2016 East Coast Iaido Seminar


Date
Saturday, March 12 – Sunday, March 13, 2016

Dear Fellow Iaido students,

We are pleased to present the 2016 East Coast Iaido seminar, shinsa, taikai and jodo workshop.

Registration is now closed.

GUEST INSTRUCTORS

We are happy to have as our Guest Instructors from the All Japan Kendo Federation:

  • Chihiro Kishimoto Sensei (Hanshi Iaido 8-dan, Kyoshi Jodo 7-dan)
    Former Zen Nippon Kendo Renmei (ZNKR) Iaido Committee Chairman

  • Hirofumi Yanagihara Sensei (Hanshi Iaido 8-dan)
    Head of the Tokyo Prefecture Iaido Committee

    DOJO VISITS

    Kishimoto Sensei and Yanagihara Sensei will arrive a few days before the seminar and will be visiting area dojos.

  • On Wednesday, March 9, they will come to KenZen Dojo (class will be from 6-9pm). All are invited. The fee is $20, payable at the door.

  • On Thursday, March 10, they will come to Shidogkauin Dojo (class will be from 7:45-9:30pm). All are invited. The fee is $20, payable at the door.

  • On Friday, March 11, there will be a higher-level practice at KenZen Dojo from 10am-1pm. 3 dan and up are invited. The fee is $20, payable at the door.

    SEMINAR LOCATION

    Holy Ghost Preparatory School
    2429 Bristol Pike, Bensalem PA 19020 (Google map)

    SCHEDULE

    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.

    FOOD

    Lunch:
    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.

    Group dinner:
    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)

    HOTEL

    Hotel:
    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.

    Hotel reservations:
    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

    Deadline for registration:
    March 2, 2016

    For more information:
    Please contact David Bressler at db@davidbressler.com or (646) 479-5443

    SHINSA APPLICATION


    DOWNLOAD SHINSA APPLICATION AND QUESTIONS

    Please make checks payable to: Shidogakuin

    Please send all checks to:
    Pam Parker
    24 Fifth Avenue #426
    New York NY 10011

    Forms must be received by the deadline: March 2, 2016.

    SEMINAR

    An Iaido seminar will be held on Saturday, March 12, from 9 am - 3 pm.

    Seminar fee: $100.00

    TAIKAI

    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

    IAIDO SHINSA

    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

    Online registration is not currently available.

    Please contact info@shinken.cc if you have questions about the registration process.