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”.

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 1st SCKO Godo Keiko

Important message from Morinaga-sensei (Education)

Southern California Kendo Organization
Jan / 11 / 2010
SCKO EDUCATION SHOICHI MORINAGA, TARO ARIGA
           
SCKO GodoKeiko SCHEDULE (Jan)
DATE/PLACE: JAN/17 (SUN) OSULA

After Practice Party info
SCKO New Year Party Info

Place OJIYA RESTAURANT
15904 E, Gale ave
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
626-855-3500

Time 3:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Fee $25 per person (Include Food & Drink)


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Schedule
9:10: Preparation and cleaning by volunteer KENSHI.
9:30: Running, physical exercise, and SUBURI beginning.
10:00: KIRIKAESHI and Basic [uchi] practice.
10:15: OPEN PRACTICE FOR KENSHI ONLY (4 or 5DAN UP People guidance)
10:50: REST (5 -10 MINUTES)
11:00: OPEN PRACTICE FOR ALL.
11:30: FINISH.

The content might change in the number of people, rank on that day, and the age, etc.
Please bring a lot of kenshi as a volunteer

It holds roll call this year . The purpose of this is to refer when the all-star representative of the expedition rally and the invitational match is decided. However, it is not chosen because it never attends all this attendance. Please acknowledge it.

2009 SCKO Individual Tournament Additional Information

The Southern California Kendo Organization would like to welcome you to our 2009 SCKO Individual Kendo Championships. Please carefully review the following pages for important information:

Date: December 13th, 2009(Sunday)
Roll Call from 8:30-9:00AM

Place: Cerritos Regional Park Gym

19700 Bloomfield Ave
Cerritos, CA 90703

Eligibility:   AUSKF Members Only
Event: Individual Kendo Tournament
Entree fee: $20.00 (18 & over) $15.00 (17 & under)

Bento: $8.00 each

Dead line: November 23rd 2009

*Must be postmarked by this date.

*Please return the enclosed application forms by Nov 23rd by e-mail to:
hajimemoriscko@gmail.com

*Please send fees by check (Must be postmarked by Nov 23rd, 2009) by mail to:
If you have any questions, please contact to:

Hajime Mori (SCKO VP of Competition)

2155 E. Colorado Blvd. Ste #4

Pasadena CA, 91107

hajimemoriscko@gmail.com


TOURNAMENT RULES

  • Divisions

Youth
Boys/Girls 10 & under, All Ranks
Boys/Girls 11-13, All Ranks
Boys 14-17, 4 Kyu & under
Boys 14-17, 3-1 Kyu
Women
Women 13 & over, Kyu & under
Women 13 & over, Dan
Men
Adult (18 & over, Kyu & under)
Men 1-2 Dan
Men 3 Dan up (Any age)
Men 4 Dan up (40 years & over)

  • Each participant can enter in only one division.
  • Rank as of October 1, 200

Tournament

Time:
Youth -3 minutes w/ unlimited encho*
Womens kyu -3 minutes/ w/ unlimited encho
Adult kyu -3 minutes/ w/ unlimited encho
Women dan -3 minutes w/ unlimited encho
Men- 1-2dan – 3 minutes w/ unlimited encho
Men – 3Dan up – 4minutes w/ unlimited encho
Men – 4Dan up – 4minutes w/unlimited encho

    • 3-bon shobu matches.

* encho means time extension

Awards in Each Division

1st Place, 2nd Place , 3rd Place (x2),

INFORMATION

A PRIMARY CONTACT PERSON over 18 years old should be assigned for each team and his or her phone number or e-mail address must be listed on the application form.

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

Tsuki waza is authorized for YUDANSHA DIVISION only.

Each person can only participate in one division and is responsible for bringing one’s own Me-Jirushi (Red/White indicator)

ach dojo must provide one or more shinpan (referee) for every 10 participants.

SCKO Promotion Exam Additional Information

Southern California Kendo Organization

6330 Sonora Way, Cypress, CA 90630 Phone: 310-283-3810 E-mail: seijimamiya@hotmail.com

To all SCKO Affiliated Dojo

Regarding: Kendo Rank Promotion Examination

This is to inform you of the Annual (fall) SCKO Rank Promotion Examination.

1.Date & Time: November 22, 2009 8:30 AM

2.Place: Osaka Sangyo University, Studio City

3921 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604

3.Application Deadline: Must be received no later than November 6, 2009No Exceptions

Submit photocopy of existing rank certificate if taken at another Federation.

4.Examination Fee: See attached rate sheet

5.Applicants must bring: Kendo-gu, Keiko-gi, Hakama, Shinai. 1Kyu up taking exam must also bring Bokuto and their completed Written Test Questionnaire.

6.Additional information for Observers, Examiners and Volunteers is attached.

(*1) All 1kyu and 1Dan through 4Dan taking exam must complete the attached written test prior to the exam date. They must also bring this on the day of the exam.

(*2) Enclosed is only one copy of each Rank test. 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 order certificate, the passed rank will annul.

(*4) AUSKF issue Only English certificate.

Please submit Promotion exam form with one check for the total examination fee per Dojo,

Payable to: SCKO

C/O: Seiji Mamiya

6330 Sonora Way, Cypress, CA 90630

Phone: 310-283-3810 E-mail: seijimamiya@hotmail.com
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Southern California Kendo Organization
6330 Sonora Way, Cypress, CA 90630
Phone: 310-283-3810 E-mail: seijimamiya@hotmail.com
Rank Examination Fee
SCKO affiliated Dojo
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
Examination fee is NOT refundable.
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Question for AUSKF Kendo Ranking Examinations

Name (print legibly):

Regional Federation:

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”.

For official use: A/NA: Rvw by:

ID: Recd: Date:

2009 SCKO Individual Tournament

BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members:

SCKO Individual Tournament is the largest Individual Tournament hosted by our Federation, and divisions are available for all ages and ranks. Last year, we won medals in various divisions. Hopefully, we can repeat that again this year. I strongly recommend participating at this tournament.

For beginners without Bogu, it will be a very good opportunity to come and watch high level skills, and cheer for your Dojo.

Please sign up using the form below.

Taro Ariga

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2009 Fall SCKO Dan/Kyu Exam Sign up Sheet

BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members:

I am trying to automate the process as much as I can, in order to minimize everyone’s work, so I would appreciate if you could fill out this form (I apologize for the double entry for people that have already sent me the information, but please re-enter.) It will automatically update my database. This promotion exam is for people eligible to apply for 6 Kyu and up, up to 4 Dan. Our Dojo minimum requirement is to have been practicing Kendo with Bogu for the last 3 months. The age requirements and Kata requirements are also listed in this link.

For people trying for 1 Kyu and up, I encourage you to start mastering the Kendo Kata from now. There is no point of just doing the Kata for exam purpose only. Kata incorporates all the basic movements in Kendo, and by mastering the Kendo Kata, your Kendo techniques will improve. If you have any questions about the Kata, please ask the Senseis and Senpais at the Dojo.

Taro

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SCKO Kyu and Dan Exam
Date: November 22, 2009
Time: To be announced
Location: To be announced

REQUIREMENTS:

1dan: Trained over 3 month after granting of 1kyu (Age: 14 years and older)
2dan: Trained over 1 year after granting of 1dan
3dan: Trained over 2 years after granting of 2dan
4dan: Trained over 3 years after granting of 3dan

KATA REQUIREMENTS:

1kyu: Tachi #1 – #3
1dan: Tachi #1 – #5
2dan: Tachi #1 – #7
3 – 4dan: Tachi #1 – #7 and Kodachi #1 – #3

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