Southern California
Kendo Federation


AUSKF Junior Team USA Gasshuku
September 27-29, 2013
Santa Clara, CA

  • forms
  • note:
    • the SCKF application deadline is August 28, 2013
    • applications must be submitted by dojo to Yuge sensei
      - set email subject "Jr Team USA Camp: your_dojo_name"
      - make check payable to Southern California Kendo Federation

  • invitation from AUSKF (8/13/13)

    Dear Federation Presidents and Senseis:

    The 1st Junior Team USA Training Camp was a huge success, with over 50 participants from all over the United States. We are happy to announce the 2nd Junior Team USA Training Camp has been scheduled for the weekend of September 27-29, 2013 in Santa Clara, CA.

    A stipend of $500 will be provided to each federation outside the hosting region that sends at least one kenshi to participate (to be used to assist kenshi(s) in costs to attend). The participation fee per kenshi will be $50. Thanks to strong encouragement from our membership, this program will now be open to both boys AND girls!

    We have attached the relevant documentation for the Program. Waivers and Particpant Information forms are required only of NEW participants to the Junior Team USA Program. All participating kenshi must be recommended/approved by the local federation. Please send one application per federation no later than September 1st, 2013 to our attention at the following email address: After September 1st, we will reach out to the individual participants to complete the individual Participant Information and Waiver Forms.

    The Training Camp will be held in Santa Clara, California (No.Cal) at the following address.

        Buchser Jr. High
        1111 Bellomy St.
        Santa Clara, Ca.  95050  
    The training camp will begin on Friday evening (9/27), continue all day Saturday (9/28) and half-day Sunday (9/29). We encourage particpants to arrive on the afternoon of Friday (9/27) to join the keiko starting at 7pm Friday evening. Participants can plan to depart as early as Sunday afternoon (no earlier than 3pm).

    • All participants will stay together in a local hotel in order to encourage team bonding for two nights - 9/27 (Friday) check-in through 9/29 (Sunday) check-out. Cost of lodging to be provided by AUSKF. Junior Team USA instructors will also stay at the hotel to supervise. As we get closer to the date of the event, we will send additional instructions on hotel information.

    • Transport to and from airport will be arranged by Junior Team USA Staff. For those who are flying to Santa Clara, please send us your flight details and we will arrange for pickup.

    • Attached, please find a copy of the waiver and participant information forms. Every participant must submit both forms, if not done already. You may either scan and email it to

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation and participation. We look forward to working with you to create opportunities for the next generation of AUSKF kenshi.

    AUSKF Junior Team USA Program

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