24th EKF/FIK European Zone Referee Seminar, Brussels

EUROPEAN KENDO FEDERATION
ヨーロッパ剣道連盟
Dear Friends,
Please find below and attached the information and subscription forms for the
24th EKF/FIK European Zone Referee Seminar, Brussels,
Saturday 31st January and Sunday 1st of February 2015.
Around this, there will be ji-geiko sessions, partly in the presence of a ZNKR delegation.
There will also be a Kendo examination session from 1st to 7th Dan on Sunday 1 February
2015.
The Referee Seminar is organised for:
 Selected and/or proposed Referees for the next world Kendo Championships 2015 in
Tokyo, Japan, as well as potential referee candidates for next European Kendo
Championships in 2016. Presence in 2015 will be a consideration in selecting 2016
EKC Referees.
Please note that the maximum number of official candidates is six (6) per country.
 Referees (5th Dan or over) with international or confirmed national refereeing
experience; eventual exceptions to this rule may be granted by the EKF Technical
Director on special demand.
All referees shall bring their own flags to the seminar.
 Experienced national team level fighters of at least sandan level, for the shiai practice.
Please note that the maximum number of national team level players is three (3)
per country.
NOTE:
This is a change to previous editions. The wish of federations and participants has
been to have high level and even level of matches. We also need to avoid fighter
frustration in long waiting times for fights.
Please note that this is a great opportunity for your national team players to have high
number of high level fights. Fighters will be subsidised by the EKF by providing free
accommodation, free lunches and free Dinner Party. Only travelling costs remain to be
paid by National Federations. Federations must assure adequate level of fighters.
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Other persons (fighters not in national team fighter category, persons willing to
participate dan examinations, accompanying persons) are invited to participate in jigeiko only (Friday evening, Saturday evening, Sunday after seminar). In principle, they
must take care of their meals and accommodation by themselves, as ADEPS capacity is
reserved for seminar participants. They are welcome to join the dinner party on
Saturday evening at price of 30 euro, upon prior notification. See instructions attached.
We look forward to meet you all next year in Brussels.
Sincerely Yours,
Jean-Pierre RAICK
EKF Technical Director
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Pekka NURMINEN
EKF Secretary-General
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1. Information on the seminar:
The venue is the
ADEPS Sports Centre “Forêt de Soignes”,
Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 BRUSSELS (Auderghem).
Telephone: +32.2.672.22.60 | Fax: +32.2.672.19.39.
http://www.csfds.be/
[email protected]
Seminar price:
 By decision by EKK Board of Directors, the seminar fee for Referees (Official and
others) has been lowered to EUR 40,00 (including Dinner Party on Saturday)
 By decision of the EKF Board of Directors, fighters who are confirmed national team
members with at least sandan level, will be subsidised by the EKF by providing free
accommodation, lunches and Dinner Party. Only travelling costs remain to be paid by
these fighters or their countries. National Federations shall confirm the adequate level
and status in the registration. Maximum number of fighters per country is three (3).
Accommodation prices at ADPES (for referees, extra night for fighters):
 The price/person/night is EUR 30,00, breakfast included;
Accommodation outside ADEPS:
The participants are naturally free to use accommodation outside ADEPS at their own
expenses.
All persons who are not seminar participants must principally take care of their own
accommodation. After 15 January 2015, inquiries on eventually remaining ADPES
beds can be sent to [email protected]
Meals:
 Breakfasts at ADEPS are included in the accommodation.
 For lunch on Saturday and Sunday, the price is EUR 10 per person. Lunch is offered
free of charge for registered national team level fighters.
 Dinner Party on Saturday night at the ADPES is included in the seminar fee for the two
groups of referees.
 The dinner party on Saturday is free for national team level competitors.
 Other participants who wish to participate the Dinner party will be charged 30 euro.
Please register by 15 January 2015 by e-mail to [email protected]
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ALL OTHER MEALS (for example lunches and dinners on Thursday and Friday and
on Sunday evening) must be organised individually by participants.
The registration at EKF website allows a personal schedule. Following is an illustration of
standard arrangement, to give you an idea:
 Referees’ program: Arrival on Friday (FRI) evening for the ji-geiko, take all
organised meals (lunches and dinner party) and stay until Sunday (SUN) afternoon; the
all-inclusive price will be EUR 120,00 (including seminar fee with Dinner party,
accommodation for two nights with breakfast and two lunches).
