2019 Butokuden & Friends Winery Gasshuku in Lompoc (July 27, 2019)

Please register using the form at the bottom of this page, so we can have an approximate head count.

PLEASE RSVP BY July 24th 2019!

We will have our annual Winery Gasshuku as follows. Unfortunately, we were not able to book the Dojo on Sunday morning, so you will be able to sleep in!

Pictures from Last year winery gasshuku.

Date/Time (July 27, 2019)
July 27 (Saturday):
1-4 PM: Kendo Practice
5-??: Wine and BBQ

Location:

Practice:
Lompoc Recreational Center
124 W Walnut, Lompoc, CA 93436
Same as last year.

Wine/BBQ:
Carter wine!

Fees:
Dojo rental:
Adult Kenshis: $20 (if more needed, I will ask for a few more dollar on the spot)
18 & Under: $0 FREE

Wine and BBQ:
Adult: $30
18 & Under: $5

Hotels:
Everyone to book the hotel on their own! Closest hotels to Jason’s place are the following:

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Lompoc, Lompoc
Holiday Inn Express Lompoc, Lompoc
Motel 6 Lompoc, Lompoc

DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!
Looking forward to a BIG participation!

2019 Nikkei Games (August 4, 2019) Registration form (Butokuden Members only!) RSVP JULY 18

Date: August 4, 2019
Roll Call: 8:30 AM
Place: CSULB, Pyramid

RSVP JULY 18

Tournament
*Yudansha Divisions (Regular Tournament)
1 Dan, 2 Dan, 3 Dan, 4 Dan & Up, Women’s Dan, Adult Kyu (18 yrs & over)
Rules:
4 minutes, Unlimited Extension
*No jodan, no nito, and no tsuki allow for Adult Kyu*

*Kyu Team
0-4 Kyu Team (3 kenshi, 17 years of age and under)
3-1 Kyu Team (3 kenshi, 17 years of age and under), open division, mix and Match of team members from other dojo/federation allowed)
Rules:
Each Dojo can submit up to 2 teams in each division
3 minutes, no extension
*No jodan, no nito, and no tsuki allow

*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 cannot tie. If there are any ties prior to the Taisho match both participants will sit down.
No jodan, no nito, and no tsuki
Each dojo can submit up to 2 teams for both Kyu and Kachinuki Teams.

Tournament Fee: $30.00
◦ Officials, staff members, spectators, and volunteers have FREE admission.
* There will be fee for car park at CSULB parking lot

JAPAN DAY – Los Angeles Angels Demonstration Day!

JAPAN DAY – Kendo Demonstration @ The Los Angeles Angels

Image result for shohei ohtani

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).

NEW MEMBERS ONLY!!! AUSKF and SCKO Registration

To all NEW Kendo and Jodo members,

Please fill out this form and submit it by Tuesday, March 12th, 2019!!!
NO EXCEPTIONS FOR LATE REGISTRATIONS!

Fees are as follows:

  • 17 & under $55
  • 18 & over (adult) $95
  • 18 & over, full time student $65
  • Initiation fee $10 (any new members without AUSKF ID registering for the first time)

2019 WKF Spring Kendo Championships

THE 2019 WKF Spring KENDO CHAMPIONSHIP

PLEASE RSVP BY APRIL 9, 2019
–  Date : Sunday, April 28th, 2019
–  Location: John Burroughs High School
   1920 W Clark Ave, Burbank, CA 91506
–  Roll Call : 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM. Gym Opens at 7:00 AM

  • Event : Individual / Team Tournament
  • Divisions:
    • 10‐years old and younger
    • 11‐12 years old
    • 13‐15 years old
    • 16‐18 years old
    • Adult Kyu Men & Women ( 19 & Over )
    • Women ‐ Any Age & All Ranks
    • Seniors ‐ 50 & Over, All Ranks
    • 1‐3 Dan ‐ Any Age
    • 4 Dan Up ‐ Any Age
  • Women’s Team Best 3 Division
  • Team Best 5 Division

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 April 28th, 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.
 Fees: $20 (non-refundable)
 Lunch: $10 (*Lunch will be provided by WKF for all Shinpans and volunteers.)

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)

 

SCKO 2018 fall Kendo Promotion Exam (Sunday November 18th, 2018) BUTOKUDEN ONLY

RSVP by October 30th

1. Date: November 18, 2018 (Sunday)
2. Time: Roll Call- Kyu Group: 9:00AM, Yudansha Group: 12:30PM
3. Place: Butokuden Dojo, 1581 Browning, Irvine, CA 92606
4. Examination Fee:

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

5. Applicants Must Bring: All ranks must bring own Kendo·gu, neat Keiko·gi                                                                 and Hakama, and Shinai.
3 Kyu and Up, bring Bokuto for taking “Bokuto Keiko                                                         hou” (Training Method for
fundamental kendo techniques with Bokuto) and                                                                 Nihon Kendo Kata exams.
1 Kyu and Up, bring completed Written Test                                                                           Questionnaire.
6. Examination Items:

6 Kyu: Kirikaeshi, Men·uchi (twice), (chakuso, reiho, hassei)
5 Kyu: Kirikaeshi, Men-uchi (twice), kote-men (twice), doh-uchi (twice), (chakuso,
reiho, hassei)
4 Kyu: Kirikaeshi, gokaku-keiko, (chakuso, kamae, reiho, hassei)
3 Kyu: Gokaku-keiko, (chakuso, kamae, reiho, hassei), “Bokuto Keiko hou” 1-4
2 Kyu: Gokaku-keiko, (chakuso, kamae, reiho, hassei, datotsu·no·sae), “Bokuto
Keiko hou” 1-9
1 Kyu: Gokaku-keiko, (chakuso, kamae, reiho, hassei, datotsu·no·sae, ki-ken·taiichi),
Nihon Kendo Kata 1-3 and written examination (no more “Bokuto Keiko hou”)
1 Dan: Gokaku-keiko (one who is skilled and has learned the basics of kendo),
Nihon Kendo Kata 1-5, and written examination
2 Dan: Gokaku-keiko (one who is finely skilled and has acquired the basics of
kendo), Nihon Kendo Kata 1·7, and written examination
3 Dan: Gokaku-keiko (one who is superbly skilled and has expertise in the basics
of kendo), Nihon Kendo Kata 1 · 10, and written examination
4 Dan: Gokaku-keiko (one who is exceptionally skilled and has mastered the basics
and applied use of kendo), Nihon Kendo Kata 1·10, and written examination

(*1) All 1 Kyu and 1-4 Dan taking the exam must complete the attached written examination prior to the exam date. They must submit this on the day of the exam. Written examination is the last state of your promotion
exam.
(*2) Examinees who 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 paying the certificate fee on the day of the exam, the
passed rank will be annulled.
(*3) AUSKF issues only English certificates.
(*4) All examinees must be a member of AUSKF and pay their annual fee before submitting for examination.