2020 SCKF Kubota Memorial Tournament

2020 SCKF Kubota Memorial Tournament REGISTRATION (Butokuden Members ONLY – RSVP BY DECEMBER 19, 2019)

  • Date: Sunday, January 19th, 2020
  • Sign-in: 8:00~8:30 AM
  • Location: Dee Hardison Sports Center, Wilson Park, Torrance
    2200 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance, CA
Tournament Fees*:
Yudansha & Adult (Age 18 & Over): $20.00
Youth (Age 17 & Under):  $15.00
Bento: $10.00

2019 SCKO Christmas Kendo Tournament (SIGN UP FOR BUTOKUDEN MEMBERS ONLY)

RSVP BY NOVEMBER 14th, 2019 (THURS PRACTICE)

Entry Fee:  $0 per Competitor.  Happy Holidays!

Date:  Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Place: Torrance High School,   2200 W. Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90501

https://goo.gl/maps/EFcQyz8ShYm3mgnN9
Do not go to West High!!  

Approximate Time Schedule

8:00 am Setup
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Opening Ceremony
9:15 am Tournament Starts
12:00 pm Lunch time
Kids fun event, Red and White and Godo Keiko
4:30 pm Closing Ceremony
5:00 pm cleaning up

Court Volunteers: Please provide volunteers from each dojo (at least 3-5 people per dojo).
Volunteers, please arrive at 8:00 am for setup and meeting.

Lunch: Lunch will NOT be provided for Sensei and Volunteers. Please bring your own special
Lunch or you may order bento.

Bento box $10.00

TOURNAMENT FORMAT:

Non-Bogu Matches : Single Elimination

·         12 & Under Non-Bogu Division
·         13 & Over Non-Bogu Division

Jr Youth

·         9 years old & under (Boys & Girls)
·         10-12 years old, 6-4 Kyu (Boys & Girls)
·         10-12 years old, 3-1 Kyu (Boys & Girls)

Sr Youth

·         13-15 Years Old any rank (Boys & Girls)
·         16-18 Year Old  any rank (Boys & Girls)

Women’s

·         19 years old over , Women’s Kyu
·         19 – 39 years old, Women’s Dan
·         40 years old & above, Women’s Dan

Men’s Kyu

·         19 years old over Men’s Kyu

Men’s Dan

·         19 years old Men’s 1-2 Dan
·         Men’s 3-4 Dan (All Ages)
·         5 Dan up (All ages)

  1. Individual Match : **Divisions subject to change depending on registration**

  2. Red-White Special Team Match: If time allows.

RULES and REGULATIONS

  1. Regulations of the matches will follow “The Regulation of Kendo Shiai and Shinpan” set forth by the Federation of International Kendo (FIK).

  2. Tsuki Waza and Jodan are authorized for over 16 years old only AND MUST HAVE Dan Rank.

  3. Each kenshi can only participate in one division and is responsible for bringing one’s own Me-Jirushi

  4. Tournament brackets will be made right before the tournament. Depending on the number of participants, some divisions may be combined with others.

SCKO Promotion Mock Examination and Seminar

SCKO will be held a Promotion Mock Examination and Seminar on November 3, 2019.

Date: November 3, 2019(Sunday)
Time: 8:30 – 2:00 (Gym open at 8:00) *No lunch break, but we will have a short break.
Location: Lomita Parks & Recreation –> 24428 Eshelman Avenue Lomita, CA  90717
Eligibility: Kenshi who will take 3, 4, 5, 6Dan

Please bring your bokuto.

This time, participants will take a mock examination, and the judge senseis will give advice each time.

2019 WKF Year End Kendo Championships

2019 WKF Year End Kendo Championships BUTOKUDEN Registration Form:
RSVP by Thursday October 10th, 2019


FEE: $20 (non-refundable)
LUNCH: $12.00 (ALL shinpans and volunteers will be provided FREE lunch)

WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH
WHERE: BUENA PARK HIGH SCHOOL
–> 8833 ACADEMY DR,
BUENA PARK, CA 90621
ROLL CALL: 8AM~8:30AM
GYM OPENS: 7AM

Divisions:

  • 10-years old and younger
  • 11-12 years old
  • 13-15 years old
  • 16-18 years old
  • 18 Years old Girls & Under
  • Adult Kyu Man & Women ( 19 & Over )
  • Women’s ( Any Age & All Ranks )
  • Seniors – 50 & Over, All Ranks
  • 1-3 Dan , Any Age
  • 4 Dan Up & Any Age
  • Team Best 3 Women Divisions ( Any Age )

Team Best 5 Divisions ( Any Age )

Competition Information:

Youth – 3 minutes / Unlimited Encho (Extension)
Adult – 3 minutes / Unlimited Encho(Extension)
Yudansha (Black Belt) – 4 minutes / Unlimited Encho(Extnesion)
Each participant can enter in only one division
Rank and Age as of October 26th, 2019
Regulations of the matches will follow “The Regulation of Kendo Shiai and Shinpan” set
forth by the Federation of International Kendo (FIK). Tournament rules may be subject to
change by the WKF Tournament Committee.

