Monthly Archives: August 2015

Markham Rensei-kai Event Information – Oct 17th

From Markham Kendo Club:

Dear Sensei and fellow kendoka,

The Markham Kendo Club would like to remind everyone that on Saturday, October 17, 2015, we will be hosting a shiai practice Rensei-kai event at the Markham Pan Am Center. We will be inviting all dojos in Ontario to take part in an organized event that will allow for participants to practice their shiai kendo as well as referee duties in a more formal setting against teams from other dojos. We would like to provide some more details regarding this event. Please see the attached PDF document. While this is still a Draft document, the main details about this event will not change significantly.
The registration deadline is September 30th.
If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know. Contact information is included in the PDF document.

Thank you very much.
Best regards,
Lawrence Tsuji
On Behalf of the Markham Kendo Club

pdf document:

Preliminary Annoucement for 2015 Goyokai Seminar / Tournament Information

From Suyama [email protected]:

Dear Sensei and Friends:

I hope this email finds you well. We would like to make an announcement for 2015 Goyokai Seminar and Tournament.
The location of the seminar and tournament is still being worked out. But, it will be in the area near Boston Higashi School in Randolph, MA. Once the location is finalized, we will send the announcement with the registration form through email.

This year, the Goyokai will have three distinguished guest sensei again from Japan for a Kendo Weekend event on Nov. 13, 14, and 15, 2015.

Guest sensei from Japan (they were at the 2014 Goyokai seminar and tournament):
Hironori Tahara Sensei (田原弘徳先生) (Hanshi 8-dan) from Tokyo, Japan
Masuo Shinotsuka Sensei (篠塚増穂先生)(Hanshi 8-dan) from Kanagawa, Japan
Masao Iida Sensei (飯田正雄先生) (Kyoshi 7-dan)

The tentative schedule:
November 13, 2015 (Friday): Godo-keiko (joint practice) (in the evening)
November 14, 2015 (Saturday): Kendo Seminar, directed by the senseis from Japan (all day)
Emphasis: Shiai rules, techniques, etc. including shinpan rules, etc.
November 15, 2015 (Sunday): Goyokai Kendo Tournament (all day)

Location: At or near Boston Higashi School, Randolph, MA.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the Goyokai Kendo Weekend!

(Please forward this message to your Kendo friends. The email list may be missing some friends.)


Ken Suyama and the Goyokai Event Organizers