High rank shinsa at AUSKF summer camp on August 18, 2019 in Salt Lake City, UT

June 20, 2019

Dear Presidents of AUSKF Member Kendo Federations,

AUSKF Kendo Promotion Exam (5-7 dan and Shogo (Renshi, and Kyoshi) will be held in the afternoon of August 18, 2019 (Sunday) after the AUSKF summer camp at:
George S Eccles Student Life Center at University of Utah Campus.
Salt Lake City, UT

We are accepting all applications online.
(Please do not mail the documents to my physical address.)
Please check the website below to access the application form.
http://www.auskf.org/docs/KendoHighRankApplicationForm.htm

All payments to be made online.
If you have any problem making online payment, please contact me.
You need to pay only for the examination on application.
Those who passed the test must pay the menjo fee within 2 weeks. (By the end of September 1, 2019)

Please distribute this information to your members.
The deadline of the application is August 2, 2019 (Friday).

Sincerely,
Michio Kajitani
VP Promotion & Examination, AUSKF
Email: promotion@auskf.org

Note: federation signature is required, so check with your federation for its deadline and procedure.

Attachment: information packet (docx)

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Team USA Prospects for 2021 WKC

May 31, 2019

Dear Team USA Prospects:

Team USA will begin its two-year journey to participate in the 18th World Kendo Championships. The road to success at the WKC begins with hard work, effort, and dedication – as such, the practices will be rigorous and intensive training. Team USA is inviting all AUSKF Kenshi that are US citizens and 16 or older to consider joining this Team USA Gasshuku, to be held September 7-8, 2019, at Wilson Park in Torrance, CA.

This first Open Team USA gasshuku will be followed by another on November 2-3, 2019; and a final gasshuku in early 2020. Additional details for these upcoming gasshukus will be provided at a later date.

While official selections to Team USA will be made in subsequent months, those who hope to join Team USA MUST attend ALL Open Team USA Gasshukus to be considered for selection.

Details are as follow:

SATURDAY (9/7)
8am-3:30pm
Wilson Park
2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501

SUNDAY (9/8)
8am-12pm
Wilson Park
2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501

ATTENDANCE FEE: $50 (checks payable to “AUSKF Team USA”)
Send all checks to:
Spencer Hosokawa
17 Amelia
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

RECOMMENDED HOTEL:
Courtyard by Marriott
2633 Sepulveda Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505

Please download and complete the waiver at the link below by the start of the Gasshuku:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hUl19gLRCjoW4Faf_nu7rvslc8EStjvy/view?usp=sharing

Please note that attendance is mandatory for both men and women. Please feel free to reach out to teamusakendo@gmail.com with any questions.

Team USA Kendo

Update 6/19/19
The entire text was replaced with the above email. To see the original text, refer to the announcement emailed 5/31/19 to all member federation presidents.

Update 7/22/19
Please sign up via the Google Form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-ICodJCsz8qO1ZFFly4FEp7LcVdhrAMqkC80tbTwbZCbDAw/viewform


Bokuto ni yoru kihon keiko ho requirements

April 15, 2019

Dear presidents of the member federations,

Please be notified of the new guideline by AUSKF to incorporate the Bokuto ni yoru kendo kihon waza keiko ho (Bokuto Keiko) to Kyu examination at regional level starting next year.

We ask you to start testing candidates to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and skill of these techniques starting year 2020.

To assist you to be familiar with these techniques, AUSKF will be teaching these techniques at the upcoming adult kendo seminar and high rank seminar.

Below is the minimum required to conduct at each examination, and you may make changes to expand the use of it as well.

We do not require you to do this for 1 kyu and above, since they already have to demonstrate kendo kata.

We do require you to conduct the test, but Bokuto Keiko performance should not be the reason to fail the candidate.

We made this decision based on what is going on in Japan to test Kyu candidates, and encourage each dojo and member federation to learn and teach this technique.

Thank you,

Michio Kajitani
VP P&E, AUSKF

– 3 Kyu: Gokaku·keiko, (chakuso, kamae, reiho, hassei), “Bokuto Keiko hou” 1~4
– 2 Kyu: Gokaku·keiko, (chakuso, kamae, reiho, hassei, datotsu·no·sae), “Bokuto Keiko hou” 1~9


June 2019 AUSKF New Jersey Shimpan Seminar

April 9, 2019

Regional Presidents:

Please find attached the announcement for the June, 2019 AUSKF Shimpan Seminar for the Northeast U.S. area to be held in New Jersey. Please forward to all of your members as soon as practically possible.

Online registration information to follow soon! All AUSKF members in good standing are invited to attend.

