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,
hassei)
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

5th Annual Butokuden International Kendo Gasshuku

January 17, 2017

Dear Kendo Friends and Senseis:

As many of you know, I have been coaching the Portuguese National Team for the past 12 years. After building our Dojo, I started hosting annual Kendo Gasshukus here at our Dojo. This Gasshuku was originally designed as part of the training for the Portuguese Kendo leaders, mainly national team members and the Dojo Senseis.  I have set the objective of this Gasshuku to “Teach the correct Kendo and introduce the leaders with the correct method of teaching.” Since 2014, we have extended the invitation to not only Portuguese Kenshis, but to other countries as well. We have hosted Kenshis from various countries, such as Portugal, Mexico, Colombia, Aruba, Ecuador, Venezuela, Trinidad & Tobago, and Serbia.

This year, we will be holding our 5th Annual Butokuden Gasshuku from April 9 to 15, 2017. I would like to extend our invitation to Kenshis across the world interested in participating in this event.  This will be beneficial to all participants, by giving each other a chance to practice and make Kendo friends around the world. Following the Gasshuku on Sunday April 16, we have a Dan Promotion Exam being held by the Southern California Kendo Organization for ranks of Kyu to 4 Dan. If you are interested in taking the examination after the Gasshuku, please inquire with your country’s Kendo federation president the possibility to test in the USA.

Gasshuku information:

Location: BUTOKUDEN Dojo, 1581 Browning, Irvine, CA 92606 USA

Dates (See “2017 Butokuden Gasshuku Schedule” for details):

Arrival Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Gasshuku: Sunday, April 9 to Saturday, April 15, 2017

Dan Promotion Exam: Sunday April 16, 2017.

Instructors:

Taro Ariga (Kyoshi 7 Dan) and Butokuden Dojo Senseis

Language: Portuguese, Spanish, English, and Japanese

Participation Fee: Free

Application deadline: February 28, 2017

url: www.butokuden.com

Phone: +1.949.756.8880

Participation requirements:

  • Member of an accredited Kendo Organization in your country.
  • Authorization from your Country’s Kendo Organization leader.
  • Participants must participate for the entire Gasshuku.
  • The Gasshuku is focused to Kendo leaders or future leaders in your country.
  • The training is very rigorous. Participants must be in good health condition to participate.
  • Participants must have medical insurance valid in the USA.
  • Due to the logistics, a maximum of 2 people from each country (please inquire if more people want to participate).
  • The participating Kenshis must be 2 Dan or above form accredited FIK organization

Important information:

  • Gasshuku Participation Fee: Free
  • Breakfast and lunch: E-BOGU will provide basic food (Bread, butter, milk, coffee, etc.). In the past, participants made a pool to buy some extra food. There is a Walmart within walking distance. Approximate budget for one week is about $50/person.
  • Most nights, we will go out for dinner. Dinner is to be paid by each participant (Approximately $15/meal). In the past, Butokuden Dojo members volunteered to cook for the Gasshuku members for some evenings.
  • Transportation to the Gasshuku is to be arranged by the participant. If arriving at SNA (Orange County Airport), pickup can be arranged. If arriving in LAX, please let us know as we will try to arrange a ride. In case we cannot arrange a ride, you will have to find your own way to the Dojo. See additional information below.
  • Participants will have the choice of sleeping in the Dojo or staying at a hotel nearby:
    1. Dojo: FREE (bring a sleeping bag, or you can purchase at Walmart for approximately $25)
    2. Hotel: there are hotels near the Dojo starting at approximately $35 to $50/night per person (double occupancy). About 10 minutes walking distance from the Dojo.

I lived in Brazil for many years, and I understand that travelling to the USA may be challenging especially for Kenshis from countries in Central and South America, both financially and acquiring travel documents. To have as many participants from various countries, my goal is to make this Gasshuku as affordable as possible.

Please let me know if someone from your country is interested in being part of this Gasshuku. Please reply to me with the application form to gasshuku@e-bogu.com by February 28, 2017. I am looking forward to having many countries participating.

