Kendo Ontario – Team Canada Practice 2020

To the Kendo Community,

One of Team Canada’s goals is to give back to the community and share some of the training techniques with members of the general Kendo community.

To support such, Team Canada is hosting special practices every second Friday at the JCCC Kendo Club from 7:30 ~ 9:30 p.m.

These practices are open to all bogu members of the Kendo community.

We especially encourage aspiring junior members to participate so they can begin their competitive training at an early age.

The plan is to have advanced attendees practice with the Team Canada prospects while less experienced or younger members follow the same instruction but practice among themselves in a separate group managed by a Team Canada associate coach.

The format is subject to change based on the quantity and ability of the participants on that particular day.

The first practice starts this Friday, February 14th and continues every second Friday.

Feb. 28
Mar. 13
Mar. 27
Apr. 10
Apr. 24
May 8
May 22
Jun. 5
Jun. 19
If there are any questions, feel free to contact any member of the TC Coaching Team.

Team Canada Central / Eastern Canada Coaching Team:

HyoSung Kim (kendosun@gmail.com)
Shane Asa (asashane@rogers.com)
Shigemitsu Kamata (shigek78@gmail.com)

On Behalf of Team Canada 2021
Kendo Ontario

2020 Kendo Ontario – Junior Godo Keiko

To All Kendo Ontario Members,

Kendo Ontario is pleased to announce that there will be a Junior Godo Keiko on Sunday, April 5 from 11:00 a.m. ~ 1:00 p.m. hosted by The Burlington Kendo Club and members of the Team Canada 2021 Program. Kendo Ontario has been actively focused on supporting the development of Junior players across the province through various initiatives. Juniors are the lifeblood of the community and through the support of Sensei, Parents and Volunteers we hope to continue to experience growth.

This practice is part of the Junior Development Program led by Koichi Miyamoto Sensei and supported by Kendo Ontario. The invitation is open to both non-bogu and bogu junior members.

Host:     Burlington Kendo Club and Team Canada 2021 Program members
Date:     Sunday April 5, 2020
Time     11:00 a.m. ~ 1:00 p.m. (plus pizza lunch to 2:00 p.m.)
Registration:     10:30 a.m.
Seminar:     11:00 a.m. ~ 1:00 p.m.
Pizza lunch:     1:00 p.m. ~ 2:00 p.m.

(Pizza lunch and drinks will be provided for all of the Junior participants following the practice)

Site:    Gym 5/6
            Haber Community Centre
            3040 Tim Dobbie Drive (Corner of Dundas Street)
            Burlington, Ontario L7M OM4
            Google Map Link

Deadline:     Sunday March 22, 2020 (Registration)

We request that each club/dojo complete and send the registration form along with waiver forms to info@kendoontario.ca so that event leaders can schedule the activities for the day accordingly.

For those who are interested in supporting Kendo Ontario with the Junior Development Program in any capacity, please contact Koichi Miyamoto at koichi.miyamoto@gmail.com

Thank you,
Bryan Asa
Kendo Ontario