Dear Sensei and Kendo Friends,
Subject: Invitation to Kendo Ontario & Etobicoke Olympium Kendo / Iaido Club
12th Annual Keishicho Sensei Open Seminar for Kendo
We are pleased to announce that the Annual Keishicho (Tokyo Police Force) Sensei Kendo Seminar
hosted by Kendo Ontario and Etobicoke Olympium Kendo / Iaido Club will be held once again this year.
Last year we were fortunate to have Hata Sensei lead such a successful seminar. This year, we will have
as our invited guest, Mikio Watanabe Sensei (7 Dan / 43 Years Old) to lead the seminar.
The seminar is open to both non-bogu and bogu participants. The morning session will focus on
fundamentals (non-bogu and bogu members) and the afternoon session will be for bogu members
followed by Godo Keiko.
Please see below for details.
Hosted by: Kendo Ontario & Etobicoke Olympium Kendo / Iaido Club
Location: Sports Gym, University of Toronto Athletic Centre (AC)
Time: – Doors open
– Morning Seminar (non-bogu and bogu)
– Afternoon Seminar with Godo Keiko (bogu only)
*Seminar details will be decided by Watanabe Sensei.
The purpose of this seminar is to have as many kendoka as possible to see, feel and experience
Keishicho Kendo. We hope this seminar will inspire and create a deeper interest towards Kendo for all
The seminar will be followed by a dinner with Watanabe Sensei where everyone will have an
opportunity to ask questions and get to know Watanabe Sensei better. The location, time and fees for
dinner are to be determined. Please have one representative from each dojo contact Ryo Yasumura as
soon as possible with the number of members interested in attending the seminar. In addition, please
notify the number of members who will be attending the dinner with Watanabe Sensei. Dinner fee will
be collected prior to dinner. (Please have payment ready in cash.)
If you have any questions, please contact Ryo Yasumura.
Kendo Ontario and Etobicoke Olympium Kendo / Iaido Club will be looking forward to seeing you at this
On Watanabe Sensei will be our guest at the Etobicoke Olympium for our
regular practice () – Everyone is welcome to attend.
We would like to thank Kendo Ontario for the generous support towards this event. No fee will be
collected for this seminar, but generous donations from participants and dojos will be greatly
appreciated to help cover the cost related to our annual event.
Etobicoke Olympium Kendo / Iaido Club