AUSKF Referee Seminar (Zone 5) PNKF

Deadline for application will be: March 5, 2014
Download application here

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16, 2014
Sponsored by: All U.S. Kendo Federation
Organizing Committee: AUSKF Competition Committee
Instructors: AUSKF Traveling Instructors: A. Hori, S. Koike
AUSKF Competition Committee: T. Yuge, T. Kato, C. Tanouye
PNKF 7-Dan sensei (All 7-Dan sensei to meet at 8:30am on 3/15 at gym)

– Sat., March 15th : Odyssey at Tyee Educational Complex
(9am – 4:30pm) (formerly Tyee High School)
4424 S. 188th Street, SeaTac, WA
– Sun., March 16th: Odyssey at Tyee Educational Complex
(8:30am – 12pm)

What each person should bring:
* Kendo-gi and bogu (participants are expected to actively participate as shiai-sha as well)
* Mejirushi for self
* Shimpan-ki (referee flags) for self
* FIK Referee Rules and Regulations Handbook (2006 version)
mandatory (read prior to attending seminar)
recommended: AJKF Shimpan Tebiki (Supplementary Handbook)
(Courtesy of Stroud-sensei, Idaho Kendo Dojo)
download at:
* Pen/pencil and notepad (always good to take notes!)

Who should attend?
* Kenshi 3-dan to 7-dan
* Why? To improve their shimpan skills
* Any kenshi with desire to learn is a plus
* Additionally: possible consideration for US Championship referee selection

Method of instruction/training:
* Saturday:
A.M.: Instructional
* Opening ceremony
* Instructions on rules/regulations and theory
* Note: Be familiar with “basic conduct/movement/flag positioning/judgment calls,” as we will assume that 3-dan and above are knowledgeable of these items. This will expedite the morning session.

P.M.: Practical
* Training exercises with multiple courts with immediate feedback from instructors
* Questions and answer as time permits
* Godo-keiko with all participants as time permits

* Sunday:
A.M.: Practical exercises continued
* Training/Q&A/Godo-keiko
* Closing ceremony

Hotel Info: We recommend the following hotel, but have not made any special arrangements.
Radisson Hotel (across the street from Seatac Airport)
18118 International Bl.
Seattle, WA 98188
(800) 967-9033

Saturday Banquet:
Roaster House Restaurant (walking distance from the Radisson Hotel)
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost:$35/person (drinks not included) – Pay at Door

Bento for Saturday/Sunday:
Cost: $8/day (includes drink)

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