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The SEUSKF is a regional federation of the All US Kendo Federation (AUSKF)
*Last update: June 19, 2015
link and updated information for GKA tournament registration packet added below
NEWS & CURRENT EVENT
GKA is pleased to announce and welcome you all to the 5th Annual GKA Taikai. In addition to the taikai, we will also host a promotion test event from kyu level to 3rd dan, as well as a seminar hosted by visiting guests from Japan.
Masahiko Yamamoto Sensei (Hachi dan, Hanshi):
Masahiko Yamamoto sensei is one of the coaches from Osaka Police department. He specializes in the Jo-dan style of kendo. He was the 3rd place winner at the 1991 8th World Kendo Championship for men’s individual in Toronto, Canada. He was also selected to compete in the 12th All Japan Hachi-dan Kendo tournament in 2014. Lastly, he is also the father of Mariko Yamamoto, the winner of the all Japan Women Kendo Championship in 2013, and a participating member in the World Kendo Championship.
Nobuaki Kotake Sensei (Nana dan, Kyoshi):
Kotake sensei will be joining Yamamoto sensei on the trip and will be helping to host the seminar.
The seminar will cover Kendo basics, Debana waza, as well as introduction to jo-dan style kendo.
The taikai, promotion, and seminar will be held on the weekend of July 3rd – 5th, 2015. For additional detail please see the attach application.
The application deadline is June 15, 2015. Please have your dojo representative fill out the dojo form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 Summer SEUSKF Leadership seminar and referee (shinpan) seminar
There will be a leadership seminar and a referee (shinpan) seminar the weekend of August 8&9 in Alexandria Virginia. We hope that all northern region dojo’s will be able to have a leadership person attend Saturday’s seminar. If anyone wishes to sit in and observe the BOD meeting Saturday morning please email Secretary, Mike Watson so we can arrange for your attendance.
For the full schedule please see below.
The weekend will feature a Friday(August 7)night keiko for interested parties starting at 7:30 p.m.
There is no fee for the practice and seminar. The practice and both seminars will be hosted by the Northern Virginia Budokai at the Capital Area Budokai dojo located at 25 S. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314.
All attendees of the referee seminar should bring their own shinpanki (flags), tasuki (competition ribbons), and copy of Kendo Shiai and Shinpan Regulations of International Kendo Federation if you are able. We will have some extras on site for reference but not enough for everyone so attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own.
Friday, August 7th at 7:30 p.m. – Practice
Saturday, August 8th at 9:00 a.m. – SEUSKF Board of Directors Meeting (please R.S.V.P. in advance for a head-count)
Saturday, August 8th at 2:30 p.m. – Check –in for Leadership seminar (Seminar will end at 5:30 p.m.)
Sunday, August 9th at 8:30 a.m. – Check-in for Shinpan Seminar (Seminar will end at 12:00 p.m.)
Please fill out all information on the application and send it to the SEUSKF Treasurer Tina Canada at the address indicated. Registration by email is encouraged.
The registration information and form is attached as a pdf to this announcement. The pdf and a Microsoft Word version are both posted to the SEUSKF web site.
There is no banquet scheduled but I expect that there will be an improptu gathering after the leadership seminar on Saturday for dinner and drinks possibly.
There is also no event hotel. I believe most of the BOD will stay at the Courtyard/Marriott Alexandria Oldtown/Southwest on Eisenhower Ave. There are several other hotels within a short drive of the dojo as well.
Please inform your dojo members. Remember that people currently Sandan that are planning on testing for Yondan will need to have documentation of having attended a referee seminar as well as having had a full rotation of referee duty at a tournament to test starting in Fall of this year. This is a good chance to fulfill the seminar requirement local to the SEUSKF.
Please contact Mike Watson if you have questions.
The AUSKF has sent out a policies revision.
Please find it HERE
Also, the AUSKF has posted a form to request seminars by U.S. National Team members. The form may be found HER
Updated By-Laws and Promotion Guide
The By-Laws and Promotion Guide have been updated with current policy decisions made by the Board of directors in the last BOD meeting. The new versions may be found on the ‘Policies and Forms‘ page.