— WELCOME —
8th Charity Kendo Championships 2016
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Charity Kendo Group is pleased to invite you to the 2016 Charity Kendo Championships
Welcome to the 8th Charity Kendo Championships.
This year marks the 10th year of our charity activities supporting Maggie's Centres through the kendo workshop known for 2000 kirikaeshi and the 8th year supporting both Maggie's Centres and Macmillan Cancer Support, through the kendo championships.
This year we will also commemorate Charles Boxer's contribution to British kendo history - the man often referred to as the real 'James Bond', who started kendo in Nara, Japan in 1931 and his daughter acclaimed actress Amanda Boxer will attend as a special guest.
The Championship format will stay as usual, Junior Individual Championships by age group including Non-armour Group to start, followed by Junior Team Championship known as the Sakura Cup, then Family Team Championship for the Hiroshi Ozawa Fighting Spirit Shield and the 'finale' Kachinuki match - Maggie's vs Macmillan, for which one individual with the best performance will be awarded the Kashinoki Plate.
It is a family event and there will be Parents Competition just after the lunch break. So parents and siblings are welcome to take part. The detail of the competition will be announced on the day. There will also be the Auction of items with a surprise twist this year.
Our thoughts are with those people fighting cancer and their family today.
Kendo Charity Group
sponsors of the 8th Charity Kendo Champioships
09.45 Referee meeting
10:00 Opening Ceremony
10:15 Junior Individuals Group A
10:45 Junior Individuals Group B
11:30 Junior Individuals Group C
11:45 Junior Individuals Group D
12:15 Final Matches Group A, B, C and D
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Parents Competition
14:00 Junior Team
15:00 Family Team
16:30 Kachinuki Maggie's vs. Macmillan
17:15 Closing Ceremony
All juniors need to register at 9:30am and participate in the Opening Ceremony. Contact the organiser if you cannot do this for any reasons.
The programme is a guidance only and start times of Junior Individual categories are subject to numbers of the entry for each category.
Please turn up early enough if you cannot be at the venue 9:30am.
The hall is available for warm up from 9:30 - 9:50am within marked area so after registration all the juniors are suggested to do a short warm up before Opening Ceremony.
Adult : £10.00
Junior / student : £5.00
Organiser : firstname.lastname@example.org
— RULES —
Rules for the championships.
All competitions are under FIK rules except for some particulars as listed below.
If you are 3rd Dan and above please be prepared to make yourself available for refereeing when you are not fighting.
Junior Individual Championships are divided in 4 categories:
Junior individuals non-armouor group (all ages up to 17 years old)
Junior kendoka with no armour. Please do not wear any parts of armour. Competitors will perform kirikaeshi and uchikomi (men, kote, do, kote-men, kote-do, men) then Hantei decision. Please supply motodachi from your own club. Contact the organiser if you cannot do this so that motodachi will be prepared by the organiser.
Junior individuals age group 11 and under:
Junior kendoka up to 9 years old with armour. 3 point match. Hantei if draw at the end of the match. Encho for 1 point match only at final match.
Junior individuals age group 12 - 14:
3 point match. Hantei decision if draw at the end of the match. Encho for 1 point match only at final match.
Junior individuals age group 15 - 17:
Junior kendoka 15 to 17 years old. 3 point match. Encho for 1 point if draw at the end of the match, in the tournament only.
Junior Team competition
Entry can be done by clubs and individual members but a team should consists of the three individuals from each category of the above groups Group B, Group C and Group D, and they should fight in this order. If you cannot make up a team please let the organiser know so that we will make teams fairly.
The match to be 3 point match with no encho except for the representatives match, which will be 1 point match by one individual from each team if draw at the end of the team match at tournament.
During Pool matches the draw will be re-calculated in the order of number of win, point then number of loss. If all equal a representative match for 1point will be carried out.
1 junior 1 female 1 male regardless of grade - no need to be related. Registration open until lunch break. Junior entry restricted to those from Group C and D only. Registration required. If you like to take part but don't have the team members let the organiser know at an earliest opportunity. We will try our best to find you team members. Team order junior-female-male or junior-male-female. Junior member should always be the first fighter.
Kachinuki Team Competition
Maggie's vs Macmillan: juniors, senior male and senior female kenshi are all welcome to participate. All participants will be divided into two teams e.g. Maggie's team and Macmillan team. Competition is in Ippon match Kachinuki style if you win you will remain to fight until you lose. Juniors only fight juniors.
— Accomodation —
some options for those traveling far
Holiday Inn Express London - Watford Junction (* recommended*)
01923 288 600
Best Western White House Hotel
01923 237 316
Hotel Jurys Inn Watford
01923 422 800
Park Inn Watford
01923 429 988
01923 224 298
Travelodge Watford Central
0871 984 6320
Holiday Inn Express London - Watford Junction
01923 288 600
The Bedford Arms Hotel
01923 440 047
The Pegasus Guest House
01923 240 154
The Redford Lodge
01923 223 785
Ricky Road Guest House
01923 465 910
Harlequin Executive Studios
01923 443 756
Grove End Hotel
01923 226 798
01923 818 940
Berrygrove lodge B&B (*Recommended*)
01923 218 015
— REGISTER —
— RESULTS —
KODOKAN KENDO UK
Registration Deadline is 30th March