Southern California
Kendo Federation


Nisei Week Kendo Tournament
Sunday, 4/30/23
El Rancho High School, Pico Rivera

  • application packet (xlsx)
    deadline: 3/31/23

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

  • toban
    • set up: Industry, Gedatsu, LOS, Norwalk, Sho Tokyo
      • note: set up duty includes floor sweeping, raising the basketball hoop, court taping, metal cover covering, wall prints, setting up tables and chairs, setting up medals and trophies, taiko, PA system, dressing room
    • refreshment booth: Team SCKF fundraiser
    • court duty (pdf)
      • note: timer and scorekeeper duties are combined into one person, to minimize the number of people at the court table
    • court layout (pdf)

  • program (pdf)

  • brackets (pdf)

  • results (pdf)

  • tournament divisions (all are for kyu ranks)
    • 10 years and under
    • 11-13 years
    • 14-15 years
    • women's (14 years and older)
    • adult (16 years and older) 0-4kyu
    • adult (16 years and older) 3-1kyu
    • kyu team tournament
      • sempo: 10 and under
      • jiho: 13 and under
      • chuken: 15 and under
      • fukusho: 15 and over
      • taisho (captain): 15 and over
      note: all team members must be from your dojo

  • tournament regulations
    • individual matches: 3 minutes, 2 minutes extension, hantei (except semifinal and final)
    • team matches: 3 minutes, no extension
    • limitation of valid points (see SCKF tournament regulations)
      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.

  • tournament fees
    • entry fee: 15 and under $15, 16 and over $20
    • bento: $10

  • COVID-19 protocols: see application packet for details.

    Masking is required for everyone in attendance

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