From all us at Kendo Ontario, good luck to all competitors at this weekend’s JCCC Senior Kendo Tournament!

Here are a few reminders and updates for you.

Friday, November 24th (tonight)

Pre-registration is available from 7:30 ~ 9:00 p.m.

The registration desk will be open to receive waivers and payment if they haven’t been mailed / emailed already.

Please note: the tournament package will not be handed out until Saturday, November 25th.

Shinai Weighing: 7:30 ~ 9:00 p.m.

Those who wish to weigh their shinai can do so Friday evening. The stamped shinai(s) will NOT be returned to you until the morning of the tournament. A maximum of 3 shinais can be weighed and stamped.

There is a free practice / keiko from 7:30 ~ 8:45 p.m. at the JCCC dojo. All are welcome to join.

Saturday, November 25th

JCCC will be open at 7:30 a.m.

Registration and Shinai Weighing will start at 7:30 a.m.

For those who are shinpan, there is a meeting at 8:00 a.m.

The opening ceremony will start at 8:30 a.m. and the tournament will start at 9:00 a.m.

4th Dan and Above Category

The 4th Dan and Above Individual Category will start at 9:00 a.m. 2 quadrants of the tree are scheduled to start at the beginning of the tournament while the remaining 2 quadrants are scheduled to start after lunch. This arrangement has been executed previously at other tournaments and enables a better availability of higher ranked shinpan throughout the day and to referee the 4th Dan and Above Category itself.