Southern California
Kendo Federation


2009 Nikkei Games Budo Tournament (Kendo)
Sunday, 8/16/09

  • application packet: pdf file (74KB) or word doc (133KB)
    deadline: 7/29/09
  • program
  • results

  • location: CSULB Pyramid
    1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach

  • admission notes
    • admission to the event is free for everyone, however there is a parking fee
    • 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
      - 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

  • tournament fees
    • entry fee: $20, all divisions
      • when applying, be sure to specify birthdate and tshirt size
    • bento: $9
      note: lunch will be provided to shinpan

  • 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 dan
      • 2 dan
      • 3 dan
      • 4 dan
    • team divisions
      • 0-4 kyu (3 kenshi, 17 years and under)
      • 3-1 kyu (3 kenshi, 17 years and under)
      • kachinuki team (3 kenshi, adult kyu or 1-3 dan 30 years and over)

  • tournament regulations
    • yudansha matches: 4 minutes, unlimited extension
    • kyu team matches: 3 minutes, no extension
    • kachinuki team matches:
      • a tie results in both competitors sitting down, except taisho cannot tie (must play until wins or loses)
      • no jodan, nito, or tsuki
      • minimum 2 kenshi per team
    • each dojo may submit up to two teams each division

  • results

    1 Dan
    1st: Takahashi Shintaro (BTD)
    2nd: Kim Kevin (WLA)
    3rd: Yamamoto Takeshi (GAR)
    3rd: Okamura Shota (COV)

    2 Dan
    1st: Yoshia Hideaki (CM)
    2nd: Alvarez Jose (OCB)
    3rd: Choi Albert (OSULA)
    3rd: Kato Yuma (GAR)

    3 Dan
    1st: Kitagaito Kazuma (GAR)
    2nd: Tanaka Setsuo (IS)
    3rd: Yokoyama Takeshi (UCLA)
    3rd: Hahn Rex (NOR)

    4 Dan
    1st: Ouchi Shigenari (STYO)
    2nd: Tominaga Ryoma (TOR)
    3rd: Johnson Todd (CHUO)
    3rd: Mitsuishi Hayato (WLA)

    Women's Dan
    1st: Domen Sumi (NOR)
    2nd: Tamura Chieko (OCB)
    3rd: Aoshima Eriko (BTD)
    3rd: Kondo Asuka (BTD)

    0-4 Kyu Team
    1st: Torrance A
    2nd: Norwalk
    3rd: Gardena A
    3rd: Torrance B

    3-1 Kyu Team
    1st: Norwalk
    2nd: Torrance A
    3rd: Gardena B
    3rd: Torrance B

    Kachinuki Team
    1st: Costa Mesa A
    2nd: Gardena A
    3rd: JCI
    3rd: PCI

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