Upcoming Events

Bokuto ni Yoru Keiko Ho Training

Bokuto ni yoru kendo kihon waza keiko ho will be required for the promotion exam for lower Kyu starting next year (2023).  This seminar is open to everyone.  The purpose of this seminar is (1) For higher ranking kendoists, especially those leading dojos/clubs to familiarize themselves with Bokuto ni yoru kendo kihon waza keiko ho, so they can pass on the technique within their own dojo/club and also they can judge as shinsa-in, (2) For those who will take the promotion exam requiring Bokuto ni yoru kendo kihon waza keiko ho (3) For those who are willing to practice the very important basic kendo skills.

Date: May 15th (Sunday)

Doors Open 9:30 AM
Time: 10 – 11:30 AM
Location: Twin Cities Fencing Club
741 Holly Ave, St Paul, MN 55104

Please note the COVID precautions for the godo keiko are the same as the seminar and shinsa.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all applicants for Midwest events must fulfill the following requirements. All will be asked to provide proof at the gate by filling out a questionnaire. (We will provide the form, or you can download, print and bring it with you.)  Failure to fill these requirements will result in disqualification.

1. You must be either fully vaccinated and 2 weeks have passed after the last dose. No 3rd dose booster is needed. OR:
2. Have had a negative PCR test result within 72 hours prior to the date of the examination date.

Again, requirements are either full vaccination OR negative PCR test. You will have to have no Covid-19 symptoms on the day, such as fever, cough, headache, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. Also, the following precautions are to be taken.

3. Answering the COVID-19 Questionnaire at the entry
4. Wear a mask indoors including while wearing MEN.
5. Place a mouth shield inside the MEN. (Any design will do)
6. No Tsubazeria
7. Keep social distance (6 feet apart) as much as possible.
8. Minimize the conversation indoor, and avoid physical contact with others.
9. Use sanitizer and wash hands frequently.

May 2022 Shinsa

Shinsa 6 – 1 kyu and 1 dan – 3 dan,
Date: May 15, 2022 (after the seminar)
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM

Location: Twin Cities Fencing Club (same as the seminar)
741 Holly Avenue, St Paul, MN 55104

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all applicants for Midwest events must fulfill the following requirements. All will be asked to provide proof at the gate by filling out this form. (We will provide the form, or you can bring it with you.)  Failure to fill these requirements will result in disqualification. 

1.     You must be either fully vaccinated and 2 weeks have passed after the last dose. No 3rd dose booster is needed. OR:

2.     Have had a negative PCR test result within 72 hours prior to the date of the examination date. 

Again, requirements are either full vaccination OR negative PCR test. You will have to have no Covid-19 symptoms on the day, such as fever, cough, headache, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. Also, the following precautions are to be taken.

3. Answering the attached COVID-19 Questionnaire at the entry

4. Wear a mask indoors including while wearing MEN.

5. Place a mouth shield inside the MEN. (Any design will do)

6. No Tsubazeri

7. Keep social distance (6 feet apart) as much as possible.

8. Minimize the conversation indoor, and avoid physical contact with others.

9. Use sanitizer and wash hands frequently.

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