Southern California
Kendo Federation


SCKF Individual Championships
Sunday, 6/26/22
El Rancho HS

  • application packet (xlsx, updated 4/23/22) deadline: 5/28/22

  • program (pdf)

  • place: El Rancho High School
    Salcido Auxiliary Gym
    (at Loch Alene Ave and Homebrook St, see map pushpin)

  • schedule
    • 8:00-8:30: sign in for competitors
      (includes shinai weight check for men's and women's divisions)
    • 9:30am: opening ceremony
    • see full schedule (estimate)

  • special notes
    • see COVID-19 protocols in the application packet
    • mask will be required for everyone at this event

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  • tournament divisions
    • non-championship divisions
      • kyu divisions
        • 9 and under
        • 10-11
        • 12-14
        • 15-17
        • 18 and over
      • senior dan, 50 and over (may also enter individual championship)
    • women's championship (new this year)
      • 15 and over, any rank
      • must have been a member of SCKF as of 4/1/2022
      • shinai weight check will be conducted
    • men's championship
      • yudansha only
      • must have been a member of SCKF for the 12 months prior to the Championship
      • shinai weight check will be conducted
    • note: team championship is in the fall

    See tournament brackets

  • tournament regulations
    • no tsubazeriai (see AJKF video)
    • see SCKF Tournament Rules and Regulations for full regulations
      • section 4.b.iii: Limitation of valid points
        1. Tsuki shall not be considered as a valid point for kyu groups.
        2. Kyu groups shall not use any kamae position except the standard chudan kamae. Any point attempted from other kamae positions shall not be considered valid.
        3. Kyu groups shall not use the nito form.
      • as usual, hidari do will be considered a valid point in all divisions (kyu and yudansha)
    • time limits for this tournament
      • kyu: 3 min, 2 min extension, hantei (except semifinal and final)
      • senior dan: 4 min, 2 min ext, hantei (except semifinal and final)
      • men's and women's championship: 5 min, unlimited extension

  • tournament fees
    • kyu (17 and under): $15
    • kyu (18 and over): $20
    • yudansha: $20
    • bento: $10

  • tournament results (pdf)

Email announcement sent 4/13/2022:

I have attached the SCKF Individuals forms in this email.

Couple of things I will need to point out is that the location for this event is TBD. Once we figure out the location, I will email everyone ASAP. Hard deadline will be on Saturday, May 28th. I will also try to figure a way to have the dojos do the Championships seeding. But there might be a chance that I may end up seeding it myself randomly.

There is a major change in the divisions. We will be getting rid of the Women's Division and changing it to a Women's Championship. In order to be able to qualify to compete in the Women's Championships, you must be a registered member of SCKF from the end of March, 2022 registration deadline. With the new addition to Women's Championships, the original Championships will be now be Men's Championships. Women's Championships will be open to any rank from 15 years of age and older. Rules will be the same as the Men's Championships with the time limit being 5 minutes with unlimited encho. Shinai check/weigh-in will also be in effect. From 2022 going forward, you only can compete in ONE DIVISION. For example, you can not enter Seniors Division and either Championships or if you are a girl in 14 to 15 Year Division and enter Women's Championships.

Please encourage the girls and ladies in your dojo to enter the Women's Championships and be the first to engrave your name in the new perpetual trophy!

From 2023 and on, both Men's and Women's Championships will be for registered SCKF members 1 year prior to the SCKF Championships.

Thank you,
Yuji Hosokawa

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