2015 Butokuden Kendo Christmas Tournament & Party

Date: December 20th, Sunday

Time: Tournament 11 am – 3:30 pm, Party 4:30 pm to 8 pm

Location: Butokuden Dojo

Tournament Division: (It may change)

  1. 2 Bu:
    • Junior Non-Bogu (14 years old and under)
    • Junior A (0 Kyu – 3 Kyu: 9 years old and under)
    • Junior B (0 Kyu – 3 Kyu: 10 – 14 years old)
    • Junior C (2 Kyu – 1 Kyu: 14 years old and under)
    • Junior D (15 – 18 years old)
    • Junior Girls (10 – 18 years old)
  2. 3 Bu:
    • Adult Non-Bogu (15 years old and over)
    • Adult Kyu (19 years old and over)
    • Men’s Dan (1 Dan – 3 Dan)
    • Women’s Dan (1 Dan and up)
    • Masters (45 years old and over)
    • Sensei (4 Dan and up)

Party:

  • Potluck party: Please bring Food and Drinks.
  • Talent Show: Please prepare your performance!!! Everyone is welcome to perform. Please let Chie or Shin know what you will do.
  • Present Exchange: gift suggested amount for kids: $5, adults: $10

Deadline: December 6th, Sunday

Please fill out the form below.

SCKO Fall Promotion Exam (November 15, 2015)

This is to inform you of the Semi Annual SCKO Rank Promotion Examination.

1.Date: Sunday, November 15, 2015
2.Time: Roll call Kyu group: 9:00 AM, Yudansha group: 12:30 PM
3.Place: Butokuden Dojo (1581 Browning Irvine, CA 92606)
4.Application Deadline: Must be received no later than October 24, 2015. No Exceptions.
Submit photocopy of existing rank certificate if taken at another Federation.
5.Examination Fee:
Kyu 17 years & under $10.00
Kyu 18 years & above $20.00
1 Dan $15.00
2 Dan $25.00
3 Dan $35.00
4 Dan $45.00

certificate fee(Please pay if you pass)
Kyu 17 years & under $10.00
Kyu 18 years & above $20.00
1 Dan $30.00
2 Dan $40.00
3 Dan $60.00
4 Dan $80.00

6. 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 kendo kata exams.
1 Kyu and up, bring completed Written Test Questionnaire.

7. Examination items:
6 Kyu: Men-uchi (twice), Kirikaeshi,
5 Kyu: Kirikaeshi, Men-uchi (twice), kote-men (twice), doh-uchi (twice)
4 Kyu: Kirikaeshi, gokaku-keiko
Kendo match: 4Kyu – 4 Dan
Bokuto Keiko hou fundamental:
1 to 4: 3 Kyu
1 to 6: 2 Kyu
1 to 9: 1 Kyu
Nihon Kendo kata:
1 to 3: 1 Kyu
1 to 5: 1 Dan
1 to 7: 2 Dan
1 to 10: 3 Dan and 4 Dan
Written test: 1 Kyu, 1 Dan, 2 Dan, 3 Dan, and 4 Dan

(*1) All 1 Kyu and 1 Dan through 4 Dan taking the exam must complete the attached written test prior to the exam date. They must submit this on the day of the exam. Written test is the last stage of your examination.
(*2) Enclosed is only one copy of the Written Test Questionnaire. Therefore, please make additional copies of the written test and distribute to examination applicants.
(*3) Examinees which 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 ordering the certificate, the passed rank will annul.
(*4) AUSKF issues Only English certificates.
(*5) All examinees must be a member of AUSKF and pay their annual fee before submitting for examination

2015 SCKO Individual Kendo Championships(10/4/2015)

1.Date: October 4th, 2015 (Sunday) Roll Call from 8:30 – 9:00AM

2.Place: Marina High School
15871 Springdale St Huntington Beach, CA 92649

3.Eligibility: AUSKF Members Only

4.Event: Individual Kendo Tournament

5.Entree fee: $20.00 / Non Refundable

6.Bento: $8.00 each
*All Shinpan and Volunteers, Lunch will be provided by SCKO.

•Divisions

 9 & Under Boys & Girls – All Ranks
 10-12 Years Old Boys & Girls – All Ranks
 13-15 Years Old Boys – All Ranks
 16-18 Years Old Boys – All Ranks

 13 Years Over Girl’s & Women’s Kyu
 Adult Men’s Kyu (19 & over Kyu)

 Women’s Dan (13 & over Dan)
 Men’s 1-2 Dan (19 & over)
 Men’s 3-4 Dan (19 & over)
 Men’s 5 Dan up (Any age)

• Each participant can enter in only one division.
• Rank as of September 1, 2014

7.Dead line:September 13th 2015

BUTOKUDEN Kendo Schedule Update (as of 6/24/2015)

Butokuden Kendo Members:

Please find below the updated schedule for Kendo events for the upcoming months. Please update your calendars.

