Covina Dojo 40th Anniversay Keiko

BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members:

Takahashi sensei (Hanshi 8 Dan) from Kyoto has been invited to run a Kendo Seminar at the Covina Dojo Anniversary Keiko. Everyone is invited to join this seminar, but I have to submit the names by October 26.
Please respond using the form below by October 23. The application form is below:

RESPOND BY OCTOBER 23

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2009 Fall SCKO Dan/Kyu Exam Sign up Sheet

BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members:

I am trying to automate the process as much as I can, in order to minimize everyone’s work, so I would appreciate if you could fill out this form (I apologize for the double entry for people that have already sent me the information, but please re-enter.) It will automatically update my database. This promotion exam is for people eligible to apply for 6 Kyu and up, up to 4 Dan. Our Dojo minimum requirement is to have been practicing Kendo with Bogu for the last 3 months. The age requirements and Kata requirements are also listed in this link.

For people trying for 1 Kyu and up, I encourage you to start mastering the Kendo Kata from now. There is no point of just doing the Kata for exam purpose only. Kata incorporates all the basic movements in Kendo, and by mastering the Kendo Kata, your Kendo techniques will improve. If you have any questions about the Kata, please ask the Senseis and Senpais at the Dojo.

Taro

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SCKO Kyu and Dan Exam
Date: November 22, 2009
Time: To be announced
Location: To be announced

REQUIREMENTS:

1dan: Trained over 3 month after granting of 1kyu (Age: 14 years and older)
2dan: Trained over 1 year after granting of 1dan
3dan: Trained over 2 years after granting of 2dan
4dan: Trained over 3 years after granting of 3dan

KATA REQUIREMENTS:

1kyu: Tachi #1 – #3
1dan: Tachi #1 – #5
2dan: Tachi #1 – #7
3 – 4dan: Tachi #1 – #7 and Kodachi #1 – #3

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Kendo SCKO Schedule for Year End

October 18
3rd Sunda Practice at OSULA

October 25

Texas Tournament

November 1
Kyu/Dan Exam for USKS

November 8
AUSKF Promotion Exam

November 15
West Covina Dojo Aniversary Keiko

November 22
SCKO Kyu/Dan Exam

December 6
SCKO Individual Tournament

December 13
Godo Keiko & End of Year party

Please check our events schedule at http://www.butokuden.com/events.html

Kendo Demonstration at Seal Beach

Today, we had a Kendo Demonstration at the the Seal Beach Pier, for the Japanese Kite festival. Many of our Dojo members came to help us. Ryo, Riki, Ian, Cozo, Shion, Leon, Arata, Hiroyuki and Haruna. It was a good turn out, there were a lot of people watching. But it was kind of too windy, so the sand dust was pretty strong.

2009 Nikkei Games Kendo Tournament

To BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members:

Please find below the information regarding the 2009 Nikkei Games Kendo Tournament. Please read carefully the information below.

Date: August 16, 2009
Roll Call: 7:30 AM
Place: CSULB Pyramid

This tournament is for both Kyu and Dan divisions.
Please respond to this e-mail to kendo@butokuden.com by Thursday, July 23rd if you would like to participate at this tournament.
We also need Shinpan (referees) for this tournament (4 Dan or higher).

Thanks,

Taro Ariga

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Tournaments
*Yudansha Divisions (Regular Tournament)
1 dan, 2 dan,3 dan,4 dan, and 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 nitto, and no tsuki
Each dojo can submit up to 2 teams

Tournament Fee:  $20.00
Officials, staff members, spectators, and volunteers have FREE admission. However, they will be asked to pay a parking fee.

Volunteer: Three courts and front desk need volunteers

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