SCKO Kansai Gakuren Visit
Thu-Sat 10/20-22/16, Irvine
Invitation from SCKO:
Dear Federation and Dojo Representatives,
Kansai Gakusei Kendo Renmei (Western Japan University Kendo Federation - aka
Kansai Gakuren) Kenshis will be visiting us here in Southern California on
October 20 - 22, 2016. Kansai Gakuren is an accredited Kendo organization by
the All Japan Kendo Federation and it is consisted of University undergraduate
student varsity Kendo players, that are currently attending Universities
located in the western region of Japan.
This year, Kansai Gakuren will be sending a group of 31 Kenshis, consisted of
University Students, coaches and Shinpans. They have approached us to have a
goodwill Keiko and Shiai in both individual and goodwill team categories
(Goodwill Teams will be consisted with a mix of players from Japan and the
USA, so you do not have to bring a full team). It will be a great opportunity
to practice with high level players from Japan, as well as to develop your
Kendo skills and building friendship with Japanese Kenshis at your age. The
goodwill teams will be allocated on the day of the tournament (Saturday 22).
The Tournament members will be limited. We will pick strong kenshis from
The practice and Shiai schedule is listed below. Please encourage your
University or college Kendo studentsto participate in this event. In order
to register, please use the attached form.
Thu 10/20: Practice (5:30 - 8:00 PM)
BBQ (8 - 9 PM)
Fri 10/21: Practice (5:30 - 8:00 PM)
Dinner (8 - 9 PM)
Sat 10/22: Tournament and Practice (9 AM - 5 PM)
Reception Dinner (5 - 8 PM at Butokuden)
Butokuden Kendo Dojo (1581 Browning, Irvine, CA 92606)
Kansai Gakuren is staying at Hampton Inn (2720 Hotel Terrace, Santa Ana, CA 92705)
Fees: Keiko, Shiai and meals FREE (FREE food but you must participate in the
Keiko and tournament) If you, your dojo or your federation donate for the BBQ
or meal fees will be welcomed.
RSVP by October 10th
Send the list of participants (see attached file) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizers: Taro Ariga, Seiji Mamiya, Hayato Okawa
We are looking forward to seeing you all!
SCKO Event Coordinator/Education Officer
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