PNKF Hosting the 3rd AUSKF Junior Open National Championships

PNKF is proud to be hosting the 3rd AUSKF Junior Open Nationals at Kent Meridian High School on August 4, 2012.

Details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, August 4, 2012
Location: Kent Meridian High School 10020 SE 256th St Kent, WA 98030


  • 9-years old and younger
  • 10-11 years old
  • 12-13 years old
  • 14-15 years old
  • 16-18 years old
  • 13-under girls
  • 14-18 girls
  • Boys Team – 13 to 18 years old – 5 person team
  • Girls Team – 3 person team
  • Youth Team – 12 and under – 3 person team (Boys or Girls)

Shiai Rules:

  • Individual Championships will be OPEN to any youth kenshi with AUSKF membership
  • Time limit: 3 minutes with unlimited encho thereafter.
  • Team Championships for Youth, Boys and Girls divisions will consist of up to 2 teams per federation
    (to be decided by federation at the Championships)
  • Team matches in the Boys Team Division will consist of 5 members selected from each age group as outlined below
    (see list below)
  • Team matches in the Girls Team Division will consist of 3 members with no age or rank restrictions (open to all girls)
  • Team matches in the Youth Team Division will consist of 3 members with age limit of 12 years and under (Boys or Girls)
  • Time Limit: 3 minutes
  • In case of daihyo-sen, match will be determined by ippon-shobu

Boys Team Composition

Senpo: 15-years old and under
Jiho: 15-years old and under
Chuken: 15-years old and under
Fukusho:18-years old and under
Taisho: 18-years old and under

*Tsuki is valid only for 16-18 year old age group in the Individual and Boys Team (Fukusho and Taisho) Championships. Jodan and Nitto will only be allowed in the 16-18 year old age group for Boys Individual and Boys Team (Fukusho and Taisho) Championships.

*Each individual is only eligible to participate in a single individuals division – Girls are allowed to compete in one of either the Girls Individual Division or Boys Individual Division

*Taikai format (round robin, tournament brackets, etc) will mirror the format of the 2011 U.S. Junior Open Championships – further details regarding the Individual and Team Championships will be announced at a later date depending on the number of participants

All other rules will comply with standard rules and regulations set forth by the Federation of International Kendo (FIK)

Shinpan: 4-dan and up on a volunteer basis, selection of final shinpan to be announced.

Entry Fee: $25 per participant

Download the full entry form and submission instructions here: 3rd AUSKF Junior Open National Championships Application (w97).
Download a list of hotels in the Kent area here:Hotels serving the immediate area of Kent.

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