Hello Kendo Ontario Members,

We are pleased to announce that Hiroshi Hamada, 7th Dan and Coach of Kochi Shogyo High School Kendo will be leading a small Kendo delegation (11 members) including Kochi Kendo high school graduate and students (both male and female) to Toronto, Etobicoke and London this summer.

Hiroshi Hamada, 7th Dan, lived in Toronto in the early 90s and participated in the development and promotion of Kendo in Ontario as an Assistant Instructor at Etobicoke Kendo Club.  He  has finished in the Top 8 at All Japan Inter-Prefecture Kendo Championships and All Japan Teachers Kendo Championships and has maintained a good relationship with the Ontario Kendo community with his most recent visit in 2013.

Please see the Delegation’s Schedule below.  Everyone is invited to join any of the events.

In addition, we are looking for volunteers to assist with transportation.  If you are available to help, please contact Dave Mori Sensei at red-forest@rogers.com.

  • Sun Aug 26                Etobicoke Kendo Club (10-12 pm) – Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Rd, Etobicoke, M9C 3TC
  • Mon Aug 27              JCCC Kendo Club (7:30 –  8:45 pm) – Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamound Court, Toronto
  • Tue Aug 28                Forest City Kendo Club (7 – 8:30 pm) – Carling Heights Community Centre, 656 Elizabeth St, London, Ontario
  • Wed Aug 29              Etobicoke Kendo Club (7 – 9 pm) – Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Rd, Etobicoke, M9C 3TC
  • Thu Aug 30               Depart Toronto

Thank you for the continued support.

Bryan Asa
Kendo Ontario