Sincerely yours,

Taro Ariga

Kendo Kyoshi 7 Dan

Butokuden Dojo Head Instructor

E-BOGU.COM, Inc. CEO

Tentative Schedule

2017 Butokuden Gasshuku (April 8 – 15, 2017)
Time Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
4/8/2017 4/9/2017 4/10/2017 4/11/2017 4/12/2017 4/13/2017 4/14/2017 4/15/2017
6:00 Arrival Wake up Wake up Wake up Wake up Wake up Wake up Wake up
7:00 Asageiko (7:00 – 7:40) Asageiko (7:00 – 7:40) Asageiko (7:00 – 7:40) Asageiko (7:00 – 7:40) Asageiko (7:00 – 7:40) Asageiko (7:00 – 7:40) Asageiko (7:00 – 7:40)
8:00 Breakfast 8 – 9 AM Breakfast 8 – 9 AM Breakfast 8 – 9 AM Breakfast 8 – 9 AM Breakfast 8 – 9 AM Breakfast 8 – 9 AM Breakfast 8 – 9 AM
9:00 SCKO Team Practice @ Butokuden
9:00 – 11:30 AM
Basic Practice @ Butokuden
9:00 – 11:30 AM
Basic Practice @ Butokuden
9:00 – 11:30 AM
Basic Practice @ Butokuden
9:00 – 11:30 AM
Basic Practice @ Butokuden
9:00 – 11:30 AM
Basic Practice @ Butokuden
9:00 – 11:30 AM
Cleaning and pack up
10:00
11:00 End of Gasshuku
12:00 Lunch 11:30 – 1:30 Lunch 11:30 – 1:30 Lunch 11:30 – 1:30 Lunch 11:30 – 1:30 Lunch 11:30 – 1:30 Lunch 11:30 – 1:30 Departure
13:00
14:00 SCKO Team Practice
@ Butokuden
1:30 – 4 PM
Advanced Practice
@ Butokuden
1:30 – 4 PM
Advanced Practice @BTK
1:30 – 3:00PM
Advanced Practice
@ Butokuden
1:30 – 4 PM
Advanced Practice @BTK
1:30 – 3:00PM
Shiai & Shinpan @BTK
1:30 – 3:00PM
15:00
16:00 Break Break Jigeiko (4 – 5)
17:00 Break Break Regular Butokuden Keiko
Junior 5 – 7PM
Break Regular Butokuden Keiko
Junior 5 – 7PM
Break
18:00  Sayonara BBQ
(6 – 10PM)
19:00 Jigeiko 7 – 8:00PM Dinner Join Other Dojo Practice
7 – 9PM
Regular Butokuden Keiko & Jigeiko
Adult 7 – 9:00PM
Butokuden Open
Jigeiko Only 7 – 8:30PM
Regular Butokuden Keiko & Jigeiko
Adult 7 – 9:00PM
20:00 Dinner
21:00 Dinner
22:00 Dinner Dinner @ Butokuden Dinner @ Butokuden
23:00
Description
Blue Shade is the practice
Asageiko
Morning Practices (Jigeiko only)
Basic Practice
We will focus on basic practices without and with Bogu. Footwork, Suburi, Basic Strikes
Advanced Practice @ Butokuden
We will focus on Drills, Waza Practice, Kata
We will have Jigeiko at the end of each practice
Join Dojo Practice
Tentatively schedule a joint practice with other Dojos.
Regular Butokuden Keiko Junior
Our Dojo Elementary School to Junior High School Class. Join the drills and learn how to teach a kids class. Our juniors are one of the best in the USA
Regular Butokuden Keiko Adult
Our Dojo High School and older Class. Join the drills and learn how to teach adults.
Butokuden Open Jigeiko
Once a week, we have Jigeiko only pracitce, and many people from other Dojos come and join our practices

 

Download Forms Here:

2017-ButokudenGasshukuIrvine-InvitationLetter V1.0

ButokudenInternatinalGasshukuApplicationForm V1.0

2017 Butokuden Gasshuku Schedule-Tentative V1.0

 

