The 2017 CKF International Spring Jodo and Iaido Seminar and Grading
27th Year

University of Guelph, Ontario Canada, May 20 to 22

Missing You at the Guelph Spring Seminar
Spring Seminar 1995 or 1996
From 20 years ago. How many people can you name?


Carole GALLIGAN sensei, Renshi 6 dan (Toronto)
David GREEN sensei, Renshi 6 dan (Ottawa)

Canadian Kendo Federation


Kunifumi MORIMOTO sensei, Jodo Hanshi 8 Dan. (Osaka)
Toshiro TSURIGA sensei, Jodo Kyoshi 8 Dan. (Tokyo)
Daniel CHABAUD sensei, Kyoshi 7dan. (Marseille)
Corinne Marie dit MOISSON sensei, Kyoshi 7dan. (Marseille)
Chris MANSFIELD sensei, Kyoshi 7dan. (London)
sensei, Kyoshi 7dan. (Milton Keynes)

Click here for details on the Haruna Scholarship

This year is the twenty-seventh annual Guelph Spring Seminar and the 30th anniversary of the Sei Do Kai itself so we'd like to see all our old friends again. At the moment plans for the seminar are in flux but I will update this page as soon as I can.

When you look at the registration form you'll find that we've kept the rates low for students (those in school) and a bit higher for those of us who are in the workforce. Please note we've also kept a steep penalty for those who pay "at the door" in an attempt to get you folks to pre-register and reduce my ulcer production. Don't forget to make time for all our extracurricular activities, especially the Saturday night party, the auction is always a hoot even if you aren't bidding. You are all our guests for this event. As usual, we do hope you will spend at least the amount of your meal during the auction.

This year we'd like to continue one of our most popular pricing deals so get those beginners out, we're offering the 6 FOR 5 DEAL again! Get 5 pre-registrations (2/3 day registrations only please, single sessions and one day registrations do not count) together from your club and bring sensei for free! Email now for details!

CKF Jodo gradings to 6dan, contact the CKF directly (link is above) to register and check the timetable for grading times.

Looking forward to seeing all the old faces and many new ones as well.


Early Bird Registration is open!

Go to the Seminar Registration Form

TENTATIVE SEMINAR TIMETABLE (Click here for the Timetable)

Grading Information (Click here for information on the 2017 Jodo grading)

ANNUAL AUCTION At the Saturday night party, bring your wallet. Donations of items to auction are requested as usual. We supply the eats.

ACCOMMODATION: is available through the University of Guelph hostel and is highly recommended. The official contact is 519-824-4120, x52694 or in May ext. 58124 (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.

Breakfast is up to you, lunch is available at the practice site (we collect on the day, it's usually around $7) and dinners usually take care of themselves. Saturday's the party!

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.


Guelph City Website

AIR TO TORONTO then by Red Car Ground Transport to Guelph.
AIR TO KITCHENER 20 minutes from Guelph. Westjet flies from Calgary daily and United flies from Chicago O'Hare daily, Cab to Guelph is reasonable or email us to see if anyone will be free to pick you up.

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 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.

ONCE ON CAMPUS: Check the campus maps to find the Athletics building which is just across the road from East Residence (directions above). Parking is permitted for free all weekend and after 5pm on Friday in any of the nearby lots.

FORM AND FEES TO: Kim Taylor, 44 Inkerman St. Guelph, Ontario Canada, N1H 3C5. Cheques payable to Sei Do Kai

Seminar Registration Form

Sei Do Kai Iaido Homepage SDKsupplies
Canadian Iaido and Jodo Fund Electronic Journals of Martial Arts and Sciences

Last modified May 8, 2017 by Kim Taylor