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  • 2005 Edmonton Kendo & Naginata Seminar

    The Edmonton Kendo and Naginata Club (EKNC) will be holding their third Seminar May 13, 14 and 15th.

    Our guest instructors for the kendo portion of this year's EKNC seminar will be Bob Takagaki-Sensei from the Steveston Kendo Club and Neil Gendzwill-Sensei from the Saskatoon Kendo Club. Our guest instructors for the naginata portion of our seminar will be Karen Schmucker-Sensei and Marcia Toyohara-Sensei from Seattle and San Jose, respectively. Our host instructors are Stephanie Bozzer-Sensei (Kendo) and Deryck Webb-Sensei (Naginata).

    As part of our 2005 seminar, the EKNC will also provide visiting kendoka with the chance for isshyu-giai with the naginataka. This is something that visitors from other clubs particularly enjoy because our club is the only one in western Canada that has both martial arts practicing together.

    Seminar Schedule:
    Friday May 13:
    7 - 9:30 pm - godo keiko

    Saturday May 14:
    9 12 - Seminar (kendo and naginata separate)
    12 1 - Lunch (provided)
    1 2:30 - Seminar (kendo and naginata separate)
    2:30 4 - Isshyu-giai Seminar and free practice
    6 8 Dinner and Party

    Sunday, May 15:
    For Kendo:
    9 10:30 Seminar (kata)
    10:30 1 Red & White Tournament and possibly team tournament
    For Naginata:
    9 1 Seminar

    Seminar: $50 for kendoka in bogu and over 15 yrs and $25 for kendoka not in bogu/under 15 yrs. Includes lunch on Saturday.
    Dinner: approx. $20

    A block of rooms has been set aside under the Edmonton Kendo Club:

    The Holiday Inn Express
    10010 104 Street
    Phone number: 1-780-423-2450
    The cost is $99.00 (plus applicable taxes) and there are no extra charges for extra guests in a room (up to 4).
    A continental breakfast is provided at the hotel.

  • #2
    Wish I had time to come up there again and get in some kendo this time. Had a great time at the mall and mountains (long drive). It would be fun to hang out with Bob and Neil.

    We have the U. of WA. tournament on the 14th. Sigh, no time for a family vacation to someplace sunny in the south.


    • #3
      The calendar event is here:

      Please discuss it there.