Upcoming Events

Midwest Kendo Federation Summer Camp 2022

Visiting senseis from Saitama, Japan
Shigeki Yamanaka sensei, 8-dan hanshi
Shigeki Saito sensei, 8-dan kyoshi

Date: 7/29 – 7/31 (Fri – Sun)
Location: Webster University
Grant Gymnasium
175 Edgar Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63119
Registration Deadline: 7/22/2022

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/QYa2ovsagjF8WV2P6

Summer Camp Schedule

  • Friday (7/29):
    • 3:00pm: Registration open at Grant Gymnasium
    • 3:00 – 6:00pm: Open keiko
  • Saturday (7/30):
    • 9:00am – 12:00pm: Summer Camp Practice
    • 12:00pm – 2:00pm: Lunch break. Lobby available for eating
    • 2:00pm – 5:00pm: Summer Camp Practice
  • Sunday (7/31):
    • 9:00am – 12:00pm: Summer Camp Practice
    • 12:00pm: Lunch break. Lobby available for eating
    • 1:00pm – 4:00pm: Shinsa

Please note: Registration for the Kendo testing/shinsa is a separate process. Please visit the Promotions page to complete the requirements to participate in the testing on Sunday, July 31, 2022.

Summer Camp Accommodation and Dining

  • There are no dorms at this year’s summer camp, participants must find their own accommodations.
    • We have blocks of rooms set aside at the Residence Inn by Marriott St. Louis Galleria. This is the same hotel the senseis will be staying in.
    • There are 2 types of rooms. A room with a king and a sofa bed for $134/night and a larger room with 2 beds and a sofa bed for $180/night.
    • Please refer to “Kendo tournament” when making reservations.
  • There is no cafeteria option this year, participants must find their own dining options.
  • There is a banquet on Saturday night which can be pre-purchased as part of this registration. The cost does not include drinks.

Summer Camp Safety (At Registration)

  1. All participants must sign the AUSKF waiver and release from liability form and bring it to registration.
  2. All participants must sign the AUSKF COVID-19 Questionnaire at registration.
  3. All participants will have to have no COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, cough, headache, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.
  4. Please note that the COVID antigen tests can be acquired through the government program at http://www.covid.gov/tests.
  5. At registration, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, participants must fulfill one of the following requirements. You will be asked to provide the proof of one of those listed below.
    • Fully vaccinated and 2 weeks have passed after the last dose.
    • Had a negative PCR test result within 72 hours prior to the start of summer camp.
    • Had a positive PCR test but at least 11 days have passed since full recovery without symptom, but no more than 180 days
  6. At registration, we will be administering antigen tests to help minimize risk to participants.  The tests will be provided by the MWKF.  Those who have tested positive by PCR prior to camp as described above (#5) will be exempt from testing.  Those testing positive at registration will be tested a second time.  A second positive test will result in the individual not being allowed to participate in the summer camp with registration fee refunded.

Summer Camp Safety (Practice)
Summer camp safety will follow practices used at recent AUSKF events. In order to prevent COVID-19 spread and to mitigate the risk of infection, the following precautions are to be taken:

  1. Wear a mask at all times in the gym
  2. Mask and face shield are required for those participating in practice
  3. No loud kiai
  4. No tsubazeriai
  5. Keep social distance (6 feet apart) as much as possible
  6. Minimize conversation indoors and avoid physical contact with others
  7. Use sanitizer and wash hands frequently

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/QYa2ovsagjF8WV2P6

Please send any questions to Mark Sasaki at msasaki78@gmail.com

Direct shinsa questions to Hank Mizusawa at hankmizusawa@gmail.com


Please note: Registration for the Kendo testing/shinsa is a separate process. Please visit the Promotions page to complete the requirements to participate in the testing on Sunday, July 31, 2022.

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