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

Kendo Ontario Shinpan/Referee Seminar

On Saturday February 22, 2020, Kendo Ontario will hold a Shinpan / Referee Seminar led by David Mori Sensei at the University of Toronto – Upper Gym starting at 1:00 p.m. All players 3rd Dan and Up are invited to participate. This seminar is beneficial for all members who compete as well as referee at Kendo tournaments.

We invite all 2 Dan Kendo players to come out and participate as players to improve their own shiai skills. The seminar will be followed by Godo Keiko and is expected to finish before 5:00 p.m.

As there will be several upcoming events that require Shinpan / Referee (University of Toronto Sr. Tournament on Sat., March 14 and JCCC Jr. Tournament on Sun., April 26), we encourage all qualified members to participate.

Cost

A seminar fee of $10 per shinpan participant to support Kendo Ontario is requested. Shiai players (2nd Dan) and members participating in the Godokeiko only do not pay this fee.

Requirements

All participants are reminded to bring their own Shinpan-ki (pair of red and white Shinpan flags) if possible and read and bring a copy of the FIK (International Kendo Federation) booklet – The Regulations of Kendo Shiai and Shinpan.

*** Kendo Ontario will be selling copies of the booklet @ $15. Quantities are limited. Please indicate in the registration form.

Deadline

We ask that a club / dojo representative send the completed registration form (available online here) to info@kendoontario.ca by Wed., Feb. 12, 2020 (end of day).

University of Toronto Kendo Tournament 2020

To Kendo Clubs across Canada and the United States,

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 University of Toronto Invitational Kendo Tournament will be taking place on Saturday, March 14th, 2020. Please save the date.

Further information and the registration package will be sent out within the next two weeks.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Best,

Executives

UofT Kendo Club

www.uoftkendo.club

2018 Fall Session Kendo Practice Schedule

The Markham Kendo Club Fall Session Practice Schedule is as follows:

Wednesday Practice resumes from September 12th, 8:15PM to 10:00PM

Sunday Practice resumes from September 16th, 5:30PM to 7:00PM

Please note that there will be no practice on Sunday September 2nd, Wednesday September 5th, and Sunday September 9th.

This Fall, there will be a 3-week closure in October of the Community Center Gym due to renovations and the municipal election. As a result, the following practice dates will be cancelled:

Sundays = October 14th, 21st and 28th

Wednesdays = October 17th and 24th

Thank you.