2017 Annual Butokuden Winery Kendo Gasshuku Registration Form (July 22 – 23, 2017)

2017 Annual Butokuden Winery Kendo Gasshuku

(Picture from last year. See more pictures on the bottom of this post)

We will have our annual Winery Gasshuku as follows:

Date/Time (July 22 – 23, 2017):
July 22
1 – 4 PM: Kendo Practice
5 – ? : Wine and BBQ

July 23:
8:30 – 9:30: Asageiko (Morning Practice)
Dismissal after practice

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

Kendo Practice Location:
Anderson Recreation Center,
125 West Walnut Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436

Wine/BBQ Location:
300 North 12 Street, Lompoc, 93436
This is the Winery.


Dojo Rental: It will depend on the number of participants, and we will split among the adult Kenshis.
Adult Kenshi: $10 – 20 (we will split the cost, so more people, it will be cheaper!)
18 and under: $0

Wine & BBQ:
Adult: $25
18 and Under: $5


Everyone to book the hotel on your own. Suggestion is to book near the winery, so you do not have to drive after the BBQ.

Looking forward to a big participation!



Pictures from last year winery Gasshuku:




2017 SCKO Shinpan (Referee) Seminar

Date: 5/21/2017 @ Butokuden
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (Godo keiko 3:45 – 4:45)

Instructor: Hori sensei 7 Dan, Ariga sensei 7 Dan and Okawa sensei 7 Dan
Participants: Kendo rank of 1 Dan and above (Over 14 years old)
Please come prepared with:
– Shinpan Ki (Referee Flags)
– Mejiryushi (Red/White Ribbon tags)
– Referee Booklet (2006 ver.)
– Kendo Dogu and Shinai

Please pay upon arrival: $10 Bento fee (Pay to: Southern California Kendo Organization) The deadline for the application is May 6th. Please send us back.

We need volunteers as player. Kyu rank and children are also welcome.
Could you please ask your dojo members. If anyone can participate as player, also please write their name on the list. This is very good opportunity for learning about referee and improving your skill. We are looking forward to many people taking this opportunity to attend!

2017 SCKO Memorial Kendo Tournament (Sunday, May 28th, 2017)

2017 SCKO Memorial Kendo Tournament (Sunday, May 28th, 2017)

Date : Sunday, May 28th, 2017
Location : Marina High School, 15871 Springdale Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Check-In Time 08:00a – 08:30a (Pacific Standard Time)
Registration & Payment Deadline : April 26, 2017

TEAM TOURNAMENT (three players per team) with the following divisions:
● 12 years and under Kids Division
● Adult Kyu Division (19 years old and up)
● 13-15 years-old Youth Division
● 1st – 4th Dan Division, Over 39 Years Old
● 16-18 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): $8.00 per person

1) Bento will be provided for Shinpan at no charge
2) Maximum of 5 full-day volunteers per dojo will be provided with Bento at no charge

AUSKF and SCKO Annual Fees are due!

The annual AUSKF and SCKO fees are due soon. Please make checks payable to BUTOKUDEN Dojo for the following amount. If you are registering to AUSKF and SCKO for the first time (i.e. You have never registered before), there is an additional $10. In order to participate in tournaments, promotion exams, and seminars, you must be a member of SCKO and AUSKF.


Description Adult 17 & Under or full time Student
AUSKF Annual Fee $60 $30
SCKO Annual Fee $35 $25




Additional $10 fee for new member (they have never registered with AUSKF and does not have an AUSKF ID)


77th Nisei Week Kendo Tournament (April 30, 2017)

77th Nisei Week Kendo Tournament (April 30, 2017)

RSVP: April 12

Sunday 9AM, April 30, 2017
Sign in: 8AM to 8:30AM
@Almansor Park (indoor basketball gym), Alhambra

10 yrs & Under Kyu
11 ~ 13 yrs Kyu
14 ~ 15 yrs Kyu
Women Kyu (14 yrs & Over)
Adult 0-4 Kyu (16 yrs & Over)
Adult 3-1 Kyu (16 yrs & Over)
Team (please refer to entry packet for detail on composition of team)

Shinpan Meeting: 8:45AM.

Entry Fee $25.00
Bento $9.00

55th Anniversary San Jose Kendo Dojo Tournament (Sunday, May 21, 2017)

55th Annual San Jose Kendo Tournament

@ Independence High School, main gym,
1776 Educational Park Dr., San Jose, CA 95133

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
check in by 8:30 AM
Starts at 9:00 AM

RSVP April 17, 2017
However, your generous donations are greatly appreciated

Bento for participants is complimentary and for guests is $10.00. Bento will be provided for Officials and Shinpan.

