Southern California
Kendo Federation


AUSKF Summer Camp and Shinsa
Fri-Sun, 8/26-28/22, Las Vegas

  • AUSKF Summer Camp, Fri-Sun
    • Schedule: Fri Aug 26th 3:00pm through Sun Aug 28th 11:30 am
      • Welcome party dinner on Aug 27th Saturday
    • Location:
      • YMCA Bill & Lillie Heinrich
        4141 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas NV 89107
    • Sign up online
      • For shinsa, first complete the SCKF shinsa sign up steps below
    • Registration deadline August 12th 2022 (11:59pm)
    • Headquarters hotel: Golden Nugget
      • AUSKF has not arranged group reservations. Please reserve hotel yourself.
    • Seminar fee
      • $100 for AUSKF members, $130 for non-AUSKF members
      • No refund after registration deadline
        Voluntary cancellation prior to this date will incur a 5% paypal fee
      • If AUSKF cancels the event due to COVID-19, payments made to AUSKF will be refunded minus the 5% fee. You are responsible for handling your own travel expenses.
    • Summer camp instructors
      • Isato Matsuda, Hanshi 8 Dan
      • Toshiya Ishida, Hanshi 8 Dan
      • Tanetoshi Terachi, Kyoshi 8 Dan

    Update 8/13/22: no spectators allowed, due to 290 particpants registered

    Note: all of the above paraphrases the various AUSKF announcement emails. Refer to the original emails (sent to all dojo representatives) for definitive details

  • AUSKF shinsa, Sunday
    • AUSKF is offering exams for 1kyu-7dan (usually 5dan-7dan)
      • must be 18 years and over, and must sign up for the camp
    • steps for SCKF applicants
      1. obtain SCKF approval to test
        1. 1kyu-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 7/27/22
            (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 AUSKF form will be emailed back to you)
      2. apply to and pay AUSKF to participate in the shinsa
        • see AUSKF shinsa packet for shinsa details, including:
          • link to AUSKF's online application form, which includes submitting the following:
            • the signed approval obtained in step 1.c above
            • completed written test essay, see links below for questions
            • your current rank menjo
          • COVID protocols
          • travel notes
          • age restriction (must be 18 and over)
          • attendance at summer camp is required. You will need to pop down the appropriate choice under "Summer Seminar" to see the AUSKF fee, eg "Summer Camp Only" ($100), or "5 Dan" ($200)
        • AUSKF's shinsa application deadline is Fri 8/12/22

  • congratulations to the following SCKF participants for passing their exams!
    • 2dan: Eric Chen (SD)
    • 3dan: Derek Le (PJCI)
    • 4dan: Michael Huang (CHUO)
    • 5dan: Kay Liu (STYO)
    • 6dan: Masao Suzuki (TOR)
    • 6dan: Jarrod Hatakeyama (TOR)
    • 6dan: Minoru Segawa (CM)
    • 6dan: Susan Zau (SDKB)
    • 7dan: Kenji Takahashi (CM)

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