GUELPH SCHOOL OF JAPANESE SWORD ARTS 2012 July 28-29

Cancelled due to poor pre-registration

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  • This program is in development, so this page will be changing regularly. The dates are fixed, as are the costs, but the instructors and courses may change.
    Please reserve these days and book your holidays accordingly.

     

    ABOUT THE SCHOOL

    The intent of the school is to provide a forum for the dissemination of accurate information regarding the traditional sword and related arts of Japan. We attempt to do this through lectures and hands-on classes featuring various sword and related arts.

    The school is open to the public and no previous experience in any of the arts is required. Students should understand that they will not acquire any deep knowledge in the various arts that are offered since the courses are quite short. Instructors will, however, be concentrating on one or two points of importance regarding the art or a feature of their school. Students can expect to be exposed to accurate instruction in the art, and receive some useful experience in the classical weapons of Japan.

    All classes will be held in the Athletics Building, University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario, Canada. Guelph is about 45 minutes west of Toronto.
     
     

    TENTATIVE TIMETABLE FOR THE SCHOOL


    SWORD ARTS

    Hyo Ho Niten Ichi-ryu
    The kenjutsu style of Miyamoto Musashi. 
    Kim Taylor
    Tachi Uchi no Kurai
    The kenjutsu of Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu
    Kim Taylor
    Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Kenjutsu
    One of the kenjutsu styles of the Tokugawa Shogunate
    Douglas Tong
    Shinto Ryu Kenjutsu
    The Sword school of Shindo Muso Ryu
    Kim Taylor

    STICK ARTS

    Uchida-ryu Tanjo-Jutsu
    (Walking stick) of the Shindo Muso-ryu.
    Kim Taylor
    Shindo Muso-ryu
    The four foot staff, developed by the samurai of Fukuoka Han.
    Kim Taylor
    Katori Shinto Ryu Bojutsu
    The long staff art of Katori Shinto Ryu
    Douglas Tong
     


    PANEL PRESENTATION AND OPEN DISCUSSION

    We have, in the past had a Friday evening academic presentation. We do not plan one for this year but you can see abstracts fo past papers below. 

    PARTICIPANTS:

    ABSTRACTS OF POSITION PAPERS (2005)

    ABSTRACTS OF POSITION PAPERS (2004)

    ABSTRACTS OF POSITION PAPERS (2003)

    ABSTRACTS OF POSITION PAPERS (2002)

    ABSTRACTS OF POSITION PAPERS (2000)

    ABSTRACTS OF POSITION PAPERS (1999)

    ABSTRACTS OF POSITION PAPERS (1998)



    COSTS: Two days of instruction, $150 Canadian

    Single day registration is $100 

    Single session fee is $50 

    ACCOMMODATION: is available through the University of Guelph hostel and is about $38 cdn per day for a single residence room. The official contact is hostel@uoguelph.ca 519-824-4120, x53654 (Please note that payment is made directly to the hostel, not through the Sei Do Kai).

    For those who prefer hotel accommodations: Thrre are several motels nearby and many other hotels are available in Guelph, check out any of the internet hotel search sites.

    The University has two pools, a whirlpool, and a sauna in the same building as our practice. If you want to go outside you can find shops, bars, libraries, and hiking trails. And that's still on the University grounds! Bring the family, we are within driving distance of Niagara Falls, Toronto, and Wellington County tourist country.

    TRAVEL TO GUELPH

    Guelph City Website

    AIR TO TORONTO then by Red Car Ground Transport to Guelph. http://www.redcarservice.com/
    Tell the driver you want to be dropped off at Lampton Hall or the East Residence Hall Porter's Desk if the hostel is in East.

    BUS TRAVEL: The Greyhound bus line will drop you downtown, at which time you take a #52 bus to the University and get off in front of Lampton Hall or East Residence (ask the driver) or you can get dropped off by Greyhound at College and Gordon streets and walk up College Ave to Lampton Hall on your left, or past that to East Ring Road, then turn Right to East Residence. It's about 500 yards.

    BY AUTOMOBILE: Take the 401 highway to the Brock Road (if coming from Buffalo/Niagara Falls take the QEW north to 403, 403 west to HWY 6 north, it becomes Brock Road). Brock north to College and Gordon, Right on College to Lampton Hall on the left, or past that then Right again on East Ring to East Residence.

    MARTIAL ARTS REGISTRATION FORM



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