2018 Butokuden Kendo Christmas Party & Tournament

Butokuden Kendo Members!
This is the biggest event of our Dojo. I hope everyone can make it! A lot of games and prizes.

Tentative Schedule:

Part 1: Tournament (it may vary depending on the progress):
10:30 Roll call
11:00 Opening ceremony
11:30 Junior Tournament Starts
12:30 Junior Finals
13:30 Adult’s Tournament
14:30 Martial Arts Demonstration
15:00 Adult’s Finals
15:30 Closing Ceremony. Awards Ceremony

Part 2: Christmas Party
16:00 Party preparation
16:30 Christmas Party Starts
Potluck Dinner, Games, Santa Claus Visit, Talent Show, Present Exchange
20:00 Party Close

Important:
1) Dinner will be Potluck, so please bring your favorite dishes.
2) Present donation are welcome for Game and Talent show prizes.
3) For present exchange, please bring a gift of the following amount: Kids: up to $5, Adults: up to $10

Divisions (May vary depending on the number of participants in each division):
1. Junior Non-Bogu A (5 – 7 years old)
2. Junior Non-Bogu B (7 – 14 years old)
3. Junior A (0 Kyu – 3 Kyu: 9 years old and under)
4. Junior B (0 Kyu – 3 Kyu: 10 – 14 years old)
5. Junior C (2 Kyu – 1 Kyu: 14 years old and under)
6. Junior D (15 – 18 years old)
7. Junior Girls (10 – 18 years old)
8. Adult Non-Bogu (15 years old and older)
9. Adult Kyu (19 years old and older)
10. Men’s Dan (1 Dan – 3 Dan: 19 years old and older)
11. Women’s Dan (1 Dan and up: 19 years old and older)
12. Masters (45 years old and older)
13. Sensei (4 Dan and up)
* Players in the following can participate in multiple divisions
(Adult Kyu, Men’s Dan, Women’s Dan in Masters)
(Junior Girls in Junior Division)
*Division 1 – 9 have qualifying round before tournament.
*Time: Division 3 – 7 & 9: 2 min, Division 10 – 13: 3 min (may change)

 

2018 SCKO Spring Kendo Promotion Exam (Sunday April 29, 2018) Registration Form (Butokuden only)

Application Deadline: April 12th 2018 (NO EXCEPTIONS)

Location: Butokuden Dojo, 1581 Browning Irvine, CA 92606
Date: 04/29/2018 (Sunday)
Roll Call: Kyu Division 9:00 AM, Dan Division 12:30 pm

The rank examination follows the rules stated in the “AUSKF Regulations for Kendo promotion examination”.
SCKO welcomes kenshi from AUSKF approved federations to apply for the examination. However, the following conditions must be fulfilled:
* All non-SCKO participans must receive written approval from your
federation to take the promotion exam.
* SCKO reserves the right to accept or refuse participants based on,
but not exclusive to, the conditions listed above.
Rank Examination Fee
SCKO affiliated Dojo
Exam Fee Certificate Fees
Kyu 17 years & under $10.00 $20.00
Kyu 18 years & above $10.00 $30.00
1 Dan $15.00 $50.00
2 Dan $25.00 $60.00
3 Dan $35.00 $80.00
4 Dan $45.00 $100.00

IMPORTANT:

  • Examination fee is NOT refundable.
    Do not pay Certificate fee until passed rank.
  • Applicants Must Bring: Kendo-gu, Keiko-gi and Hakama, and Shinai.
  • 3 Kyu and Up, bring Bokuto for taking “Bokuto Keiko Hou” and “Nihon Kendo Kata” exams.
  • *1 Kyu and Up, bring completed Written Test Questionnaire.

Examination Items:

  • 6 Kyu: Kirikaeshi, “Men-Uchi” (twice), “Chakusho, Reiho, and Hassei”.
  • 5 Kyu: Kirikaeshi, “Men-Uchi” (twice), “Kote-Men” (twice), “Do-Uchi” (twice), “Chakusho, Reiho, and Hassei”.
  • 4 Kyu: Kirikaeshi, “Gokaku-Keiko”, “Chakusho, Kamae, Reiho, and Hassei”.
  • 3 Kyu: “Gokaku-Keiko”, “Chakusho, Kamae, Reiho, and Hassei”, “Bokuto Keiko Hou” 1- 4.
  • 2Kyu: “Gokaku-Keiko”, “Chakusho, Kamae, Reiho, Hassei, and Datotsu-no-Sae”, “Bokuto Keiko Hou” 1- 9.
  • 1 Kyu: “Gokaku-Keiko”, “Chakusho, Kamae, Reiho, Hassei, Datotsu-no-Sae, Ki-Ken-Tai-Ichi), Written Examination, “Nihon Kendo Kata” 1- 3.
  • 1 Dan: “Gokaku-Keiko”, “Nihon Kendo Kata” 1-5, and Written Examination.
  • 2 Dan: “Gokaku-Keiko”, “Nihon Kendo Kata” 1- 7, and Written Examination.
  • 3 Dan: “Gokaku-Keiko”, “Nihon Kendo Kata” 1- 10, and Written Examination.
  • 4 Dan: “Gokaku-Keiko”, “Nihon Kendo Kata” 1- 10, and Written Examination.

