SCKO Jr Kendo Godogeiko with SCKF Jr

To all SCKO Juniors:

I hope everyone is practicing very hard.

I have spoken to Chris Yang Sensei (SCKF Junior Coach) and we are planning to do a Godogeiko with the SCKF Juniors.

Location: Norwalk Dojo
Date/Time: Sunday May 2, 9AM 9 – 12AM
Meeting time: 8:30AM
Address:
Norwalk Kendo Dojo
14615 Gridley Rd
Norwalk CA 90650


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NOTE: This practice is open to ALL JUNIORS (not only the ones that will be going to the AUSKF Championships). SO EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

This is a great opportunity to meet people at your age group, make new friends, and have a great time at practice.  Hope to see you all.

Taro Ariga

Everyone, please confirm your attendance using the form below


THE 14TH MEMORIAL DAY KENDO TOURNAMENT

The Southern California Kendo Organization will be holding its 14th Memorial Day Kendo Tournament.

This is the team tournament. And each team has 3 Kenshis. After you sign up, Ariga Sensei will decide the team and order for you.
There are 13 years & Under division, 14 -17 years, Adult Kyu (18 & Over), Adult Dan (18 years & Over) . This tournament is so unique that everyone has opportunities to  get prize!
Let’s grab many medals!!

1. Date: Sunday, May 30th, 2010
8:30AM to 9:00AM roll call for all divisions.

2. Place: Cerritos regional park gym
19700 Bloomfield Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703

3. Participation:
17 years & under: $15
18 years & over: $20
Bento (Luch Box): $8

You have to fill in this form and make checkable to Butokuden no later than April 29 th.

SCKO Junior Practice Schedule

Date Weekday Description Location Note
4/2 Friday Junior Practice Cerritos (Note *1: Location/Time)
4/9 Friday NO PRACTICE Cerritos Taro Absent (Note *2)
4/16 Friday Junior Practice Cerritos
4/18 Sunday SCKO Promotion Exam OSULA
4/23 Friday NO PRACTICE Cerritos
4/30 Friday Junior Practice Cerritos
5/7 Friday NO PRACTICE Cerritos Taro Absent (Note *2)
5/14 Friday NO PRACTICE Cerritos
5/16 Sunday Shinpan Seminar
Junior Keiko in the afternoon
OSULA Juniors to attend to do Shiai for the Shinpan Seminar
Junior Keiko to continue in the afternoon
5/21 Friday Junior Practice Cerritos
5/28 Friday Junior Practice Cerritos
5/30 Sunday Memorial Day Tournament TBD
6/4 Friday NO PRACTICE Cerritos
6/11 Friday Junior Practice Cerritos
6/18 Friday NO PRACTICE Cerritos
6/20 Sunday SCKO Godo Keiko
Junior Keiko in the afternoon
OSULA Junior Keiko to continue in the afternoon
6/25 Friday Junior Practice Cerritos
7/2 Friday NO PRACTICE
7/3 Saturday Gasshuku TBD Details TBD
7/4 Sunday Gasshuku TBD Details TBD
7/5 Monday Gasshuku TBD Details TBD
7/9 Friday Junior Practice Cerritos
7/16 Friday Junior Practice Cerritos
7/18 Sunday SCKO Godo Keiko OSULA Team Anouncement Send off Party
7/23 Friday NO PRACTICE
7/24 Saturday Junior Practice (in San Jose)
Dinner/Meeting
San Jose Ask for the USKU San Jose Dojo
7/25 Sunday AUSKF Junior Championships San Jose Dismissal after the Tournament

2010 Steveston Kendo Taikai

This year again, we have been invited to participate at the Steveston Tournament in Vancouver, Canada (May 8). This is one of the largest tournament in North America, and I have been going there for the past 20 years, if not more. It is usually held in February, but this year, due to the Olympics, it was postponed to May.  There are participants from all over the USA, Canada, Hawaii, and sometimes Mexico. It is a great tournament, and I am sure you will have a great time.

It is a great opportunity to compete with great players in North America, as well as making a lot of great friends. The あtournament is on Saturday and, usually on Friday, there is a Godo Geiko. Sunday we can do some sightseeing around beautiful Vancouver.

If you are interested in this tournament, please fill in this form until April 13th.

Also hotel accommodation are available at the Best Western Richmond Inn under the “Stevenston Kendo club. Room rates are approximately $119.00/night+ tax.

Best Western Richmond Inn
7551 Westminster Hwy
Richmond, BC    V6X 1A3
Phone: (604) 273-7878

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”.

Promotion test on April 18th, 2010

We have promotion test on April 18th, 2010.

It will be held at Osaka Sangyo University, Studio City.
Their address is 3921 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604.

The Examination fee depends on which rank you try, so that please refer following chart.

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

For Example, you are 30 years old and will take 4 Kyu.
You need to pay $10.00 in advance as exam fee.
After you pass the test, you have to pay $20 for certificate fee.
If you don’t pass, you don’t need to pay this fee.

From 1 kyu, you should submit the paper exam.Please make sure you make papers.
I advice you that you prepare papers as soon as possible and ask Ariga Sensei to check.

Also from 1 kyu, you are requested to do Kata.
Please practice Kata by yourself as soon as possible too.

Please fill in this form and make a check to Butokuden no later than  March 30

Practice at Kakihara san’s Dojo

The Dojo at Redlands of our member, Kakihara-san, has been accepted to be part of SCKO recently.
We are planning to go there on April 4th and have practice with them around 10:30 am.

This is the address;
590 Nevada Street, units A, B and C
Redlands, CA 92373
Office phone: (909)335-5411

The dojo is facing to Nevada Street. The floor (mat) size is 13m by 13m.
There is a wooden floor, but it is as small as 7m by 13m.
It takes about 1 hour from Butokuden according to google map.

Please sign up here, if you are interested in.

Good will practice with All Japan Jr Kenshi

On March 21, we will have good will practice with All Japan Jr. Kenshi at Vennice Dojo. It is very good oppotunity for especially elementary, middle or High school kids. It is from 1:00pm. After practice around 6:00, they will have a good will party.As it is far away, we can share the ride.

Please fill in this form if you are interested in.

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

2010全米少年剣道選手権大会

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