Dear Sensei and Kendo Friends,

Subject: Invitation to Kendo Ontario & Etobicoke Olympium Kendo / Iaido Club

12th Annual Keishicho Sensei Open Seminar for Kendo

We are pleased to announce that the Annual Keishicho (Tokyo Police Force) Sensei Kendo Seminar hosted by Kendo Ontario and Etobicoke Olympium Kendo / Iaido Club will be held once again this year.

Last year we were fortunate to have Hata Sensei lead such a successful seminar. This year, we will have as our invited guest, Mikio Watanabe Sensei (7 Dan / 43 Years Old) to lead the seminar.

The seminar is open to both non-bogu and bogu participants.  The morning session will focus on fundamentals (non-bogu and bogu members) and the afternoon session will be for bogu members followed by Godo Keiko.

Please see below for details.

Hosted by:         Kendo Ontario & Etobicoke Olympium Kendo / Iaido Club

Location:            Sports Gym, University of Toronto Athletic Centre (AC) – 55 Harbord Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2W6

Date:                   Saturday, August 11, 2018

Time:                   9:00am – Doors open

9:30am to 12:30pm – Morning Seminar (Non-Bogu and Bogu participants)

1:30pm to 4:30pm – Afternoon Seminar with Godo Keiko (Bogu only participants)

*Seminar details will be decided by Watanabe Sensei.

The purpose of this seminar is to have as many kendoka as possible to see, feel and experience Keishicho Kendo. We hope this seminar will inspire and create a deeper interest towards Kendo for all the participants.

The seminar will be followed by a dinner with Watanabe Sensei where everyone will have an opportunity to ask questions and get to know Watanabe Sensei better. The location, time and fees for dinner are to be determined. Please have one representative from each dojo contact Ryo Yasumura as soon as possible with the number of members interested in attending the seminar. In addition, please notify the number of members who will be attending the dinner with Watanabe Sensei. Dinner fee will be collected prior to dinner. (Please have payment ready in cash.)

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 416-452-8685

If you have any questions, please contact Ryo Yasumura.

Kendo Ontario and Etobicoke Olympium Kendo / Iaido Club will be looking forward to seeing you at this seminar.

On Sunday, August 12 Watanabe Sensei will be our guest at the Etobicoke Olympium for our regular practice (10 am – noon) – Everyone is welcome to attend.

We would like to thank Kendo Ontario for the generous support towards this event. No fee will be collected for this seminar, but generous donations from participants and dojos will be greatly appreciated to help cover the cost related to our annual event.

Thank you

Etobicoke Olympium Kendo / Iaido Club