FIK Asian Zone Kendo Referee Seminar 2008
FIK Asia-zone Kendo Referee Seminar was held on January 27 and 28, 2008 at Stanley Sports Centre in Hong Kong.
The instructors from FIK Japan were as follows.
Mr. Hitoshi Murakami, Hanshi 8 Dan
Mr. Yuji Nakata, Hanshi 8 Dan
Mr. Takao Fujiwara Hanshi 8 Dan
Number of trainee was 53 from 6 countries and total attendee was more than 80 including the exhibition match players and local Kendo staffs.
Following to the opening message by Mr. Po Kit Wong, President of Hong Kong Kendo Association, Mr. Murakami FIK instructor, made a speech representing instructors. The main point of this seminar was to clarify and ascertain Yukodatotsu and detail of refereeing.
After 2 days seminar, judging skill of Yukodatotsu has been greatly improved and confirmed that some trainees are capable for the World Kendo Championship referee.