At the Kendo Bu AGM it was agreed, that in 2014, two new booking policies would apply to BKA Kendo seminars and gradings:
BKA Kendo seminars will remain at 2013 costs for people who book MORE THAN THREE WEEKS EARLY. To make this possible, seminars will increase in cost by 33% BUT there will be a 25% discount for everyone who books early (e.g. a £30 seminar will rise to £40 but will be 25% discount for early bookers = £30). This is to “reward” kendoka who are more organised and assist the BKA in planning for seminars by not booking in the last few days.
BKA Kendo Gradings will close for bookings on midnight of the Sunday closest to three weeks before the event to allow for menjo preparation and the final organisation of the grading panel.
In both cases the effective date for the seminar price increase and the grading entry will be MIDNIGHT OF THE SUNDAY CLOSEST TO THREE WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT. This allows kendoka the weekend to make arrangements, but these must by midnight on the Sunday, approximately 20 days before an event or you will be unable to enter the grading and you will pay the full price for the seminar.
This policy will apply to the Watchet, Stoke, Glasgow seminars and the Watchet, Stoke, Glasgow and Mumeishi gradings, effective immediately.