2016 AJKF Summer Seminar (Kitamoto 7/22-29/16)

Dear 2015-2016 AUSKF Member Federation Presidents:

RE:      2016 AJKF Invitation Summer Seminar
Request From AUSKF President Yoshiteru Tagawa
AUSKF Member Federation President Recommendation of Participants DUE DATE: January 31, 2016

On behalf of Yoshiteru Tagawa sensei/AUSKF President, here is the Invitation Information for the 2016 AJKF Summer Seminar to be held on July 22-July 29, 2016, in Kitamoto City, Japan.

Each of the AUSKF member federation presidents are requested to please give NOTICE and the attached AJKF Invitation information to your respective AUSKF member federations dojos; and to submit by e-mail, to Yoshiteru Tagawa sensei by the DUE DATE: January 31, 2016, the name(s) recommended to participate in the 2016 AJKF Foreign Kendo Leader’s Summer Seminar.

At the November 14 & 15, 2015 AUSKF Board of Directors meeting the AUSKF PPG Appendix D was updated regarding the 2016 rotation order that will be considered to prioritize the four (4) AUSKF participants submitted for the 2016 AJKF Foreign Kendo Leader’s Summer Seminar; the rotation order for 2016, is as follows:   #1. SWUSKIF.  #2. RMKF.  #3. EUSKF.  #4. SCKO.  5. MWKF. 6. NCKF. 7. SEUSKF.  8. ECUSKF.  9. WKF.  10. AEUSKF.  11. SUSKIF.  12. PNKF.  13. GNEUSKF.  14. CCKF.  15. SCKF.
During the 2016 selection procedure by Yoshiteru Tagawa sensei/AUSKF President; the above noted rotation order will be used, AFTER the DUE DATE: January 31, 2016, from the names of the interested AUSKF participants, received from the fifteen (15) AUSKF member federations.  Subsequently, four (4) AUSKF recommended particpants will be submitted to the AJKF administration officials.  [Note: In the past years of the AUSKF participation in the AJKF Foreign Kendo Leader’s Summer Seminar; the AUSKF has been approved a minimum of two (2) participants each year.  Thereafter, due to limitations of the AJKF accommodations, etc., any additional AUSKF particpants, exceeding the two (2) AUSKF selected participants, have generally not been allowed, to date].

Please provide, by the DUE DATE: January 31, 2016, the following information for EACH recommended AUSKF participant, to:
Yoshiteru Tagawa, AUSKF President e-mail address: duketagawa@gmail.com:

1. Given Name & Family Name of the Particpant(s) recommended; if more than one participant name is submitted, indicate priority order: e.g. #1, #2, etc.
2. Gender: M /F.
3. Date of Birth:  Year/Month/Day  (age)
4.  Dan     [Note: Recommended kendo rank is 3 Dan up to 6 Dan in principle]
5. Home address of recommended participant(s).
6. Telephone & Fax number of recommended participant(s).
7. e-mail address of recommended participant(s).


Thank you very much for your attention to the above information.

Norman K. Otani, AUSKF Secretary-Historian for:
Yoshiteru Tagawa, AUSKF President

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