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Kendo Ontario New Year Godo Keiko

Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2018 !

This is a friendly reminder that Kendo Ontario’s New Year Godo Keiko will be held this Sat Jan 13, 2018 @ 1:00pm @ Nikka Gakuen Kendo dojo.

This is an excellent opportunity to start the year by sharing keiko with Senior Sensei and friends in the Kendo community.

Special Note:

This year, the event will be hosted by Nikka Gakuen Kendo Club!!

It’s a pleasure to see Nikka Gakuen Kendo Club grow and mature over the years and we are pleased that they have volunteered to host this year’s New Year Godo Keiko.

In addition to hosting Godo Keiko, the parents of the junior members of Nikka Gakuen will be serving light refreshments in the form of OZONI (traditional rice cake in soup) to participants.

Please join us for the first Godo Keiko of 2018!

Date:                   Saturday, January 13, 2018

Time:                  1:00 p.m. to approximately 2:30 p.m., followed by light refreshments (Ozoni – traditional rice cake in soup)

Host Club:          Nikka Gakuen Kendo Club

Location:            Dr Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute,

200 Fundy Bay Boulevard, Scarborough, ON, M1W 3G1

(nearest major intersection is Warden Ave & Steeles Ave East)

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy year,

Bryan Asa
Kendo Ontario

Kagami Biraki at Hamilton Kendo Club

The Hamilton Kendo Club is hosting a Kagami Biraki on Sunday, January 21, 2018.

Godo Keiko will be from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., followed by the Kagami Biraki at 3:00 p.m.

There is no fee for this event but donations would be greatly appreciated to help cover costs. Please RSVP to [email protected] by January 17, 2017.

The Hamilton Kendo Club trains at the Hamilton CJCC, 45 Hempstead Drive, Hamilton, Ontario, L8W 2Y6

2018 Kendo Ontario Godo Keiko

Dear Kendo Sensei and Kendo Ontario dojo members,

We would like to announce the details of the 2018 New Years Kendo Ontario Godo Geiko. All bogu members are invited to attend this annual event and be a part of celebrating the start of another year with your kendo community.

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018.

Time: From 1:00PM to approximately 2:30PM, followed by a small refreshment

Location: Dr Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute, 200 Fundy Bay Boulevard, Scarborough, ON, M1W 3G1 (see map below).

Thank you.

Best Regards,
Bryan Asa
President, Kendo Ontario

2018 Detroit Open Kendo Tournament Date Announced

From the Detroit Kendo Dojo Tournament Committee:

“We cordially invite you to join us once again for a weekend of competition, camaraderie, and kendo as we host the 20th Annual Detroit Open Kendo Tournament on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

Please also consider joining us on Saturday the 17th for a seminar led by Kendo Kyoshi 8 Dan Fumihiro Miyazaki Sensei of the Kanagawa Prefecture Police Department and the 1997 All Japan Kendo Champion and Emperor’s Cup Winner.

. . . If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us ([email protected]).

We look forward to seeing you once again in February!”

Note: If your dojo is on the Detroit Kendo Dojo’s mailing list, your dojo administrator will have received the invitation package and registration form.

Kiwada Sensei – Toronto Schedule and Invitation

As previously posted, Daiki Kiwada Sensei (7 Dan, Renshi / 2012 All Japan Champion / 2009, 2012 World Champion Team Division) from Osaka Police will be visiting Canada from Sep 30th – Oct 11th.

Kiwada Sensei’s visit is made possible largely by the relationship between Chuo University and the University of Toronto.  He will be visiting Montreal / Toronto / Vancouver.

Kiwada Sensei’s Toronto Keiko Schedule (Oct 1-6) is as follows:

  1. Sunday, October 1:
    Location: JCCC
    Time: 10:00 a.m. ~ noonAs this will be the first keiko for Kiwada Sensei in Canada, we would like to take this opportunity to have Kiwada Sensei get an understanding of the level of Kendo in Canada. He will thus observe keiko in the beginning and then join motodachi-geiko. This practice is open to all who are able to attend.
  2. Wednesday, October 4:
    Location: Etobicoke Kendo & Iaido Club
    Time: 7:00 ~ 9:00 p.m.This practice will be shiai-geiko followed by motodachi-geiko and is open to all who are able to attend.
  3. Thursday, October 5:
    Location: University of Toronto Kendo Club
    Time: 9:00 ~ 10:30 p.m.Practice will be motodachi-geiko and is open to all who are able to attend.
  4. Friday, October 6:
    Location: JCCC
    Time: 7:00 ~ 8:00 p.m.This will be a motodachi-geiko practice open to all who are able to attend.Following this practice, there will be a further session from 8:00~10:00 p.m. for Team Canada members only.

Schedule is subject to change and updates will be posted on the Kendo Ontario website, Facebook page and Twitter.

We are very fortunate to have Kiwada Sensei visit Canada.  Please take advantage of this opportunity to practice with him during his stay.

University of Waterloo’s 30th Anniversary event – Sep. 30th

From University of Waterloo Kendo Club:

Dear Sensei, Alumni, and Kendo Friends,

It is my pleasure to invite you to the University of Waterloo’s 30th Anniversary! This year, we are going back to the roots of our organization.

Please join us for a seminar led by our founder, Taro Ariga Sensei (Kyoshi 7th Dan). We are very grateful to him for coming all the way from California to lead this event.

Please see contact [email protected] for more Information and to register.
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017
2:30pm – 6:30pm

Columbia Icefield Athletic Centre
250 Columbia St W, Waterloo, ON N2L 0A1

Please forward any questions or concerns to [email protected]

Thank you and all the best,

Elena Dybner
University of Waterloo Kendo Club President

Re: 2017 Markham Rensei-kai Info and Registration Pkg

From Markham Kendo Club:

“Dear Sensei and fellow kendoka,

We would like to extend an open invitation to the 3rd Annual Markham Rensei-kai event, which will be held on Saturday, October 14th at the Markham Pan Am Center. Please find attached the Information package (Program document and Registration file). The registration deadline is Friday, September 29th.
If there are any questions, the contact information is contained within the Program document.

Thank you very much.
Best regards,
Lawrence Tsuji
Markham Kendo Club ”

Team Ontario – Open Shiai practice

From Johnson sensei:

At the upcoming Canadian National Kendo Championships, there will be a team shiai between provinces. Currently we have 3 Ontario Provincial Coaches, Eddie Yamashita, Shane Asa and Koichi Miyamoto. They have been holding regular practices and are in the final process of selecting the members for the three Provincial Teams, Men, Women and Juniors. On Sunday July 23, 10 am at Ryerson University, there will be an Open Shiai practice with these players. The Coaches would like to invite kendo players in Ontario to come out and challenge the members to a match. Let’s support the Team Members and help them win at the CKF Championships in August.

11th Annual Keishicho Sensei Open Seminar for Kendo

From Etobicoke Olympium Kendo / Iaido Club:

Dear Sensei and Kendo Friends,

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 Nakayama Sensei lead such a successful seminar. This year, we will have as our invited guest, Junichi Hata Sensei (7 Dan) to lead the seminar.

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, July 8, 2017
Time: 9:00am – Doors open
9:30am to 12:30pm – Morning Seminar
1:30pm to 4:30pm – Afternoon Seminar with Godo Keiko

*Seminar details will be decided by Hata Sensei.

Additional details were sent via an email attachment to all clubs.

Thank you.