Date: August 10, 2014
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 yeas 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 can not tie. If there are any ties prior to the taisho match both participants will sit
No jodan, no nito, and no tsuki
Each dojo can submit up to 2 teams for both Kyu and Kachinuki Teams.

Tournament Fee: $20.00
◦ Officials, staff members, spectators, and volunteers have FREE admission. However, will be asked to pay a parking fee.

Volunteer: Three courts and front desk need volunteers

SCKO Celebration party for USA championship (July 20th)

Butokuden Kendo Members:

As you know, last month was the AUSKF Championships.
SCKO is planning to hold Team SCKO Celebration Party on July 20th.
We have to tell SCKO the number of participants in this party.
Please let me know , if you can come to the party and you have time on July 20th.

We hope that many people will come to the party for the people who participated the AUSKF Chanpionship.

Date Time: Sunday July 20, 2014 (2 to 5 PM)

Location: Kim Su Seafood Restaurant

10530 Bolsa Ave, Westminster, CA 92683

(714) 554-6261



FEE: 2014 SCKO Team Members & Coaches: FREE

Juniors 18 & Under: FREE

Non-Team Adults: $20

The 30th Shidogakuin Anniversary Tournament (August 30-31, 2014 )

Tournament Information

1. Date: August 30th and 31st, 2014,

2. Place: The metropolitan Washington DC area, at Ernst Cultural Center in Annandale,Virginia

3. Roll Call:  August 30,2014(Saturday)  08:15 – 9:00 Check-­‐in and Registration

August 31, 2014 (Sunday) 08:15 – 09:00 Check-­‐in and Registration

4. Eligibility: Valid AUSKF Member

5. Event:

“INDIVIDUAL DIVISIONS” (Saturday, 8/30):
Youth Divisions:
A. Up to 10 years old   B. 11 to 12 years old
C. 13 to 15 years old     D. 16 to 18 years old
(Note, if you are age 18, you must decide if you want to be in Youth or Men’s Division, not both)

Men’s Divisions:
E. 18 and up (mudansha)                   F. 18 and up (shodan & ni-dan)
G. 18 and up (san-dan & yon-dan) H. 18 and up (go-dan and up)
Women’s Divisions:
I. Women (16 and up, ni-dan and below)
J. Women (16 and up, san-dan and up)

“TEAM DIVISIONS” (Sunday, 8/31):
A: Junior Youth Boy’s Team (ages 12-15)

B. Senior Youth Boy’s Team (ages 16-18);

C. Senior-Junior Youth Girl’s Team (ages 18 and under)

D. Men’s Team (age 18 and up) E. Women’s Team (age 18 and up)

6. Tournament Fees: (non-refundable)

$30 for Individual Division (Saturday, August 30th)
$25 for Team Division (Sunday, August 31st)

7. Bento (Lunch box): $10.00

8. Tournament Deadline:  July 30th, 2014

2014 SCKO Spring Promotion Exam (April 20, 2014)

1.Date                               April 20, 2014
2.Time:                            Roll call     Kyu group: 9:00 AM, Yudansha group: 12:30 PM
3.Place:                           Butokuden Dojo
4.Deadline:               March 23, 2014
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(if passed)
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.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

(*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 fill the following foam if you will take this promotion exam.

52nd Steveston Kendo Tournament at Vancouver, Canada (February 8, 2014)

BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members:

As I mentioned during my Christmas presentation, the Steveston Tournament will be on Feb 23, in Steveston, BC, Canada. This is one of the biggest tournament in North America, with participants from Canada, USA, and Hawaii. It is only a 2 hours flight, and the food is great. If you want to stay a few extra days, one of the best skiing in the world, is not too far away. The entry fee is by donation. If you are interested, please sign up using the form below. Please RSVP by January 14.


Date: February 8, 2014 9:00am

Location: McMath High School, 4251 Garry Street, Richmond, B.C.

