FIK American Zone Kendo Referee Seminar 2011
FIK American Zone Kendo Referee Seminar was held on March. 19 and 20, 2011 at Golf Main Park District-Feldman Gym in Chicago in USA.
The instructors from FIK Japan are as follows.
Mr. Shuji FUKUMOTO, Kendo Hanshi 8 Dan, FIK director
Mr. Tomoyasu OOTA, Kendo Hanshi 8 Dan
Mr. Tadahiro AJIRO, Kendo Hanshi 8 Dan
The 73 trainees from Brazil, U.S.A., Canada, Aruba, Argentine and Hawaii were participated to the seminar.
On March. 19 (Sat.), following to the opening speech and ceremony, FIK director Mr. Fukumoto stated about the significance of this seminar, object of judgment, duty, rules of refereeing and international Kendo situation.
For 6 Dan and the above, FIK instructors trained trainees, taking the World Kendo Championships in consideration, for improving capability and nature for exact judgment. For 5 Dan and the below, we trained mainly basic points like management of shiai, judgment of yuko-datotsu, prohibited acts & hansoku and senkoku & use of Shinpan-ki.