2019 Butokuden & Friends Winery Gasshuku in Lompoc (July 27, 2019)

Please register using the form at the bottom of this page, so we can have an approximate head count.

PLEASE RSVP BY July 24th 2019!

We will have our annual Winery Gasshuku as follows. Unfortunately, we were not able to book the Dojo on Sunday morning, so you will be able to sleep in!

Pictures from Last year winery gasshuku.

Date/Time (July 27, 2019)
July 27 (Saturday):
1-4 PM: Kendo Practice
5-??: Wine and BBQ


Lompoc Recreational Center
124 W Walnut, Lompoc, CA 93436
Same as last year.

Carter wine!

Dojo rental:
Adult Kenshis: $20 (if more needed, I will ask for a few more dollar on the spot)
18 & Under: $0 FREE

Wine and BBQ:
Adult: $30
18 & Under: $5

Everyone to book the hotel on their own! Closest hotels to Jason’s place are the following:

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Lompoc, Lompoc
Holiday Inn Express Lompoc, Lompoc
Motel 6 Lompoc, Lompoc

Looking forward to a BIG participation!

2019 Nikkei Games (August 4, 2019) Registration form (Butokuden Members only!) RSVP JULY 18

Date: August 4, 2019
Roll Call: 8:30 AM
Place: CSULB, Pyramid


*Yudansha Divisions (Regular Tournament)
1 Dan, 2 Dan, 3 Dan, 4 Dan & Up, Women’s Dan, Adult Kyu (18 yrs & over)
4 minutes, Unlimited Extension
*No jodan, no nito, and no tsuki allow for Adult Kyu*

*Kyu Team
0-4 Kyu Team (3 kenshi, 17 years of age and under)
3-1 Kyu Team (3 kenshi, 17 years of age and under), open division, mix and Match of team members from other dojo/federation allowed)
Each Dojo can submit up to 2 teams in each division
3 minutes, no extension
*No jodan, no nito, and no tsuki allow

*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 cannot tie. If there are any ties prior to the Taisho match both participants will sit down.
No jodan, no nito, and no tsuki
Each dojo can submit up to 2 teams for both Kyu and Kachinuki Teams.

Tournament Fee: $30.00
◦ Officials, staff members, spectators, and volunteers have FREE admission.
* There will be fee for car park at CSULB parking lot

JAPAN DAY – Los Angeles Angels Demonstration Day!

JAPAN DAY – Kendo Demonstration @ The Los Angeles Angels

Image result for shohei ohtani

Japan Day is a free event to celebrate the local Japanese community and show appreciation for their support of the Angels.
• Live Japanese entertainment, sponsor booths/activation, giveaway items, food/drinks and more.
• This event is open to the public, and will include an appearance by Shohei Ohtani. (pending his availability that day)
Event Date: July 27, 2019
Event Time: 2:00 pm –5:00 pm (before the game vs. Baltimore at 6:07 pm)
Projected Attendance: 6,000+
Location: Angel Stadium parking lot

  • Parking passes will be provided for participants!
  • Extra tickets will be available after we see how many are participating.

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


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.


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.

The fee for the seminar and sayonara party can be made via PayPal using the following link:
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


– 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

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)


$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

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)

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
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.

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
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
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
Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA
4141 Meadows Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89107

Sayonara Dinner
Saturday Evening
Location – TBD
AUSKF Education

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

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


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


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


To all NEW Kendo and Jodo members,

Please fill out this form and submit it by Tuesday, March 12th, 2019!!!

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)