Southern California
Kendo Federation


SCKF Kata Seminar 2023
Sunday 7/30/23, 9am-4pm (new date)
El Rancho High School, Pico Rivera

The seminar will be led by Kato sensei, assisted by other 7dan sensei.
Note: due to facility circumstances, the date has been changed from 7/16 to 7/30.

  • sign up online
    • deadline is 7/15/23
    • please make one pass through the form for each person attending, including 7dan sensei
    • bento $10 each (7dan covered by SCKF)
    • if you could not make the 7/16 date but can now make it on 7/30, please sign up using the above link by 7/15
    • if you signed up for the 7/16 date and are still able to attend on 7/30, you do not need to take any action
    • if you signed up for the 7/16 date and cannot attend on 7/30, please email

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

  • tentative schedule:
    • 8:30 sign in/turn in bento payment, closes 8:45am
    • 9:00 line up and introduction
    • 9:10 start seminar (1 break)
    • 12:00 lunch
    • 1:00 restart seminar (1 break)
    • 3:20 line up and closing

  • attendance is restricted to 2 dan and above who already know and can perform the basics of all 10 kata

  • all dojo head instructors and assistant instructors are encouraged to attend especially if any of your kenshi has ever failed kata at shinsa

  • bring the following:
    • bokuto set (tachi and kodachi)
    • keikogi and hakama
    • tare and nafuda
    • bento payment (if paying by check, make payable to Southern California Kendo Federation, one check per dojo)

  • 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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