Southern California
Kendo Federation


2018 Nikkei Games Budo Tournament (Kendo)
Sunday, 8/4/19

  • application packet (docx)
    • deadline 7/14/19
    • volunteers needed for three courts and front desk

  • 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
      - 7:15am: volunteer sign in and court set up
      - 7:45-8:30am: competitor sign in
      - 8:00am: volunteer meeting
      - 8:15am: shinpan meeting 2nd floor
      - 8:30am: competitor sign in closes
      - 8:45am: line up for opening ceremony

  • tournament fees
    • entry fee: $30, 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 ($10) 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.

  • thank you so much to Tiger Corporation USA for their generous donation of stainless steel water bottles!!!
    • to show our appreciation, please use hashtags on the bottles to engage with their social media on Instagram

  • tournament divisions
    • individual divisions (only one division may be entered)
      • adult kyu (18 and over)
      • 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), open division, mix and match of team members from other dojo/federation allowed
      • kachinuki team (3 kenshi, adult kyu or 1-3 dan 30 years and over)
      • minimum 2 kenshi per team
      • each dojo may submit up to two teams each division

  • tournament regulations
    • individual matches: 4 minutes, unlimited extension
    • kyu and kachinuki team matches: 3 minutes, no extension
      • 3 minutes, no extension
      • no jodan, nito, or tsuki
    • kachinuki team matches:
      • 3 minutes, no extension
      • no jodan, nito, or tsuki
      • a tie results in both competitors being eliminated, except taisho cannot tie (must play until wins or loses)

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