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).

2019 ENGO Tournament (ONLY KIDS 18 yrs & UNDER)

2019 ENGO Scholarship Junior Kendo
Championship Information
Date: Sunday, July 14, 2019
RSVP BY: JUNE 13th
MUST BRING TOURNAMENT FEE BY 6/13/2019

Location & Check in:
John Burroughs High School, Gymnasium
Burbank, California 91506
Registration Time: 8:00 AM ‐ 8:30 AM
Shinpan: Referee 4‐dan and up on a volunteer basis.
Entry Fee: $20 per participant
Lunch box: $10 each (Included drink. Complimentary Lunch will be provided to Shinpans and Volunteers)


Divisions:
9‐years old and younger
10‐11 years old
12‐13 years old
14‐15 years old
16‐18 years old
13‐under girls
14‐18 girls
No Hogu(Bogu) Division
Team Best 5 Divisions (One Team Per Dojo (Dojang)
Team Best 5 Composition
Senpo(선봉) 13 years old and under
Jiho (2위)
15 years old and under
Chuken(중견)
Fukusho(부장)
18‐years old and under
Taisho (주장)
The age for the 2019 ENGO Scholarship Junior Kendo
Championship shall be determined as of July 14th, 2019.

Competition
Rules:
This Championships will be OPEN to all Dojo (Dojang).
Each individual is only eligible to participate in a single
individual division ‐ Girls are allowed to compete in one of
either the Girls Individual Division or Boys Individual Division
Time limit: 3 minutes with unlimited additional time therea􀅌er.
No Hogu (Bogu) Division participants will perform:
Kirikaeshi(연격), Men(머리), Kote(손목), Do(허리),
Kote‐men(손목‐머리), and Kote‐do(손목‐허리).
All skills will be performed two times, with the exception of
kirikaeshi.
Only one team from each Dojo (Dojang) can participate in the
Team Best 5 Division:
– Team matches in the Team Best 5 Division will consist of 5
members selected from each age group as outlined above
(see chart)
– Time Limit: 3 minutes
– Tie matches will be determined by one point match.
Neck a􀆩ack is valid only for 16‐18 years old age group in the
Individual and Team (Captain) Championships. SangDan (Jodan)
will only be allowed in the 16‐18 year old age group for Boys
Individual and Boys Team Match.
1st Round of Match format will be round robin and 2nd Round
format will be tournament brackets. The format of Individual and
Team matches are subject to change depending on the number of
participants.
All other rules will comply with standard rules and regulations set
forth by the Federation of International Kendo (FIK)

AUSKF High Rank Seminar in Las Vegas (only 18yrs+)

Click the link below:

High-Rank Seminar

June 1-2, 2019 (Las Vegas, Nevada)!
2019 AUSKF Kodansha Seminar

Dear AUSKF Federation Presidents and Supporters:
Thank you all for your continued support and enthusiasm for all of our AUSKF Education events. We are receiving great feedback and hope to continue to create programs that are aimed at various sectors of our kendo population in the US.
In furtherance of this goal, we are very pleased to announce the 1st AUSKF Kodansha Seminar to be held June 1st and 2nd in Las Vegas!!! This seminar will be led by our very own Hanshi 8 Dan, Yoshiteru Tagawa Sensei. In addition to a focus on high-level kendo techniques and instruction, we will be going over Bokuto Ni Yoru Kendo Kihon Waza Keiko Ho.
More information, including registration instructions will follow shortly, but the tentative schedule is below:
Tentative Schedule
Saturday, June 1st
9-9:30AM: Registration
9:30AM-5PM: Seminar
7-10PM: Party

Sunday, June 2nd
9-9:30AM: Registration
9:30-2:PM: Seminar
Location
Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA
4141 Meadows Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89107
https://www.lasvegasymca.org/locations/bill-lillie-heinrich-ymca

Sayonara Dinner
Saturday Evening
Location – TBD
Regards,
AUSKF Education

2019 SCKO Memorial Kendo Team Tournament Registration Form (BUTOKUDEN Members Only)

2019 SCKO Memorial Kendo Team Tournament Registration Form (BUTOKUDEN Members Only)

PLEASE RSVP BY TUESDAY MAY 7TH, 2019 !

Date: Sunday, May 26th, 2019 (Memorial Weekend

Location: West High School: 20401 Victor St, Torrance, CA 90503

Roll Call: On the tournament date, registration will take place from 8:00am to 8:30 am

Eligibility: Must be a Valid AUSKF Member

Event: TEAM TOURNAMENT (three players per team) with the following divisions:

●      11 years and under Kids Division ●      Adult Kyu Division (19 years old and up)
●      12-14 years-old Jr.Youth Division ●      1st – 4th Dan Division, Over 40 Years Old
●      15-18 years-old Sr. Youth Division ●     Yudansha Division

Fees: (non-refundable)

18 years and under                       $15.00 per person

19 years and up                             $20.00 per person

Bento (Lunch box):                        $10.00 per person

Note:

1) Bento will be provided for all Shinpans at no charge 

2) Maximum of 5 full-day volunteers (per dojo) will be provided with Bento at no charge

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 Team SCKO Junior’s Send Off Party!