Fee: Donation

Hotel Info: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3

Ph: (604) 273.7878

Room rates: $114/night + tax



Individual matches

Junior > 10 Years & Under > 11–13 Years > 14–15 Years Ladies > 16 Years+ (1 Dan & Under) > 16 Years+ Older (2 Dan & Over)

Adult Kyu > 16 Years+ (0–4 KYU) > 16 Years+ (1–3 KYU)

Yudansha > 1–2 dan > 3 dan > 4 dan+

Team Matches > Junior (15 years & under) > Senior (16 years+)

PLEASE NOTE 1. There will only be one (1) encho of “2 min” for individual junior/non-degree/ ladies/1-2 dan divisions as well as only one (1) “3 min” encho for the 3 dan/4 dan & above divisions. 2. Categories are subject to change depending upon the number of entries. 3. Participants will be allowed to enter into one (1) individual category only. 4. Due to the high number of entrants and the use of five (5) courts, it will be the responsibility of each Kenshi/Delegation Leader to ensure that their players are available at their designated courts or risk disqualification.

Kubota Memorial Tournament (January 26, 2014)

Date: January 26, 2014


Place: Wilson Park Gymnasium

2200 Crenshaw Blvd.

Torrance     CA


Dead line: December 22, 2013


Tournament Fees:

17 and under $15.00 (Kyu )

18 and older $20.00 (Adult Kyu and Yudansha)

Bento– $ 8.00



0-6 kyu (13 and under) / 5-4 kyu / 3-1 kyu /Women’s kyu (14 and under)

Adult kyu (18 and older) / Women’s dan / 1-2 dan / 3-4 dan / 5 dan and above

Seniors A (50-59) / Seniors B (60 and older)


Please fill out the below for registration.


Team SCKO Try-out for 2014 All US Kendo Championships (28 & 29 December, 2013 / 4 & 5 January, 2014)


Dec.28 and 29, 2013: All divisions except Men’s

Jan.4 and 5, 2014: Men’s division only



Butokuden dojo


Entry fee:

$25 / one division


Dead line:

December 8th, 2013



The SCKO already announced qualifications by first letter (2014 Team SCKO Guidelines) but if you didn’t have it, visit www.scko.org and download available.


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 the participate meets the eligibility requirements, and pays the appropriate entry fee of $25 per division entered. Entry fee are non-refundable.



The divisions of 2014 AUSKF Championship are not settle by AUSKF yet but we will start registration based on last time AUSKF Championship.

Men: 16 years and over

Women: 16 years and over

Jr. Youth Boys: 12- 15 years

Jr. Youth Girls: 12- 15 years

Sr. Youth Boys: 16 – 18 years

Sr. Youth Girls: 16 – 18 years

Senior 50 years + and 3 Dan or higher.

Adult (Mudansha): 19 + and 1 Kyu or lower.


Date : Sunday, December 8th

Roll Call : 8:30am

Shinpan Meeting Start : 8:45am

Tournament Start : 9:00am

Location : Cerritos Community Regional Park (19700 South Bloomfield Ave Cerritos, CA 90710)

Eligibility : SCKO Members Only

Entree Fee : None

Bento : All Shinpan and Volunteers, Lunch will be provided by SCKO. *Shinpan must be 3 Dan & Over.

Dead Line : November 20th



Individual Divisions


*Competition format for Non-Bogu is as follows:

Non-Bogu Matches : Single Elimination

Men 2 times, Kote 2 times, Do 2 times for the first match,

Kirikaeshi for the second to semi final match,

Kote-Men 2 times, Kote-Do 2 times in final match.

Winners will be judged by Shinpan.


9 & Under Boys & Girls

10 – 12 Boys & Girls

13&Over Women’s Kyu

13&Over Women’s Dan

13&Over Men’s Kyu

13&Over Men’s Dan (1-2Dan Only)

Men’s Dan (Over 3Dan, Any Age)

Groups of 3 Round-Robin Matches, followed by single elimination tournament

Each participant can enter in only one division.

Rank as of November 1st, 2013.


Team Match Division (One or Two Teams per Dojo)

Senpo : 12 & Under

Jiho : 18 & Under

Chuken : Woman Any Rank

Fukusho : 19 & Older Any Rank

Taisho : 19 & Older Any Rank

Team Matches : Single Elimination


Please fill out the application below: