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FINAL UPDATE - The Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai - Saturday 30th June 2012

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  • FINAL UPDATE - The Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai - Saturday 30th June 2012

    ***APPLICATION CLOSED***

    WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO THE BUDOKAN
    TOMORROW!!

    Dear Budoka,

    We here at Kendo World are hoping that you are adjusting to the hot weather that is coming, and that your training is going well.


    Regarding the Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai that will be happening on Saturday 30th June, 2012, at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, we have a final update for you.

    To date, the following sensei have confirmed that they will be attending:

    Kendo
    Inoue Yoshihiko Sensei, H8-dan, Shizuoka
    Masago Takeshi Sensei, H8-dan, Tokyo

    Hirakawa Nobuo Sensei, K8-dan, Tokyo
    Ozawa Hiroshi Sensei, K8-dan, Tokyo
    Shigematsu Sensei, K8-dan, Chiba

    Mochizuki Sensei, K8-dan, Shizuoka
    Kawanabe Sensei, K8-dan, Shizuoka
    Ishibashi Hitoshi, K7-dan, Chiba
    Oya Minoru, K7-dan, Chiba
    Kato Jun'ichi, K7-dan, Saitama

    As you can see, we are extremely fortunate to have so many sensei attending that will make this a great event. We are even hoping that there will be one or two more that will confirm in the coming days.

    The deadline for applications is Saturday 23rd June, 2012. If you would like to come and have not yet registered, it is not too late we still have a few places left. If you would like to attend, please send an email to tokyokeikokai2012@kendo-world.com with your full name and telephone number. (Please register using this email address rather than through the events page on our Facebook account.)

    On Saturday 30th June, registration at the Nippon Budokan will open at 0950, and from then until 1030 you are free to get changed and warm-up.

    Training will take place from 1030-1230 in the No.2 dojo of the Nippon Budokan. The first hour will feature a demonstration of the Nihon Kendo Kata and kihon-geiko (basic practice) with instruction from H8-dan Inoue Yoshihiko Sensei. After a short break, the second hour will be shido-geiko - keiko with the attending 8-dan and 7-dan sensei.

    After keiko has finished, we will move to the dining room at the Nippon Budokan where we will have a buffet and drinks from 1300-1500. At this time, we will also be giving away some prizes in a raffle.

    The cost to take part is Y5000.

    For those of you that have already registered, thank you very much for doing so. We will be sending you some information about the event at the end of this week, or early next.

    We hope to see as many of you as possible at what is sure to turn out to be the highlight of the 2012 budo calendar.

    All the best in budo and in life,

    The Kendo World Team


    • Peter Lackner
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      Peter Lackner commented
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      Just wanted to congratulate Kendo World on the inaugural Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai today, thank those that worked so hard to make this event possible. A fantastic job and memorable event! It was great to make 40+ new kendoka friends and get advice and instruction from the great Sensei in attendance.

      It was an honor and pleasure to be a part of this event. Thank you.

    • Curtis
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      Curtis commented
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      For those you who were NOT there, you missed what I consider the best kata demonstration I have ever seen.

    • MikeW
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      MikeW commented
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      Would that I could have gone, unfortunately right now I don't have money for a new shinai much less a trip to Japan. I am wondering though if there is, or will be, any video of the kata demonstration or other parts of the keiko-kai available?
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