2017 17th Nikkei Games: Budo Tournament


17th Nikkei Games: Budo Tournament (Kendo)

Date: August 6, 2017

Roll Call: 8:30 AM

Place: CSULB, Pyramid


*Yudansha Divisions (Regular Tournament)

    1 Dan, 2 Dan, 3 Dan, 4 Dan & Up, Women’s Dan

    Rules: 4 minutes, Unlimited Extension

*Kyu Team

0-4 Kyu Team (3 kenshi, 17 years of age and under)

3-1 Kyu Team (3 kenshi, 17 years of age and under)

Rules: Each Dojo can submit up to 2 teams in each division

                3 minutes, no extension

*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

Taisho cannot tie.  If there are any ties prior to the taisho match both participants will sit down.

No jodan, no nito, and no tsuki

Each dojo can submit up to 2 teams for both Kyu and Kachinuki Teams.

Tournament Fee:  $30.00

◦ Officials, staff members, spectators, and volunteers have FREE admission.

* There will be fee for car park at CSULB parking lot


Volunteer: volunteers needed for court duty and front desk help


2017 Annual Butokuden Winery Kendo Gasshuku Registration Form (July 22 – 23, 2017)

2017 Annual Butokuden Winery Kendo Gasshuku

(Picture from last year. See more pictures on the bottom of this post)

We will have our annual Winery Gasshuku as follows:

Date/Time (July 22 – 23, 2017):
July 22
1 – 4 PM: Kendo Practice
5 – ? : Wine and BBQ

July 23:
8:30 – 9:30: Asageiko (Morning Practice)
Dismissal after practice

Please register using the form at the bottom of this page, so we can have an approximate head count.

Kendo Practice Location:
Anderson Recreation Center,
125 West Walnut Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436

Wine/BBQ Location:
300 North 12 Street, Lompoc, 93436
This is the Winery.


Dojo Rental: It will depend on the number of participants, and we will split among the adult Kenshis.
Adult Kenshi: $10 – 20 (we will split the cost, so more people, it will be cheaper!)
18 and under: $0

Wine & BBQ:
Adult: $25
18 and Under: $5


Everyone to book the hotel on your own. Suggestion is to book near the winery, so you do not have to drive after the BBQ.

Looking forward to a big participation!



Pictures from last year winery Gasshuku:




SCKO Godo Practice @ San Diego, March 19 2017

March 2017 SCKO GODO KEIKO will be held in San Diego.
SCKO has rented a bus so we can all have fun going together. After practice, we have arranged luncheon at nearby restaurant and then to go sightseeing.
We set up 3 meeting places to catch the SCKO bus (West LA, Gardena and Irvine). Specific places will be announced later.
Please come to the most convenient meeting place for you.
The schedule, Lunch fee and location are below.

If some people do not want to join the lunch, they can drive directly to the gym. Or if someone drives their car, but wants to join lunch, please sign up for lunch.
Parents can also get rides if there are seats.
Please mention in the comment if parents also want to get rides and lunch.

Let’s try to have KEIKO with other kenshis and enjoy the trip with us!

4:30am pick up at WLA
5:30am pick up at Gardena
6:30am pick up at Irvine
9:00am – 12:30 Godo Keiko
13:00 – Lunch
14:30 – Sightseeing
20:00 – 21:00 drop off

Lunch: $20(TAX and Tip are included)
Golden City Restaurant. 5375 Kearny Villa Road. San Diego, CA 92123

Twin Peaks Middle school
14640 Tierra Bonita Road, Poway, CA 92064
Registration Due date is March 7th



March 5-6, 2016 in Huntington Beach, CA!
1st AUSKF Women’s Kendo Seminar!

The AUSKF Education Committee is excited to announce the first ever AUSKF Women’s Kendo Seminar, to be held on March 5-6 in Huntington Beach, CA. We are hopeful that this event will bring together the girls and women throughout the United States to learn kendo from two of the top female kenshi in Japan. Special guest instructors for this event will be:

Yoko Sakuma (5-Dan) was Captain of Team Japan for the 16th WKC, 15th WKC Individual Champion, and a member of the gold-winning Team Japan for the 14th, 15th, 16th WKC(2009-2015).

Yukiko Takami (5-Dan) was the 14th WKC Individual Champion, 15th WKC Team Champion, and 16th WKC Individual 3rd Place.

High-ranking women sensei from AUSKF are also scheduled to attend and provide instruction. Participants of all ages are welcome, but should be wearing bogu and be registered members of AUSKF.

