Southern California
Kendo Federation


2011 Nikkei Games Budo Tournament (Kendo)
Sunday, 8/21/11

  • application packet (doc)
    deadline (updated): 7/17/11

  • location: CSULB Pyramid
    1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach

  • admission notes
    • admission to the event is free for everyone, however there is a parking fee
      note: park in the metered areas (meter machines accept cash and credit cards). Do not park in the parking structure for safety reasons.
    • schedule:
      - 7:00am: set up
      - 7:30am: sign in for competitors opens (receive wrist band)
      - 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 sign in list to be allowed entrance into the competition area
      - you must sign in that morning to obtain your pass
    • shinpan and volunteers: lunch in hospitality area upstairs
    • kenshi and others: pre-order lunch on application form

  • tournament fees
    • entry fee: $20, all divisions
      • when applying, be sure to specify birthdate and tshirt size
    • bento: $8
      • 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.

  • tournament divisions
    • yudansha divisions (only one division may be entered)
      • 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)
      • no jodan, nito, or tsuki

  • 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: Kamimoto K (LB)
    2nd: McNeil B (GAR)
    3rd: Kim S (PCI)
    3rd: Yu M (COV)

    3 Dan and above
    1st: Segawa M (GAR)
    2nd: Sunaga T (GAR)
    3rd: Yen A (CHUO)
    3rd: Hahn R (NOR)

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

    Kachinuki Team
    1st: Gardena
    2nd: Torrance
    3rd: WLA
    3rd: Costa Mesa B

    2 Dan
    1st: Sugeta S (GAR)
    2nd: Maekawa S (OCB)
    3rd: Nagatani T (CHUO)
    3rd: Takahashi S (BTD)

    Women's Dan
    1st: Kawai M (GAR)
    2nd: Lee J (GAR)
    3rd: Sugeta S (GAR)
    3rd: Gibbone L (BTD)

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


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