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

2019 WKF Spring Kendo Championships

THE 2019 WKF Spring KENDO CHAMPIONSHIP

PLEASE RSVP BY APRIL 9, 2019
–  Date : Sunday, April 28th, 2019
–  Location: John Burroughs High School
   1920 W Clark Ave, Burbank, CA 91506
–  Roll Call : 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM. Gym Opens at 7:00 AM

  • Event : Individual / Team Tournament
  • Divisions:
    • 10‐years old and younger
    • 11‐12 years old
    • 13‐15 years old
    • 16‐18 years old
    • Adult Kyu Men & Women ( 19 & Over )
    • Women ‐ Any Age & All Ranks
    • Seniors ‐ 50 & Over, All Ranks
    • 1‐3 Dan ‐ Any Age
    • 4 Dan Up ‐ Any Age
  • Women’s Team Best 3 Division
  • Team Best 5 Division

Competition Information:
Youth – 3 minutes / Unlimited Encho (Extension)
Adult – 3 minutes / Unlimited Encho (Extension)
Yudansha (Black Belt) – 4 minutes / Unlimited Encho (Extnesion)
・ Each participant can enter in only one division
・ Rank and Age as of April 28th, 2019
Regulations of the matches will follow “The Regulation of Kendo Shiai and Shinpan” set forth
by the Federation of International Kendo (FIK). Tournament rules may be subject to change
by the WKF Tournament Committee.
 Fees: $20 (non-refundable)
 Lunch: $10 (*Lunch will be provided by WKF for all Shinpans and volunteers.)

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

 

2018 Butokuden Kendo Christmas Party & Tournament

Butokuden Kendo Members!
This is the biggest event of our Dojo. I hope everyone can make it! A lot of games and prizes.

Tentative Schedule:

Part 1: Tournament (it may vary depending on the progress):
10:30 Roll call
11:00 Opening ceremony
11:30 Junior Tournament Starts
12:30 Junior Finals
13:30 Adult’s Tournament
14:30 Martial Arts Demonstration
15:00 Adult’s Finals
15:30 Closing Ceremony. Awards Ceremony

Part 2: Christmas Party
16:00 Party preparation
16:30 Christmas Party Starts
Potluck Dinner, Games, Santa Claus Visit, Talent Show, Present Exchange
20:00 Party Close

Important:
1) Dinner will be Potluck, so please bring your favorite dishes.
2) Present donation are welcome for Game and Talent show prizes.
3) For present exchange, please bring a gift of the following amount: Kids: up to $5, Adults: up to $10

Divisions (May vary depending on the number of participants in each division):
1. Junior Non-Bogu A (5 – 7 years old)
2. Junior Non-Bogu B (7 – 14 years old)
3. Junior A (0 Kyu – 3 Kyu: 9 years old and under)
4. Junior B (0 Kyu – 3 Kyu: 10 – 14 years old)
5. Junior C (2 Kyu – 1 Kyu: 14 years old and under)
6. Junior D (15 – 18 years old)
7. Junior Girls (10 – 18 years old)
8. Adult Non-Bogu (15 years old and older)
9. Adult Kyu (19 years old and older)
10. Men’s Dan (1 Dan – 3 Dan: 19 years old and older)
11. Women’s Dan (1 Dan and up: 19 years old and older)
12. Masters (45 years old and older)
13. Sensei (4 Dan and up)
* Players in the following can participate in multiple divisions
(Adult Kyu, Men’s Dan, Women’s Dan in Masters)
(Junior Girls in Junior Division)
*Division 1 – 9 have qualifying round before tournament.
*Time: Division 3 – 7 & 9: 2 min, Division 10 – 13: 3 min (may change)

 

2018 SCKO Christmas Kendo Tournament (Sunday December 9th, 2018)

RSVP by November 29th

Date: Sunday, December 9th, 2018
Place: Cerritos Regional County Park Gymnasium, 19700 Bloomfield Ave., Cerritos, CA 90803
Entry Fee: $0 per Competitor. Happy Holidays!

Approximate Time Schedule:
8:00 am Setup
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Opening Ceremony
9:30 am Tournament Starts.
12:00 pm Lunch
4:00 pm Closing Ceremony
5:00 pm Done cleaning up
Court Volunteers: We have to provide volunteers. If you can do, please apply from following form. We appreciate your coorperation!
Volunteers, please arrive at 8:00 am for setup and meeting.

Lunch: Lunch will NOT be provided. Please bring your own special lunch.

