Southern California
Kendo Federation


SCKO Team Tournament
5/17/15, Huntington Beach

  • application form (xlsx)
    deadline 5/1/15

  • announcement

    Dear Kendo Friends:

    The Southern California Kendo Organization (SCKO) will be hosting the 19th Memorial Day Kendo Tournament on Sunday, May 17th, 2015, at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California. Please accept this letter as an invitation to our annual team tournament. Please note- we have made a few changes from last year as follows:

    1. Teams are free to develop a creative team name. Please refrain from using inappropriate or discriminatory names.
    2. Tournament will be in a round-robin format prior to entering single elimination rounds.

    For each team, please assign a HEAD CONTACT PERSON who is over the age of 18. As usual, regulations of the matches will follow “The Regulation of Kendo Shiai and Shinpan” set forth by the Federation of International Kendo (FIK). We look forward to a competitive tournament and hope to see you there!


    Atsushi Fujimoto
    President, SCKO

    Omito Hashimoto
    Yuma Kato
    SCKO Competition

    (the following was included with the announcement email)

    • tournament information
      1. Date: Sunday, May 17th, 2015
      2. Place: Marina High School
        15871 Springdale Street
        Huntington Beach, CA 92649
      3. Roll Call: On the tournament date, registration will take place from 8:00a to 8:30 am (PST).
      4. Eligibility: Valid AUSKF Member
      5. Event: TEAM TOURNAMENT (three kenshi per team) with the following divisions:
        12 years and under Division
        13-15 years-old Division
        16-18 years-old Division
        Adult Kyu Division (19 years old and up) Division
        40 years and Over / 4 Dan and below
        Yudansha Division
      6. Tournament Fees: (non-refundable)
        18 years and under $15.00
        19 years and up $20.00
        Bento (Lunch box): $8.00
        Note: Bento will be provided for Shinpan at no charge.
      7. Tournament Deadline: Friday, May 1st, 2015 (Applications must be emailed and tournament fees postmarked by this date)

      Please email the application form to: Please send the tournament fee by check payable to "SCKO" to the following address: Yuma Kato, 3015 Oakwood Lane, Torrance CA 90505

      If you have any questions, please contact:

    • competition information
      1. Each team consists of three members. Team members may consist of individuals from the same or different dojos or regions. In the case where members are required, please notify the competition committee ASAP for best possible arrangments.
      2. Teams are free to create a team name. This name will remain unchanged once submitted on the entry form. Inappropriate or discriminatory names or slogans are prohibited and will be changed immediately.
      3. A HEAD CONTACT PERSON over the age of 18 should be assigned to each team. Please provide a contact number or e-mail on the application form.
      4. Regulations of the matches will follow "The Regulation of Kendo Shiai and Shinpan" set forth by the Federation of International Kendo (FIK).
      5. Tsuki waza is authorized for YUDANSHA DIVISION only.
      6. Division Ranks as of May 1, 2015
      7. Age as of May 17th, 2015
      8. Each person can only participate in one division and is responsible for bringing their own ME-JIRUSHI (Red/White indicator)
      9. In order to run the tournament efficiently, please have an adult accompany youth division teams at all times.
      10. It will be an automatic loss by default if one is not present at the time of the match. There will be no exceptions for those who have already been declared a loss by default.
      11. Team members cannot be modified after the tournament deadline date. However, if unforeseen situations such as injuries occur, the tournament committee will allow dialogue for possible team changes. Please promptly notify the SCKO Competition Committee of any team changes. The SCKO Competition Committee has the right to decline any team changes after the tournament deadline date.

    • regulations
      1. Tournament rounds will be held in round robin (as necessary), followed by single elimination.
      2. The individual match is conducted according to SANBON-SHOBU, and the chief judge will announce its duration at the opening ceremony.
      3. If no winner is determined within the duration, a draw (HIKI-WAKE) will be declared.
      4. Determination of the winning team will be made in the following order of precedence: A) Highest number of individual winners B) If the number of individual winners is the same, the highest number of points scored. C) Should A and B turn out to be even, a one-point match playoff (daihyo-sen, ippon shobu) between chosen representatives of each team will determine the winning team.

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