THE 2013 SEI DO KAI SPRING JODO and
Chihiro Kishimoto, hanshi hachidan iaido
Atsumi Hatakenaka, kyoshi hachidan iaido
Fumio Tsubaki, kyoshi nanadan iaido, kyoshi nanadan jodo
Goyo Ohmi, kyoshi nanadan iaido
Stephen Cruise, renshi nanadan iaido
Kim Taylor, renshi nanadan iaido
Hiroshi Arai: hanshi hachidan jodo
Toshiro Tsuriga: kyoshi hachidan jodo
This year is the twentythird annual Guelph Spring Seminar and the
26th anniversary of the SeiDoKai itself (yes we missed the 25th, what a
surprise) so we'd
to see all our old friends again. This year as always we bring you a
outstanding group of instructors.
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. Not everyone has lots of spare cash so you may opt to pay the non-refundable deposit only and give us the balance when you get here. By the way, we haven't raised prices in quite a long time and that's because each year we have had enough extra participants to pay for the increased expenses. Big hand for yourselves! That's the way it's supposed to work.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 expect you all to spend at least the amount of your meal during the auction.
This year we'd like to continue one of our most popular pricing
so get those beginners out, we're offering the 6 FOR 5 DEAL
Get 5 pre-registrations together from your club and bring sensei for
Call for details! Speaking of instructors, we have so many of you now
please note that for the Friday evening "Iaido Instructors Class" you
should bring a notebook and pen. It is very likely that anyone less
than 5dan will be told to watch and make notes. We are NOT going to do
the class in a larger gym, this is for dojo leaders to get the latest
information, we're there to listen. Incidentally, in the interests of
keeping the numbers down, the Friday evening class is not part of the 6
for 5 deal, and there are no discounts for standing rather than
swinging a sword. We really don't want to start rank-limiting the class
so please understand this folks. Pre-register for these classes, we
will be taking attendance.
Looking forward to seeing all the old faces and many new ones as well.
Go to the Seminar Registration Form
ANNUAL AUCTION At the Saturday
night party, bring your
Donations of items to auction are requested as usual. We supply the
CONSIGNMENT TABLE Bring your iaido and jodo related sale items to the seminar. Note that 10% of your sale goes back to the seminar.
ACCOMMODATION: is available through
and is about $38 cdn per day for a single residence room. The official
contact is email@example.com
519-824-4120, x53654 (Please
that payment is made directly to the hostel, not through the Sei Do
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
as our practice. If you want to go outside you can find shops, bars,
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.
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.
FORM AND FEES TO: Kim Taylor,
44 Inkerman St. Guelph, Ontario Canada, N1H 3C5. Cheques payable to Sei
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