Question for AUSKF Kendo Ranking Examination

Question for AUSKF Kendo Ranking (Shoudan and Shoukyu Shinsa) Examinations

Exam for:          1 Kyu

Please answer the following question by writing (clearly/legibly) in either English or Japanese. You may also use the back side of this paper.

Question: Describe some benefits of “kirikaeshi”.

Exam for:          1 Dan

Please choose one (1) of the following questions and answer by writing (clearly/legibly) in either English or Japanese. You may also use the back side of this paper.

Choose one (1) of the following to answer:

l        Describe “ki-ken-tai-ichi”.

l        Describe 3 types of Kendo footwork.

Exam for:          2 Dan

Please choose one (1) of the following questions and answer by writing (clearly/legibly) in either English or Japanese. You may also use the back side of this paper.

Choose one (1) of the following to answer:

l        Describe the 4 types of Kendo “sicknesses.

l        Describe the 3 “ma-ai ”.

Exam for:          3 Dan

Please choose one (1) of the following questions and answer by writing (clearly/legibly) in either English or Japanese. You may also use the back side of this paper.

Choose one (1) of the following to answer:

l        Describe the elements of “yuko-datotsu.

l        Describe “enzan-no-metsuke”.

Exam for:          4 Dan

Please choose one (1) of the following questions and answer by writing (clearly/legibly) in either English or Japanese. You may also use the back side of this paper.

Choose one (1) of the following to answer:

l        Describe the benefits of the Kendo kata and its relevance to shinai keiko.

l        Describe the elements of “yuko-datotsu”.

AUSKF JUNIOR OPEN KENDO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Date: Sunday, July 25, 2010

Location:
Independence High School
1776 Educational Drive
San Jose, CA 95133-1703

Divisions:
9 years and under
10-11 years old
12-13 years old
14-15 years old
16-18 years old
13-under girls
14-18 girls
5 or 7 person team (TBD)
(Divisions subject to change depending on number of participants)

Shinpan: 4-dan and above eligible for selection
Entry Fee: $25 per participant (non-refundable)
Bento: $10/person

Shiai rules:
Individual Championships will be OPEN to anyone with AUSKF membership
Time Limit: 3 minutes with unlimited encho
Team Championships will consist of up to 2 teams per federation (to be decided by federation at the Championships)
Team matches will consist of 5 members selected from each age group as outlined below (see chart below)
Team Competition:
Sempo: 12 Years and Under
Jiho: 12 Years and Under
Chuken: 15 Years and Under
Fukusho: 18 Years and Under
Taisho: 18 Years and Under

Time Limit: 3 minutes
In case of daihyo-sen, match will be determined by ippon-shobu
Tsuki, jodan-no-kamae, and gyaku-do are valid only for 16-18 year old age group in both Individual and Team Championships. Nito is not allowed.
Taikai format (round robin, tournament brackets, etc) of both the Individual and Team Championships will be announced at a later date depending on the number of participants
All other rules will comply with standard ruels and regulations set forth by the Federation of International Kendo (FIK)
Shinai size and weight must comply with standard FIK regulations (see chart below)

Official Tournament Hotel:
Santa Clarita Marriott
2700 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054

For more info please access
http://www.usjuniorkendoopen.com

KENDO Upcoming Events (Feb – June 2010)

BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members:

Here is an update on the upcoming events for the first Half of 2010. The events in Red are of major importance.

February

21: SCKO Godo Geiko (Selection for AUSKF Junior Tournament) http://www.usjuniorkendoopen.com/

26 – 28: Ariga in Mexico for Kendo Seminar

March

4 – 8: Ariga in Portugal for Team Gasshuku

12 – 14: Ariga in Hong Kong for Asia Tournament (Tentative)

20 – 22: All Japan Dojo Renmei Kids in LA (Home stay at Ogikubo and Gibbon’s home)

26 – 27: IKF Shinpan Seminar in Vancouver

April

9 – 11: Ariga in Hungary for the European Championships http://ekc2010hungary.kendo.hu/

18: SCKO Promotion Exam

May

8: Steveston Tournament (Vancouver Canada)

16: SCKO Shinpan Seminar

30: Memorial Day Tournament

June

19: Tengu Cup (Frankfurt, Germany)

26: Women’s Tournament in Seattle http://womenskendo.com/

AUSKF & SCKO Annual Membership Renewal (DEADLINE: 2/19/2010)

BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members

DEADLINE: 2/19/2010

Please fill in the form below in order to renew your annual AUSKF and SCKO Membership.
You must be a member of AUSKF (All US Kendo Federation) and SCKO (Southern California Kendo Organization) in order to participate in tournaments, promotion exams, seminars, and to be covered by the insurance, provided by the AUSKF.

