Southern California
Kendo Federation


SCKF Shido Geiko

SCKF is conducting monthly practices geared towards our yudansha kenshi. See more notes below.

  • Practice schedule:

    Date Place Day,Time Notes
    07/22/18 Norwalk Dojo Sun, 10am-12pm
    08/26/18 Covina Dojo Sun, 11:30am-1:30pm  
    09/09/18 Inland Empire (Upland) Sun, 3pm-5pm  
    10/14/18 Covina Dojo Sun, 11:30am-1:30pm  
    11/04/18 OCB Dojo Sun, 2:30pm-4:30pm  
    12/04/18 tbd tbd 1
    2019 tbd tbd 1,2


    1. Host dojo volunteer needed. Host may select start time (between 10am to 3pm inclusive) and day (Saturday or Sunday).
    2. Jan-Jun 2019 dates coming soon

  • Shido geiko goals
    • improve members' kendo basics to increase their enjoyment and longevity in the art
    • provide the opportunity for regular keiko with high ranking sensei
    • prepare our members for shinsa, including how to test and what shinsa-in are looking for
    • hold keiko at times and places that will allow more people to participate
  • General notes
    • 2-hour keiko generally held on Sundays, but could be Saturday
    • facility must accommodate keiko and parking for 50+ kenshi
    • start time between 10am and 3pm, to allow travel time for distant kenshi
    • hosted by volunteer dojos, as a service to SCKF as well as their own members
    • host dojo selects day and time, depending on their members' and facility schedules; see also toban notes below
    • participants: 1dan and above, except all members of the hosting dojo may attend regardless of rank (as an incentive to host)
    • attendance will be recorded (see attendance record)
  • Budget
    • facility $150-250 (for 3 hours)
    • refreshments $50 (mainly water/drinks)
    • light meal for 7dan sensei $100
  • Toban:
    • Sign in table: conduct sign in and distribute rank tags
    • Gym set up: X and kaishisen for mogi shinsa (one court per two 7dan sensei)
    • Water for kenshi (reimbursed by SCKF)
    • Bento or light meal for 7dan sensei (reimbursed by SCKF)
    • Optional: light snacks, organize bento order for kenshi


  • 8/11/18: budget approved by SCKF BoD (see proposal)
  • 8/23/18: page creation (note: dates/times updated continuously)
  • 8/25/18: add link to attendance record

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