The WKF Year End Tournament (November.1)

Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Roll Call : 8:30 A.M.
Place: Wilson High School Gym
16455 E. Wedgeworth Dr.
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Eligibility: All AUSKF members liability waiver forms
Event: Individual and team matches
Fee: $20 per participant
Divisions
1. 10 and under-Boys/Girls
2. Age 11-12-Boys/Girls
3. Age 13-15-Boys/Girls
4. Age 16-18-Boys/Girls
5. Age 19 and over (kuy only)-Men/Women
6. Women-Any age
7. Age 50 and over-Men/Women
8. 1-3 Dan-Men/Women
9. 4 Dan and over-Men/Women
10. Team Best 5 ( one team per dojo)

Deadline : October 25th.

The SCKO Rank Promotion Exam (November ,2014 )

This is to inform you of the Semi Annual SCKO Rank Promotion Examination.

1.Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014
2.Time: Roll call Kyu group: 9:00 AM, Yudansha group: 12:30 PM
3.Place: Butokuden Dojo (1581 Browning Irvine, CA 92606)
4.Application Deadline: Must be received no later than October 26, 2014. No Exceptions.
Submit photocopy of existing rank certificate if taken at another Federation.
5.Examination Fee:Kyu 17 years & under $10.00
Kyu 18 years & above $20.00
1 Dan $15.00
2 Dan $25.00
3 Dan $35.00
4 Dan $45.00

certificate fee(if passed)
Kyu 17 years & under $10.00
Kyu 18 years & above $20.00
1 Dan $30.00
2 Dan $40.00
3 Dan $60.00
4 Dan $80.00

6. 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 kendo kata exams.
1 Kyu and up, bring completed Written Test Questionnaire.

7. Examination items: Kendo match: All ranks (6 Kyu – 4 Dan)
Bokuto Keiko hou fundamental: 1 to 4: 3 Kyu
1 to 6: 2 Kyu
1 to 9: 1 Kyu
Nihon Kendo kata: 1 to 3: 1 Kyu
1 to 5: 1 Dan
1 to 7: 2 Dan
1 to 10: 3 Dan and 4 Dan
Written test: 1 Kyu, 1 Dan, 2 Dan, 3 Dan, and 4 Dan

You can download the Writing file below :

Question for AUSKD kendo Ranking Examinations (Nobember , 2014 )

8. Volunteers required: Please see volunteer request letter.

(*1) All 1 Kyu and 1 Dan through 4 Dan taking the exam must complete the attached written test prior to the exam date. They must submit this on the day of the exam. Written test is the last stage of your examination.
(*2) Enclosed is only one copy of the Written Test Questionnaire. Therefore, please make additional copies of the written test and distribute to examination applicants.
(*3) Examinees which 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 ordering the certificate, the passed rank will annul.
(*4) AUSKF issues Only English certificates.
(*5) All examinees must be a member of AUSKF and pay their annual fee before submitting for examination

2014 SCKO Individual Kendo Championships(10/5/2014)

1.Date: October 5th, 2014 (Sunday) Roll Call from 8:30 – 9:00AM

2.Place: Marina High School
15871 Springdale St Huntington Beach, CA 92649

3.Eligibility: AUSKF Members Only

4.Event: Individual Kendo Tournament

5.Entree fee: $20.00 / Non Refundable

6.Bento: $8.00 each
*All Shinpan and Volunteers, Lunch will be provided by SCKO.

•Divisions

 9 & Under Boys & Girls – All Ranks
 10-12 Years Old Boys & Girls – All Ranks
 13-15 Years Old Boys – All Ranks
 16-18 Years Old Boys – All Ranks

 13 Years Over Girl’s & Women’s Kyu
 Adult Men’s Kyu (19 & over Kyu)

 Women’s Dan (13 & over Dan)
 Men’s 1-2 Dan (19 & over)
 Men’s 3-4 Dan (19 & over)
 Men’s 5 Dan up (Any age)

• Each participant can enter in only one division.
• Rank as of September 1, 2014

7.Dead line:September 16th 2014

74th Annual Nisei Week Kendo Kyu Tournament

Date: August 24, 2014
Time: Sign-in 8:00~8:30 (all divisions)
Place: Almansor Gym 800 S. Almansor Ave, Alhambra

Tournament
Individual Matches; 3 minutes, 2 min extension, hantei (Except semifinals and final)
Team Matches; 3 minutes, no extension

Divisions
10 years and under any kyu
11 to 13 years any kyu
14 to 15 years any kyu
Women’s kyu 14 and older
Adult 16 and older

Tournament Fees:

Kyu Division- $15.00

Bento- $8.00 each

2014 NIKKEI GAMES

Date: August 10, 2014
Roll Call: 8:30 AM
Place: CSULB, Pyramid

*Yudansha Divisions (Regular Tournament)
1 Dan, 2 Dan, 3 Dan ,4 Dan & Up, Women’s Dan
Rules: 4 minutes, Unlimited Extension

*Kyu Team
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

*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 can not 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: $20.00
◦ Officials, staff members, spectators, and volunteers have FREE admission. However, will be asked to pay a parking fee.

Volunteer: Three courts and front desk need volunteers

SCKO Celebration party for USA championship (July 20th)

Butokuden Kendo Members:

As you know, last month was the AUSKF Championships.
SCKO is planning to hold Team SCKO Celebration Party on July 20th.
We have to tell SCKO the number of participants in this party.
Please let me know , if you can come to the party and you have time on July 20th.

We hope that many people will come to the party for the people who participated the AUSKF Chanpionship.

