Thursday, June 8 – Monday, June 12, 2017
We are happy to have as our guest instructors from the All Japan Kendo Federation:
Yasuo Sakono Sensei, Hanshi Iaido 8 dan
Nobuaki Oda Sensei, Kyoshi Iaido 8 dan
Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA
You do not need a car. Take the Paoli/Thorndale line SEPTA train from Philadelphia 30th St Station to the Bryn Mawr stop, which takes 20 minutes.
The seminar will be held in the Schwartz Gym, building #10 in this PDF map of campus.
You may check in starting at 1:00 pm on Wednesday.
Please see the PDF Schedule for complete details, map, parking and check-in information.
Erdman Dining Hall (map)
Breakfast is 7:30–9:00 am, Lunch is 11:30 am–1:30 pm, Dinner is 5:00–6:30 pm
The Iaido seminar will run from 8:30 am to Noon, then 1:30 pm until 4:30.
The Welcome party fee will be included in the general fees for anyone who checks in on Wednesday. The time is 8:00–10:00 pm at the Campus Center Main Lounge (816 New Gulph Road, Bryn Mawr PA).
We will be staying in the Pembroke East and Pembroke West Halls at Bryn Mawr.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dorm room and gym access are $80 a day (or less on Wednesday night and the day you checkout).
A commuter option with lunch and gym access only is $20 a day. (If you plan to eat lunch elsewhere you must still pay for the commuter option to access the gym.)
Please go through the registration process to see the full list of prices and options.
Meal cards and rooms keys must be returned when you check out, or you will be charged a $50 fee.
A Sayonara party will be held on Saturday night, in the Thomas Great Hall of Bryn Mawr College. The time is likely 7:30–9:30 pm (not yet confirmed).
The cost is $55 per person, which includes beer or wine. (It is not a BYOB event.)
Mazkiya USA will not be able to come to the seminar, but they are offering a 15% discount on all items on their web site until May 31. Please email Mazkiya for details.
We will post updates here and on the East Coast Iaido Facebook page.
The registration deadline is Friday, May 26.
For more information, please contact David Bressler at email@example.com or (646) 479-5443.
You will need your AUSKF ID number to register. If you have registered with Shinken.us before and don’t remember your AUSKF ID or your temporary ID, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jodo shinsa questions were added on May 9th.
Note: The deadline to receive Jodo answers is Friday, May 26.
An Iaido seminar will be held on Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9.
Seminar fee: $90
Non-AUSKF fee: $140
A competition will be held on Saturday, June 10.
The Taikai is limited to AUSKF members, or non-AUSKF members who are US residents.
Taikai fee: $25
An Iaido promotion test will be held on the morning of Sunday, June 11, for examination up to 6 Dan.
A Jodo promotion test will be held on Sunday afternoon, June 11 for examinations from 1 Kyu to 2 Dan. You may bring your own partner, who is also testing. Both partners need to register for the test. Please list your partner's name when you register. If you do not have a partner to test with, write “None” and we can arrange one for you.
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.
Kyu (17 & under): $30
Kyu (Adult): $40
1 Dan: $50
2 Dan: $60
3 Dan: $70
4 Dan: $80
5 Dan: $100
6 Dan: $120
Kyu (17 & under): $20
Kyu (Adult): $30
1 Dan: $50
2 Dan: $60
3 Dan: $80
4 Dan: $100
5 Dan: $150
6 Dan: $300
A Jodo seminar will be held on the afternoon of Sunday, June 11, and on Monday, June 12.
Jodo seminar fee: $25
Online registration is not currently available.
Please contact email@example.com if you have questions about the registration process.