SCKO Shinpan Seminar

SCKO Shinpan Seminar Registration Form (Butokuden Members ONLY)

RSVP ASAP (must be done by Saturday, September 7th, 2019)

INFORMATION:

  • Date:               9/22 (Sunday)

  • Time:               9:00 AM to 4:00PM  (Godo keiko 4:00 – 4:45 if we have time.)

  • Location:        Butokuden

  • Instructor:      Mamiya sensei, Ariga sensei and Okawa sensei              *Other 7dan sensei, please support instructors. We will provide 7dan sensei’s lunch.

  • Participants:   Kendo rank of 1 Dan and above (Over 14years old)

Please come prepared with: 
 – Shinpan Ki (Referee Flags)
Mejiryushi (Red/White Ribbon tags)
Referee Booklet (2006 ver.)
Kendo Dogu and Shinai

 – Bring your own lunch

We need volunteers as player. Kyu rank and children are also welcome.
Could you please ask your dojo members. We will provide lunch for them.
If anyone can participate as player, also please write their name on the list.

2019 SCKO Individual Kendo Championships Registration Form (Butokuden members only!)

2019 SCKO Individual Kendo Championships Registration Form (Butokuden members only!)
RSVP by September 12th, 2019 THURSDAY

WHEN: OCTOBER 6th, 2019 (8AM-8:30AM)
LOCATION: WEST HIGH SCHOOL (20401 Victor St, Torrance, CA 90503)

We would like to cordially ask for your help in Shinpan (refereeing) (3 Dan and up) at the tournament.

Eligibility: All AUSKF Members. If the player is not an AUSKF member, a separate waiver form must be signed at registration.

Entry Fees:  $20 (individual divisions – per person),   $20 for Team division entry (One team only)

Bento Fees: $10 per person

Note:

1) Bento will be provided for all Shinpans at no charge 

2) Maximum of 5 full-day volunteers per dojo will be provided with Bento at no charge

Divisions:

  • 9 & Under Boys & Girls
  • 10-11 Boys & Girls
  • 12-13 Boys & Girls
  • 14-15 Boys
  • 16-18 Boys (Any Kyu&Dan)
  • 14-18 Girls (Any Kyu&Dan)
  • Men’s 1-2 Dan (Over 19 years old ) (Eto Cup)
  • Men’s 3-4 (Nakabara Cup)
  • Men’s 5 Dan and Up (Hori Cup)
  • Women’s Dan (Akune Cup)
  • Adult Kyu (19 & Over) Men & Women – (Lorimer Cup)
  • 50 Years and Over Dan Men & Women – (Takenaka Cup)
  • “5 Best Team Matches”

Rules: for Individual

  • Tournament will follow FIK Rules and Regulations.
  • Each person can only participate in “One division”and is responsible for bringing their  own MEJIRUSHI (Red/White indicator)
  • Nito-ryu is not allowed for Mudansha and 18 years and under divisions.
  • Tsuki, Jodan, are not allowed for Mudansha and 14-15boys under divisions.
  • Time Limit: All Round Robin matches (2 minutes and No Encho – Hantei), Tournament Round Matches (3 minutes and Encho-Ippon Shobu),
  • Time Limit: All Yudansha Divisions (3 minutes and Encho-Ipponshobu)

Rules: for Team

  • Team Match: 5 person team (Anyone: all age, gender, rank)
  • – We will be collecting $20 per team for entry free. (Only one team per dojo)
  • – For dojos in Southern California (SCKO, SCKF, and WKF), you will at least need 3 Kenshi from the same dojo. If you do not have enough to complete the 5, you will be allowed to recruit the remaining Kenshi (1-2) from other dojos.
  • – For participants joining us from outside of Southern California, we will allow mix Kenshi from other dojos. This applies to those coming from CCKF and NCKF as well.
  • – If an Yudansha adult and a youth were to have a match, we will honor the Yudansha rules. This will allow the Yudansha to do Jo-dan, Ni-to, and Tsuki.
  • – For those youth entering the team match, please make sure they are old and capable enough to fight against adults. We suggest youth in high school.
  • “5 Best Team Matches”: (3 minutes and No Encho )

Should A and B turn out to be even, a one-point match playoff (Daihyo-sen, Ippon Shobu) between chosen representatives

of each team will determine the winning team.

 

Note:

  1. In order to run the tournament efficiently, please have an adult accompany youth division teams at all times.
  2. Age as of October 1st, 2019
  3. Division Ranks as of October 1st, 2019

JAPAN DAY – Los Angeles Angels Demonstration Day!

