Simon Fraser University Kendo Club

Kendo @ Burnaby mountain

Monthly Archives: June 2010

Vancouver Iaido Seminar – July 3 & 4, 2010 @ Steveston

Vancouver Iaido Seminar
Information from:

Guest instructor Katsuo Oda 8th Dan Hanshi

July 3th and 4th, 2010

Seminar location: Steveson Martial Art Centre –  4111 Moncton street, Steveson BC

Tentative Schedule:

Saturday, July 3th Sunday, July 4th
9:00 – 12:00 Iaido practice
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-16:00 Iaido practice
9:00 – 12:00 Iaido practice
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-16:00 Iaido practice
16:00-17:00 Iaido grading
Seminar fee:

$100CAD for both days, $50/day.

There will be 2 special classes open only for 3rd dan and above at the Yoshinkan dojo located at the Vancouver Japanese Language School at 475 Alexander St. In Vancouver. July 1 and 2 19:00 – 21:00 no additional charge for these classes.

Bento lunch:

We will order a group bento lunch if you would like to have this please confirm by email to Natan Cheifetz cost is $20 for both days including bento box and bottled water.


A group rate has been reserved at the Ramada Limited Vancouver Airport. They have a free shuttle from the airport and it is close to the Steveson venue. We will arrange to pick up any out-of-towners and bring them to the dojo. Please note the discounted rooms will be held to June 17 only. Rate is $116/room based on double occupancy (plus tax). Please ask for the ‘Vancouver Iaido Seminar’ group rate.

Some billeting with local Iaido practitioners may be available please contact us

Hotel information:

Ramada Limited Vancouver Airport
7188 Westminster Highway, Richmond, British Columbia V6X 1A1‎ – (604) 207-9000‎

For further information please contact Natan Cheifetz.


BCKF July Seminar – July 7 – 10, 2010 @ SFU & Sunrise dojo

Dear BCKF & CKF Members:

The Sunrise Kendo Club is very excited to announce that it will be hosting a series of kendo seminars in early July. Uegaki Sensei has invited 4 prominent Sensei from Japan to lead these sessions.

The instructors include:

  • Yoshiyama Mitsuru Sensei: kendo kyoshi 7th dan; author of the well known publication “The Kendo Grading Book.”
  • Shiina Kazue Sensei: 7th headmaster Hokushin Itto-Ryu & Head Instructor of the Sekai (World) Kendo Butoku Washinkai
  • Aida Shinji Sensei: kendo kiyoshi 7th dan; Vice-President of the Sekai (World) Kendo Butoku Washinkai;
  • Kouzu Kazuhiko Sensei: head of the culture & arts division of the Sekai (World) Kendo Butoku Washinkai.

The curriculum will cover a range of topics (including kendo/zen breathing techniques and training methods to improve your kendo), but it will also likely feature some demonstrations of Hokushin Itto-Ryu and techniques that apply to kendo.

The seminar schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, July 7th — 7pm – 9:00pm
Location: SFU East Gym

Open to all BCKF & CKF members; all levels

Refer to this link for directions to the gym and parking info.
The East Gym is adjacent to the Central Gym and closest to the swimming pool.

Thursday, July 8th — 7pm – 9:30pm

Location: Sunrise dojo (Hastings Community Centre; in the Community Hall behind the main gym)
** Since the Community Hall is a fairly small space, we request that this practice be limited to yudansha level kendoka **

Friday, July 9th — 7pm – 9:00pm

The new location will be FALSE CREEK COMMUNITY CENTRE (@ Granville Island) in the Main Gym. The community centre is located next to the tennis courts on the south east side of the island.

Saturday, July 10th — 1pm – 5pm

Location:  Hastings Community Centre main gym (confirmed)
Open to all BCKF & CKF members; all levels

Please pass this information on to all of your respective club members. This will be an interesting and exciting series of workshops. Once we settle on a location for the July 10th workshop, I will let you know.

3rd Annual BCKF Senior Taikai – July 31, 2010 @ SFU

3rd Annual BCKF Senior Championships
July 31, 2010 (Saturday)

Location: SFU Gym, Burnaby, BC
Open to all Shodan and Above, no age limit

Individual Competition Category
Round Robin (Groups of 3) followed by Tree Bracket to Finals
4 min matches, no overtime for Round Robins
4 min matches, overtime for Tree Bracket

Team Competition Category
“Last Man Standing”, Kachinuki
4 min matches, no overtime
Two teams allowed per dojo (minimum 4 players from same dojo, unless exceptions granted)

Entries by Friday July 16.  If you need players to fill out your team(s), please send in your registration early so that we can help you find them.

Past winners:

2008 Individual: Dean Ara, Renbu Dojo
2009 Individual: Norimaki Akitaya, Vancouver Kendo Club

2008 Team: Renfrew Dojo
2009 Team: Renfrew Dojo

BCKF Junior Taikai – June 5, 2010 @ Pinetree

The annual BCKF Junior Taikai will be held at the Pinetree Community Centre in Coquitlam on Saturday June 5th.

Please contact David Chiu at practice if you are able to volunteer. As always, please feel free to come and watch!

Pinetree Community Centre
1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam BC V3B 7Z4