The membership fees are the following:

Adult (18 and over) $70 (AUSKF $40 + SCKO $30)
Youth (17 and under) $45 (AUSKF $25 + SCKO $20)

Please make a check payable to BUTOKUDEN and give it to the following people:
Ariga Sensei
Asuka
Guy-san
Takahashi-san

2010 1st SCKO Godo Keiko

Important message from Morinaga-sensei (Education)

Southern California Kendo Organization
Jan / 11 / 2010
SCKO EDUCATION SHOICHI MORINAGA, TARO ARIGA
           
SCKO GodoKeiko SCHEDULE (Jan)
DATE/PLACE: JAN/17 (SUN) OSULA

After Practice Party info
SCKO New Year Party Info

Place OJIYA RESTAURANT
15904 E, Gale ave
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
626-855-3500

Time 3:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Fee $25 per person (Include Food & Drink)


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Schedule
9:10: Preparation and cleaning by volunteer KENSHI.
9:30: Running, physical exercise, and SUBURI beginning.
10:00: KIRIKAESHI and Basic [uchi] practice.
10:15: OPEN PRACTICE FOR KENSHI ONLY (4 or 5DAN UP People guidance)
10:50: REST (5 -10 MINUTES)
11:00: OPEN PRACTICE FOR ALL.
11:30: FINISH.

The content might change in the number of people, rank on that day, and the age, etc.
Please bring a lot of kenshi as a volunteer

It holds roll call this year . The purpose of this is to refer when the all-star representative of the expedition rally and the invitational match is decided. However, it is not chosen because it never attends all this attendance. Please acknowledge it.

Sachiko Watanabe Sensei Special Women’s Seminar

BUTOKUDEN will be hosting a special Women’s Seminar with Sachiko Watanabe Sensei (7 Dan)
渡邉幸子先生(七段)の女性特別セミナーのご案内

Place: BUTOKUDEN Kendo Dojo(武徳殿剣道場)

Instructor: Sachiko Watanabe (7 Dan) 渡邉幸子先生(七段)
Date/Time: Seminar: January 9, 2010 (1:00 – 4:30PM)
1:00 – 3:30 Seminar(セミナー)
3:30 – 4:30 Keiko (稽古会)
Party: 5:00 – 7:00PM (Potluck)
Note: This seminar is focused to Women, but Men can also participate, so everyone is welcome.
注意: このセミナーは女性中心に開催しますが、男性の参加も歓迎いたします。

Please use the following form to RSVP.
下記、フォームで参加を確認ください。

BUTOKUDEN Annual Toshikoshi Keiko

This is an yearly event that we have at our Dojo. We start Kendo practices at 11:30PM on December 31 and keep on practicing until January 1. Everyone from anywhere is welcome to participate at this practice. We will provide light Japanese traditional snack after practice, so please fill out the form below, in order for us to have a head count on the number of people participating in this event. PLEASE BE AT THE DOJO BY 11:00PM

武徳殿道場年越し稽古のご案内。毎年、12月31日(夜11:30)~1月1日(午前0:30)定例の年越し稽古を行います。お雑煮、飲み物等の用意がありますので、下記フォームより参加希望者は登録ください。道場に11PM集合してください。

Time: December 31, 2009 (11:30PM) – January 1, 2010 (0:30AM)

PLEASE BE AT THE DOJO BY 11:00PM
Place: BUTOKUDEN Kendo Dojo
17346 Eastman
Irvine, CA 92614-5522

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Chuo Dojo & Butokuden Joint Kendo Seminar

BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members:

Here is an invitation from Chuo Dojo to have a joint Kendo Seminar. The seminar will be taught by Shikai Sensei (Kendo Kyoshi 7 Dan) and Attila Nemeti. Shikai Sensei was the Manager of the USA Team in the 13WKC. All levels of Kenshis are welcome to join. After the seminar, we will have a BBQ Party at Attila-san’s Ranch. It will be a lot of fun. Please come and join!

Since the location is quite far from our Dojo, we are planning to carpool. Please let us know if you need carpool.

四海先生の中央道場との合同練習のお知らせです。

1月10日、9~12:30中央道場と合同練習を行います。その後、Attilaさんの家で、BBQパーティーを企画しています。Attilaさんの家は、20エーカーの土地に、馬とか犬とか沢山いて、子供たちにはとても楽しいと思います。皆様の参加をお待ちしております。

場所が遠いため、カープルを考えていますので、早めにご連絡お願いします。

2009 BUTOKUDEN Kendo Dojo Tournament & Christmas Party

There will be many event scheduled for this day, so I am looking for everyone to attend.
PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW.
いろいろなイベントを企画していますので、皆様の参加をお待ちしております。
下記フォームで出欠をご確認ください。

Location: BUTOKUDEN Kendo Dojo
December 20, 2009
Tournament: 11AM – 5PM
Christmas Party: 5:30PM ~

武徳殿剣道部部内大会&クリスマスパーティーのご案内
12月20日(日曜日)
試合:11時~5時
クリスマスパーティー:5:30時~

Attendance Sheet
出欠確認フォーム
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