AUSKF 2012 SUMMER SEMINAR CAMP (July 20 – 22, 2012)

AUSKF 2012 SUMMER SEMINAR CAMP (July 20 – 22, 2012)


–          Location:

  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)     4505 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89154

–          Facility:

  • Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) Gymnasium
  • See map:


  • Friday, July 20:  2:30pm – 3:30pm registration, 3:30pm – 7pm seminar
  • Saturday, July 21:  8am – 9am registration, 9am – 4pm seminar
  • Saturday, July 21:  6pm – 8:00pm Camp Dinner Party
  • Sunday, July 22:  8:30am – 12noon seminar
  • Sunday, July 22: 1pm – 4pm, Promotion Exams (note: must attend camp to be eligible for this camp promotion exams)

Camp Fee:  $65 (Camp fee only)


Sat/Sun Bento:  $10 per bento/day


Transportation/Fee (to/from HQ hotel and UNLV gym only):

  • $10/day for use of shuttle bus  (you may use own transportation if desired)
  • Pre-registration and payment is required for use of shuttle
  • Participants may use shuttle bus whether or not staying at HQ hotel
  • Transportation from LV Airport to Hotel or Gym is on own
  • Sunday afternoon only, a shuttle is available from UNLV gym to airport or from UNLV gym return to HQ hotel
  • Transportation from HQ hotel to LV Airport is on own


Camp Banquet (optional):

  • Location:  Makino Japanese Buffet (LV Premium Outlets-North)

775 S. Grand Central Pkwy, #1301 Las Vegas, NV 89106   Tel : 702.382.8848

  • Date/Time:  Saturday, July 21:  6:00pm to 8:30pm (Buffet service ends at 8:00pm!)
  • Cost:  $30/person (includes tax/tip/1-soft drink…alcoholic beverages available at own cost)
  • Transportation:  AUSKF “shuttle” will depart from headquarters hotel at 5:45pm sharp! Return to hotel at 9:00pm.  Cost of shuttle is included in “Saturday transportation fee”.


Accommodations (Location):  May use HQ hotel or may make own reservations at hotel of own choice

  • Headquarters Hotel (HQ):  Golden Nugget Hotel, Downtown Las Vegas, 129 E. Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • Rooms are prices are double occupancy (2 beds):

Thursday night, 7/19:             $  47.50   (includes 13% room tax)

Friday night, 7/20:                    $100.60   (Includes 13% room tax)

Saturday night, 7/21:              $100.60   (includes 13% room tax)

Sunday night, 7/22:                 $  47.50   (includes 13% room tax)

                 * Only 35 rooms are secured with this rate (first come first served)
  • Reservation Process (DEADLINE:  June 11, 2012):
    • Due to the “special rate”, AUSKF is taking care of the room reservations, DO NOT contact the hotel directly.  We have asked Quality Plus Tours to volunteer to assist us with this process.
    • To reserve a room, contact via email:

Quality Plus Las Vegas, Inc.


TO: Nobu Yamamoto ⇒

CC: Takaya Zembayashi ⇒

They are requesting payment by check only, as their company is not receiving any benefit from this transaction.  Upon check-in to hotel, you will be asked for a credit card for room security deposit and incidentals. If there are any questions regarding the reservations at the HQ hotel, please direct them to Mr. Yamamoto or Mr. Zembayashi.


Camp Daily Schedule (subject to change):

  • Friday, 7/20 (optional):

–          2:00 PM:  Shuttle Bus departs HQ hotel: Golden Nugget (Carson Tower-formerly South Tower)

–          3:30 PM – 4:30 PM:  Camp registration

–           4:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Seminar- Bokuto ni yoru kendo kihon-waza keiko-ho/Godo-keiko

–          7:30 PM: Shuttle bus departs UNLV, return to HQ hotel

  • Saturday, 7/21:

–          7:30 AM:  Shuttle Bus departs HQ hotel: Golden Nugget (Carson Tower)

–          8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Camp registration

–          9:00 AM – 12 Noon:  Seminar (Part 1)

–          12 Noon – 1:00 PM:  Lunch (on own or order bento)

–          1:00 PM – 3:45 PM: Seminar (Part 2)/Godo Keiko (if time permits)

–          4:00 PM:  Shuttles depart for HQ hotel

–          5:45 PM (sharp!):  Shuttles depart HQ hotel for Makino Buffet Restaurant

–          9:00 PM:  Shuttles return from restaurant to HQ hotel

  • Sunday, 7/22:

–          7:30 AM:  Shuttle Bus departs HQ hotel: Golden Nugget (Carson Tower)

–          8:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Seminar/Godo Keiko (if time permits)

–          Conclusion of 2012 AUSKF Summer Camp


–          12:15 PM – 1:15 PM:  Lunch (on own or order bento)

–          1:15 PM:  (1at Departure) Airport Shuttle and HQ hotel Shuttle departs (make reservation!)

–          1:15 PM – 1:45 PM:  Check-in for Promotion Exams (Summer Camp Participants only)

–          2:00 PM – 4:00 PM:  Promotion Exams (Summer Camp Participants only)

–          5:30 PM:  (2nd Departure) Airport Shuttle and HQ hotel Shuttle departs (make reservation!)


Shozo Kato, AUSKF V.P. Education and Education Committee



2012 Kendo Summer Camp Application Form

AUSKF ID#: ____________________________________________                  Sex:   M  /  F

Name: __________________________________________________                     Age: _________       Rank: ________

Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________________


Phone #: ___________________________________________              Mobile #: __________________________________

E-mail: _____________________________________________

Member Federation: _________________________________        Dojo: _______________________________________


Fees:     Please check all that apply:

     X       $65 Seminar Fee,


Friday, July 20th  (Optional Day):

______   $10 Transportation fee to/from HQ hotel and UNLV Gym


(Saturday, July 21st)               

_____   $10 Transportation fee to/from HQ hotel and UNLV Gym (includes Saturday night Banquet)

_____   $10 Bento Lunch (includes 1-drink)

_____               $30 Saturday night Banquet


(Sunday, July 22nd )

_____   $10 Transportation fee to/from HQ hotel and UNLV Gym (includes shuttle from UNLV to airport)

_____   $10 Bento Lunch  (includes 1-drink)


             Total Check Amount:  $________________   (Non-Refundable)  

Mail to:   Shozo Kato 
                                  38 Mary Lane Riverside, CT 06878


  • Please make check payable to:  All United States Kendo Federation


  • Participants are responsible for providing their own transportation, including hotel to the gym (unless registered per day for “AUSKF Camp Shuttle”)


  • Camp Application Deadline:  June 30, 2012   No late applications will be accepted.


  • (Note:  Hotel reservation deadline is June 11th! – see above section on “accommodations)