Southern California
Kendo Federation


SCKF Shinpan Seminar
Sun 3/26/23, 9am-4pm
El Rancho High School, Pico Rivera

  • online registration (google forms)
    • deadline is 3/19/23
    • PLEASE ENTER FOR EACH SENSEI (INCLUDING 7DAN) AND KENSHI PLANNING ON PARTICIPATING, indicating age, rank, and whether or not they want bento
    • form includes COVID-19 protocols

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

  • sign in closes at 8:45am sharp
    • bring one check per dojo for the bento fees ($10 per bento except for 7dan sensei who will be provided free bento)

  • summary
    • participants
      • 2dan and above
      • 1dan and below may attend as shiai-sha
      • 7dan please attend as instructors (bento will be provided)
      • dress in keikogi, hakama, tare
      • bring shinpanki, mejirushi, referee handbook, energetic attitude
      • bring kendo dogu and be prepared to do shiai
    • preparation
      • be familiar with basic conduct, movement, flag positioning, judgment calls
      • mandatory reading: FIK Referee Rules and Regulations Handbook (the latest version is 2017)
      • mandatory viewing: AJKF Provisional Shiai and Shinpan Rules in place until the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control (see AJKF video)
      • also see

  • note: starting in April 2024, applicants for 3dan and above shinsa (including kodansha/shogo ranks) must have attended one kata seminar and one shinpan seminar within the previous 2 years


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