Hello Kendo Ontario Community,

We hope you and your family and friends are healthy and safe.

Kendo Ontario continues to promote Kendo during these ‘unprecedented times’ and is pleased to extend an open invitation to visit a regular ‘Zoom’ practice hosted by the Etobicoke Kendo and Iaido Club. Similar to previous invitations to other open zoom sessions, this represents an excellent opportunity for members of the Kendo community to see what is being done by other clubs to keep their members connected and engaged in Kendo. People wishing to attend are asked to have their respective Dojo/Club representative send a club list of participating members to [email protected] by Friday August 21 to receive the specific Zoom invitation.

Additional invitation: Interested parties are also invited to join Etobicoke Kendo & Iaido Club’s Iaido session on the same date from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Interested parties should contact Stephen Cruise Sensei at [email protected] for the zoom invitation link.

Invitation:                     Open to ALL Age Groups !
Date and Time:            Sunday August 23 @ 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Kendo)
Host:                            Etobicoke Kendo & Iaido Club

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

Preparation: Shinai, water bottle and yoga mat (optional)

Contact: [email protected] to receive specific ‘zoom’ invitation

** Iaido Zoom session: Sun Aug 23 (same day) @ 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Please contact Stephen Cruise Sensei at [email protected] for the invitation link.

Thank you for the ongoing support,

Bryan Asa
Kendo Ontario