Hello Kendo Ontario Community,

We hope you are healthy and safe during these ‘unprecedented times’.

Given the positive turnout for the ‘open’ zoom session held last month, Kendo Ontario is extending an invitation to another ‘Zoom’ practice hosted by the Etobicoke Kendo and Iaido Club on Sun Oct 4.  It’s unfortunate that we cannot practice together in the dojo, but we hope these sessions continue to keep the Kendo community connected and further the individual Kendo development of its members.  Please see the information below and encourage all members from your club to join us.

Additional invitation:  Parties interested in joining Etobicoke Kendo & Iaido Club’s Iaido session on the same date from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. are invited to contact Stephen Cruise Sensei at [email protected] for the Zoom invitation link.

Invitation:             Open to ALL Age Groups!
Date and Time:    Sunday Oct 4 @ 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Kendo)
Host:                       Etobicoke Kendo & Iaido Club

Agenda:

10:00 a.m.               Start Session
10:00 – 10:10          Taiso (led by Ryo Yasumura Sensei)
10:10 – 11:00          Kendo Specific Drills and Exercise (led by Shigemitsu Kamata Sensei)
11:00 – 11:30          Physical Exercise (led by Eddie Yamashita Sensei & Paul Marko Sensei)

Preparation:         Shinai, water bottle and yoga mat (optional).
                                 Comfortable workout clothes (keiko-gi and hakama not required).

Zoom link:             Please see your Dojo Leader for the specific zoom link

Contact:                 [email protected]

Once again, we thank the Etobicoke Kendo Club for sharing their online practice with the rest of the Kendo community.

Thank you for the ongoing support,

Bryan Asa
Kendo Ontario