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

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