Southern California
Kendo Federation


AUSKF Summer Camp and Shinsa
Fri-Sun, 8/25-27/23, Las Vegas

  • AUSKF Summer Camp, Fri-Sun
    • See AUSKF event page
    • Schedule
      • Fri 8/25: registration 3:30-5pm, godo geiko 3:30-6pm
      • Sat 8/26: seminar 9am-4pm, keiko 4:15-5pm
      • Sun 8/27: seminar 9-11:30am
      • Sun 8/27: exam registration 11:45-12:45, test 1-4pm
    • Location:
      • YMCA Bill & Lillie Heinrich
        4141 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas NV 89107
    • Sign up online
    • For shinsa, complete the SCKF shinsa sign up steps below
    • Seminar fee
      • $100 for AUSKF members, $130 for non-AUSKF members
      • Application fees are non-refundable nor transferable
      • If AUSKF cancels the event, payments made to AUSKF will be refunded minus a paypal fee. You are responsible for handling your own travel expenses.
    • Summer camp instructors
      • Yamanaka Yosuke sensei, Hanshi 8 Dan
      • Eiga Naoki sensei, Kyoshi 8 Dan
      • COVID rule: please wear a mask or put shield in the MEN, during KEIKO with Yamakana sensei and Eiga sensei

    Note: refer to the AUSKF announcements and pages for details

  • 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 dojo advisors)
          • email the completed form to Jean Kodama by Wed 8/2/23
            (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 AUSKF 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.
        • sign up is online, see link
        • AUSKF's shinsa application deadline is Sun 8/13/23
        • attendance at the AUSKF summer camp is not required, but is highly encouraged

    • congratulations to the following SCKF participants for passing their exams!
      • 5dan: Sano Nishiki (SD)
      • 6dan: Steele Arashi (TOR)
      • 6dan: Honda Judy (LOS)
      • 7dan: Zembayashi Takaya (PCI)
      • kyoshi: Yang Daniel (TOR)
      • kyoshi: Kinno Kohjiro (OCB)

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