This is a special message from SCKO Secretary Okawa Sensei.
Shodai Sensei was part of the Japanese team. I would strongly recommend attending this seminar, and feel how a All Japan level is.
You can watch his video against USA here.
Special Seminar with All Japan Kendo Champion
We will have a special kendo seminar with the 2008 All Japan Kendo Champion, Kenji Shodai. It is an excellent opportunity to learn great kendo and we encourage your attendance.
Date: November 21st, Saturday
Place: Wilson Park 2200 Crenshaw Blvd Torrance, CA 90501
Time: 3:00 PM Start (arrive early)
Instructor: Shodai Kenji Sensei, 5dan
Kanagawa Police Department
2008 All Japan Kendo Tournament Champion
Content: Basics of Kendo seminar
Offence to JODAN stance
Defense to JODAN stance
Eligibility: SCKO, SCKF and Western Kendo Federation members
Welcome party for Shodai Sensei
We are inviting Shodai Sensei to dinner and people are welcome to attend the party!
Place: Sea Empress restaurant 1636 W Redondo Beach Blvd. Gardena, California 90247
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Party fee: $30 per parson includes TAX. (Does NOT include Liquor & drinks)
Please RSVP by November 6 by filling out the form below:
SCKO Individual Tournament is the largest Individual Tournament hosted by our Federation, and divisions are available for all ages and ranks. Last year, we won medals in various divisions. Hopefully, we can repeat that again this year. I strongly recommend participating at this tournament.
For beginners without Bogu, it will be a very good opportunity to come and watch high level skills, and cheer for your Dojo.
Takahashi sensei (Hanshi 8 Dan) from Kyoto has been invited to run a Kendo Seminar at the Covina Dojo Anniversary Keiko. Everyone is invited to join this seminar, but I have to submit the names by October 26.
Please respond using the form below by October 23. The application form is below:
I am trying to automate the process as much as I can, in order to minimize everyone’s work, so I would appreciate if you could fill out this form (I apologize for the double entry for people that have already sent me the information, but please re-enter.) It will automatically update my database. This promotion exam is for people eligible to apply for 6 Kyu and up, up to 4 Dan. Our Dojo minimum requirement is to have been practicing Kendo with Bogu for the last 3 months. The age requirements and Kata requirements are also listed in this link.
For people trying for 1 Kyu and up, I encourage you to start mastering the Kendo Kata from now. There is no point of just doing the Kata for exam purpose only. Kata incorporates all the basic movements in Kendo, and by mastering the Kendo Kata, your Kendo techniques will improve. If you have any questions about the Kata, please ask the Senseis and Senpais at the Dojo.
SCKO Kyu and Dan Exam
Date: November 22, 2009
Time: To be announced
Location: To be announced
1dan: Trained over 3 month after granting of 1kyu (Age: 14 years and older)
2dan: Trained over 1 year after granting of 1dan
3dan: Trained over 2 years after granting of 2dan
4dan: Trained over 3 years after granting of 3dan
Today, we had a Kendo Demonstration at the the Seal Beach Pier, for the Japanese Kite festival. Many of our Dojo members came to help us. Ryo, Riki, Ian, Cozo, Shion, Leon, Arata, Hiroyuki and Haruna. It was a good turn out, there were a lot of people watching. But it was kind of too windy, so the sand dust was pretty strong.
“From July 27-August 1, twenty five kyudo students from Southern California, including many from Butokuden dojo will be traveling to Spartanburg, South Carolina for our annual American Kyudo Seminar. There will be 5 days of instruction from three Hachidan Hanshi instructors sent from Japan and an opportunity to test for rank on August 1. Good luck to all those students testing. There will be no kyudo class at Butokuden on July 27th.”
Please find below the information regarding the 2009 Nikkei Games Kendo Tournament. Please read carefully the information below.
Date: August 16, 2009
Roll Call: 7:30 AM
Place: CSULB Pyramid
This tournament is for both Kyu and Dan divisions.
Please respond to this e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, July 23rd if you would like to participate at this tournament.
We also need Shinpan (referees) for this tournament (4 Dan or higher).
*Yudansha Divisions (Regular Tournament)
1 dan, 2 dan,3 dan,4 dan, and women’s dan
Rules: 4 minutes, unlimited Extension
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
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 down.
No jodan, no nitto, and no tsuki
Each dojo can submit up to 2 teams
Tournament Fee: $20.00
Officials, staff members, spectators, and volunteers have FREE admission. However, they will be asked to pay a parking fee.
Volunteer: Three courts and front desk need volunteers