Saturday, March 12 – Sunday, March 13, 2016
We are happy to have as our Guest Instructors from the All Japan Kendo Federation:
Kishimoto Sensei and Yanagihara Sensei will arrive a few days before the seminar and will be visiting area dojos.
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
2429 Bristol Pike, Bensalem PA 19020 (Google map)
Saturday, March 12: 9am - 5pm Seminar (with lunch break)
Saturday night: Group dinner
Sunday, March 13: 9am* - 5pm Taikai and Shinsa (with lunch break)
* PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A TIME CHANGE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. CLOCKS MOVE ONE HOUR FORWARD.
Lunch will be available on Saturday and Sunday, in the school’s cafeteria. The cost is $15 per person per day. Only hot dishes will be offered. One day Chicken Marsala, and one day Beef dish.
Dinner on Saturday night will be $21 per person, and BYOB. Payment will be collected separately at the seminar. Payment in cash (correct change, please) or check ($21 made out to Shidogakuin) will be accepted at Saturday morning check-in.
Grand China Buffet
27 Franklin Mills Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19154 (Google map)
Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia NE - Bensalem
1329 Bristol Pike, Bensalem PA 19020 (Google map)
The Holiday Inn has doubles and queen suites available.
The rate is $85 per night, plus tax, with breakfast included.
Use the group code HGS to make a reservation online, or mention "HGS" or "Holy Ghost Prep/Shidogakuin" when making a reservation by phone at 215-245-5222 or 1-800-Holiday.
Deadline for registration:
March 2, 2016
For more information:
Please contact David Bressler at email@example.com or (646) 479-5443
Please make checks payable to: Shidogakuin
Please send all checks to:
24 Fifth Avenue #426
New York NY 10011
Forms must be received by the deadline: March 2, 2016.
An Iaido seminar will be held on Saturday, March 12, from 9 am - 3 pm.
Seminar fee: $100.00
A competition will be held the morning of Sunday, March 12, starting at 9 am.
There is no separate charge for the Taikai; it is included in the Seminar fee, and all participants, up to and including 5-dan, will be automatically entered.
There will be 7 divisions: mudansha (no-rank through 2 kyu), 1 kyu, 1 dan, 2 dan, 3 dan, 4 dan, 5 dan.
Taikai fee: NO FEE
A promotion test will be held on the morning and afternoon of Sunday, March 13.
You must attend the seminar to take examination. No exceptions!
Examination up to 3 dan will be available to seminar participants.
Non-AUSKF members must be a member of a Kendo Federation recognized by the International Kendo Federation, and must have written permission from their country’s Kendo Federation President.
If you are a member of GNEUSKF, AEUSKF or EUSKF you do not need to provide the signature or confirming email from your Federation president. Members of other Federations will need to provide a signature or email showing that your Federation president is aware of, and approves of, your testing at this event.
If you do not sit in sieza, and you have previously provided a doctor's note, it is not necessary to provide another. You do need to let us know if you cannot sit in seiza, so that we can provide standing-only kata for you.
Shinsa fee: $15.00
Online registration is not currently available.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the registration process.