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Iaido Shinkyu Shinsa
Sunday 11/4/18, 1pm
OCB Dojo, Anaheim

  • see application form (pdf)
    • applications are due 10/28 (see submission notes later in this page)
    • names will appear on menjo as they appear in the membership database
      You will be informed if the name on your application form differs from the database. If you wish to make any name changes, a special request needs to be made to AUSKF, as they will be confirming kenshi names and membership status.
    • SCKF membership deadline was 7/31

  • application form for non-SCKF participants
    • you will need the approval and signature of your regional federation on the above form, as well on the AUSKF "Affiliate Organization Exam Request" form pdf.
    • please also be sure to get approval from your dojo head instructor

  • shinsa location: OCB Dojo (see info and map)

  • sign in closes at 12:45pm
    • no late applicants allowed!
    • 1kyu and above applicants will need to turn in your completed written tests at sign-in

  • see below for more information on the shinsa

  • shinsa fees for SCKF participants
    • $20 kyu
    • $30 1dan

    SCKF also charges a $20 "no show" (failure to participate) fee that will be assessed to the dojo if their kenshi signed up but is unable to participate in the shinsa (includes cancellation less than 7 days prior to the shinsa, as well as missing sign in).

  • written test notes
    • written tests are required for everyone requesting 1kyu and above; email Jean Kodama if you need a copy
    • must be turned in at sign-in time
    • must include name, requested rank, and dojo
    • must be submitted in English only

  • tentative schedule
    • 12:30pm: court set up by shinsa personnel, post testing details
    • 12:30pm: start sign in
      • you must be dressed in uwagi and hakama when you sign in
      • a label with your participant number will be applied over your nafuda
      • those testing for 1kyu and above must turn in completed written tests at sign-in (see written test notes)
      • plan to arrive early so you can complete sign-in well before it closes
      • follow the directions of the sign in team for when and where warm ups will be allowed
      • applicants requesting 6kyu and 5kyu test at the dojo, not at the shinsa
    • 12:45pm: sign-in closes
      • if you are late you will not be able to participate in the shinsa, plus there will be an additional fee
    • 1:15pm: opening rei and remarks, start shinsa
    • 2:00pm: end shinsa

  • application package submission notes
    • for SCKF dojo representatives:
      • fill out the application form and have it signed by your dojo head instructor or, at the head instructor's option, by the dojo iaido instructor
      • scan it and upload it to your dojo's "to_sckf" google drive folder with the name doj_181104_iai.pdf, where "doj" is your dojo's abbreviation
      • email Jean Kodama when the file has been uploaded
      • mail or otherwise arrange to deliver your check so it is received by the application deadline to: Jean Kodama, 12909 Glenda St, Cerritos CA 90703
    • for non-SCKF applicants: scan the signed application form and the signed AUSKF form. Email both forms and mail your check so all are received by the application deadline (see contact information above).

  • menjo (rank certificates)
    • a menjo printing request will be sent to AUSKF shortly after the shinsa
      • menjo will be printed with names as they appear in the database
      • note that AUSKF now only offers English menjo
    • shinsa results and menjo fees will be sent to each dojo shortly after the shinsa
      • make check payable to Southern California Kendo Federation (not abbreviated "SCKF").
      • mail or otherwise arrange to deliver your check to Jean Kodama within one week of the shinsa


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