Tournament Format:
Non-Bogu Matches : Single Elimination
• 14 & Under Non-Bogu Division
• 15 & Over Non-Bogu Division
See Rules and Regulation for Format

Non-Dan Kids Under 12
• 9 years old & under (Boys & Girls)
• 10-12 years old, 4 kyu or greater (Boys & Girls)
• 10-12 years old, 1-3 kyu (Boys & Girls)

Women’s
• Over 13 years old, Women’s Kyu
• Under 40 years old, Women’s Dan
• 40 years old & above, Women’s Dan

Men’s Kyu
• 13-16 years old Men’s Kyu
• Over 17 years old Men’s Kyu Men’s Dan
• 13-16 years old Men’s 1-2Dan
• 17-29 years old Men’s 1-2 Dan
• 30 years old and above Men’s 1-2 Dan
• Men’s 3-5 Dan (All Ages)
• 6 Dan up (All ages)

1. Individual Match : **Divisions subject to change depending on registration**
2. East-West Special Team Match: If time allows.

We will register people who is 3 Dan and up as shinpan. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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

2. Tsuki Waza and Jodan are authorized for over 16 years old only AND MUST HAVE Dan Rank.

3. Each kenshi can only participate in one division and is responsible for bringing one’s own Me-Jirushi

4. Tournament brackets will be made right before the tournament. Depending on the number of participants, some divisions may be combined with others.

Tournament Format and Time:

 Individual
NON-BOGU Group Round 1: Men (2), Kote (2), Do (2)
Round 2: Kirikaeshi (1set)
Round 3: Kote-Men (2), Kote-Do (2), KoteMen-Do (2)
Winner: Decision by Hantei

KYU Group 2 minutes 3 Point Match / Unlimited Encho

DAN Group 3 minutes 3 Point Match /Unlimited Encho

*KYU & DAN Group: Semifinal and Final will be Unlimited Encho,

 Grand Championship 3 minutes 3 Point Match / Unlimited Encho,

 East –West Match 2 minutes / 3 point match No Encho KACHINUKI Match.
(In case of a tie, the next kenshi from each team will compete)

SCKO 2018 fall Kendo Promotion Exam (Sunday November 18th, 2018) BUTOKUDEN ONLY

RSVP by October 30th

1. Date: November 18, 2018 (Sunday)
2. Time: Roll Call- Kyu Group: 9:00AM, Yudansha Group: 12:30PM
3. Place: Butokuden Dojo, 1581 Browning, Irvine, CA 92606
4. Examination Fee:

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

5. 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                                                                 Nihon Kendo Kata exams.
1 Kyu and Up, bring completed Written Test                                                                           Questionnaire.
6. Examination Items:

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·taiichi),
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

(*1) All 1 Kyu and 1-4 Dan taking the exam must complete the attached written examination prior to the exam date. They must submit this on the day of the exam. Written examination is the last state of your promotion
exam.
(*2) 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.
(*3) AUSKF issues only English certificates.
(*4) All examinees must be a member of AUSKF and pay their annual fee before submitting for examination.

2018 WKF Year End Kendo Championships

RSVP by October 11th, 2018

Information
Date : Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Location: John Burroughs High School,
1920 W Clark Ave, Burbank, CA 91506

Roll Call : 8:00AM to 8:30AM. Gym Open 7:00am
Event : Individual / Team Tournament

Divisions:
• 10-years old and younger
• 11-12 years old
• 13-15 years old
• 16-18 years old
• 18 Years old Girls & Under
• Adult Kyu Man & Women ( 19 & Over )
• Women’s ( Any Age & All Ranks )
• Seniors – 50 & Over, All Ranks
• 1-3 Dan , Any Age
• 4 Dan Up & Any Age
• Team Best 3 Women Divisions ( Any Age )
• Team Best 5 Divisions ( Any Age )

Competition Information:
Youth – 3 minutes / Unlimited Encho (Extension)
Adult – 3 minutes / Unlimited Encho(Extension)
Yudansha (Black Belt) – 4 minutes / Unlimited Encho(Extnesion)
Each participant can enter in only one division
Rank and Age as of October 28th, 2018
Regulations of the matches will follow “The Regulation of Kendo Shiai and Shinpan” set
forth by the Federation of International Kendo (FIK). Tournament rules may be subject to
change by the WKF Tournament Committee.
Fees: $20 (non-refundable)
 Lunch : $10 ( *All Shinpans and Volunteers, Lunch will be provided by WKF. )