Question for AUSKF Kendo Ranking Examinations on November,2010

Question for AUSKF Kendo Ranking Examinations on November,2010.

Exam for 1 Kyu
Question: Describe some benefits of “kirikaeshi”. 切り返し

Exam for 1 Dan
Choose one (1) of the following to answer
 Describe “ki-ken-tai-ichi”. 気剣体一致
 Describe 3 types of Kendo footwork. 足さばき

Exam for 2 Dan
Choose one (1) of the following to answer:
 Describe the 4 types of Kendo “sicknesses”. 四戒
 Describe the 3 “ma-ai ”. 間合

Exam for 3 Dan
Choose one (1) of the following to answer:
 Describe the elements of “yuko-datotsu”. 有効打突
 Describe “enzan-no-metsuke”. 遠山の目付け

Exam for 4 Dan
Choose one (1) of the following to answer:
 Describe the benefits of the Kendo kata (剣道形)and its relevance to shinai keiko (竹刀稽古).
 Describe the elements of “yuko-datotsu”. 有効打突

Promotion Examination on November 21,2010

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

1. Date & Time: November 21, 2010 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 2, 2010
Submit photocopy of existing rank certificate if taken at another Federation.

4. Examination Fee:

amp; 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

You have to pay Exam fee first. Please make a check payable to
After you pass the exam, you have to pay certificate fee on that day.
If you are not sure about which rank you take, talk with Ariga Sensei.

5. Applicants must bring: All rank bring own Kendo-gu, neatness Keiko-gi and Hakama, Shinai.
1 Kyu and up bring Bokuto for take an exam of Nihon kendo kata.
1 Kyu and up bring completed Written Test Questionnaire.
See Question for AUSKF Kendo Ranking Examinations on November,2010. This is written test questionnaire.

6. Examination items: Kendo match: All ranks (6 Kyu – 4 Dan)
Nihon Kendo kata: 1 to 3 1Kyu
1 to 5 1 Dan
1 to 7 2 Dan
1 to 10 3 Dan, 4 Dan
Written test: 1 Kyu, 1 Dan, 2 Dan, 3 Dan and 4 Dan
No “Bokuto Keiko hou fundamental” this time. It’ll be scheduled April 2011.

7.Volunteers required: at least one

(*1) All 1kyu and 1Dan through 4Dan taking exam must complete the attached written test prior to the exam date. They must submit this on the day of the exam. Written test is last stages of your examination.
(*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 fill in this form if you’d like to take promotion test.

2010 SCKO Individual Kendo Championships

1. Date: October 3rd, 2010 (Sunday)
2.Place:Cerritos Regional Park Gym,19700 Bloomfield Ave Cerritos, CA 90703
3. Eligibility:AUSKF Members Only (Please ask Asuka or Natsuko if you don’t know this membership)
4. Event: Individual Kendo Tournament
5. Entree fee: $20.00 (18 & over) $15.00 (17 & under)
6. Bento: $8.00 each

Aikido Kids class starts!!

We will starts Aikido kids class from 4:15 to 5:15 on Monday and Thursday, just before the adults’ class.
This class open for 5-12 years old.
Instructor is Valentin. And Aikido students will help him teach.

It is good chance for kids to start new martial arts in Irvine,California!

Kyudo Promotion test in Tokyo

It held Kyudo promotion test in Tokyo.
This is the students from Butokuden who passed this time!

Takahashi Hoshina – Shodan
Akemi Kotaki – 3 Dan
Sara Kurachi – 3 Dan
Toshitsugu Fujimura – 3 Dan
Jeremy Cail – 4 Dan
George Nakashima – 5 Dan
Masatsugu Owaki – Renshi


SCKO Shinpan Seminar & May 2010 Godogeiko Announcement

SCKO will be holding a Shinpan Seminar on Sunday, May 16th, 2010 at OSULA. We strongly encourage all 3 Dan and above Kenshis to participate at this event. We will have our May Godogeiko after the Shinpan Seminar.

Date: Sunday May 16, 2010
Shinpan Seminar 9:00AM – 3:00PM (Registration starts at 8:30AM)
SCKO Godogeiko 3:15PM – 5:00PM

Place: OSULA Kendo Dojo
3921 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Studio City CA 91604

Eligibility: 3-Dan and Over (SCKO/WKF)

Instructor: Kyoshi 7 Dan Hori-Sensei (SCKO)
Kyoshi 7 Dan Nakashima-Sensei (SCKO)

Requirement: – Uniform: Kendogi/Hakama
– Need to bring Shinpan Flag and FIK Kendo Rules and regulation book
– All participants are required to do Shiai, so bring your Bogu
All Juniors are required to do Shiai

Event Schedule: 9:00AM – 3:00PM: Shinpan Seminar
3:15PM – 5:00PM: Godogeiko (Juniors and adults)

Lunch: $6:50 each (Please make check payable to SCKO)

Butokuden Kyudo Member joined the Inaugural Kyudo World Cup!!

On April 21st, 2010 the American Kyudo Team USA will be flying to Japan to compete in the Inaugural Kyudo World Cup. The competition will pit the Team USA members against teams from all around the world, including Germany, France, England and Japan. The World Cup will be held every three years and is considered the Olympics of Kyudo. The team members are Doug Sakurai Renshi 5th Dan, Maria Peterson Renshi 5th Dan and Masa Owaki 5th Dan. Both Doug and Masa are from Butokuden Dojo in Irvine California, and are members of the Southern California Kyudo Renmei. Maria is a member of the Northern California Kyudo Federation.


The Southern California Kendo Organization will be holding its 14th Memorial Day Kendo Tournament.

This is the team tournament. And each team has 3 Kenshis. After you sign up, Ariga Sensei will decide the team and order for you.
There are 13 years & Under division, 14 -17 years, Adult Kyu (18 & Over), Adult Dan (18 years & Over) . This tournament is so unique that everyone has opportunities to  get prize!
Let’s grab many medals!!

1. Date: Sunday, May 30th, 2010
8:30AM to 9:00AM roll call for all divisions.

2. Place: Cerritos regional park gym
19700 Bloomfield Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703

3. Participation:
17 years & under: $15
18 years & over: $20
Bento (Luch Box): $8

You have to fill in this form and make checkable to Butokuden no later than April 29 th.