Southern California
Kendo Federation


AUSKF Board Meeting and Kodansha Shinsa
Sat-Sun, 11/14-15/15, Novi (Detroit) MI

  • AUSKF Board meeting, Sat-Sun 11/14-15
    • Sat mtg 9am-4pm, godo keiko 5:30-6:30pm
    • Sut mtg 8:30-11am, kodansha exam 1-4pm
    • Board hotel: Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel, 21111 Haggerty Hwy, Novi MI 48275
    • gym: Novi Meadows Elementary School, 25345 Taft Rd, Novi MI 48374
      (6th Grade Gym)
    • airport: Detroit Metropolitan (DTW)
    • AUSKF newsletter vol 18 no 2
      includes highlights from the April AUSKF meeting in Denver

  • AUSKF kodansha shinsa, Sun 11/15
    • see AUSKF information, including general information and shinsa forms      
    • for SCKF applicants
      • an SCKF external shinsa application form will also need to be filled out
        • applicant section: sign, date, and provide information to enable the shinsa advisory board to make an approval decision
        • head instructor section: just sign and date (other information is intended for requesting ranks 4dan and below outside SCKF)
      • deadline for SCKF signature is Saturday, 10/10/15
        • hand in both forms, copy of menjo, and check payable to All United States Kendo Federation at the October Board meeting
        • alternatively, mail the application package to
          Jean Kodama, 12909 Glenda St, Cerritos CA 90703
          so it is received no later than 10/10, and also send email notification that the package is on the way
    • congratulations to the following SCKF sensei for passing their exams!
      • 5dan: Yoshida Atsushi (TOR)
      • renshi: Huh Kevin (CHUO)
  • AUSKF Board meeting highlights
    • finance
      - current spending rate not sustainable, need to decrease expenses or increase fees
    • hassei (vocalization, eg men, kote, do, tsuki)
      - hassei is a matter of kendo education, not kendo matches
      - yuko-datotsu is determined by the individual shinpan's judgement of datotsu-bui, datotsu-bu, high spirits, correct posture, zanshin
    • promotion
      - revoked testing period exemptions for 60 and over
      - written tests shall be completed and submitted in English
    • education
      - Jan Adult Seminar, Las Vegas (1/16-17)
      - Feb Junior Team USA gasshuku, San Jose
      - Mar Women's Seminar, Seattle (3/5-6, Yoko Sakuma, Yukiko Takami)
      - Jul Kendo Camp, Chicago (7/16-17)
    • iaido
      - Jun Iaido Camp, Dallas (6/23-27)
    • misc
      - ESPN segment on kendo will air 12/15 7pm EST (before Star Wars opening 12/18)
        see promo clip and full video

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