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4th SKIF International Seminar

Overview

 
Objective:
To improve and unify the techniques of SKIF members in Japan and overseas while providing the opportunity for members to interact and build friendships.
 
1. Title
Shotokan Karate-do International Federation — 4th International Seminar
 
2. Sponsor
Shotokan Karate-do International Federation
 
3. Support
Ota City, Tokyo / Ota City Board of Education / Ota City Karate Federation
 
4. Dates
Friday, March 31 – Sunday, April 2, 2017
 
5. Venue
Omori Sports Center, Ota City
2-2-5 Omori-honcho, Ota City, Tokyo
An approximately 6-minute walk from Heiwajima Station, located on the Keihin Kyuko Main Line (Keikyu Honsen)
 
6. Instructors
Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa, Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa, Shuseki-Shihan Manabu Murakami, SKIF Headquarters instructors, Referee Director Eikichi Saito, others
 
7. Special Guest Instructors
Shihan Masaru Miura (Italy), Shihan Akio Nagai (Germany), Shihan Rikuta Koga (Switzerland), Shihan Hiroshi Ishikawa (Mexico)
 
8. Content
a. Technical clinic (4 individual classes)
b. Referee clinic (2 individual classes)
c. Dan promotion test
 
9. Participation qualifications
Members of officially registered Shotokan Karate-do International Federation branches who are high school students or older and have a rank of 3rd kyu (brown belt) or higher. (For karate practitioners that do not meet these requirements but would like to participate, approval must be obtained in advance from SKIF Headquarters.)
 
10. Schedule
Friday, March 31, 2017 (Day 1)
10:00–12:00 Registration
12:00–15:00 Technical clinic class
15:30–17:00 Referee clinic class
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Saturday, April 1, 2017 (Day 2)
09:30–11:30 Technical clinic class
12:00–14:00 Technical clinic class
14:30–15:30 Joint training session with Ota City residents
15:30–17:00 Referee clinic class
19:00–21:00  Evening banquet
Sunday, April 2, 2017 (Day 3)
10:00–12:30 Technical clinic class
     13:30–16:00 Dan promotion test
 
11. Seminar participation fees
JPY 2,000 (per individual class)
JPY 10,000 (participation in all classes)
 
12. Application deadline
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (Initial deadline)
 
Please submit applications early so that organizers can get an idea of the number of participants, which will enable them to make necessary preparations.
We do, however, understand that some members may not be able to confirm their availability until after the initial deadline. If you are planning to attend but may not be able to apply by the initial deadline, please inform SKIF Headquarters of your plans in advance and submit your application as soon as possible.
 
13. Evening banquet
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 19:00–21:00
Ota City Industrial Plaza PiO
1-20-20 Minami Kamata, Ota-ku, Tokyo / Tel: 03-3722-6600
An approximately 3-minute walk from Keikyu-Kamata Station, located on the 
Keihin Main Line (Keikyu Honsen)
Participation fee: JPY 4,000 per person
 
14. Cherry blossom-viewing party
Monday, April 3, 2017, starting 12:00 noon (Will be cancelled in the event of rain)
Along the bank of Tama River (An approximately 10-minute walk from Unoki Station)
Meet at 11:30 a.m. at Unoki Station, on the Tokyu-Tamagawa Line
Early April in Tokyo is when the cherry blossoms are usually in bloom. Last year’s cherry blossom-viewing party was very popular among overseas members. We encourage you to take part in this event, relaxing among the cherry blossoms while enjoying drinks, snacks and conversation with your karate friends.
 
15. Joint training session with Ota City residents
Although this seminar is being organized by SKIF, support, including securing the seminar venue and other cooperation, is once again being provided by Ota City in Tokyo, in which SKIF Headquarters is located, and by the Ota City Board of Education and Ota City Karate Federation. Therefore, beginning at 2:30 p.m. on the second day of the seminar, a joint training session (no fee required) will be held with karate practitioners residing in Ota City. All members taking part in the seminar are encouraged to participate in this joint training session.
 
 
Other matters of importance
 
SKIF Headquarters will not be arranging lodging for this seminar. As such, participants are requested to take care of all necessary lodging arrangements on their own.
 
Late March/early April is a busy time of the year for hotels in the Tokyo area (particularly in and around Kamata) and several hotels in the area are already completely booked for the period. Accordingly, we strongly recommend that you reserve lodging as early as possible.
 
The venue where the seminar will be held is located in walking distance (approx. 6 minutes) from Heiwajima Station on the Keihin Kyuko Main Line (Keikyu Honsen). Accordingly, participants may want to consider lodging near Shinagawa* Station or in the vicinity of Kamata Station (both of which offer easy access to the seminar venue), or somewhere in between these two locations.
 
* Shinagawa is the largest district in the southwestern region of Tokyo and offers a large selection of city and business hotels.
 
Distances between various train stations
Heiwajima Station —— Shinagawa Station: approx. 10 minutes by train
Heiwajima Station —— Keikyu Kamata Station: approx. 5 minutes by train
 
Note: Although JR Shinagawa Station and Keikyu Shinagawa Station are located directly next to each other, Kamata Station and Keikyu Kamata Station are separated by a distance requiring about a 10-minute walk.
 
SKIF Headquarters is located at Kugahara Station (about a 1-minute walk from the station) on the Tokyu Ikegami Line, which is approximately 7 minutes by train from Kamata Station.
 
Other distances for reference
Tokyo Station —— Shinagawa Station: approx. 10 minutes by train
Shinagawa Station —— Kamata Station: approx. 10 minutes by train
Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal —— Shinagawa Station: approx. 16 minutes by train
Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal —— Kamata Station: approx. 30 minutes by bus
 

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