JAPAN DAY – Kendo Demonstration @ The Los Angeles Angels

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Japan Day is a free event to celebrate the local Japanese community and show appreciation for their support of the Angels.
• Live Japanese entertainment, sponsor booths/activation, giveaway items, food/drinks and more.
• This event is open to the public, and will include an appearance by Shohei Ohtani. (pending his availability that day)
Event Date: July 27, 2019
Event Time: 2:00 pm –5:00 pm (before the game vs. Baltimore at 6:07 pm)
Projected Attendance: 6,000+
Location: Angel Stadium parking lot

  • Parking passes will be provided for participants!
  • Extra tickets will be available after we see how many are participating.

AUSKF Kodansha Kendo Promotion Examination and Seminar

AUSKF Kodansha Kendo Promotion Examination

August 18, 2019

Location: George S Eccles Student Life Center at University of Utah Campus, Salt Lake City, UT

Date:  Sunday, August 18, 2019 

12:30 pm – 12:55pm               Registration

1:00 pm –  4:00 pm                Test 5 Dan & above, Shogo

Fees:

5 Dan 6 Dan 7 Dan Renshi Kyoshi
Testing Fee $100 $120 $150 $120 $150 Non-Refundable, Non-transferable
Menjo Fee $150 $200 $300 $300 $500 Void in the case of exam failure

** Application Deadline:  Friday, August 2, 2019   (All the applications and payments must be received by the deadline)

This time, we are accepting all applications online.  (Please do not mail the documents to my physical address.)    Please use the website below to access the application form.

http://www.auskf.org/docs/Kendo5to6ApplicationDanForm.htm

All payments to be made online.   If you have any problem making online payment, please contact me.  

You need to pay only for the examination on application.   Those who passed the test must pay the menjo fee within 2 weeks.  (By the end of September 1, 2019)  

Recommended Hotels nearby
Please refer to AUSKF Summer camp information.

The event hotel is the University Guest House & Conference Center. The address is 110 S Fort Douglas Blvd., SLC, UT 84113 (map). Call 1‐888‐416‐4075 by Wednesday, July 17, 2019 to make reservations via phone. Mention the group name AUSKF KENDO.

If you have any question, please contact Michio Kajitani, Promotion & Examination, AUSKF

Email:  promotion@auskf.org

August 16-18, 2019 Salt Lake City, Utah
2019 AUSKF Summer Camp

Dear AUSKF Federation Presidents and Supporters:
The registration is officially open for the 2019 AUSKF Summer Camp to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, August to Sunday, August 18th. We will have an exciting program scheduled and out two guest senseis will be Shinji Funatsu Sensei (Hanshi 8 Dan) from Osaka and Masaru Yamazaki Sensei (Kyoshi 8 Dan) from Aichi. We expect a great turnout and look forward to having many US kenshi participate, so please sign up now!!
Please use the following link or copy and paste the URL below into your browser.
AUSKF SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SAs7ltpK6amkZk-T5w8rSNINM75c370SR_CI3qoYxic

The fee for the seminar and sayonara party can be made via PayPal using the following link:
AUSKF SUMMER CAMP PAYPAL
https://www.paypal.me/AUSKFSummerCamp
Thank you and I look forward to see in you Salt Lake City!!!
AUSKF Education

2019 All California Open Kendo Tournament

2019 All California Open Kendo Tournament
RSVP BY JULY 16th, 2019

DATE: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st, 2019 

LOCATION:
– California State University, Fresno, South Gym
– Gymnasium on the southeast corner of Barstow and Cedar Avenues
– Address of CSUF, Fresno at 5241 N. Maple Avenue (administrative offices) Fresno, CA 93740

REGISTRATION 8 am to 8:30 am

ENTRY FEE:
Early Bird Entry (received via e-mail 7/1/19)–$15.00 per participant (non-refundable)
FINAL ENTRY (received via e-mail after 7/31/19) $20.00 (non-refundable)

BENTO FEE:
$13.00

WELCOME DINNER:
$20.00 (11 yrs and older), $15.00 (7-10 yrs), $10.00 (3-6 yrs)

Shiai Rules: Individual Divisions

·        Individuals can only participate in one individual division

·        Each kenshi must supply his/her own set of tasuki

·        Time Limits: *Except: Semi-finals and Finals: unlimited encho.

o   All divisions except Yudansha and Seniors:  3 minutes-1 minute encho and Hantei.

o   Yudansha & Senior divisions:  4 minutes-1 minute encho and Hantei.

Team Competition

·        Limit one team per federation

·        Teams will consist of 13-members as outlined on attached entry form

·        Time limit: 3 minutes / no encho

·        In case of a tie between teams in wins and points, each team will select their best kendoist for daihyosen (ippon shobu).