News / Announcement
The Requirement Of The Registrations Has Updated

The requirement of the registration has updated for both San Mateo and Foster City. It will be applied to the 2022 seasons.

Fully vaccinated is recommended.
Age limit : 9 years and above.

Bogu wearing students should signup for Advanced.
Non-Bogu wearing students should signup for Beginners.
In early September we will announce provisions against Covid19 pandemic.
New Students need to pay the Dojo's annual fees which are additional to the sign-up fee. (See the brochure.)

Even if you are all fully vaccinated, you should read carefully the following instructions against Covid19 Pandemic. Here is what you need to do :

Bring the AUSKF Covid Questionaire sheet.
Bring a couple of large sized face masks, bottled water, a plexi mouth guard if you wear Bogu.
Wear your Kendo gi and Hakama at home because the space of the restroom is very limited.
Keep social distance and lower your Kiai voice.
Be careful: Dehydration, Heatstroke, Injury.


Our Practice Has Started

Great news!!! San Mateo Recreation Center finally gave us the approval to reopen the class starting in Sep. 14. Even if you are all fully vaccinated, you should read carefully the following instructions against Covid19 Pandemic. Here is what you need to do :

    1. Bring the AUSKF Covid Questionaire sheet.
    2. Bring a couple of large sized face masks, bottled water, a plexi mouth guard if you wear Bogu.
    3. Wear your Kendo gi and Hakama at home because the space of the restroom is very limited.
    4. Keep social distance and lower your Kiai voice.
    5. Be careful: Dehydration, Heatstroke, Injury.

Our keiko will start very slowly with lots of rests.


NCKF Promotion Test Has Been Postponed

NCKF decided to have Promotion test in February 2022 tentatively instead of November 2021. This schedule may/may not be possible depending upon Covid19 pandemic situation from now on.


Re-opening Date Has Been Changed

San Mateo City Rec department notified to us that the speed of online signup so far has been much slower than they expected and they decided to delay the reopening date of 9/7 into 9/14. This is very unfortunate, but we have to accept it. 9/14 is the new reopening date. Now I have to request you to hurry up your online signup so that there is no more postponement.

San Mateo: Start in Sep. 14 (Tuesdays) Beginner: 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Advanced: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Foster City: Start in Sep. 18 (Saturdays) Beginner: 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Advanced: 3:30 - 5:00 pm

We recommend students to be fully vaccinated.
Age limit : 12+
Bogu wearing students should signup for Advanced.
Non-Bogu wearing students should signup for Beginners.
In early September we will announce provisions against Covid19 pandemic.
New Students need to pay the Dojo's annual fees which are additional to the sign-up fee. (See the brochure.)


San Mateo Kendo Will Re-open In September!

San Mateo Kendo Dojo will re-open in September. The registrations were started. The space will be filled quickly so please sign up now!

San Mateo: Start in Sep. 7 (Tuesdays) Beginner: 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Advanced: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Foster City: Start in Sep. 18 (Saturdays) Beginner: 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Advanced: 3:30 - 5:00 pm

We recommend students to be fully vaccinated.
Age limit : 12+
Bogu wearing students should signup for Advanced.
Non-Bogu wearing students should signup for Beginners.
In early September we will announce provisions against Covid19 pandemic.
New Students need to pay the Dojo's annual fees which are additional to the sign-up fee. (See the brochure.)


San Mateo Kendo will re-open in this fall!

San Mateo Kendo Dojo will re-start the practice in this fall. We are now discussing the schedule with the City of San Mateo Recreation Center.

The detailed schedule will be announced soon. Start to warm up your body and spirit to be ready for our practice. You will be surprised that the practice is hard.

Keep healthy and see you soon at the practice!


Try some warmups!

No reopening schedule has been announced yet.
However, it looks some light in the tunnel according to media. Therefore, Ogihara sensei suggests to start some warmup for the future reopening of the classes. 

Minimum suggested warmups are:
  50 times Suburi 
  50 times Jumping Men 
  10 times  Fumikomi Men 
  Walking or joggin

Stay at home and keep healthy!!!


Check the schedule often

Due to the general risk of Coronavirus spread, many of our schedule have been changed and will be changed including our class closures and cancellations of NCKF event. Keep in touch for updated schedule!


San Mateo Dojo's Farewells to Shiomi sensei

  

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Shiomi sensei sadly says farewell to us and is moving back to Japan in March due to his job assignment. 

We appreciate his contribution to San Mateo dojo and presented our gift to him on Feb. 27. 

He received a hakama which had our words of appreciation embroidered. Paul worked very hard to make this happen and delivered it to Shiomi sensei's home. Due to Covid19 circumstance, Michi had arranged the Zoom meeting which other kenshi could join to Paul online. Neil took these pictures. Thank you guys!

Sayonara, Shiomi sensei. Thank you for all of your wonderful kendo teaching and your friendship. Please drop in to our practice anytime when you come back to US. 


New treasurer (CFO) of San Mateo Kendo Dojo Inc.

Due to Shiomi sensei's leaving, Konopka sensei will become the new treasurer (CFO) of San Mateo Kendo Dojo Inc. and a member of NCKF Board.

He will begin to collect the annual fee of San Mateo Dojo and NCKF/AUSKF memberships. He may ask to send the payment via Zelle. Please let him know if you aren't familiar how to use it. 


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