March 5th (SAT) : 9am – 5pm
March 6th (SUN) : 9am – 3pm

Marina High School
15871 Springdale ST.
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Special Guest Instructors
Yoko Sakuma 5 Dan
Yukiko Takami 5 Dan

Two-Day Seminar Fee
Please make a check payable to “Butokuden Dojo” by 2/21.

Special Welcome Dinner on Saturday
Saturday Night, March 5th
Location & Cost TBD!

2015 SCKO End of Year Tournament

We don’t receive an invitation from SCKO yet, so some information is based on last year.

Date : Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Location: Cerritos Gym (Cerritos Dojo location: 19700 Bloomfield Ave., Cerritos, CA 90703)

Time: 8 am = Set up & Registration /8:45 am = opening ceremony/ 9am  = Tournament start

Eligibility : SCKO Members Only

Entree Fee : Free!!!

Lunch: Lunch will NOT be provided.
Please bring your own lunch.

Individual Match:
•9 & Under (Court 1)
•10-12 4 kyu under (Court 2)
•10-12 3-1 kyu (Court 3)
•13 & Over Women’s Kyu (Court 4)
•39 & Under Women’s Dan
•40 & Over Women’s Dan
•13-16 Men’s Kyu
•17 over Men’s Kyu
•13-16 Men’s 1-2Dan
•17 -29 Men’s 1-2 Dan
•31 over 49 1-2 Dan
•Men’s 3-5 Dan
•6 Dan up

Please fill out the form.

2015 Butokuden Kendo Christmas Tournament & Party

Date: December 20th, Sunday

Time: Tournament 11 am – 3:30 pm, Party 4:30 pm to 8 pm

Location: Butokuden Dojo

Tournament Division: (It may change)

  1. 2 Bu:
    • Junior Non-Bogu (14 years old and under)
    • Junior A (0 Kyu – 3 Kyu: 9 years old and under)
    • Junior B (0 Kyu – 3 Kyu: 10 – 14 years old)
    • Junior C (2 Kyu – 1 Kyu: 14 years old and under)
    • Junior D (15 – 18 years old)
    • Junior Girls (10 – 18 years old)
  2. 3 Bu:
    • Adult Non-Bogu (15 years old and over)
    • Adult Kyu (19 years old and over)
    • Men’s Dan (1 Dan – 3 Dan)
    • Women’s Dan (1 Dan and up)
    • Masters (45 years old and over)
    • Sensei (4 Dan and up)


  • Potluck party: Please bring Food and Drinks.
  • Talent Show: Please prepare your performance!!! Everyone is welcome to perform. Please let Chie or Shin know what you will do.
  • Present Exchange: gift suggested amount for kids: $5, adults: $10

Deadline: December 6th, Sunday

Please fill out the form below.

SCKO Fall Promotion Exam (November 15, 2015)

This is to inform you of the Semi Annual SCKO Rank Promotion Examination.

1.Date: Sunday, November 15, 2015
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 24, 2015. No Exceptions.
Submit photocopy of existing rank certificate if taken at another Federation.
5.Examination Fee:
Kyu 17 years & under $10.00
Kyu 18 years & above $20.00
1 Dan $15.00
2 Dan $25.00
3 Dan $35.00
4 Dan $45.00

certificate fee(Please pay if you pass)
Kyu 17 years & under $10.00
Kyu 18 years & above $20.00
1 Dan $30.00
2 Dan $40.00
3 Dan $60.00
4 Dan $80.00

6. Applicants must bring: All ranks must bring own Kendo-gu, neat Keiko-gi and Hakama, and Shinai.
3 Kyu and up, bring Bokuto for taking “Bokuto Keiko hou” (Training Method for fundamental kendo techniques with Bokuto) and kendo kata exams.
1 Kyu and up, bring completed Written Test Questionnaire.

7. Examination items:
6 Kyu: Men-uchi (twice), Kirikaeshi,
5 Kyu: Kirikaeshi, Men-uchi (twice), kote-men (twice), doh-uchi (twice)
4 Kyu: Kirikaeshi, gokaku-keiko
Kendo match: 4Kyu – 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

(*1) All 1 Kyu and 1 Dan through 4 Dan taking the 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 the last stage of your examination.
(*2) Enclosed is only one copy of the Written Test Questionnaire. 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 ordering the certificate, the passed rank will annul.
(*4) AUSKF issues Only English certificates.
(*5) All examinees must be a member of AUSKF and pay their annual fee before submitting for examination