Southern California
Kendo Federation


2015 Nikkei Games Budo Tournament (Kendo)
Sunday, 8/9/15

  • application packet (doc)
    deadline 7/13/15
  • results

  • location: CSULB Pyramid
    1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach (see map)

  • 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). For safety reasons, do not park in the parking structure.
    • schedule:
      - 7:00am: gym open
      - 7:30am: volunteer sign in and court set up
      - 8:00am: competitor sign in (receive wristband)
      - 8:30am: competitor sign in closes
      - 8:40am: shinpan meeting
      - 9:00am: opening ceremony
    • volunteers needed for three courts and front desk

  • tournament fees
    • entry fee: $20, all divisions
      • when applying, be sure to specify birthdate and tshirt size
    • lunch
      • shinpan and volunteers: free lunch in hospitality area upstairs
      • kenshi and others: pre-order bento ($9) on application form

  • 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 and above
    • 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 and kachinuki team matches: 3 minutes, no extension
    • kachinuki team matches:
      • a tie results in both competitors being eliminated, 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: Leung, Jonathan (IS)
    2nd: Ujiie, Shingo (GED)
    3rd: Kiuchi, Hiroshi (GAR)
    3rd: Lee, Francis (COV)

    2 Dan
    1st: Mizobe, Ken (STYO)
    2nd: Kato, Fumiaki (GAR)
    3rd: McNeil, Brandon (GAR)
    3rd: Takahashi, Gen (BTK)

    3 Dan
    1st: Suto, Naonori (SDKB)
    2nd: Sugeta, Shota (GAR)
    3rd: Kato, Yuma (GAR)
    3rd: Shimada, Takahiro (GAR)

    4 Dan and above
    1st: Ariga, Taro (BTK)
    2nd: Kamimoto, Kenichi (LB)
    3rd: Kwak, Sang (IRV)
    3rd: Segawa, Minoru (GAR)

    Women's Dan
    1st: Kawamoto, Chie (BTK)
    2nd: Sasaki, Minami (GAR)
    3rd: Nakamura, Shigeko (WLA)
    3rd: Hseuh, Hisano (BTK)

    0-4 Kyu Team
    1st: STYO
    2nd: TOR A
    3rd: NOR
    3rd: LB

    3-1 Kyu Team
    1st: BTK B
    2nd: STYO
    3rd: TOR
    3rd: BTK A

    Kachinuki Team
    1st: TOR A
    2nd: GAR
    3rd: WLA A
    3rd: OCB

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