Southern California
Kendo Federation


AUSKF Board Meeting and Kodansha Shinsa
Sat-Sun, 4/1-2/22, New Jersey

  • AUSKF Board meeting, Sat-Sun
  • Gym location:
    • Leonia High School
      100 Christie Heights St, Leonia NJ 07605
    • Saturday Goodwill Practice with BoD members
      • 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
      • 5:15pm: 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
      • registration 11:45am - 12:45pm
      • shinsa 1pm - 4pm
      • see AUSKF shinsa packet for information
      • SCKF participants see detailed instructions below

  • 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 3/6/23
            (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 Sat 3/18/23

    • congratulations to the following SCKF sensei for passing their exams!
      • 5dan: Gallinger Nathan (CM)
      • 7dan: Brown Jason (TOR)

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