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Study materials from old HKF website slowly migrating to HKF info area

Added on by J.K. SHISHIDO.

Since the old HKF website (hawaiikendo.com) has been taken over by pornographer-capitalists, I prefer to not send anyone there, even if it's for accessing the very nice archive of kendo information that Teshima sensei and a few others created sometime before its abandonment and subsequent kidnapping around 2006. I've decided to cut and paste or screen capture the informational content from that website and move it to this website's HKF info area as an interim step; at some point if the HKF would like to permanently archive these materials at the official HKF website (hawaiikendofederation.org), I think that would be a VERY GOOD IDEA.

In the meantime, here is what I've copied so far:

HKF Standard Protocols for Practices (from hawaiikendo.com, retrieved 2016-09-18)
[ online document ] or [ PDF, 37KB ]

Special Kendo Kata (from hawaiikendo.com, retrieved 2016-09-18)
[ online document ]

Excerpt from Kendo Reader, by Noma Hisashi (from hawaiikendo.com, retrieved 2016-09-18)
[ online document ]

Collection of essays from Kenkyukai meeting archive (from hawaiikendo.com, retrieved 2016-09-18)
[ online document ]

All good to study. I will move everything from the Kenkyukai Curriculum and Handbook whenever I have some spare time. I think we should take care of this kind of information, as 1) it required quite a lot of effort to produce it in the first place; and 2) since the HKF no longer maintains control over the hawaiikendo.com domain name there is no guarantee that this information will stay online for any length of time.

Posted by Shishido.

Other shinpan resources in English

Added on by J.K. SHISHIDO.

While looking for Stroud sensei's translation of the Kendo Shiai - Shinpan - Administration Essentials Guide, I stumbled across these:

A Guide for Tournament Refereeing in Kendo, by the All Japan Kendo Federation (AJKF) Committee on Tournaments and Refereeing, 2002-03; revised 2010. Translated by Tadashi Wakabayashi. [ PDF, 1.7 MB ]

The First Steps to Becoming a Referee: Basic Rules of Kendo Tournaments and Refereeing by Terry Holt. 2013 version. [ PDF, 2.3 MB ]

Over the years I'd seen various snippets from Holt sensei's book here and there on the internet but before tonight I've never seen the whole book. It's really wonderful, with super cute illustrations. Sadly, Holt sensei recently passed away, in 2015. There are video interviews with Holt sensei on YouTube, in case you would like to hear and see more of him.

It takes a lot of work to create resources that others can learn and benefit from. A very nice way for us to show our appreciation to others for their work is to do work ourselves for the benefit of others' learning. We may not all be kendo experts but since we all have different talents, we can all find ways to contribute in one way or another. Working on creating learning materials, recording histories, taking care of our elders, and so on, are all excellent ways to study.

Posted by Shishido.