2019 Team SCKO Junior’s Send Off Party!

PLEASE RSVP BY: March 14th through this form!

Date: Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

Location: Butokuden Dojo

Schedule
Junior Practice: 9AM – 12PM
Send-off Party: 1PM – 3PM

SCKO will be providing food and beverages, but Potluck items are welcome!!
Few volunteers needed to help with food set up, serving, and clean up.  Please arrive by 12PM noon!
“Junior Team parents need not apply” – Carolyn Yatomi sensei

79th Nisei Week Kendo Tournament Registration Form (Butokuden Members Only)

79th Nisei Week Kendo Tournament!

Please RSVP by THURSDAY, APRIL 4th, 2019 – NO EXCEPTIONS NO LATE REGISTRATION!!!!
PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE ARTICLE – MORE DETAILED TOURNAMENT INFORMATION LISTED AT THE BOTTOM. Thank you!

The Nisei Week Kendo Tournament has been held annually in conjunction with the Nisei Week festivities, celebrating the Nisei American heritage and contributions to their communities!

SAVE THE DATE: May 5th, 2019

LOCATION: Almansor Park (Indoor Basketball Gym) 800 S. Almansor Ave., Alhambra, CA

REGISTRATION BEGINS: 8:00AM – 8:30AM

Tournament Information: 

Divisions:
Participant can only enter ONE division excluding Team

  • 10 Years & Under Kyu
  • 11 – 13 Years Kyu
  • 14 – 15 Years Kyu
  • Women’s Kyu (14 Years & Over)
  • Adult 0 – 4 Kyu (16 Years & Over)
  • Adult 3-1 Kyu (16 Years & Over)

Time Limit: 
Individual Matches: 3 minutes, 2 minute extension (encho), hantei (Except for semi-finals and finals)

Team Matches: 3 minutes, no extension

Tournament will follow SCKF Tournament Rules and Regulations, Ver 3.1, 01/2009
For all divisions: NO TSUKI, NO JODAN – A participant may only use the chudan position to strike from! Striking from a non-chudan kamae will not be considered a valid point.

FEES:

15 Years & Under: $15.00
16 Years & Over: $20.00
Bento: $9.00

*  Please make all checks payable to Butokuden Dojo *

SCKO Spring 2019 Kendo Promotion Exam April 21, 2019

Register for the Semi-Annual Kendo Promotion Exam on
April 21, 2019 (Sunday)

RSVP BY TUESDAY APRIL 2ND NO EXCEPTIONS NO LATE REGISTRATION! Thank you.

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION BELOW! VERY IMPORTANT!

Roll Call:

  • Kyu Group: 9:00AM

  • Yudansha Group: 12:30PM

Location:

  • Butokuden Dojo:  1581 Browning, Irvine, CA 92606

* EVERYONE must bring own BOGU, neat Keikogi and Hakama, and Shinai  DO NOT FORGET!!!*

IMPORTANT INFO FOR EACH RANK PLEASE READ BELOW!!!

  • 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 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·tai·ichi), 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

PLEASE REVIEW THE LINK BELOW FOR THE WRITTEN PORTION OF THE PROMOTION EXAM (Q11):

Kendo FAQ

(*1) All 1 Kyu and 1 ·4 Dan taking the exam must complete the attached written examination prior to the exam
date. T hey must submit this on the day of the exam. Written examination is the last state of your promotion
exam.
(*2) Please distribute copies of attached Written Test Questionnaire to your dojo members for this purpose.
(*3) 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.
(*4) AUSKF issues only English certificates.
(*5) All examinees must be a member of AUSKF and pay their annual fee before submitting for examination.

FEES!!! Please make Checks Payable to BUTOKUDEN DOJO

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

2019 SCKF Open Memorial Kendo Tournament application form (Butokuden only)

RSVP BY 01/02/2019

Date:  Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sign in: 8:00-8:30am

Location: Wilson Park, Torrance, CA

Divisions: (Participant can only enter ONE division)

0-6 Kyu                                Women’s Dan

5-4 Kyu                                 1-3 Dan

3-1 Kyu                                 4 Dan & above

Girl’s Kyu (17 and under)

Senior Dan (50 and above)

Adult Kyu (18 and above)

Murakami Cup Perpetual Trophy

Winner from each of four youth divisions (17 and under) will compete for the Murakami Cup

Yamaguchi Cup Perpetual Trophy

Winner from each of four Yudansha divisions will compete for the Yamaguchi Cup

Tournament Fees:

17 and under: $15.00

18 and over and all Yudansha: $20.00

Bento:$10.00