June:

6/27 (Sat): 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Junior Practice @ Cerritos Dojo

 

July:

7/4 (Sat): 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Junior Practice @ Butokuden << CANCELLED 7/18 (Sat): 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Junior Practice @ Cerritos Dojo 7/19 (Sun): SCKO Godogeiko (@Butokuden) 7/25 (Sat): 9:00 PM - 5:00 PM Junior Camp @ Butokuden 7/26 (Sat): 9:00 PM - 4:30 PM Junior Camp @ Butokuden (Sendoff Party after practice)   August: !! SPECIAL SCHEDULE FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST !! (Regular schedule resume on September 1) Kids Kendo (1BU 3:30 Class) will be closed during the month of August Junior Advance & Adults (2BU & 3BU): Together on Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 – 8:30PM Wednesday Open practice (Open to everyone) Wednesday 7 – 8:30PM 8/1 (Sat): All USA Junior Kendo Open Championships (@Huntington Beach) RSVP June 16

8/2 (Sun): All USA Junior Kendo Seminar (@Huntington Beach)

8/9 (Sun): 14TH NIKKEI GAMES KENDO TOURNAMENT (RSVP July 8) Place: CSULB, Pyramid

Register here: http://www.butokuden.com/2015/06/24/14th-nikkei-games-kendo-tournament-aug-9-2015/

8/16 (Sun): SCKO Godogeiko (@Butokuden)

8/23 (Sun): 75TH ANNUAL NISEI WEEK KENDO KYU TOURNAMENT (RSVP July 29)

Place: Almansor Gym 800 S. Almansor Ave, Alhambra (Tournament Fees: $15.00)

Register here: http://www.butokuden.com/2015/06/24/75th-annual-nisei-week-kendo-kyu-tournament-august-23-2015/

 

September:

9/20 (Sun): SCKO Godogeiko (@Butokuden)

 

75th Annual Nisei Week Kendo Kyu Tournament (August 23, 2015)

RSVP July 29

DATE: August 23, 2015
Place AlmansorGym
800 S. Almansor Ave, Alhambra
Tournament Fees: $15.00

Tournament
Individual Matches; 3 minutes, 2 min extension, hantei (Except semifinals and final)
Team Matches; 3 minutes, no extension

Divisions
10 years and under any kyu
11 to 13 years any kyu
14 to 15 years any kyu
Women’s kyu 14 and older
Adult 16 and older

Team (kyu team)
senpo: 10 and under any kyu
jiho: 13 and under any kyu
chuken: 15 and under any kyu
fukusho: any kyu, any age
taisho: any kyu, any age

Rules and Regulations:
– For all kyu divisions, including adult kyu, the tsuki point will not be considered as a valid point.
– For all kyu divisions, including adult kyu, a participant may only use the chudan position to strike from. All points from other non-chudan kamae will not be considered as a valid point.
– All Kyu Groups may use Hidari Do (Gyaku Do)

14th Nikkei Games Kendo Tournament (Aug 9, 2015)

RSVP July 8

Date: August 9, 2015
Roll Call: 8:30 AM
Place: CSULB, Pyramid

Tournament
*Yudansha Divisions (Regular Tournament)
1 Dan, 2 Dan, 3 Dan, 4 Dan & Up, 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 nito, and no tsuki
Each dojo can submit up to 2 teams for both Kyu and Kachinuki Teams.

Tournament Fee: $20.00
◦ Officials, staff members, spectators, and volunteers have FREE admission.
* There will be fee for car park at CSULB parking lot

6/20 – 21 (Sat/Sun): SCKO Paso Robles Kendo, Wine and BBQ Gasshuku (with Special guest Ito Sensei)

6/20 – 21 (Sat/Sun): SCKO Paso Robles Kendo, Wine and BBQ Gasshuku (with Special guest Ito sensei)
[Sat 6/20: 1 – 4PM practice, 5 – 10? PM BBQ, Sun 6/21: 9 – 10AM practice]
Open to all levels, regardless if you are wearing Bogu or not.
BBQ Party @ Barton Family Winery
BBQ fee: $20 adults/$5 18 & under (all you can eat BBQ & wine)
http://www.bartonfamilywines.com/wines/grey-wolf-cellars.php

2015 All USA Junior Open Kendo Championships (Saturday August 1, 2015)

RSVP: May 16

Please sign up using the form below

Date: Saturday, August 1st, 2015 (Tournament)
Location: Marina High School
15871 Springdale St., Huntington Beach, CA 92649

FEE: $30

Individual Division:

> 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

Team Division:

Boy’s Team Composition
Senpo: 13-years old and under
Jiho: 15-years old and under
Chuken: 15-years old and under
Fukusho: 18-years old and under
Taisho: 18-years old and under

Girls Team Composition
Senpo: 18-years old and under
Chuken: 18-years old and under
Taisho: 18-years old and under

Youth Team Composition (Both Boys and Girls)
Senpo: 11 years and younger
Chuken: 11 years and younger
Taisho: 11 years and younger

Team Practice Schedule:

30-May Sat 4:30:00 PM – 6:30 PM Cerritos Dojo
13-Jun Sat 4:30:00 PM – 6:30 PM Butokuden
27-Jun Sat 4:30:00 PM – 6:30 PM Cerritos Dojo
18-Jul Sat 4:30:00 PM – 6:30 PM Cerritos Dojo
25-Jul Sat 9:00:00 AM – 5:00 PM Butokuden Junior Kendo Camp
26-Jul Sun 9:00 AM – 4:30:00 PM Butokuden Send off Party after practice
Cerritos Dojo location: 19700 Bloomfield Ave., Cerritos, CA 90703