FIK American Zone Referee Seminar was held in Washington DC. on 9th and 10th Mar 2013.
FIK American Zone Kendo Referee Seminar was held on March. 9 and 10, 2013 at Ernest Community Cultural Center in Washington DC in USA.
The instructors from FIK this time are as follows.
Mr. Taizan SHIMANO, Kendo Hanshi 8 Dan
Mr. Takao FUJIWARA, Kendo Hanshi 8 Dan
Mr. Norio OHSAWA, Kendo Kyoshi 8 Dan
In total 61 trainees from Brazil, U.S.A., Canada, Aruba, Mexico, and Ecuador were participated to the seminar.
On March. 9 (Sat.), following to the opening speech and ceremony, Chief Instructor Shimano sensei explained about the important points of this seminar.
Particlarly, the object of judgment, duty, rules of refereeing and Yuko-datotsu were explained.
For 6 Dan and the above, Shimano sensei and Ohsawa sensei trained trainees, taking the World Kendo Championships in consideration, for improving capability and nature for exact judgment.
For 5 Dan and the below, Fujiwara sensei trained mainly basic points like management of Shiai, judgment of Yuko-datotsu, prohibited acts, Hansoku, Senkoku and use of Shinpan-ki.