2012 AUSKF IAIDO SUMMER CAMP
Date:June 20 to 24, 2012 Location: Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) An alcohol and tobacco free campus
12180 Park Avenue S., Tacoma, WA 98447
253-535-7450 / www.plu.edu
Dear Students and Instructors,
The Tacoma Kendo & Iaido Club would like to invite you to the great Pacific Northwest this summer for an exciting weekend of iaido training. This year’s location is Pacific Lutheran University about 40 miles south of Seattle. PLU offers a large gymnasium for training, good food, good lodging, and nearby restaurants.
１．山﨑正博 範士八段 Masahiro Yamasaki-sensei, Iaido Hanshi 8 Dan
２．津金政雄 教士八段 Masao Tsugane-sensei, Iaido Kyoshi 8 Dan
Registration fee: The two-day seminar fee is $120, or seminar plus takai is $150.
Taikai: The 15th annual AUSKF Iaido Championships is open to AUSKF members only. The taikai fee is $75.00 if you are not registering for the seminar.
Shinsa: Please note: All participants in the shinsa MUST also register for the seminar.
The testing fee is $50. See attached schedule for menjo charges. Send a separate check for the menjo. It will be cashed only if you pass the shinsa.
JodoWorkshop: Free for iaido seminar participants. $25 PLU usage fee will be charged for non-seminar participants. Must be an AUSKF member to participate.
Non-AUSKF fee: There is an additional fee of $45 for non-AUSKF iaido seminar participants. (Non-AUSKF members may not participate in the taikai or jodo workshop.)
Lodging at PLU (price per person)
$63.00 per night South Hall apartments (two bedrooms and a shared bathroom)
$46.00 per night Tinglestad dorm rooms (two people in one room with a shared bathroom)
Meal cards for breakfast and lunch, included in the cost of lodging, will be provided to PLU overnight guests.
On-campus cafeteria offers breakfast and lunch. Participants who overnight off-campus may use cash or debit, (charge cards are not accepted), to buy meals in the cafeteria.
Please respect the campus policies. Smoking and alcohol are not permitted anywhere on campus. Violators may be asked to leave.
Note: Please make sure all of your equipment is in good and safe working order for the camp. All swords are subject to inspection. Camp officials have the right to deny use of any swords deemed to be unsafe. Registration Deadline June 6, 2012 Late Fee: Entries received after June 6, 2012 will incur an additional $35 late fee. Please note: No shinsa applications will be accepted after June 6, 2012. Payment: Send one check for all camp fees and a separate check. If testing, include a separate check for your menjo fee. (This check will be cashed only if you pass the shinsa.)
Make all checks payable to "All United States Kendo Federation."
There will be no refunds after June 6, 2012.
A $35 fee will be charged for returned checks.
For those staying on campus, a $75 fee will be charged for keys/access cards that are lost or not returned upon checkout. In addition, a $50 fee will be charged for meal cards that are lost or not returned upon checkout.
All forms and payments must be received at the camp mailing address no later than June 6, 2012.
For more information contact:
Moki Yoshikawa firstname.lastname@example.org OR
Robert Rasmussen Iaido@tacomakendo.com
2012 AUSKF Iaido Camp FAQ About the Meal Card: Meal cards are pre-programmed to reset for each meal period. The cards each have a set amount of $8.00 for breakfasts and $11.00 for lunches for each day. Breakfast is served each day of the seminar. Lunch is served in the cafeteria on Thursday and Friday only. Boxed lunches will be provided at the gym on Saturday and Sunday to those staying at PLU. Other participants may order a boxed lunch for Saturday and/or Sunday only for $11.00.
Please note: It is not possible to adjust meal costs per meal period. In other words, breakfast is preset for $8.00 -- if you spend only $4.00 on breakfast there will be no refund of the remaining $4.00 on the card. Meal cards may not be combined with any other form of payment. Only one form of payment may be used per transaction.
Why are there meal cards? The University needs to have an estimate of how much food to prepare in order to prepare enough for lodgers and to avoid waste. Therefore, PLU issues meal cards to all who stay on campus.
Lodging:South Hall is shared with 2 to 4 people. Each person has their own bedroom, two people share a bathroom. A common living area has a full sized refrigerator, stove and range. Tinglestad is a traditional style dormitory, with two beds in one room. The bathroom is down the hall. You may wish to bring an extra blanket.
On-Campus Parking: A free parking pass together with a map of appropriate lots will be provided for those who need to park on campus at registration.
Why are there Camp Fees? Camp fees help defray the costs of instruction and venue.
Additional Fees Associated with Registration: All forms and payments must be received at the camp mailing address no later than June 6 2012 – there is a late fee of $35 for those registering after June 6, 2012. There will be no refunds after this date. A $35 fee will be charged for returned checks. For those staying on campus, a $75 fee will be charged for keys/access cards that are lost or not returned upon checkout. In addition, a $50 fee will be charged for meal cards that are lost or not returned upon checkout.
