Southern California
Kendo Federation


SCKF Shinsa Kihon Test

  • SCKF head instructors and kodansha sensei attended a workshop on 3/7/10 to review new SCKF shinsa regulations and criteria.

  • applicants requesting 4kyu shall demonstrate basic skills at the shinsa
    • beginning reiho (rei and sonkyo)
    • kirikaeshi: two times (a standard repetition)
    • three men-uchi
    • three kote-uchi
    • three do-uchi
    • three kote-men-uchi
    • closing reiho (sonkyo and rei)


    • motodachi will be provided by SCKF
    • tachiai will announce the kirikaeshi and uchikomi sequences
    • for kote-uchi, starting from issoku-itto no ma-ai take one step in to strike kote, then back up two steps to return to the starting position

  • applicants requesting 6kyu and 5kyu shall be tested on the above sequence at the dojo by the dojo instructors

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