2018 AUSKF Kodansha (5 to 7 Dan) Spring Promotion Examination (April 15, 2018)

2018 AUSKF Spring Promotion Examination (April 15, 2018)

 Location:  Marina High School (15871 Springdale St, Huntington Beach, CA 92649)

Dates:  Sunday, April 15, 2018

  • 12:30 pm – 12:55 pm: Registration
  • 1:00 pm –  4:00 pm: Test 5 Dan & above, Shogo
  • 4:00 pm –  5:00 pm: Seminar/Keiko

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, March 30, 2018   (All the documents and checks must be received by the deadline)

Submit the following to VP Promotion & Examination, AUSKF

Please email the following in PDF file to :  michio.kajitani@auskf.org

  • Completed Application Form
  • Copy of current Dan Certificate (Menjo)
  • Essay (Written Test Answer Sheet; must be completed in English)
  • Recommendation (by the president of your federation) – **Shogo applicants only

Please mail the payments to:  Michio Kajitani, VP P&E AUSKF, 590 Shadowbrook CT, Redlands, CA 92374

  • 1 check for Examination Fee
  • 1 check for Menjo Fee ( It will be void in case you fail in the exam)
  • Hard copy of the application form.

**  All checks made payable to All United States Kendo Federation. 

**  Please do not send cash or money order for Menjo fee

Lodging information:  the hotel below is near the gym and special rate applies if you book by March 3.

Holiday Inn Orange County Airport (2726 S Grand Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705)  Phone: 714 4816300

https://www.ihg.com

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

Email:  michio.kajitani@auskf.org

Useful Documents:

2018-4-15 AUSKF Promotion Exam Information Packet

HolidayInnOC_RESERVATION_INSTRUCTIONS

MarinaHigh_Map

Toshikoshi Keiko 2017 – 2018 @ Butokuden

Toshikoshi Keiko 2017 – 2018 @ Butokuden
This Sunday December 31 @ 11PM.

Dojo Opens at 10:45PM
2017 Practice starts at 11:15 PM (Jigeiko Only, so please warm up yourself prior to Keiko)
2017 Practice ends at 11:55 PM
New Year Celebration! at MIDNIGHT
2018 Practice starts at 00:10 AM
2018 Practice ends at 00:50 AM
Ozoni and Sake Party

Arata Ogikubo Memorial Keiko (Saturday January 13, 2018, 5:30 PM @ Butokuden Dojo)

Dear Arata’s Friends:

Our Dojo member, Arata Ogikubo, has passed away on November 22,  2017, due to a car accident. We will hold a Memorial Keiko for Arata as follows. I hope anyone that has crossed swords with Arata can join us at this memorial Keiko and remember him.

Date: Saturday January 13, 2018, 5:30 PM
Location: BUTOKUDEN Dojo

Schedule:

5:30 PM: Arrival
6:00 PM: Memorial Keiko Starts
7:00 PM: End of Keiko.  Words from the Ogikubo Family
7:15 – 8:00 PM: Memory Slide pictures (Snack and Drinks will be served)

2018 Mori Hai Tournament (January 21, 2018) Registration Form (for Butokuden Members)

RSVP January 4 (Thursday)

2018 Mori Hai Tournament

Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018
Sign in: 8:00-8:30am
Location: Wilson Park, Torrance, CA

Divisions: (Participants can only enter ONE division)

  • 0-6 Kyu (age 13 and under)
  • 5-4 Kyu
  • 3-1 Kyu
  • Women’s Kyu (14 and older)
  • Adult Kyu
  • Women’s Dan
  • 1-2 Dan
  • 3-4 Dan
  • 5 Dan and above
  • Senior Group 1 (50-59)
  • Senior Group 2 (60+)

Tournament Regulations

  • Kyu 3 minutes, 2 minutes encho, hantei(except for semifinals & finals)
  • Dan 4 minutes, 2 minutes encho, hantei(except for semifinals & finals)

Tournament Fees:
17 and under: $15.00
18 & older and ALL Yudanshas: $20.00
Bentos: $9.00

2017 Butokuden Christmas Tournament & Party (December 17, 2017)

This is our Dojo’s biggest and last event of the year. I hope everyone can attend with your family!

     

Part 1: Tournament (it may vary depending on the progress):
10:30 Roll call
11:00 Opening ceremony
11:30 Junior Tournament Starts
12:30 Junior Finals
13:30 Adult’s Tournament
14:30 Martial Arts Demonstration
15:00 Adult’s Finals
15:30 Closing Ceremony. Awards Ceremony

Part 2: Christmas Party
16:00 Party preparation
16:30 Christmas Party Starts
Potluck Dinner, Games, Santa Claus Visit, Talent Show, Present Exchange
20:00 Party Close

Important:
1) Dinner will be Potluck, so please bring your favorite dishes.
2) Present donation are welcome for Game and Talent show prizes.
3) For present exchange, please bring a gift of the following amount: Kids: up to $5, Adults: up to $10

Divisions (May vary depending on the number of participants in each division):
1. Junior Non-Bogu A (5 – 7 years old)
2. Junior Non-Bogu B (7 – 14 years old)
3. Junior A (0 Kyu – 3 Kyu: 9 years old and under)
4. Junior B (0 Kyu – 3 Kyu: 10 – 14 years old)
5. Junior C (2 Kyu – 1 Kyu: 14 years old and under)
6. Junior D (15 – 18 years old)
7. Junior Girls (10 – 18 years old)
8. Adult Non-Bogu (15 years old and older)
9. Adult Kyu (19 years old and older)
10. Men’s Dan (1 Dan – 3 Dan: 19 years old and older)
11. Women’s Dan (1 Dan and up: 19 years old and older)
12. Masters (45 years old and older)
13. Sensei (4 Dan and up)
* Players in the following can participate in multiple divisions
(Adult Kyu, Men’s Dan, Women’s Dan in Masters)
(Junior Girls in Junior Division)
*Division 1 – 9 have qualifying round before tournament.
*Time: Division 3 – 7 & 9: 2 min, Division 10 – 13: 3 min (may change)