Here is the schedule for odori (Japanese dance) practice for the OCBC Obon Festival (june 29 and 30):
Tuesdays, 6/11 and 6/18, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 6/13 and 6/20, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Monday, 6/24, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 6/26, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
We will have kendo practice at our usual time during the odori practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays. However, the dancers will be using the middle part of the parking lot, so please park in the side areas or in the back parking lot off of Ball Road, if the gate is open. Also, please watch for little children if you arrive during the odori practice.
Thank you to all that have signed up to work in our booth (imagawayaki) for Obon Festival. I will send out an electronic copy this week and please sign up if you haven’t already done so.
Lastly, please note the following events during the week prior to Obon Festival:
Tuesday, 6/25: Anko-zukuri starting at 6:00 p.m. in the MPB kitchen; kendo practice will start at the usual time.
Thursday, 6/27: No kendo practice; we will need adult and teenage volunteers to help with booth setup in the parking lot starting at 6:00 p.m.
I will send out reminders next week. Please let me know if you have any questions.
55th North South Kendo Tournament
February 25th, 2013
To: Mr. Tim Yuge
President, Southern California Kendo Federation
Northern California Kendo Federation will be hosting the 55th annual North-South kendo tournament on April 21 (Sunday), 2013. All SCKF dojo’s are cordially invited to participate in the tournament. It is my pleasure to present you the following invitation:
Event: 55th Annual North-South Tournament
Date: April 21, 2011
Registration: 8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
Location: Leigh High School
5210 Leigh Avenue,
San Jose, CA. 95124
Cost: There will be no entry fee per participant. Bentos will be provided for both participants and shinpan. Bentos for non-participants and guests will cost $10.00.
Make check Payable to “Northern California Kendo Federation.”
Mail bento fee to Hiroshi Ichimura.
*All fees are non-refundable.
RSVP By: April 2, 2013
RSVP To: Hiroshi Ichimura
34366 Vieste Terrace, Fremont, CA, 94555
Brackets: Women: 14 years and over (Any rank)
Youth: 10 years and under
14-17 years (Kyu only)
Adult Kyu: 18 years and over
Seniors: 50 years and over (Yudansha)
Yudansha: 1-2 Dan
5 Dan and above
NOTE: A kenshi can only participate in one individual division
Team Matches: Youth Team (7 members, Non Yudansha)
Yudansha Team (7 members, any rank)
Women Team (5 members, any rank)
Kodansha Team (5 members, 6 Dan up and 45 yrs+)
NOTE: Please let me know the team members right before by noon of the tournament date.
Enclosed with the invitation, please find the entry roster form, shinpan list, and extra bento form. If there are any questions or concerns please e-mail me email@example.com or call me at (510)861-5658. As always, we are looking forward to seeing all of you.
VP of Competition
February 23, 2013, McMath High School, Steveston (Vancouver), British Columbia, Canada
14-15 div: T. Horii -1st Place
???? div.: C. Yoon – 3rd Place
3dan -T. Nagatani -1st Place
4dan – J. Brown -1st Place
Jr Team (T. Horii, C. Yoon, M. Sugiyama) -3rd Place
Senior Team A (M. Sugiyama, L. Suzuki, S. Maekawa, S. Watanabe, T. Nagatani) -3rd Place
Senior Team B (B. Yoon, J. Hatakeyama, Y. Kariya, Y. Maekawa, J. Brown) -1st Place
Good job and congratulations Shunsuke, Shoryu, and Maekawa-san!