Additional Information:

 

  • Nearby airports:
    • John Wayne (Orange County, Santa Ana) Airport (Airport code SNA): 5 min by car
    • Los Angeles International (Airport Code LAX): 1 hour by car (Approximate cost, shuttle bus $30, UBER $60)
    • Long Beach Airport (Airport Code LGB): 30 minutes by car
  • Accommodation near the Dojo:
    • Motel 6: 1717 E Dyer Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92705 (0.8 Miles from Dojo) ($35/person double occupancy)
    • Candlewood Suites: 2600 South Red Hill Avenue, Santa Ana, CA ($102 + Tax per room, for 2 people in a room) (0.4 Miles from Dojo)
  • Places to see:
    • Disneyland (15 minutes by car)
    • Knot’s Berry Farm Park (20 minutes by car)
    • Newport Beach (15 minutes by car)
    • Universal Studios (1 hour by car)
    • Hollywood, Santa Monica (1 hour by car)
    • California Science Center – Space Shuttle Endeavour (1 hour by car)
    • Sea World (1.5 hours by car)
    • San Diego Zoo (1.5 hours by car)

 

 

 

2017 SCKO Team Practice Schedule (for both AUSKF Championships and US Junior Open)

2017 SCKO TEAM PRACTICE SCHEDULE

(for both AUSKF Championships and Junior Open National Championships)

Dates 9:00 to 11:30 1:30 to 4:00PM Location
1/8 (Sun) Team Practice N/A Butokuden
1/15 (Sun) SCKO Godogeiko N/A Butokuden
1/29 (Sun) Team Practice (Adults) Team Practice (Junior) Butokuden
2/12 (Sun) Team Selection Matches Butokuden
2/19 (Sun) SCKO Godogeiko N/A TBD
2/26 (Sun) Cancelled due to Yuhihai
3/5 (Sun) Team Practice (Adults) Team Practice (Junior) Butokuden
3/19 (Sun) SCKO Godogeiko N/A TBD
3/26 (Sun) Team Practice (Adults) Team Practice (Junior) Butokuden
4/9 (Sun) Team Practice (Adults) Team Practice (Junior) Butokuden
4/16 (Sun) SCKO Dan Promotion Exam Butokuden
4/30 (Sun) Team Practice (Adults) Team Practice (Junior) Butokuden
5/14 (Sun) Team Practice (Adults) Team Practice (Junior) Butokuden
5/21 (Sun) SCKO Godogeiko N/A TBD
5/28 (Sun) Cancelled due to Memorial Tournament
6/4 (Sun) Team Practice (Adults) Team Practice (Junior) Butokuden
6/11 (Sun) Team Practice (Adults) Team Practice (Junior) Butokuden
6/17 (Sat) Gasshuku (Kendo Camp) Gasshuku (Kendo Camp) Butokuden
6/18 (Sun) Gasshuku (Kendo Camp) Sendoff party Butokuden
6/22 (Thu) Junior Open National Kendo Championship San Jose
6/23 (Fri) AUSKF Kendo Championship San Jose
6/24 (Sat) AUSKF Kendo Championship San Jose
6/25 (Sun) AUSKF Kendo Championship San Jose

Note:

Adults and Juniors practices will be separated:

  • 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM: Adult Practice (Men, Women, Senior and Mudansha)
  • 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM: Junior Practice (Senior youth Boys and Girls, Junior Youth Boys and Girls)

Junior practice will combine with Team SCKO junior practice.

All the juniors with Bogu are welcomed to attend the Junior practice.

