Southern California
Kendo Federation


SCKF Iaido Seminar and Shinsa
Saturday-Sunday 11/21-22/2015, OCB Dojo

SCKF is hosting an iaido seminar and shinsa featuring Shozo Kato Sensei, kyoshi 8 dan kendo, kyoshi 7 dan iaido, and AUSKF Iaido Chairman. The seminar is open to all AUSKF iaido members, and the shinsa is open to those eligible to test for any kyu rank or 1 dan.

  • location: OCB Dojo
  • schedule summary
    Sat 11/21: seminar 9am to 1:30pm
    Sun 11/22: seminar 9am to 10:45am
               shinsa  11am 
  • information
  • report (pdf) including shinsa results and group photo
  • attendees

  • application forms and fees are due 11/13/15 to avoid a fee
  • non-SCKF shinsa applicants must also submit a completed AUSKF request for examination by an affiliate organization form

  • invitation letter

    Dear fellow kenshi and iaidoka,

    The Southern California Kendo Federation (SCKF) is very pleased to host an iaido seminar and shinsa featuring guest instructor, Shozo KATO Sensei from the Greater Northeastern United States Kendo Federation (GNEUSKF). Kato Sensei is the current All United States Kendo Federation (AUSKF) Iaido chairman and carries the ranks of Kyoshi 8 dan in kendo and Kyoshi 7 dan in iaido.

    The seminar will be held at the OCB Kendo Dojo (OCB) in Anaheim, California on Saturday, November 21, 2015 and Sunday, November 22, 2015.

    An iaido shinsa will be held on Sunday, November 22 at OCB and will be open to all AUSKF iaido students eligible to test for any kyu rank or 1 dan.

    The seminar and shinsa schedule, fees, application / waiver form and additional information can be found in the pages to follow. All applications and fees must be received by Friday, November 13, 2015 or a late fee will be charged.

    Please feel free to copy and distribute the package to any interested individuals.

    If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    I look forward to seeing you in November!

    Kind regards,

    Dennis Ralutin
    Iaido Chairman, Southern California Kendo Federation

attendees (by rank, then alphabetical by last name)

7 dan kyoshi
  Kato, Shozo         GNEUSKF
5 dan
  Okuno, Isamu        SCKF    Norwalk Dojo
4 dan
  Kodama, Jean        SCKF    Norwalk Dojo
  Nishiura, George    NCIA    Palo Alto Kendo Dojo
  Tanaka, Setsuo      SCKF
  Ralutin, Dennis     SCKF
3 dan
  Kwok, Victor        NCIA    Berkeley Kendo Dojo
  Watanabe, Yoshimasa NCIA    San Jose Kendo Dojo
  Otani, Norman       CCKF    Fresno Kendo Dojo
2 dan
  Bagdasarian, Narbeh SCKF    PJCI Kendo Dojo
  Sukiassyan, Levon   SCKF    SFV Kendo Dojo
1 dan
  Goya, Yoshiaki      SCKF    OCB Kendo Dojo
  Tekin, Korhan       SCKF    Norwalk Dojo
2 kyu
  Davis, Jordy        RMKIF   Zen Bu Kan Dojo
  Rosell, Celeste     RMKIF   Zen Bu Kan Dojo
3 kyu
  Gibson, Angela      NCIA    San Mateo Kendo Dojo
4 kyu
  Asai, Cliff         SCKF    Venice Iaido Dojo
  Mott, Harry         SCKF    Venice Iaido Dojo
0 kyu
  Devera, Nestor      SCKF    Venice Iaido Dojo
  Ige, Paul           SCKF    Venice Iaido Dojo
  Kariya, Yoshijiro   SCKF    Norwalk Dojo
  Maengkrom, Wanda    SCKF    Venice Iaido Dojo
  Moulder, Gary Lee   NCIA    Palo Alto Kendo Dojo
  Risen, Jun          SCKF    SFV Kendo Dojo
  Sgherzi, Anthony    SCKF    PJCI Kendo Dojo

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