Thank you to all the participants at the Watanabe sensei’s Kendo practice. Here are some pictures of the event…
Important message from Morinaga-sensei (Education)
Southern California Kendo Organization
Jan / 11 / 2010
SCKO EDUCATION SHOICHI MORINAGA, TARO ARIGA
SCKO GodoKeiko SCHEDULE (Jan)
DATE/PLACE: JAN/17 (SUN) OSULA
After Practice Party info
SCKO New Year Party Info
Place OJIYA RESTAURANT
15904 E, Gale ave
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Time 3:00 PM- 5:30 PM
Fee $25 per person (Include Food & Drink)
9：10: Preparation and cleaning by volunteer KENSHI.
9：30: Running, physical exercise, and SUBURI beginning.
10：00: KIRIKAESHI and Basic [uchi] practice.
10:15: OPEN PRACTICE FOR KENSHI ONLY (4 or 5DAN UP People guidance)
10:50: REST (5 -10 MINUTES)
11:00: OPEN PRACTICE FOR ALL.
The content might change in the number of people, rank on that day, and the age, etc.
Please bring a lot of kenshi as a volunteer
It holds roll call this year . The purpose of this is to refer when the all-star representative of the expedition rally and the invitational match is decided. However, it is not chosen because it never attends all this attendance. Please acknowledge it.
BUTOKUDEN will be hosting a special Women’s Seminar with Sachiko Watanabe Sensei (7 Dan)
Place: BUTOKUDEN Kendo Dojo（武徳殿剣道場）
Instructor: Sachiko Watanabe (7 Dan) 渡邉幸子先生（七段）
Date/Time: Seminar: January 9, 2010 (1:00 – 4:30PM)
1:00 – 3:30 Seminar（セミナー）
3:30 – 4:30 Keiko （稽古会）
Party: 5:00 – 7:00PM (Potluck)
Note: This seminar is focused to Women, but Men can also participate, so everyone is welcome.
Please use the following form to RSVP.
This is an yearly event that we have at our Dojo. We start Kendo practices at 11:30PM on December 31 and keep on practicing until January 1. Everyone from anywhere is welcome to participate at this practice. We will provide light Japanese traditional snack after practice, so please fill out the form below, in order for us to have a head count on the number of people participating in this event. PLEASE BE AT THE DOJO BY 11:00PM
Time: December 31, 2009 (11:30PM) – January 1, 2010 (0:30AM)
PLEASE BE AT THE DOJO BY 11:00PM
Place: BUTOKUDEN Kendo Dojo
Irvine, CA 92614-5522
BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members:
Here is an invitation from Chuo Dojo to have a joint Kendo Seminar. The seminar will be taught by Shikai Sensei (Kendo Kyoshi 7 Dan) and Attila Nemeti. Shikai Sensei was the Manager of the USA Team in the 13WKC. All levels of Kenshis are welcome to join. After the seminar, we will have a BBQ Party at Attila-san’s Ranch. It will be a lot of fun. Please come and join!
Since the location is quite far from our Dojo, we are planning to carpool. Please let us know if you need carpool.
There will be many event scheduled for this day, so I am looking for everyone to attend.
PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW.
Location: BUTOKUDEN Kendo Dojo
December 20, 2009
Tournament: 11AM – 5PM
Christmas Party: 5:30PM ~
Nov. 7-8 2009
Kancho Ninomiya visited Butokuden for the 4th annual special training seminar. 11 adult students and 18 kids students from Butokuden had a very rare opportunity to learn directly from Kancho. On the same day, Alex Hayato Mikasa completed 10-men kumite and got promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt after 4 years of hard training.
Enshin Karate Inter-Dojo Tournament at Denver, Colorado
Nov. 14, 2009
Yoko Nitta and Yoshimi Asano represented Enshin Karate Irvine Branch at Butokuden to participate the annual Inter-Dojo Tournament that was held at Enshin Karate Headquarter in Denver, Colorado. Although it was their very first time to compete in any Karate tournament, they both impressed other Enshin members by their superior performance and brought 2 trophies back to Butokuden.
Kata Division (co-ed):
3rd Place Yoko Nitta
4th Place Yoshimi Asano
Men Advanced Kumite Division:
1st Place Yoshimi Asano
The Southern California Kendo Organization would like to welcome you to our 2009 SCKO Individual Kendo Championships. Please carefully review the following pages for important information:
Date: December 13th, 2009(Sunday)
Roll Call from 8:30-9:00AM
Place: Cerritos Regional Park Gym
19700 Bloomfield Ave
Cerritos, CA 90703
Eligibility: AUSKF Members Only
Event: Individual Kendo Tournament
Entree fee: $20.00 (18 & over) $15.00 (17 & under)
Bento: $8.00 each
Dead line: November 23rd 2009
*Must be postmarked by this date.
*Please return the enclosed application forms by Nov 23rd by e-mail to:
*Please send fees by check (Must be postmarked by Nov 23rd, 2009) by mail to:
If you have any questions, please contact to:
Hajime Mori (SCKO VP of Competition)
2155 E. Colorado Blvd. Ste #4
Pasadena CA, 91107
Boys/Girls 10 & under, All Ranks
Boys/Girls 11-13, All Ranks
Boys 14-17, 4 Kyu & under
Boys 14-17, 3-1 Kyu
Women 13 & over, Kyu & under
Women 13 & over, Dan
Adult (18 & over, Kyu & under)
Men 1-2 Dan
Men 3 Dan up (Any age)
Men 4 Dan up (40 years & over)
- Each participant can enter in only one division.
- Rank as of October 1, 200
Youth -3 minutes w/ unlimited encho*
Womens kyu -3 minutes/ w/ unlimited encho
Adult kyu -3 minutes/ w/ unlimited encho
Women dan -3 minutes w/ unlimited encho
Men- 1-2dan – 3 minutes w/ unlimited encho
Men – 3Dan up – 4minutes w/ unlimited encho
Men – 4Dan up – 4minutes w/unlimited encho
- 3-bon shobu matches.
* encho means time extension
Awards in Each Division
1st Place, 2nd Place , 3rd Place (x2),
A PRIMARY CONTACT PERSON over 18 years old should be assigned for each team and his or her phone number or e-mail address must be listed on the application form.
Regulations of the matches will follow “The Regulation of Kendo Shiai and Shinpan” set forth by the Federation of International Kendo (FIK).
Tsuki waza is authorized for YUDANSHA DIVISION only.
Each person can only participate in one division and is responsible for bringing one’s own Me-Jirushi (Red/White indicator)
ach dojo must provide one or more shinpan (referee) for every 10 participants.