Date Time: Sunday July 20, 2014 (2 to 5 PM)

Location: Kim Su Seafood Restaurant

10530 Bolsa Ave, Westminster, CA 92683

(714) 554-6261

http://www.yelp.com/biz/kim-su-seafood-restaurant-westminster

 

FEE: 2014 SCKO Team Members & Coaches: FREE

Juniors 18 & Under: FREE

Non-Team Adults: $20

The 30th Shidogakuin Anniversary Tournament (August 30-31, 2014 )

Tournament Information

1. Date: August 30th and 31st, 2014,

2. Place: The metropolitan Washington DC area, at Ernst Cultural Center in Annandale,Virginia

3. Roll Call:  August 30,2014(Saturday)  08:15 – 9:00 Check-­‐in and Registration

August 31, 2014 (Sunday) 08:15 – 09:00 Check-­‐in and Registration

4. Eligibility: Valid AUSKF Member

5. Event:

“INDIVIDUAL DIVISIONS” (Saturday, 8/30):
Youth Divisions:
A. Up to 10 years old   B. 11 to 12 years old
C. 13 to 15 years old     D. 16 to 18 years old
(Note, if you are age 18, you must decide if you want to be in Youth or Men’s Division, not both)

Men’s Divisions:
E. 18 and up (mudansha)                   F. 18 and up (shodan & ni-dan)
G. 18 and up (san-dan & yon-dan) H. 18 and up (go-dan and up)
Women’s Divisions:
I. Women (16 and up, ni-dan and below)
J. Women (16 and up, san-dan and up)

“TEAM DIVISIONS” (Sunday, 8/31):
A: Junior Youth Boy’s Team (ages 12-15)

B. Senior Youth Boy’s Team (ages 16-18);

C. Senior-Junior Youth Girl’s Team (ages 18 and under)

D. Men’s Team (age 18 and up) E. Women’s Team (age 18 and up)

6. Tournament Fees: (non-refundable)

$30 for Individual Division (Saturday, August 30th)
$25 for Team Division (Sunday, August 31st)

7. Bento (Lunch box): $10.00

8. Tournament Deadline:  July 30th, 2014

2014 SCKO Spring Promotion Exam (April 20, 2014)

1.Date                               April 20, 2014
2.Time:                            Roll call     Kyu group: 9:00 AM, Yudansha group: 12:30 PM
3.Place:                           Butokuden Dojo
4.Deadline:               March 23, 2014
5.Examination Fee:
Kyu 17 years & under $10.00
Kyu 18 years & above $20.00
1 Dan $15.00
2 Dan $25.00
3 Dan $35.00
4 Dan $45.00

certificate fee(if passed)
Kyu 17 years & under $10.00
Kyu 18 years & above $20.00
1 Dan $30.00
2 Dan $40.00
3 Dan $60.00
4 Dan $80.00
6.Examination items: Kendo match: All ranks (6 Kyu – 4 Dan)
Bokuto Keiko hou fundamental: 1 to 4(3 Kyu); 1 to 6(2 Kyu); 1 to 9(1 Kyu);
Nihon Kendo kata: 1 to 3(1 Kyu); 1 to 5(1 Dan); 1 to 7(2 Dan); 1 to 10(3 Dan and 4 Dan)
Written test:    1 Kyu, 1 Dan, 2 Dan, 3 Dan and 4 Dan

(*1) All 1kyu and 1Dan through 4Dan taking exam must complete the attached written test prior to the exam date. They must submit this on the day of the exam. Written test is last stages of your examination.
(*2) Enclosed is only one copy of each Rank test. Therefore, please make additional copies of the written test and distribute to examination applicants.
(*3) Examinees, which 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 order certificate, the passed rank will annul.
(*4) AUSKF issue Only English certificate.
(*5) All examinees must be a member of AUSKF and pay their annual fee before submit this examination.

Please fill the following foam if you will take this promotion exam.

52nd Steveston Kendo Tournament at Vancouver, Canada (February 8, 2014)

BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members:

As I mentioned during my Christmas presentation, the Steveston Tournament will be on Feb 23, in Steveston, BC, Canada. This is one of the biggest tournament in North America, with participants from Canada, USA, and Hawaii. It is only a 2 hours flight, and the food is great. If you want to stay a few extra days, one of the best skiing in the world, is not too far away. The entry fee is by donation. If you are interested, please sign up using the form below. Please RSVP by January 14.

 

Date: February 8, 2014 9:00am

Location: McMath High School, 4251 Garry Street, Richmond, B.C.

Fee: Donation

Hotel Info: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3

Ph: (604) 273.7878

Room rates: $114/night + tax

 

COMPETITION CATEGORIES

Individual matches

Junior > 10 Years & Under > 11–13 Years > 14–15 Years Ladies > 16 Years+ (1 Dan & Under) > 16 Years+ Older (2 Dan & Over)

Adult Kyu > 16 Years+ (0–4 KYU) > 16 Years+ (1–3 KYU)

Yudansha > 1–2 dan > 3 dan > 4 dan+

Team Matches > Junior (15 years & under) > Senior (16 years+)

PLEASE NOTE 1. There will only be one (1) encho of “2 min” for individual junior/non-degree/ ladies/1-2 dan divisions as well as only one (1) “3 min” encho for the 3 dan/4 dan & above divisions. 2. Categories are subject to change depending upon the number of entries. 3. Participants will be allowed to enter into one (1) individual category only. 4. Due to the high number of entrants and the use of five (5) courts, it will be the responsibility of each Kenshi/Delegation Leader to ensure that their players are available at their designated courts or risk disqualification.