2017 AUSKF Summer Camp

March 22, 2017

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 so excited to announce that the 2017
AUSKF Summer Camp will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan on August 4th
(Friday) through August 6th (Sunday). We will have an exciting program
and are expecting special guest senseis to join this camp, whom we will
announce soon.


Details regarding this event and the online registration form can be found
here: http://auskf-education.com/?p=1307

We have secured a special “Kendo Summer Camp” rate for a limited number of
hotel rooms, as explained in further detail at the link above. We expect a
great turnout and look forward to having many US kenshi participate, so
please sign up now!!

Thank you all for your continued participation in our programs, and your
continued support of kendo in the United States.

Regards,
Chris Yang

AUSKF Education

Update 5/22/2017: add link to Promotion Exam Information Packet (docx)


AUSKF Championships Sponsorship Information

March 17, 2017

Greetings federation representatives,

We will be preparing a Program for the championships. The Program will contain sections for sponsorship, advertisements, or personal messages from corporate sponsors and AUSKF Regional Federations and Dojos. We are respectfully seeking out your support for the participants. This is a great way to show your support for your kenshi and US Kendo!

Please learn more, including a form to reserve ad space and instructions for submitting assets, here: http://auskf-nationals.com/sponsor.html

We kindly ask you to distribute this to your dojo contacts and any interested parties (e.g. businesses, friends, etc.). Please note that the deadline for reserving ad space is March 30th. Assets and artworks are only due on April 30th.

Thank you!

– AUSKF Tournament Committee

http://www.auskf-nationals.com
https://www.facebook.com/AUSKFNationalChampionships


Registration

March 14, 2017

Hello Federation Representatives,

Please see the attached document for this year’s registration procedures. The detailed instructions for the old way (collective registration) are provided here. If your federation decides to do the new way (online individual registration), you will have to wait for one more week or so. I appreciate your enormous patience.

I would like to recognize that Jean Kodama sensei has stepped up and led the effort of formatting and creating the baseline excel files, adding more security to data exchange, and providing the detailed instructions for you to follow. Ms. Mary Dejong from PNKF and Ms. Monica Iwakabe from RMKF also greatly helped the effort. Please blame me for all the delays, confusions and headaches this transition has been causing you.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Kotaro Yoshida

Attachments:
2017 registration instructions
Spreadsheet-Based Registration


Registration Update and Heads-Up

March 9, 2017

Hello Friends (Federation Representatives),

I want to report back to you regarding the registration process this year and give you a heads-up for things to come in the next two weeks.

In recent months, and after talking with some of you over skype last week, I have come to three realizations:

(1) Some federations have reservations about going to the new, individualized registration online system (NIROS) too soon,
(2) the existing collective registration system (ECRS) has security risks, and
(3) the existing database contains some errors.

Regarding (1), your federation can choose between NIROS and ECRS this year. This was approved by the AUSKF BOD a few days ago.

Regarding (2), the old way of registration (ECRS) will have to be modified this year. In addition to addressing the security concern, the new fee schedule below has to be implemented:

Adult: $60
Youth: $30
Full-time Student: $30
Initiation Fee for New ID: $10

Regarding (3), we are hoping you can help correct some of the errors, especially regarding dojo names. The detailed instructions for this and for the collective registration method (ECRS) will be provided to you in a follow-up email in the next few days.

As some of you saw during the demo last week, the new online registration system (NIRO) is easy and safe. If you haven’t seen it, I will be happy to schedule a teleconference with you again. We plan to provide a “how-to” video online as well. We will first start with the MWKF members before we open it up to all federations. Detailed instructions will follow in a separate email within a couple of weeks.

I apologize for the delay and confusion that this transition has caused. Thank you very much for your patience and cooperation. You will hear from me again soon.

Kotaro Yoshida


Forms to assist in Jr nationals registration and gear orders

March 5, 2017

A friendly reminder: pre-registration (indicating how many participants your federation will be registering) is due in 10 days on March 15th.

To assist the federations with Open Juniors registration (which allows an unlimited number of participants in the individuals unlike the Nationals) and gear ordering, we are distributing two forms that you can distribute to dojos in your federation to collect this information.

The two forms are attached. We ask that if you use these please only provide totals for your federation in the Google forms we shared earlier with you all; we will not be collecting forms from individual dojos.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you!

AUSKF Tournament Committee

http://www.auskf-nationals.com
https://www.facebook.com/AUSKFNationalChampionships

Attachments:
Juniors registration sample
Gear form; also see gear page


April 2017 Promotional Exam

February 27, 2017

Date: April 9 (Sun)
12:30 PM – Registration (Gym opens at 10:30 am)
1:00 PM – Promotion Exam (5 Dan & Above, Shogo)
4:15 pm – Follow-up Seminar and Keiko
Location: Leigh High School Gym
  5210 Leigh Ave, San Jose CA 95124

See application packet for more details. (updated 3/1/17)

Deadline: March 31, 2017 (No late applications will be accepted)
Note: federation signature is required, so check with your federation for its deadline.


AUSKF Championships Update

February 23, 2017

Greetings federation representatives,

A few announcements regarding the 2017 AUSKF Championships:

1. We have updated the registration process in greater detail. http://auskf-nationals.com/register.html Key dates remain unchanged! We kindly request all federations to submit pre-registration forms – the numbers of competitors and teams they will be entering in both tournaments – by March 15th!

2. Bento orders can now be submitted! We kindly ask federations to submit the number of bentos they would like to order for each of the 4 days of competition by May 15th. The bento order form can be found at the bottom of the register page (http://auskf-nationals.com/register.html) or directly here: https://goo.gl/forms/fSHYfwwbWb2usdNw1

3. Gear pre-order! T-shirts and two tenugui (one for the Junior Championships and one for the National Championship) can be pre-ordered. We kindly ask federations to submit their preorders by May 15th. Gear will be available for sale at the tournament but items normally sell out very quickly. All information on gear can be found here: http://auskf-nationals.com/gear.html. The gear pre-order form can be found at the bottom of the register page (http://auskf-nationals.com/register.html) or directly here: https://goo.gl/forms/PhXmqoTwLgHfQQlz2

Thank you for your attention. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us at info@auskf-nationals.com.

– AUSKF Tournament Committee

http://www.auskf-nationals.com
https://www.facebook.com/AUSKFNationalChampionships