Mark Kerstein
AUSKF
Competition Committee

Attachment: announcement

Update 5/7/19
Here is the link to sign up for the June, 2019 AUSKF Shimpan Seminar to held in New Jersey. Please distribute to all of your members and encourage everyone 4th Dan and above to attend.
https://forms.gle/2jDU2UAgfE3rBCvy6


2019 AUSKF Kodansha Seminar – June 1-2, 2019 in Las Vegas

March 16, 2019

Dear AUSKF Federation Presidents and Supporters:

Thank you all for your continued support and enthusiasm for all of our AUSKF Education events. We are receiving great feedback and hope to continue to create programs that are aimed at various sectors of our kendo population in the US.

In furtherance of this goal, we are very pleased to announce the 1st AUSKF Kodansha Seminar to be held June 1st and 2nd in Las Vegas!!! This seminar will be led by our very own Hanshi 8 Dan, Yoshiteru Tagawa Sensei. In addition to a focus on high-level kendo techniques and instruction, we will be going over Bokuto Ni Yoru Kendo Kihon Waza Keiko Ho.

More information, including registration instructions will follow shortly, but the tentative schedule is below:

Saturday, June 1st
9-9:30AM: Registration
9:30AM-5PM: Seminar
7-10PM: Party

Sunday, June 2nd
9-9:30AM: Registration
9:30-2:PM: Seminar

Location
Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA
4141 Meadows Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89107
https://www.lasvegasymca.org/locations/bill-lillie-heinrich-ymca

Sayonara Dinner
Saturday Evening
Location – TBD

Regards,
AUSKF Education

Update 4/29/2019
Registration Open
Click the link below:
High-Rank Seminar

Update 5/14/2019
There is no deadline to register for this seminar, however bento orders will not be accepted after Thursday, May 24th.

Update 5/22/2019
If you are having trouble making your payment through PayPal or do not know how to use that system, please bring your full payment to the seminar. We highly prefer the payment to be made via PayPal, but understand it may be difficult and are willing to accommodate.


2019 AUSKF Adult Seminar – June 1-2, 2019 in Las Vegas

March 16, 2019

Dear AUSKF Federation Presidents and Supporters:

We are so excited to announce the 4th AUSKF Adult Seminar, to be held June 1st and 2nd in Las Vegas!!! This seminar is aimed at providing motivation and support to a very important group with our AUSKF population. It will also give Adult Kenshi the opportunity to meet their fellow Kenshi from all across the United States. We will continue to focus on providing tailored instruction and guidance to those who started kendo as an adult (18+), so BOTH Adult Kyu and Yudansha are both welcome to join!

More information, including registration instructions will follow shortly, but the tentative schedule is below:

Saturday, June 1st
9-9:30AM: Registration
9:30AM-5PM: Seminar
7-10PM: Party

Sunday, June 2nd
9-9:30AM: Registration
9:30-2:00PM: Seminar

Location
Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA
4141 Meadows Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89107
https://www.lasvegasymca.org/locations/bill-lillie-heinrich-ymca

Sayonara Dinner
Saturday Evening
Location – TBD
Regards,
AUSKF Education

Update 4/29/2019
Registration Open
Click the link below:
Adult Seminar

Update 5/14/2019
There is no deadline to register for this seminar, however bento orders will not be accepted after Thursday, May 24th.

Update 5/22/2019
If you are having trouble making your payment through PayPal or do not know how to use that system, please bring your full payment to the seminar. We highly prefer the payment to be made via PayPal, but understand it may be difficult and are willing to accommodate.


High rank kendo shinsa April 14, 2019 Seattle, WA

February 16, 2019

Dear Presidents of AUSKF Member Kendo Federations,

AUSKF Kendo Promotion Exam (5-7 dan and Shogo (Renshi, and Kyoshi) will be held in the afternoon of April 14, 2019 (Sunday) after the ASUKF board meeting at:
Tyee Highschool: 4424 S 188th Street, Seattle, WA 98188
Date: Sunday, April 14, 2019
12:30 pm – 12:55pm Registration
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Test 5 Dan & above, Shogo
(No seminar or keiko planned after the shinsa)

We are accepting all applications online.
(Please do not mail the documents to my physical address.)
Please check the website below to access the application form.
http://auskf.org/docs/2018/Kendo5to7ApplicationDanForm.htm

All payments to be made online.
If you have any problem making online payment, please contact me.

You need to pay only for the examination on application.

Those who passed the test must pay the menjo fee within 2 weeks.

Event Hotel:
Radisson Hotel Seattle Airpot
18118 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188: (206) 244-6666 radisson.com
Courtesy Block for attendees are available: Deadline is March 14 . Let the hotel know it is at the AUSKF rate, and e-mail to David Yotsuuye sensei: yotskendo@aol.com to let him know you are staying at that hotel.

Airports:
Seattle Tacoma International airort (SEA)

If you have any question, please contact Promotion & Examination committee, AUSKF
Email: promotion@auskf.org

Please distribute this information to your members.
The deadline of the application is March 29, 2019 (Friday). No exceptions.

Sincerely,
Michio Kajitani
VP Promotion & Examination, AUSKF
Email: promotion@auskf.org

Note: federation signature is required, so check with your federation for its deadline and procedure.

Attachment: information packet (pdf)