Upcoming Events

MWKF Referee Seminar and Basic Technique Training with a Bokuto Seminar

Referee Seminar and Basic Technique Training with a Bokuto seminar will be held in Michigan and Illinois. Please actively participate in the seminar at either of the locations

After the seminar, we plan to have a Joint practice, so please participate.

Please apply for participation only in joint practice. (Participation application and Covid-19 questioner submission required.)

Seminar overview
Purpose: We are heading for the spread of Covid19 to converge, and Kendo tournaments and Kyu and Dan examinations will be resumed in the future.

Referee skills:
Improving each Kenshi’s kendo technique by learning appropriate refereeing methods

Basic technique training method with a Bokuto:
From February 2023, it will be subject to examination for 2-5 Kyu kendo examinations.
In addition, instructors of 3 Dan and above are required to learn how to practice Basic Technique Training with a Bokuto.
As an instructor, this is to ensure that the examinee learns the correct Basic Technique Training with a Bokuto.

Joint practice :
You can practice with instructors and swordsmen from other dojos that you cannot usually practice with.
This is a chance to demonstrate what you usually learn at the dojo and learn a lot of new things.
Adults, children, Dan and Kyu are all welcome.
Please come and join us

2022 MWKF Seminar – Sunday, December 11, 2022 – East Lansing, Michigan

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022
Location: IM Circle
308 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824

Seminar schedule
09:00 – 11:30 Referee seminar
12:30 – 15:00 Basic technique training method with a Bokuto
15:15 – 16:15 Joint practice

Facility opening: 08:30 (reception starts)

In order to use MSU’s facilities, it is necessary to read and agree to the Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment.
Please check the contents at the link below and check the consent column when applying for participation.

Policies | Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance | Michigan State University (msu.edu)

Application link

https://forms.gle/SfT3zXV8vMqaCVCa8

Deadline for application

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Lunch
Please each participant prepare your own lunch.

2023 MWKF Seminar – Sunday, January 29, 2023 – Niles, Illinois

Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023
Location: Feldman Park Gym
Golf-Maine Park District
8800 W Kathy Lane, Niles, IL 60714

Seminar schedule
09:00 – 11:30 Referee seminar
12:30 – 15:00 Basic technique training method with a Bokuto
15:15 – 16:15 Joint practice

Facility opening: 08:30 (reception starts)

Application link

https://forms.gle/CzgngVaFm3dMGiWD9

Deadline for application

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Lunch
You can order when you register for the seminar.
Lunch box: $15
Or please prepare by yourself.

Eligibility Requirements

Referee seminar:
Sho dan or higher (2 Dan or higher is required)

Basic technique training method with a Bokuto:
All MWKF federation members
All MWKF federation members and 2-5 Kyu examinees, Dojo instructors (3 Dan or higher) are encouraged to actively participate.

Joint practice:
All MWKF federation members

Covid-19 infection control

In order to protect against Covid-19, everyone should meet the following requirements: You will be asked to present your certificate at the entrance to all events.

Submitting a COVID-19 Questionnaire at the entry.  You must also sign a waiver. Basically, please bring and submit what you have filled out in advance at the entrance.

If everyone fills in at the reception on the day, the start time of the seminar will be delayed, so please cooperate.

・Wear a mask in the seminar venue.
・Maintain social distancing (6 feet apart) as much as possible.
・Please wear a mask and face shield during practice.

If you have any questions, please contact us at mwkf.edu@gmail. com

Midwest Kendo Federation
Education vice president
Atsushi Kurita

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