Southern California
Kendo Federation


2019 Nikkei Games Budo Tournament (Kendo)
Sunday, 8/4/19

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

  • results (pdf)

  • 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
      park in the metered areas (meter machines accept cash and credit cards). For safety reasons, do not park in the parking structure.

  • early schedule: (for full schedule see pdf)
      6:00am: gym open
      7:00am: volunteer sign in and court set up
      7:30-8:30am: competitor sign in
      8:30am: shinpan meeting 2nd floor
      9:00am: line up for opening ceremony
      9:30am: 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
    • court duty (pdf)
    • 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.

  • 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
    • for full rules see pdf
    • 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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