1. Categories:
Youth 10 years and under Youth
11-13 years old Youth
14-17 years old (kyu only)
Adult kyu,18 years and over
Open Women (any rank, 14 years and older)
Over 40 Women (any rank, 40 years and older) May also register in open women’s division, however, depending on the number of participants, may be restricted to one division.
1 dan – 2 dan
3 dan and higher
Seniors (50 years old and up, any rank)

2. Participant will be allowed to enter one (1) individual and one (1) team category only. (except women over 40 may enter both Over 40 Women and Open Women’s division. However, depending on the number of participants, may be restricted to one division)

3. Youth Team: Five person team. 17 years old and under, Kyu only. Two teams allowed.

4. Women’s Team: Three woman team (14 years and older). Two teams allowed.

5. Adult Team: Five person team. Two teams allowed. ***Dojo must have 2 members to have a team (Senpo and Taisho). A member from another dojo may be added to an incomplete team by tournament organizers.


SCKO Godo Practice @ San Diego, March 19 2017

March 2017 SCKO GODO KEIKO will be held in San Diego.
SCKO has rented a bus so we can all have fun going together. After practice, we have arranged luncheon at nearby restaurant and then to go sightseeing.
We set up 3 meeting places to catch the SCKO bus (West LA, Gardena and Irvine). Specific places will be announced later.
Please come to the most convenient meeting place for you.
The schedule, Lunch fee and location are below.

If some people do not want to join the lunch, they can drive directly to the gym. Or if someone drives their car, but wants to join lunch, please sign up for lunch.
Parents can also get rides if there are seats.
Please mention in the comment if parents also want to get rides and lunch.

Let’s try to have KEIKO with other kenshis and enjoy the trip with us!

4:30am pick up at WLA
5:30am pick up at Gardena
6:30am pick up at Irvine
9:00am – 12:30 Godo Keiko
13:00 – Lunch
14:30 – Sightseeing
20:00 – 21:00 drop off

Lunch: $20(TAX and Tip are included)
Golden City Restaurant. 5375 Kearny Villa Road. San Diego, CA 92123

Twin Peaks Middle school
14640 Tierra Bonita Road, Poway, CA 92064
Registration Due date is March 7th


SCKO Spring 2017 Kendo Promotion Exam (April 16, 2017) Registration Form

RSVP March 23, 2017 (Please use the form in located at the bottom of this post)

1. Date: April 16, 2017 (Sunday)
2. Time: Roll Call – Kyu Group: 9:00AM, Yudansha Group: 12:30PM
3. Place: Butokuden Dojo, 1581 Browning, Irvine, CA 92606
4. Application Deadline: Must be received no later than March 31, 2017. No Exceptions.
5. Examination Fee: Please see attached sheet
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 Nihon Kendo Kata exams.
1 Kyu and Up, bring completed Written Test Questionnaire.
7. Examination Items: 6 Kyu: Kirikaeshi, Men-uchi (twice), (chakuso, reiho, hassei)
5 Kyu: Kirikaeshi, Men-uchi (twice), kote-men (twice), doh-uchi (twice), (chakuso, reiho,
4 Kyu: Kirikaeshi, gokaku-keiko, (chakuso, kamae, reiho, hassei)
3 Kyu: Gokaku-keiko, (chakuso, kamae, reiho, hassei), “Bokuto Keiko hou” 1-4
2 Kyu: Gokaku-keiko, (chakuso, kamae, reiho, hassei, datotsu-no-sae), “Bokuto Keiko
hou” 1-9
1 Kyu: Gokaku-keiko, (chakuso, kamae, reiho, hassei, datotsu-no-sae, ki-ken-tai-ichi),
Nihon Kendo Kata 1-3 and written examination (no more “Bokuto Keiko hou”)
1 Dan: Gokaku-keiko (one who is skilled and has learned the basics of kendo), Nihon
Kendo Kata 1-5, and written examination
2 Dan: Gokaku-keiko (one who is finely skilled and has acquired the basics of kendo),
Nihon Kendo Kata 1-7, and written examination
3 Dan: Gokaku-keiko (one who is superbly skilled and has expertise in the basics of
kendo), Nihon Kendo Kata 1-10, and written examination
4 Dan: Gokaku-keiko (one who is exceptionally skilled and has mastered the basics and
applied use of kendo), Nihon Kendo Kata 1-10, and written examination

(*1) All 1 Kyu and 1-4 Dan taking the exam must complete the attached written examination prior to the exam date.
They must submit this on the day of the exam. Written examination is the last state of your promotion exam.
(*2) Please distribute copies of attached Written Test Questionnaire to your dojo members for this purpose.
(*3) Examinees who 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 paying the certificate fee on the day of the exam, the passed rank
will be annulled.
(*4) AUSKF issues only English certificates.
(*5) All examinees must be a member of AUSKF and pay their annual fee before submitting for examination.

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

Non SCKO affiliated Dojo

Exam Fee Certificate Fees
Kyu 17 years & under $30.00 $10.00
Kyu 18 years & above $40.00 $20.00
1 Dan $45.00 $30.00
2 Dan $55.00 $40.00
3 Dan $65.00 $60.00
4 Dan $75.00 $80.00