 National team level competitors’ program: Arrive on FRI evening for the ji-geiko,
take all organised meals and stay until SUN afternoon; FULLY SUBIDISED
including shiai practice, accommodation for two nights with breakfast, Dinner Party
and two lunches. Additional nights will be charged at price of 30 euro per night.
Arrival is possible starting FRI and departure can be SUN evening or MON morning.
The official referee candidates and candidates for grading panels should be announced
separately on the attached Referee Reply Form which shall also be FAXED to the EKF
Technical Director (FAX. NR: +33-3-2074-2744.
The names of the judges who are available to take part in the grading juries at the
Referee Seminar should be announced by indicating ‘Y’ in the “Grading Jury” column
on the seminar subscription form.
In registration, prices mentioned above will be totalled up with payment instructions.
2. Information on the examination:
The Dan grading examination from 1st to 7th Dan will be held on Sunday 1st February 2015 in
the afternoon (subscription & registration fees according to the EKF Grading Rules1 ).
Registration to dan examinations is done via EKF website by the National Federations. See
registration info below.
All candidates for dan examination - without exception - are asked to confirm their
registration/payment and presence (and hand in their yellow cards, if applicable) at the latest
on Sunday at 12.00 with the EKF Secretary or the EKF Treasurer. This can be done by country
or club representative, if appropriate.
1
http://www.ekf-eu.com/documents/2010-EKF%20GRADING%20RULES.pdf
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The candidates must be ready in the Hall H2 one hour before the start of the examination on
Sunday. The provisional starting time of the examination is 14:00 (i.e. please be there at 13.00
at the latest). Please follow the announcements for possible changes of timetable.
3. Registration and Payment
Registration deadline for the seminar and related payments is 15 December 2014.
Registration deadline for dan examinations and related payments is 15 January 2015.
Deadlines will be respected.
Registrations are done via EKF website. Registrations will be opened on 15
November 2014.
Seminar: Please go to “Event Registration” and select “EKF Kendo Referee Seminar
2015” and follow the instructions there. Most important is the selection of registration type
(“Shinpan S1, S2, Fighter F). You can print a (PDF) list of registered persons that will
show the amounts that need to be transferred to the EKF account.
The only further document to be sent is the “EKF EKC Referee & Jury Candidates Reply
Form (MS Excel)”, to be faxed to the EKF TD.
Examination: Normal procedure via EKF website
http://www.ekf-eu.com/members/ekf_exam.cfm
Payments shall be made exclusively to the EKF account in advance by the deadline (seminar
15.12.2014, examination 15.1.2015), preferably grouped by country. Otherwise the
registration cannot be accepted. For payments outside Eurozone a cash payment (in euro) on
the spot can be agreed, but agreement must be made before respective deadline.
Please clearly indicate the country and refer to the respective list on the transfer:
EKF Bank account information:
BNP Paribas Fortis Bank, Brussels
Account holder's name: EKF AISBL
Account number: BE45 0016 9470 5689
BIC code: GEBABEBB
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4. Important notice:
Please pass this information on to the clubs in your country, mentioning especially that all
subscriptions to the seminar and the examinations have to be made by the National
Federation. It is not advised for private practitioners to contact EKF directly.
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5. SEMINAR SCHEDULE
Friday
30 January 2015
ARRIVAL & INSTALLATION
ADEPS
19:00-21:00
FREE JI-GEIKO
Dinner (individual organisation or in the Cafeteria)
H2 HALL
Saturday
31 January 2015
08:00-09:00
09:30-12.00
12:30
14:00-17:00
17:10-18:00
19:30
Breakfast (tbc)
REFEREE SEMINAR
Lunch
REFEREE SEMINAR
KEIKO
Dinner party
Cafeteria
H2 HALL
1st Floor
H2 HALL
H2 HALL
1st Floor
Sunday
08:00-09:00
09:30-11:30
11:30-12:30
13:00
14:00-17:00
1 February 2015
Breakfast
REFEREE SEMINAR
KEIKO & CLOSING CEREMONY
Lunch
DAN GRADING EXAMINATION
Dinner (individual organisation or in the Cafeteria)
Cafeteria
H2 HALL
H2 HALL
1st Floor
H2 HALL
Monday
09:00-10:30
2 February 2015
Breakfast for those staying until Monday
CHECK OUT & DEPARTURE
Cafeteria
Note: Subject to changes. See EKF Website and/or display at ADEPS during the event.
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Attachments:
1. EKF EKC Referee & Jury Candidates Reply Form (MS Excel)
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