The 2018 CKF International Spring Jodo and
Iaido Seminar and Grading
Chris MANSFIELD sensei, Kyoshi 7dan. (England)
Chris BUXTON sensei, Kyoshi 7dan. (England)
Carole GALLIGAN sensei, Renshi 6 dan (Canada)
David GREEN sensei, Renshi 6 dan (Canada)
Canadian Kendo Federation
Genji KUROGO sensei, Hanshi 8dan (Japan)
Toshiro TSURIGA, Kyoshi 8dan (Japan)
Daniel CHABAUD sensei, Kyoshi 7dan. (France)
Corinne Marie dit MOISSON sensei, Kyoshi 7dan. (France)
This year is the twenty-eighth annual Guelph Spring Seminar, no special anniversary but even so, we'd
to see all our old friends again.
When you look at the registration form you'll find that we've kept
the rates lower for students (those in school)
a bit higher for those of us who are in the workforce. Please note
well that there are three tiers of pricing for the seminar. The
earlybird-registration period lasts until the end of February, and the
pre-registration period is from March 1 to the end of April. The final
registration period is from May 1 to the seminar. Fees go up by quite a
bit in the later two periods so register now. There are also two Friday
classes in both iaido and jodo being offered for $50 each class. Senior
iaido class is from 5dan and up and the senior jodo class is from 4dan
and up. Two alternate classes are being offered, koryu jodo Chudan and
koryu iaido Tsumi Ai no Kurai. Check the registration form for details.
In the interest of getting new people to try our arts, we are
offering a special day rate for those who have never tried iaido or
jodo before. Please let your friends know, students of other martial
arts are welcome, and encouraged, to take advantage of this offer. If
you have an iaido or jodo student in your dojo who should be at the
seminar but can't afford it, please take note of the Haruna
Scholarship, the link is above.
Don't forget to make time for all our extracurricular activities, especially the Saturday night dinner (our treat, please let us know on the registration form), 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.
CKF Jodo gradings to at least 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.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN
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
ACCOMMODATION: is available through
and is highly recommended. The official
contact is firstname.lastname@example.org
519-824-4120, x52694 or in May ext. 58124 (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/
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
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