Southern California
Kendo Federation


2014 North-South Tournament
Sunday, 5/4/14
Wilson Park, Torrance

summary (see application packet for details)

  • tournament divisions
    • individual competition
      • kyu 10 and under
      • kyu 11 to 13
      • kyu 14 to 17
      • adult kyu (18 and over)
      • women's (14 and over, any rank, yudansha rules apply)
      • 1 to 2 dan
      • 3 to 4 dan
      • 5 dan and above
      • senior yudansha (50 and over)
    • team competition
      • 7-person kyu
      • 5-person women's
      • 7-person yudansha
      • 5-person kodansha (6 dan and above, 45 and older)

  • tournament regulations
    • time limits
      • kyu individual matches: 3 minutes, 2 min extension, hantei (except semifinals and finals)
      • yudansha individual matches: 4 minutes, 2 min extension, hantei (except semifinals and finals)
      • kyu team matches: 3 minutes, no extension
      • women's, yudansha, kodansha team matches: 4 minutes, no extension
    • all kyu groups: the tsuki point will not be considered valid. Any point attempted from kamae positions other than the standard chudan kamae will not be considered valid. The nito form shall not be used.
    • womens, seniors, and yudansha groups do not have the restrictions listed above for kyu divisions.
    • hidari do (gyaku do) will be considered a valid point in all divisions (kyu and yudansha).
    • participants are to bring and be responsible for their own set of "mejirushi". SCKF will not be responsible for lost or stolen mejirushi.

  • fees
    • $15 kyu 17 and under
    • $20 kyu 18 and older
    • $20 yudansha
    • $8 bento
      (free bento for shinpan)

  • toban
    • court setup 7:30am, coordinator Kato Tomoji sensei
      please provide at least 3-5 volunteers per dojo as listed below
      • PCI Dojo
      • Norwalk Dojo
      • Yun Kum Jae Dojo
    • court duties and schedule (xlsx)

  • North-South Taikai Results
    10 and under
    1st Onitsuka A (SAL)
    2nd Collignon L (CM)
    3rd Nam D (TOR)
    3rd Kim E (TOR)

    1st Horii T (TOR)
    2nd Katayama Y (SJ)
    3rd Sugiyama M (STYO)
    3rd Ji D (NOR)

    1-2 Dan
    1st Fujimoto K (SJ)
    2nd Watanabe S (OCB)
    3rd Kotani B (CM)
    3rd Chiba K (SJ)

    Senior Dan
    1st Eitoku J (SAL)
    2nd Sugino R (SJ)
    3rd Park C (SJ)
    3rd Kinjo K (COV)

    HM Sugiyama K (STYO)
    HM Nikaido M (STYO)
    HM Yu Paul (TOR)
    HM Ikeda C (SM)

    Adult Kyu
    1st Limbert A (TOR)
    2nd Iwasaki T (TOR)
    3rd Ono Clark (SD)
    3rd Choi ES (TOR)

    3-4 Dan
    1st Maekawa S (OCB)
    2nd Eguchi R (SAL)
    3rd Pruitt D (CM)
    3rd Hertz R (OCB)


    1st Park S (SJ)
    2nd Shin Elliott (TOR)
    3rd Kim K (CM)
    3rd Suzuki N (CM)

    1st Sano N (STYO)
    2nd Kil Y (CHUO)
    3rd Nogami K (PA)
    3rd Tanaka L (SJ)

    5 Dan and Above
    1st Brown J (TOR)
    2nd Brown N (TOR)
    3rd Shimada Y (SJ)
    3rd Anderson E (STYO)

    Kyu team: SCKF
    Women's: SCKF
    Yudansha: SCKF
    Kodansha: NCKF

Sat 5/3 Junior Joint Goodwill Keiko
  • invitation

    Dear Friends:

    It is with great pleasure that we would like to invite the youth from all over California to the 2nd North-South Junior Joint Goodwill Keiko, to be held on May 3, 2014 (Sat). We think it will be another great opportunity for the young kenshi in California to get together and practice, make friends and improve their kendo together.

    I would greatly appreciate your support and participation. Please let me know by April 21st (Fri) as to the number of kenshi you think can/will attend. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Chris Yang

  • flyer: North South Joint Goodwill Keiko (pdf)
    time: 3-6pm
    place: Silverado Park, Long Beach

  • dinner: China Buffet
    3525 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste G, Torrance CA 90505
    corner of PCH and Madison
    $15 (all you can eat buffet)

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