Pacific Lutheran University (PLU)
12180 Park Avenue S., Tacoma, WA, 98447
253-535-7450 / www.plu.edu
An alcohol and tobacco free campus nstructors:
Masahiro Yamasaki-sensei, Iaido Hanshi 8 Dan
Masao Tsugane-sensei, Iaido Kyoshi 8 Dan
June 20 pm Welcome Party (walking distance from PLU)
June 21-22 Iaido Seminar
June 23 am 15th AUSKF Iaido Taikai (AUSKF members only)
The gym, campus cafeteria (for breakfast and lunch), campus accommodations, and nearby restaurants are within walking distance of each other.
Registrants are responsible for their own transportation to the camp, and from the camp to the Sayonara party. The closest airport is SeaTac International Airport.
SEATAC airport is approximately 45 minutes north of PLU. You will not need a rental car (or taxi) unless you're staying off campus.
Some Shuttle Companies
Capital Aeroporter: http://www.capair.com/
(~$30 each way, basic, dependent on time and date)
Shuttle Express: www.shuttleexpress.com/
(~$45 each way, basic, dependent on time and date)
Other transportation companies may be available
Taxi cab companies charge ~$2.25 per mile.
PLU is ~35 miles from SeaTac International Airport.
Late Fee Deadline June, 6, 2012
Submit all forms and fees to:
724 170th St. S.W.
Lynnwood, WA 98037
All forms and payments must be received at the camp mailing address no later than June 6, 2012 – there is a late fee of $35 for those registering after June 6, 2012. There will be no refunds after this date.
For more information on the camp please contact:
Robert Rasmussen: email@example.com
Moki Yoshikawa Sensei: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLU Campus Accommodations
The two residence halls available to us are South Hall (See FAQ sheet) which has two bedrooms that share a bathroom, or Tinglestad (standard dorm room) which sleeps two people in one room with a shared bathroom. We can match you with a suite mate, or you can indicate your preference on the registration form. Rooms will include linens, basic toiletries, and a towel service. Rooms are also available to arrive early and/or extend your stay at the same rate, upon request.
On-campus accommodation rates - include breakfast & lunch on campus
All participants must be AUSKF members. The individual divisions are as follows:
Mudansha, 2 kyu and below
Murosako Cup, 1 kyu and shodan
Yamaguchi Cup, nidan and sandan
Nakanashi Cup, yondan and up
The on-campus cafeteria offers breakfast and lunch is close to accommodations and to the seminar facilities. Camp participants who are not staying on campus may purchase meals with a debit card or cash. Breakfast and lunch will be served at The Commons with a wide variety of options to fit any taste or diet.
The cafeteria is closed for dinner.
Meal Cards are provided to all participants who stay on campus. Each card is programmed to reset for each meal period with a set amount, $8.00 for breakfast and $11.00 for lunch per day.
Please Note: It is not possible to adjust meal costs per meal period. In other words, breakfast is preset for $8.00 -- if you spend $4.00 on breakfast, there will be no refund of the remaining $4.00 on the card. In addition, meal cards may not be combined with any other form of payment for a single transaction.
The welcome reception and sayonara banquet locations and times will be announced on the final schedule.
Please respect the campus policies. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on campus, indoors or out, including the dorm rooms. Alcohol is not permitted anywhere on campus. The final event schedule will detail the time and place of check in and check out. If you stay on campus, it is very important to checkout and return your access keys and cards to avoid a penalty.
A $35 fee will be charged for each returned check. For those staying on campus, a $75 fee will be charged for keys/access cards that are lost or not returned upon checkout. In addition, a $50 fee will be charged for meal cards that are lost or not returned upon checkout. If you need to schedule a special check in or check out time, contact:
Dormitory check-in begins at 4pm on Wednesday until 9pm at South Hall, where you can pick up your room key and meal card. Beginning Thursday, room check-in will be at Olsen Gym.
A phone number will be provided at our website, www.tacomakendo.com for making alternate arrangements on Wednesday. Camp registration check in begins on Thursday morning in Olsen Gym. Details will be posted on our website:
Alcoholic Beverages Policy
The use or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on campus and in the residence halls. Violators may be may be asked to leave by campus security.
PLU is a tobacco free campus and will not permit the use of any tobacco products. Violators may be asked to leave by campus security.
The farewell party on Saturday night includes a buffet with a salmon, beef, or vegan choice of entrée.
Alcohol is on your own. There will be a cash bar available.
