weight must comply with standard FIK regulations (see chart below)

Official Tournament Hotel:
Santa Clarita Marriott
2700 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054

For more info please access
http://www.usjuniorkendoopen.com

2010全米少年剣道選手権大会

Date: Sunday, July 25, 2010

Location:
Independence High School
1776 Educational Drive
San Jose, CA 95133-1703

Divisions:
9 years and under
10-11 years old
12-13 years old
14-15 years old
16-18 years old
13-under girls
14-18 girls
5 or 7 person team (TBD)
(Divisions subject to change depending on number of participants)

Shinpan: 4-dan and above eligible for selection
Entry Fee: $25 per participant (non-refundable)
Bento: $10/person

Shiai rules:
Individual Championships will be OPEN to anyone with AUSKF membership
Time Limit: 3 minutes with unlimited encho
Team Championships will consist of up to 2 teams per federation (to be decided by federation at the Championships)
Team matches will consist of 5 members selected from each age group as outlined below (see chart below)
Team Competition:
Sempo: 12 Years and Under
Jiho: 12 Years and Under
Chuken: 15 Years and Under
Fukusho: 18 Years and Under
Taisho: 18 Years and Under

Time Limit: 3 minutes
In case of daihyo-sen, match will be determined by ippon-shobu
Tsuki, jodan-no-kamae, and gyaku-do are valid only for 16-18 year old age group in both Individual and Team Championships. Nito is not allowed.
Taikai format (round robin, tournament brackets, etc) of both the Individual and Team Championships will be announced at a later date depending on the number of participants
All other rules will comply with standard ruels and regulations set forth by the Federation of International Kendo (FIK)
Shinai size and weight must comply with standard FIK regulations (see chart below)

Official Tournament Hotel:
Santa Clarita Marriott
2700 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054

For more info please access
http://www.usjuniorkendoopen.com