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.
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,
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:
- Sunday, October 1:
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Friday, October 6:
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.
On Thursday, October 5th, Daiki Kiwada Sensei – All Japan Kendo Champion – will be visiting the University of Toronto.
The U of T Kendo Club has graciously extended an invitation to members of all dojos to join them that evening for practice.
Location: Upper Gym, U of T Athletic Centre (55 Harbord St. at Spadina)
Time: 9:00 ~ 10:30 p.m.
If your dojo will be attending, please email [email protected] to let them know as well as the number of participating members.