2017 Butokuden Kendo Schedule (as of 1/27/2017)

2017 Butokuden Kendo Event Schedule

As of January 27, 2017

Dates Event Location New
1/8 (Sun) SCKO Team Practice Butokuden
1/15 (Sun) SCKO Godogeiko Butokuden
1/29 (Sun) AM: Team Practice (Adults), PM: Team Practice (Junior) Butokuden
2/5 (Sun) Kubota Memorial Tournament Wilson Park Torrance
2/12 (Sun) Steveston Kendo Tournament Vancouver Canada
2/12 (Sun) SCKO Team Selection Matches for AUSKF Championships Butokuden
2/18 (Sat) – 19 (Sun) 2nd AUSKF Adult/Mudansha Seminar Marina High New
2/19 (Sun) SCKO Godogeiko (9 – 11:30AM) Long Beach Update
2/26 (Sun) Yuhihai University Tournament UCLA
3/5 (Sun) AM: Team Practice (Adults), PM: Team Practice (Junior) Butokuden
3/11 (Sat) – 12 (Sun) Special Seminar by Izhizuka Sensei (Hanshi 8 dan)

Former Head of Osaka Police, All Japan Champion 1985

Butokuden
3/11 (Sat) – 12 (Sun) 2nd AUSKF WOMEN’S KENDO SEMINAR Englewood, NJ New
3/19 (Sun) SCKO Godogeiko (9 – 11:30AM) San Diego Update
3/26 (Sun) AM: Team Practice (Adults), PM: Team Practice (Junior) Butokuden
4/1 (Sat) – 2 (Sun) Team USA Prospects Camp Wilson Park Torrance New
4/8 (Sat) – 9 (Sun) Kodansha Promotion Exam (5 – 7 Dan) San Jose, CA New
4/9 (Sun) AM: Team Practice (Adults), PM: Team Practice (Junior) Butokuden
4/8 (Sat) – 15 (Sat) Butokuden International Kendo Camp Butokuden
4/16 (Sun) SCKO Dan Promotion Exam Butokuden
4/30 (Sun) Nisei Week Tournament TBD
4/30 (Sun) AM: Team Practice (Adults), PM: Team Practice (Junior) Butokuden
5/12 – 14 European Kendo Championships Budapest Hungary
5/14 (Sun) AM: Team Practice (Adults), PM: Team Practice (Junior) Butokuden
5/21 (Sun) Shinpan Seminar 9AM – 3PM

SCKO Godogeiko 3 – 4 PM

TBD Update
5/28 (Sun) Memorial Day Tournament TBD
6/4 (Sun) AM: Team Practice (Adults), PM: Team Practice (Junior) Butokuden
6/11 (Sun) AM: Team Practice (Adults), PM: Team Practice (Junior) Butokuden
6/17 (Sat) Gasshuku (Kendo Camp) Butokuden
6/18 (Sun) Gasshuku (Kendo Camp) Butokuden
6/22 (Thu) Junior Open National Kendo Championship San Jose
6/23 (Fri) – 25 (Sun) AUSKF Kendo Championship San Jose
7/16 (Sun) SCKO Godogeiko (9 – 11:30AM) TBD New
8/20 (Sun) SCKO Godogeiko (9 – 11:30AM) TBD New
9/17 (Sun) SCKO Godogeiko (9 – 11:30AM) TBD New
10/8 (Sun) SCKO Individual Tournament TBD New
10/22 (Sun) SCKO Godogeiko (9 – 11:30AM) TBD New
11/5 (Sun) Promotion seminar for 3-6 Dan 9am-3pm TBD New
11/11 (Sat) – 12 (Sun) Kodansha Promotion Exam (5 – 7 Dan) TBD New
11/19 (Sun) SCKO Promotion at 9am-4pm

Godogeiko 4 – 5PM

Butokuden New
12/10 (Sun) SCKO Holiday Tournament TBD New
12/17 (Sun) Butokuden Christmas Tournament and Party Butokuden New

 

 

Locations:

Butokuden Dojo: 1581 Browning, Irvine CA 92606

Cerritos: Cerritos Regional County Park (19700 Bloomfield Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703-7811)

Lomita: Lomita Park (24428 Eshelman Ave, Lomita, CA 90717)

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

West High School in Torrance: 20401 Victor St, Torrance, CA 90503

Long Beach Dojo: 1766 Seabright Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813

Wilson Park: 2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501

2016 Butokuden Kendo Christmas Tournament & Party

For each person participating in the tournament, please fill out the form.
Deadline: December 15 (Thursday)
This is the biggest event of the year for our Dojo! Everyone is welcome to attend 🙂
We have Tournament for all age and all level and Christmas party 🙂

Schedule:
Tournament:
Roll Call 10:30AM
Ends at 4PM
Christmas Party Starts at 4:30PM

2016 SCKO Christmas Kendo Tournament

Entry Fee:  $0 per Competitor.  Happy Holidays!

