Southern California
Kendo Federation


2008 Nikkei Games Budo Tournament (Kendo)
Sunday, 8/17/08

  • results

  • application packet: pdf file (72KB) or word doc (129KB)
    deadline: 7/26/08

  • location: CSULB Pyramid
    1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach

  • admission notes
    • there is a $5 admission fee for spectators
    • schedule:
      - 7:00am: set up (volunteers must sign up in advance, see below)
      - 7:30am: sign in for competitors opens
      - 8:30am: sign in closes
      - 9:00am: opening ceremony
    • volunteers (three courts and front desk)
      - your name must be submitted in advance to be on the list to receive a pass
      - the pass allows entrance into the competition area and free admission
      - you must sign in that morning to obtain your pass (see Sakae san)
    • no pass required for competitors in keikogi/hakama and shinpan in uniform
    • shinpan: get lunch ticket from Sakae san
    • parking is "free" (prepaid by Nikkei Games)

  • other info
    • Nikkei Games website
    • CSULB map
      The Pyramid is on Atherton St between Bellflower Blvd and Palos Verdes. Take the Bellflower exit south from the 405 freeway, then turn east (left) on Atherton. The Pyramid is on the south (right) side of the street.
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  • tournament divisions
    • yudansha divisions
      • women's yudansha
      • 1-2 dan
      • 3-4 dan
      • 5 dan and above
    • kyu divisions
      • 13 years and under
      • 14-17 years
      • adult (18 years and older)

  • tournament regulations
    • kyu matches: 3 minutes, 2 minute extension, hantei (except semi-final and final)
    • yudansha matches: 4 minutes, unlimited extension

  • tournament fees
    • entry fee: $15, all divisions
      • when applying, be sure to specify birthdate and tshirt size
    • bento: $9
      note: lunch will be provided to shinpan

  • results

    13 and under Kyu Group I
    1st: Horii Tatsuya (GAR)
    2nd: Kato Kentaro (GAR)
    3rd: Kim Esther (NOR)
    3rd: Toyomitsu I (STYO)

    14-17 Kyu Group I
    1st: Maeda Kenshin (WLA)
    2nd: Shoshiki Sho (TOR)
    3rd: Yoo Alex (OCB)
    3rd: Fukumoto Gaku (STYO)

    18 and over Kyu Group I
    1st: Hsu Brad (SDKB)
    2nd: Yoon Brian (NOR)
    3rd: Kim Steve (PCI)
    3rd: Darmal Irene (UCLA)

    1-2 Dan Group I
    1st: Amano Shingo (NOR)
    2nd: Maekawa Yoshiaki (OCB)
    3rd: Bae Jay (CYP)
    3rd: Choi Albert (OSULA)

    3-4 Dan Group I
    1st: Tominaga Ryoma (TOR)
    2nd: Park Jeff (CYP)
    3rd: Kondo Mai (BTK)
    3rd: Chang Scott (SDKB)

    Women's Dan
    1st: Nakamoto Roxie (CM)
    2nd: Ikuta Marie (LB)
    3rd: Matsushita Kayoko (BTK)
    3rd: Tamura Chieko (OCB)

    13 and under Kyu Group II
    1st: Kobayashi K (TOR)
    2nd: Minamitani Akira (TOR)
    3rd: Lin Je (OCB)
    3rd: Park Harry (WLA)

    14-17 Kyu Group II
    1st: Takahashi Shintaro (BTK)
    2nd: Owaki George (COV)
    3rd: Okamura Shota (COV)
    3rd: Okura Wataru (OCB)

    18 and over Kyu Group II
    1st: Takayanagi Jeffery (OSULA)
    2nd: Pearle Brian (OSULA)
    3rd: Ra Richard (CM)
    3rd: Hirasawa Takato (BTK)

    1-2 Dan Group II
    1st: Hertz Ryan (OCB)
    2nd: Alvarez Jose (OCB)
    3rd: Takayanagi Ren (OSULA)
    3rd: Ikuta Marie (LB)

    3-4 Dan Group II
    1st: Fukuno Masanao (WLA)
    2nd: Kwak Charles (CYP)
    3rd: Lee Hyuk (CYP)
    3rd: Kim Hong dan (YKJ)

    5 Dan and above
    1st: Goya Yoshiyuki (OCB)
    2nd: Kato Tomoji (COV)
    3rd: Sakaue Masataka (COV)
    3rd: Lin Frederic (TACC)

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