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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2009 SCKO Individual Tournament Additional Information

The Southern California Kendo Organization would like to welcome you to our 2009 SCKO Individual Kendo Championships. Please carefully review the following pages for important information:

Date: December 13th, 2009(Sunday)
Roll Call from 8:30-9:00AM

Place: Cerritos Regional Park Gym

19700 Bloomfield Ave
Cerritos, CA 90703

Eligibility:   AUSKF Members Only
Event: Individual Kendo Tournament
Entree fee: $20.00 (18 & over) $15.00 (17 & under)

Bento: $8.00 each

Dead line: November 23rd 2009

*Must be postmarked by this date.

*Please return the enclosed application forms by Nov 23rd by e-mail to:
hajimemoriscko@gmail.com

*Please send fees by check (Must be postmarked by Nov 23rd, 2009) by mail to:
If you have any questions, please contact to:

Hajime Mori (SCKO VP of Competition)

2155 E. Colorado Blvd. Ste #4

Pasadena CA, 91107

hajimemoriscko@gmail.com


TOURNAMENT RULES

  • Divisions

Youth
Boys/Girls 10 & under, All Ranks
Boys/Girls 11-13, All Ranks
Boys 14-17, 4 Kyu & under
Boys 14-17, 3-1 Kyu
Women
Women 13 & over, Kyu & under
Women 13 & over, Dan
Men
Adult (18 & over, Kyu & under)
Men 1-2 Dan
Men 3 Dan up (Any age)
Men 4 Dan up (40 years & over)

  • Each participant can enter in only one division.
  • Rank as of October 1, 200

Tournament

Time:
Youth -3 minutes w/ unlimited encho*
Womens kyu -3 minutes/ w/ unlimited encho
Adult kyu -3 minutes/ w/ unlimited encho
Women dan -3 minutes w/ unlimited encho
Men- 1-2dan – 3 minutes w/ unlimited encho
Men – 3Dan up – 4minutes w/ unlimited encho
Men – 4Dan up – 4minutes w/unlimited encho

    • 3-bon shobu matches.

* encho means time extension

Awards in Each Division

1st Place, 2nd Place , 3rd Place (x2),

INFORMATION

A PRIMARY CONTACT PERSON over 18 years old should be assigned for each team and his or her phone number or e-mail address must be listed on the application form.

Regulations of the matches will follow “The Regulation of Kendo Shiai and Shinpan” set forth by the Federation of International Kendo (FIK).

Tsuki waza is authorized for YUDANSHA DIVISION only.

Each person can only participate in one division and is responsible for bringing one’s own Me-Jirushi (Red/White indicator)

ach dojo must provide one or more shinpan (referee) for every 10 participants.

SCKO Promotion Exam Additional Information

Southern California Kendo Organization

6330 Sonora Way, Cypress, CA 90630 Phone: 310-283-3810 E-mail: seijimamiya@hotmail.com

To all SCKO Affiliated Dojo

Regarding: Kendo Rank Promotion Examination

This is to inform you of the Annual (fall) SCKO Rank Promotion Examination.

1.Date & Time: November 22, 2009 8:30 AM

2.Place: Osaka Sangyo University, Studio City

3921 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604

3.Application Deadline: Must be received no later than November 6, 2009No Exceptions

Submit photocopy of existing rank certificate if taken at another Federation.

4.Examination Fee: See attached rate sheet

5.Applicants must bring: Kendo-gu, Keiko-gi, Hakama, Shinai. 1Kyu up taking exam must also bring Bokuto and their completed Written Test Questionnaire.

6.Additional information for Observers, Examiners and Volunteers is attached.

(*1) All 1kyu and 1Dan through 4Dan taking exam must complete the attached written test prior to the exam date. They must also bring this on the day of the exam.

(*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.