Date:  Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Place: West High School Gymnasium, 20401 Victor St, Torrance, CA 90503

Entry deadline: End of Day, Saturday, December 3rd

Times:

7:30 am Setup

8:00 am Registration

8:45 am Opening Ceremony

9:00 am Tournament Starts.

Court Volunteers: Please provide volunteers from each dojo (at least 3-5 people/dojo). 

Volunteers, please arrive at 7:30am for setup and training.

Lunch: Lunch will NOT be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Tournament Format:

Non-Bogu Matches : Single Elimination

·         14 & Under Non-Bogu Division

·         15 & Over Non-Bogu Division

See Rules and Regulation for Format

Non-Dan Kids Under 12

·         9 years old & under (Boys & Girls)

·         10-12 years old, 4 kyu or greater  (Boys & Girls)

·         10-12 years old, 1-3 kyu  (Boys & Girls)

Women’s

·         Over 13 years old, Women’s Kyu

·         Under 40 years old, Women’s Dan

·         40 years old & above, Women’s Dan

Men’s Kyu

·         13-16 years old Men’s Kyu

·         Over 17 years old Men’s Kyu

Men’s Dan

·         13-16 years old Men’s 1-2Dan

·         17-29 years old Men’s 1-2 Dan

·         30 years old and above Men’s 1-2 Dan

·         Men’s 3-5 Dan (All Ages)

·         6 Dan up (All ages)

  1. Individual Match : **Divisions subject to change depending on registration**
  2. East-West Team Match: The team will be divided into 2 teams/2 minutes, 3-point match.

 

RULES and REGULATION

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

 

  1. Tsuki Waza and Jodan are authorized for over 16 years old only AND MUST HAVE Dan Rank.

 

  1. Each person can only participate in one division and is responsible for bringing one’s own Me-Jirushi

 

  1. Tournament brackets will be made right before the tournament. Depending on the number of participants, some divisions may be combined with others.

 

Tournament Format and Time:

 

  • Individual

NON-BOGU Group          Round 1: Men (2), Kote (2), Do (2)

Round 2: Kirikaeshi (1set)

Round 3: Kote-Men (2), Kote-Do (2), KoteMen-Do (2)

Winner: Decision by Hantei

 

KYU Group                    2 minutes 3 Point Match / 1 min Encho / Hantei

 

DAN Group                    3 minutes 3 Point Match / 1 min Encho / Hantei

 

*KYU & DAN Group:  Semifinal and Final will be Unlimited Encho, no Hantei

 

  • Grand Championship 3 minutes 3 Point Match / Unlimited Encho, no Hantei

 

 

  • East –West Match 2 minutes / 3 point match No Encho KACHINUKI Match.

(In the case of a tie, the next kenshi from each team will compete)

 

 

2017 AUSKF National Championships Registration Form (Butokuden Dojo)

*Butokuden Only

Date: June 22-25, 2017 (Thur-Sun)
Note: June 21st (Wed) will be Manager/Referee meetings.
June 22nd (Thur) will be the Jr. Open National Championships2.
June 23-25 (Fri-Sun) will be the AUSKF National Championships2.
Location: Independence High School, San Jose, California

*SCKO will hold selection on Feb 12, 2017.

