Southern California
Kendo Federation


AUSKF Board Meeting and Kodansha Shinsa
Sat-Sun, 11/12-13/22, Torrance CA

  • AUSKF Board meeting, Sat-Sun
    • Redac Gateway Hotel, 20801 S Western Ave, Torrance CA 90501
  • Gym location:
    • Torrance High School, 2200 W Carson St, Torrance CA 90501
      (see google map and campus map)
    • Saturday Goodwill Practice with BoD members in small gym
      • gym opens at 5pm and closes at 7pm
        • warm up on your own
        • fill out waiver and covid screening and bring them to the venue, along with vaccination records or PCR test result
      • 5:20pm: line up. Greeting. Introduction of board members.
      • 5:30pm: practice in two groups, A=6dan and above, B=5dan and below
      • 5:50pm: open practice with 7 dan and above as Mototachi
      • Whistle will blow every 2 minutes for changing partners
    • Sunday Shinsa in main gym (see shinsa packet)
      • registration 11:45am - 12:45pm
      • shinsa 1pm - 4pm

  • AUSKF kodansha shinsa, Sunday
    • 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 kendo advisors)
          • email the completed form to Jean Kodama by Mon 10/17/22
            (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 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 and COVID protocols, eg masks. Sign up is online, see link to online application form
        • AUSKF's shinsa application deadline is Fri 10/28/22

    • congratulations to the following SCKF sensei for passing their exams!
      • 5dan: Maekawa Shunsuke (OCB)
      • 5dan: Nagatani Terima (CHUO)
      • 5dan: Shinada Asaki (ALH)
      • 6dan: Kikunaga Henry (SD)
      • 6dan: Kim Steven (COV)
      • renshi: Brown Jason (TOR)
      • renshi: Goya Yoshiyuki (OCB)
      • renshi: Kinno Kohjiro (OCB)
      • kyoshi: Yang Song Yi (TOR)
      • kyoshi: Abe Kevin (LOS)

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