FIK American Zone Kendo Referee Seminar 2009
FIK America zone Kendo Referee Seminar was held on Jan. 24 and 25, 2009 at Rush Gymnasium in Los Angeles in USA.
The instructors from FIK Japan are follows.
Mr. Tadashi Kumamoto, Hanshi 8 Dan
Mr .Hitoshi Murakami, Hanshi 8 Dan
Mr. Takao Fujiwara ,Hanshi 8 Dan
The 56 trainees from Brazil, U.S.A., Canada, Argentina and Hawaii were participated to the seminar.
On Jan. 24 (Sat.), following to the opening speech by Mr. I. Murakami president of AUSKF and Mr. Murakami, Mr. Kumomoto stated about the significance of this seminar, object of judgment, duty and rules of refereeing.
For 7 Dan and the above, we trained trainees, taking the World Kendo Championships in consideration, for improving capability and nature for exact judgment. For 6 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.