Please submit Promotion exam form with one check for the total examination fee per Dojo,

Payable to: SCKO

C/O: Seiji Mamiya

6330 Sonora Way, Cypress, CA 90630

Phone: 310-283-3810 E-mail: seijimamiya@hotmail.com
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Southern California Kendo Organization
6330 Sonora Way, Cypress, CA 90630
Phone: 310-283-3810 E-mail: seijimamiya@hotmail.com
Rank Examination Fee
SCKO affiliated Dojo
Exam Fee
Certificate Fees
Kyu 17 years & under
$10.00
$10.00
Kyu 18 years & above
$10.00
$20.00
1 Dan
$15.00
$30.00
2 Dan
$25.00
$40.00
3 Dan
$35.00
$60.00
4 Dan
$45.00
$80.00
Examination fee is NOT refundable.
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Question for AUSKF Kendo Ranking Examinations

Name (print legibly):

Regional Federation:

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”.

For official use: A/NA: Rvw by:

ID: Recd: Date:

Seo Sensei’s visit to Butokuden Dojo

BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members:

Subject: Seo Sensei’s (Kendo 8 Dan) visit
Date: December 10
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

From Small

Seo Sensei (Executive Vice President of Korean Kumdo Federation for Social Members
) will be visiting our Dojo on December 10. We will have an open practice starting at 7PM. Thanks to Kim sensei, we were able to arrange Seo Sensei’s visit to our Dojo, during his busy schedule here in the USA.

I have known Seo Sensei from a long time ago, and he took very good care of me when I went to Korea for Kendo training back in 2001. He was also one of the referees who refereed my match at the 11WKC in 2000 (Semi Finals, Taisho match Canada x Japan). You can watch that match on Youtube. Keep your calendar open. It will be a great opportunity to practice with a high ranking sensei from Korea.

徐(セオ)先生(韓国社会人剣道連盟副会長)が12月10日、武徳殿にお越しいただくことが決定しました。当日、3部の時間をオープン稽古にして、ご指導をいただく予定です。徐(セオ)先生とは2000年の世界大会で私の試合の審判をしていただいたことをきっかけに、お世話になっております。その後、韓国に剣道の練習に行った時にもお世話になり、今回は金先生経由で、武徳殿道場での稽古時間を割いていただきました。韓国の高段位の先生に稽古をお願いできる機会なので、是非参加ください。

Seo Sensei’s Profile:
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Represented Korea at WKC
WKC referee
Byung-Yoon Seo (8 Dan)
Exec. Vice President of Korea Kumdo Federation

11WKC in 2000 (Semi Finals, Taisho match Canada x Japan) Ariga x Takahashi

Shodai Sensei Kendo Seminar

This is a special message from SCKO Secretary Okawa Sensei.

Shodai Sensei was part of the Japanese team. I would strongly recommend attending this seminar, and feel how a All Japan level is.

You can watch his video against USA here.

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Special Seminar with All Japan Kendo Champion

We will have a special kendo seminar with the 2008 All Japan Kendo Champion, Kenji Shodai. It is an excellent opportunity to learn great kendo and we encourage your attendance.

Date: November 21st, Saturday
Place: Wilson Park 2200 Crenshaw Blvd Torrance, CA 90501
Time: 3:00 PM Start (arrive early)
Instructor: Shodai Kenji Sensei, 5dan
Kanagawa Police Department
2008 All Japan Kendo Tournament Champion
Content: Basics of Kendo seminar
Offence to JODAN stance
Defense to JODAN stance

Eligibility: SCKO, SCKF and Western Kendo Federation members

Welcome party for Shodai Sensei

We are inviting Shodai Sensei to dinner and people are welcome to attend the party!

Place: Sea Empress restaurant 1636 W Redondo Beach Blvd. Gardena, California 90247
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Party fee: $30 per parson includes TAX. (Does NOT include Liquor & drinks)

Please RSVP by November 6 by filling out the form below:

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2009 SCKO Individual Tournament

BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members:

SCKO Individual Tournament is the largest Individual Tournament hosted by our Federation, and divisions are available for all ages and ranks. Last year, we won medals in various divisions. Hopefully, we can repeat that again this year. I strongly recommend participating at this tournament.

For beginners without Bogu, it will be a very good opportunity to come and watch high level skills, and cheer for your Dojo.

Please sign up using the form below.

Taro Ariga

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