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Fall 2012 Highlights

[11/03/2012] PNKF 38th Annual Taikai
We were able to get 7 members to participate this time, and everyone did really well. Our senior team, though didn’t advance, put up a very good fight. Congratulations to Alan S. for placing 3rd in 1-2Dan division!

38th PNKF Taikai

[10/22/2012 & 11/20/2012] Joint Practice with UBC
UBC Kendo Club has always been a sister club with us, and it was great to be able to do joint practices with them. Thanks to all the UBC members who made their way up to SFU, and to those that went to UBC for practice I’m sure they learned a lot! Special thanks to Tsuyoshi, Becca, and Scott for organizing it.

[10/24/2012] Fall 2012 Icebreaker
Thanks to everyone for coming to our icebreaker! Hope everyone had fun, and continue practicing kendo~

Fall 2012 Icebreaker

[10/20/2012] Mudansha Taikai
Congratulations to Alex M. for placing 3rd in non-bogu division, Scott R. for placing 3rd in 1-2kyu division, and the “almost all-women” SFU team for placing 3rd in team match! And a big thanks to our seniors for coming to volunteer and to show support!

2012 Mudansha Taikai

[09/15/2012] UVic Ted Davis Memorial Seminar
We had a great turn out for this year’s seminar, which was different from previous years as Hamaguchi sensei and 29 university students and instructors came to visit! It was definitely a good practice and learning experience for everyone~
5th Ted Davis Memorial Seminar

Fall 2012 Info

Clubs Days
Clubs Days for Fall semester in Burnaby will be held from Sept 11 (Tues) ~ Sept 13 (Thur), 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. Come by the table to say hi, or to ask us any questions you may have regarding Iaido and Kendo!

Trial Week
For all new and interested members, trial classes for Iaido and Kendo will be on Monday Sept. 17 and Wednesday Sept. 19 in Central Gym. Iaido is 6:00~7:30pm, Kendo is 7:30~9:30pm. Feel free to drop in and give Iaido or Kendo a try! Please arrive 15 min before class starts, and wear comfortable clothing (ie. shorts/sweatpants)

Check this page for info on how to get to the gym:
https://sfukendo.wordpress.com/practice/

Check this page for frequently asked questions:
https://sfukendo.wordpress.com/faq/

If there are any other questions you may have, feel free to contact us!

Fall Practice
Fall practice officially starts Monday (Sept 24). Please make sure you are registered with the SFU Rec for the Kendo program (can be done online or at Rec office) by the start of fall practice.

If you are a student, also register for the club (can be done at the Rec office or in practice)  You will need to obtain the Burnaby Campus Athletics & Recreation Membership (for free) in order to do so: http://students.sfu.ca/recreation/member-reg/membership.html

For the existing members, we currently still have practices following the summer schedule.

Kelowna Gasshuku 2012

The 2012 Kelowna Gasshuku ended successfully this year in great weather! Thanks to everyone for coming out and participating~ For those who couldn’t make it, hopefully next year :)

Summer 2012 Info

Clubs Days
As usual, we’ll be participating in the Clubs Days in Burnaby (May 15, 16th). Feel free to drop by to say hi, or ask us any questions you may have regarding Iaido and Kendo!

Trial Week
This is for all the new and interested members! Trial classes for Iaido and Kendo will be on Monday (May 14) and Wednesday (May 16) in Central Gym. Iaido is 6:00~7:30pm, Kendo is 7:00~9:00pm. Feel free to drop in and give Iaido or Kendo a try! Please arrive 15 min before class starts, and wear comfortable clothing (ie. shorts/sweatpants)

Check this page for info on how to get to the gym:
https://sfukendo.wordpress.com/practice/

Check this page for frequently asked questions:
https://sfukendo.wordpress.com/faq/

If there are any other questions you may have, feel free to contact us!

Summer Practice
Summer practice starts Wednesday (May 23). Note that there is no practice Monday (May 21) due to Victoria Day. For the current members, we will have extra practices starting Wednesday (May 2). Please make sure you are registered with the SFU Rec for both the Kendo program (can be done online or at Rec office), and for the club (can be done at the Rec office or in practice) by the start of summer practice.

UW and VKC Taikai Results

Two taikai in one month!

SFU hasn’t participated in the UW taikai for couple years, so it was great that we had a team going down to Seattle! Everyone put up a great fight in their respective individual categories, and although we did not get far in the team match, it was a very valuable experience!

1-3 Kyu Division
2nd place – Lily Wang
3rd place – Becca Hsu

We had a great turnout for the VKC Taikai – 10 people, two teams. While we did not have anyone finishing top 3 in the individual categories, we’re very happy to announce that our Team A (Julio, Michael, Hawon, James, David) made it to the semi finals! Despite sporting all different injuries, they showed great spirit and won two team matches, finishing 3rd. That made history for the club in terms of team placement at VKC Taikai! Definitely a moment worth remembering~

From the taikai and practices, we can really see each member’s self improvement in kendo, and our club growing as a whole :) So proud of everyone! Let’s continue to practice hard, eat lots, and keep getting better and better!

>> UW Taikai

>> VKC Taikai