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

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

KENDO Upcoming Events (Feb – June 2010)

BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members:

Here is an update on the upcoming events for the first Half of 2010. The events in Red are of major importance.

February

21: SCKO Godo Geiko (Selection for AUSKF Junior Tournament) http://www.usjuniorkendoopen.com/

26 – 28: Ariga in Mexico for Kendo Seminar

March

4 – 8: Ariga in Portugal for Team Gasshuku

12 – 14: Ariga in Hong Kong for Asia Tournament (Tentative)

20 – 22: All Japan Dojo Renmei Kids in LA (Home stay at Ogikubo and Gibbon’s home)

26 – 27: IKF Shinpan Seminar in Vancouver

April

9 – 11: Ariga in Hungary for the European Championships http://ekc2010hungary.kendo.hu/

18: SCKO Promotion Exam

May

8: Steveston Tournament (Vancouver Canada)

16: SCKO Shinpan Seminar

30: Memorial Day Tournament

June

19: Tengu Cup (Frankfurt, Germany)

26: Women’s Tournament in Seattle http://womenskendo.com/

AUSKF & SCKO Annual Membership Renewal (DEADLINE: 2/19/2010)

BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members

DEADLINE: 2/19/2010

Please fill in the form below in order to renew your annual AUSKF and SCKO Membership.
You must be a member of AUSKF (All US Kendo Federation) and SCKO (Southern California Kendo Organization) in order to participate in tournaments, promotion exams, seminars, and to be covered by the insurance, provided by the AUSKF.

The membership fees are the following:

Adult (18 and over) $70 (AUSKF $40 + SCKO $30)
Youth (17 and under) $45 (AUSKF $25 + SCKO $20)

Please make a check payable to BUTOKUDEN and give it to the following people:
Ariga Sensei
Asuka
Guy-san
Takahashi-san