Monthly Archives: November 2017

Team Canada Keiko @ JCCC Tonight

Apologies for the late notice but as announced at the JCCC Tournament, Team Canada Coach Dean Ara will be hosting a dedicated Team Canada practice tonight from 7-8pm at the JCCC.

This will be followed with an opportunity to share Keiko with Team Canada members from 8-8:45pm.

Everyone is invited to join us.

JCCC Kendo

Special Practice with Chuo University Alumni

Hello Kendo Community,

We are pleased to announce that a practice for special guests from Japan and New York City will be held on Monday December 4, 2017.

Shinji Shimizu Sensei, Kendo 8th Dan of Kumamoto, Japan (member of Team Japan in 1991) and Yoichi Sawada Sensei, Kendo 8th Dan of Shirayuri Gakuen High School, Japan, accompanied by Masahiko Negita Sensei of New York City will be visiting JCCC Kendo club on Monday December 4, 2017.  Ms. Kazue Takatsuki, special Chuo University Kendo Communicator/Coordinator will also be traveling from Japan to join in the event.

All are Alumni of Chuo University Kendo and through their relationship with our own Chuo University Alumni Sensei in Toronto, they have decided to travel to Toronto for this special practice with us.

This is an excellent opportunity to share keiko with high level Sensei and we invite all members of the Kendo community to join us.

Please see the information below and share with other members of your club or dojo.

Special Guests:

Shinji Shimizu, Kendo 8th Dan of Kumamoto Police
Yoichi Sawada, Kendo 8th Dan of Shirayuri Gakuen High School
Masahiko Negita of NYC
Ms. Kazue Takatsuki of Japan

Date: Monday December 4, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m. ~ 8:45 p.m.
Place: JCCC Kendo dojo, 6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON M3C 1Z5

Thank you for your continued support,

Kendo Ontario

JCCC Senior Kendo Tournament

From all us at Kendo Ontario, good luck to all competitors at this weekend’s JCCC Senior Kendo Tournament!

Here are a few reminders and updates for you.

Friday, November 24th (tonight)

Pre-registration is available from 7:30 ~ 9:00 p.m.

The registration desk will be open to receive waivers and payment if they haven’t been mailed / emailed already.

Please note: the tournament package will not be handed out until Saturday, November 25th.

Shinai Weighing: 7:30 ~ 9:00 p.m.

Those who wish to weigh their shinai can do so Friday evening. The stamped shinai(s) will NOT be returned to you until the morning of the tournament. A maximum of 3 shinais can be weighed and stamped.

There is a free practice / keiko from 7:30 ~ 8:45 p.m. at the JCCC dojo. All are welcome to join.

Saturday, November 25th

JCCC will be open at 7:30 a.m.

Registration and Shinai Weighing will start at 7:30 a.m.

For those who are shinpan, there is a meeting at 8:00 a.m.

The opening ceremony will start at 8:30 a.m. and the tournament will start at 9:00 a.m.

4th Dan and Above Category

The 4th Dan and Above Individual Category will start at 9:00 a.m. 2 quadrants of the tree are scheduled to start at the beginning of the tournament while the remaining 2 quadrants are scheduled to start after lunch. This arrangement has been executed previously at other tournaments and enables a better availability of higher ranked shinpan throughout the day and to referee the 4th Dan and Above Category itself.