Monthly Archives: December 2013

Important Detroit Kendo Tournament Announcement

From Detroit Kendo Club:

Dear Kendo Friends and Family,
It is with regret that I must announce that our honored guest, Kendo Kyoshi 8 Dan Eiga Naoki must delay his attendance at the 16th Annual Detroit Open Kendo Tournament and will not be joining us in February 2014. Please accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause as an unavoidable conflict has arisen due in part to the intensified preparation schedule of the Japanese National Kendo Team – of which Eiga Sensei is Head Instructor.

We all, Eiga sensei included, are sorely disappointed by this unfortunate turn of events. Eiga Sensei was particularly looking forward to attending and leading us in a special seminar. Instead, we look ahead to 2016 where we will be pleased to welcome not only Kendo Kyoshi 8 Dan Eiga Naoki, but also his brother, Kendo Kyoshi 8 Dan Eiga Hideyuki as our special guests for the 2016 18th Annual Detroit Open Kendo Tournament.

Taking Eiga Sensei’s place as this year’s distinguished tournament guest will be Kendo Kyoshi 8 Dan Yamazaki Masaru Sensei from Aichi, Japan. He attended Kokushikan University and currently an instructor for police affairs at the Central Japan Region Police Academy. Yamazaki Sensei has participated in many tournaments including the All-Japan East /West Kendo Championships, National Police Officer Kendo Tournament, as well as the All Japan Kendo Championships. He is also a 2 time champion of the All Japan Athletic Kendo Tournament.

Yamazaki Masaru Sensei Tournament Participation History:
All-Japan Kendo Championships: 3 times
All-Japan East/West Kendo Tournament: 3 times
National Police Officer Kendo Teams Event: 15 times
All-Japan Prefectural Tournament: 4 times, 2nd place: 1 time National Police Officer Kendo Championships: 4 times, 2nd place: 1 time All Japan Athletic Kendo Tournament: 11 times, 1st place: 2 times, 2nd place: 1 time

Once again, please accept my sincere apologies for the sudden change of events. However, I look forward to seeing you in February. As a reminder, the registration deadline date for tournament entry is January 24, 2014. The Registration Entry form, Liability Waiver form and payment should be post marked no later than January 24, 2014.

Thank you once again for your understanding.

Best Wishes and Happy New Year,

Yoshiteru Tagawa
President of Detroit Kendo Dojo

17th Canadian National Kendo Championship – June 28, 2014

From Canadian Kendo Federation:

Preliminary information and tentative schedule of the 17th Canadian National Kendo Championship to be held at McGill University Athletics Sports Centre, Montreal, Québec

Friday, June 27: godo-keiko

Saturday, June 28: 17th Canadian National Kendo Championship

Sunday, June 29: Team Canada practice (tentative – details TBA from Team Canada management.

Kaiseiki High School Kendo Tournament

From Etobicoke Olympium Kendo Iaido Club:

Shigemitsu Kamata (6D) of Etobicoke Kendo Club has been named the Manager and Coach to lead the Canadian delegation to the Kaiseiki High School Kendo Tournament in Akita, Japan.
The team selection is in process, and the team will be named in January, 2014. Best luck to all that have applied for the team.
This year’s: http://www.kendo.or.jp/competition/kaiseiki/42nd/

2014 FIK AMERICA ZONE SHINPAN SEMINAR

From Canadian Kendo Federation:

Dear members,

Please read the important information about the incoming FIK shinpan seminar.

2014 FIK AMERICA ZONE SHINPAN SEMINAR

1. Date: February 22, & 23, 2014 (Saturday & Sunday)

2. Place: Simon Fraser University -Burnaby Campus
Recreation & Athletics
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6
Google Map – SFU
Thank you

16th Annual Detroit Open Kendo Tournament, Seminar and Promotion

From Detroit Kendo Club:

Dear Kendo Friends and Family,

It is our pleasure to provide you with the registration packet for the 2014, 16th Annual Detroit Open Kendo Tournament, Seminar, and Promotion hosted by the Detroit Kendo Dojo, on February 15th and 16th 2014, in Novi Michigan.

This year our distinguished tournament guest is Kendo Kyoshi 8 Dan, Eiga Noaki sensei from Hokkaido, Japan. Not only is Eiga sensei the champion of both the 2000 AJKC and WKC, he is also a 2 time WKC Teams Champion. Most recently, Eiga sensei has attained the rank of 8 Dan on his very first attempt at the age of 46.

We hope that all of you will be able to take advantage of this magnificent opportunity. Please follow the instructions included in the packet carefully and complete all of the necessary forms. The registration deadline date for tournament entry is January 24, 2014.

Please feel free to forward the invitation to your friends and family along with anyone else interested in attending this event.

Best Wishes,

Yoshiteru Tagawa
President of Detroit Kendo Dojo

http://goo.gl/PiHPpd

 

2014 Intercollegiate Tournament Registration Reminder

From Western Kendo Club:

Hello Everyone,

This is just a reminder that the deadline to register for Intercollegiate Tournament, December 13th, 2013, is just over two weeks away! The invitation has been attached again for your convenience. As this is a new system, please do not hesitate contact us if you have any questions or concerns!

http://goo.gl/DjzvbC

We look forward to seeing you in January

Best Regards,
Western Kendo
www.westernkendo.com