Southern California
Kendo Federation


AUSKF Board Meeting and Kodansha Shinsa
Sat-Sun, 11/13-14/21, Torrance CA

  • AUSKF Board meeting, Sat-Sun
    • Saturday Goodwill Practice with BoD members from 5:30-6:30 pm
      • location West High School, 20401 Victor St, Torrance CA 90503
        (same location as shinsa, see map)
      • you must register online prior to the practice
      • you must turn in liability and COVID forms when signing in
        (see bottom of page for forms and other requirements)

  • AUSKF kodansha shinsa, Sunday
    • see goodwill practice notes above, also no spectators allowed
    • steps for SCKF applicants
      1. obtain SCKF approval to test
        1. 5-7dan applicants
        2. shogo (renshi or kyoshi) applicants
          • fill out the SCKF shogo application form (with the assistance of your dojo head instructor and dojo advisors)
          • email the completed form to Jean Kodama by Wed 10/13/21
            (the deadline is earlier to accommodate any iteration or improvements that may be required)
        3. SCKF will then handle:
          • approval by Shinsa Advisory Board (do NOT contact them yourself)
          • signature by SCKF president (the signed form will be emailed back to you)
      2. apply to and pay AUSKF to participate in the shinsa
        • see AUSKF shinsa packet for instructions on applying (this will include submitting the signed approval obtained in step 1.c above) as well as shinsa details
        • AUSKF's shinsa application deadline is Fri 10/29/21
    • in addition to what's in the AUSKF packet, recent updates have added the following:
      • when checking in (for keiko or shinsa)
        1. show proof of vaccination or COVID PCR or antibody test
        2. turn in completed liability form and COVID questionnaire
      • face masks at all times indoors, even while wearing men
        (Los Angeles County instituted a universal masking mandate in mid-July which is guaranteed to be in place this weekend, see LAC announcement)
      • plastic shield inside men is optional
      • no spectators (see emails forwarded to SCKF distribution)

    • congratulations to the following SCKF sensei for passing their exams!
      • 5dan: Hamamura Yu (NOR)
      • 5dan: Shiono Shotaro (CM)
      • renshi: Zembayashi Takaya (PCI)
      • kyoshi: Huh Kevin (CHUO)

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