Individual Divisions:
 Men’s Individual (max 7 registered participants per federation)
 Women’s Individual (max 7 registered participants per federation)
 Senior Youth Boy’s Individual (ages 16-18) (max 5 registered participants per fed.)
 Junior Youth Boy’s Individual (ages 12-15) (max 5 registered participants per fed.)
 Senior Youth Girl’s Individual (ages 16-18) (max 5 registered participants per fed.)
 Junior Youth Girl’s Individual (ages 12-15) (max 5 registered participants per fed.)
 Seniors Division (3-dan and above, ages 50+) (max 5 registered participants per fed.)
 Mudansha Division (men and/or women combined division, ages 19 and up, 1-kyu and lower) (max 5 registered participants per fed.)

* Age requirements for the Youth Divisions, Seniors Division and Mudansha Division shall be determined as of January 1, 2017. We will also honor the old age requirement one last time, which is the day of the tournament (June 23, 2017).

All participants must be a current registered member in good standing. Refer to section below for specific requirements.

Team Divisions
 Men’s Team (5 participants, max 7 registered team members)
 Women’s Team (5 participants, max 7 registered team members)
 Senior Youth Boy’s Team (3 participants, max 5 registered team members)
 Junior Youth Boy’s Team (3 participants, max 5 registered team members)
 Senior/Junior Youth Girl’s Team (3 participants, max 5 registered team members) (ages 18 and under)
 Senior’s Team (3 participants, max 5 registered team members)
 Mudansha Team (3 participants, max 5 registered team members)

New Shiai Rules:
 Competitors in the following divisions must be a registered AUSKF member in good standing for any three (3) years prior to the date of the 2017 AUSKF National Championships: i. Men’s Individual and Team ii. Women’s Individual and Team
 All individual championships will utilize a “double-elimination” seeding format in which each player participates in an initial “seeding” round to determine their placement (either first or second) in the championship round. In the event there is an odd number of participants, a random participant shall be automatically placed in the seeding round.
 The tournament regulations, entry forms, etc. will be sent by January 2017.

Promotion Examination (November 20, 2016 at Butokuden)

*Butokuden Member Only

1. Date: November 20, 2016 (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 November 4, 2016. 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.

Examination Items:
6 Kyu: Men-uchi (twice), Kirikaeshi, (chakuso, reiho, hassei)

5 Kyu: Kirikaeshi, Men-uchi (twice), kote-men (twice), doh-uchi (twice), (chakuso, reiho, hassei)

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” 1-6

1 Kyu: Gokaku-keiko, (chakuso, kamae, reiho, hassei, datotsu-no-sae, ki-ken-tai-ichi), Nihon Kendo Kata 1-3 and “Bokuto
Keiko hou” 1-9, and written examination

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

We have information about written examination and it is attached at Butokuden’s whiteboard.

Deadline: October, 31 (Mon)

The 2016 WKF Kendo Championship

*Butokuden Only*

 

1. Date: Sunday, October 16th, 2016

2. Location: Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave, La Crescenta, CA 91214

3. Roll Call: On the tournament date, registration will take place from 8:00AM to 8:30AM.

4. Eligibility: Must be a Valid AUSKF Member

5. Event: Individual / Team Tournament

6. Fees: $20 (non-refundable)

7. Lunch: $10 including a bottle of water *All Shinpans and Volunteers, Lunch will be provided by WKF.

8. Registration Form and Fees Deadline: September 25th, 2016 (San)

Fee payment by check or cash before the deadline (Check payable to BUTOKUDEN)

Divisions:
1. 10 & Under Boys & Girls – All Ranks
2. 11-12 Years Old Boys & Girls – All Ranks
3. 13-15 Years Old Boys & Girls – All Ranks
4. 16-18 Years Old Boys & Girls – All Ranks
5. Men’s Kyu (Keup)- 19 & over Kyu(Keup)
6. Women – Any age & All Ranks
7. Seniors – 50 & Over, All Ranks
8. Men’s 1-3 Dan – Any Age
9. Men’s 4 Dan up – Any age
10. Team Best 5

Competition Information:
 Youth – 3 minutes / Unlimited Encho (Extension)
 Adult – 3 minutes / Unlimited Encho(Extension)
 Yudansha (Black Belt) – 4 minutes / Unlimited Encho(Extnesion)
 Each participant can enter in only one division
 Rank and Age as of October 16th, 2016