The restaurant is approximately 3 miles from campus. Taxi service may be available. Stay tuned; we will post information on our website:
Pacific Lutheran University (www.plu.edu), 12180 Park Avenue S., Tacoma, WA, 98447, (253) 531-6900
PLU is an alcohol and tobacco free campus
AUSKF ID #
DATE OF BIRTH
AGE AT TIME OF EVENT
IAIDO SEMINAR ONLY
IAIDO SEMINAR & TAIKAI
IAIDO SEMINAR, TAIKAI & JODO WORKSHOP
IAIDO SEMINAR & JODO WORKSHOP
JODO WORKSHOP ONLY
NAME OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN
WAIVER OF LIABILITY
I, intending to be legally bound, do hereby, for myself, heirs, executors, and administrators, waive, release, and forever discharge any claims for damages which I may incur, or which may hereafter accrue to me, against the All United States Kendo Federation, the Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation, Tacoma Kendo & Iaido Club, Pacific Lutheran University, and its officers, instructors, members and officials for all or any damages which may be sustained or suffered by me in connection with my participation in seminar, tournament, promotion examination, workshop or arising out of transportation to and from the site of these events held in Tacoma, WA.
Where the participant is a minor, I, the parent or guardian, do agree to the above waiver and give permission to the exam official to seek medical attention for my child in the event of sickness or injury.
SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT/PARENT OR GUARDIAN
Registration Deadline: June 6, 2012
Mail to: Brian Blomquist
724 170th St. S.W.
Lynnwood, WA 98037
CHECK LIST (please include this check list with your registration) Applicant’s Name: 1. Signed and completed camp registration form.
2. All fees payable to AUSKF (see chart below for calculation).
Iaido Seminar only $120
Non-AUSKF member for Iaido Seminar add $45
Iaido Seminar and Taikai $150
Taikai only $75
Jodo Workshop (free with iaido seminar, otherwise $25 PLU usage fee) AUSKF members only
Iaido Seminar and Shinsa testing fee $170
Iaido Seminar, Taikai, and Shinsa testing fee $200
Shinsa menjo (refer to schedule below for fee) (separate check)
Welcome Party (Catered food and beer provided) $12
Lodging & B/L Wednesday night ($44 or $63)
Lodging & B/L Thursday night ($44 or $63)
Lodging & B/L Friday night ($44 or $63)
Lodging & B/L Saturday night ($44 or $63)
Lodging & B/L Sunday night ($44 or $63)
Lunch Saturday (if not staying on-campus) $11
Lunch Sunday (if not staying on-campus) $11
Sayonara Party (chose one: King salmon Beef Veggie stir-fry) $36 (includes tax & tip); cash bar
Submit after June 6, 2012 add $35
3. Signed AUSKF and PLU Waivers (enclosed PDF form).
I would like to attend the welcome party.
I would like to attend the Sayonara party.
4. If lodging at PLU, roommate request: _____________________________________________________________
5. Additional items needed if testing:
A. Signed and completed Shinsa registration form.
Submit completed and signed (all signatures) registration with a copy of menjo of present rank, written test, shinsa fee payable to AUSKF, and menjo fee payable to AUSKF no later than June 6, 2012.
Mail to: Brian Blomquist
724 170th St. S.W.
Lynnwood, WA 98037
AUSKF 2012 Iaido Shinsa Written Test Questions Answer two questions from the group of questions for the rank for which you are testing.
Submit your answers with your application, or email them to email@example.com (shinsa administrator), or bring them to the seminar and turn them in to the shinsa administrator.
First Kyu Candidates:
1. List the names of the twelve All Japan Kendo Federation Iaido kata.
2. Describe the proper way of gripping the katana when cutting.
3. Why are you studying Iaido? What do you hope to accomplish?
1. Explain what is meant by the term saya biki. Describe its use in one All Japan Kendo Federation Iaido kata.
2. Draw a simple diagram of a katana, label as many parts as you can.
3. What is kirioroshi? Describe its use in one All Japan Kendo Federation Iaido kata.
1. Discuss zanshin. Describe its use in one All Japan Kendo Federation Iaido kata.
2. Define Mono-uchi and describe its function.
3. What is meant by the term Iai-goshi? Describe its use in one All Japan Kendo Federation Iaido kata.
1. What is metsuke? Describe its use in one All Japan Kendo Federation Iaido kata.
2. Describe how to clean a sword (shinken and/or iaito).
3. Discuss jo-ha-kyu.
1. Define hasuji and its importance in Iaido.
2. What is saya biki? What is its purpose?
3. Explain fudo-shin.
1. Describe the hara, and explain its importance for Iaido.
2. What is meant by saya-no-uchi? How does it apply to All Japan Kendo Federation Iaido?
3. What is important when teaching Iaido to beginners?
1. What is reiho? How should it be taught?
2. What are maa and maai? Describe their application in one or two All Japan Kendo Federation Iaido kata.