18th Annual Memorial Day Kendo Tournament (Sunday May 25th, 2014)


Sunday, May 25th, 2014

RSVP: May 6


1. Date: Sunday, May 25th, 2014
2. Place: Marina High School (15871 Springdale Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92649)
3. Roll Call: On the tournament date, registration will take place from 8:30 to 9:00 am (PST).
4. Eligibility: Valid AUSKF Member
5. Event: TEAM TOURNAMENT (three kenshi per team)

  • 12 years and under Division
  • 13-15 years Division
  • 16-18 years Division
  • Adult Kyu Division (19 years and up) Division
  • Yudansha Division
  • Over 40 years and below 4 Dan Division

6. Tournament Fees: (non-refundable)
18 years and under $15.00
19 years and up $20.00
Bento (Lunch box): $8.00
7. Tournament Deadline: May 10th, 2014 (Applications and tournament fees must be emailed and postmarked by this date)

Please make check payable to BUTOKUDEN, and give it to Nagisa Sensei or Natsuko Takahashi-san. 

Please use the form below to register to the tournament.



Sunday, May 25th, 2014


1. Each team consists of three members. Team members may consist of individuals from the same or

different dojos or regions.

2. Each team is requested to choose a name that is a Dojo Name followed by a letter from the

alphabet representing the team.

3. Example: WLA-A, Long Beach-B, Gardena-C, etc., for each division.

4. A HEAD CONTACT PERSON over the age of 18 should be assigned to each team. Please provide a

contact number or e-mail on the application form.

5. Regulations of the matches will follow “The Regulation of Kendo Shiai and Shinpan” set forth by the

Federation of International Kendo (FIK).

6. Tsuki waza is authorized for YUDANSHA DIVISION only.

7. Division Ranks as of May 1, 2014

8. Age as of May 25th, 2014

9. Each person can only participate in one division and is responsible for bringing their own

Me-Jirushi (Red/White indicator)

10. Each dojo should provide one or more shinpan for every 10 participants.

However, we would like to ask any available qualified shinpan to volunteer for this event.

11. In order to run the tournament efficiently, please have an adult accompany youth division teams at

all times.

12. It will be an automatic loss by default if one is not present at the time of the match. There will be

no exceptions for those who have already been declared a loss by default.

13. Team members cannot be modified after the tournament deadline date. However, if unforeseen

situations such as injuries occur, the tournament committee will allow dialogue for possible team

changes. Please promptly notify the SCKO Competition Committee of any team changes. The SCKO

Competition Committee has the right to decline any team changes after the tournament deadline


1. Tournament rounds will be single elimination.

2. The individual match is conducted according to SANBON-SHOBU, and the chief judge will announce

its duration at the opening ceremony.

3. If no winner is determined within the duration, a draw will be declared.

4. Determination of the winning team will be made in the following order of precedence:

A) Higher number of individual winners, but in a case of a tie

B) If the number of individual winners is the same, the higher number of points scored.

Should A and B turn out to be even, a one point match play-off (daihyo-sen, ippon

shobu) between representatives of the two teams will determine the winning team.