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Events

  2008 Event/Date   Contact
         
    January    
30
 

Special training - Christchurch

Training session with visiting sensei from Tokyo from 6:30pm followed by dinner at The Secret Garden restaurant (62-64 Manchester St). All NZ kendoka welcome.

   
         
    February    
1-3
 

Seminar by visiting sensei from Tokyo - Dunedin

Venue: Kings High School

Fri 1st 7 - 9pm (time to be confirmed)
Sat 2nd 9am - 5pm, dinner around 7pm
Sun 3rd 9am - 3pm

There will be a kyu and dan grading on Sunday. If you want to grade, you must attend the seminar. Contact Walter McCahon by December 17th if you wish to grade.

Registration form & more details here (Word document, 321KB)

   
         
4
 

Special training - Canterbury Kendo Club

A final training session with the visiting sensei from Tokyo.

   
         
    March    

22-23

 

(date confirmed)
Instructor Seminar - Christchurch (hosted by Canterbury Kendo Club)

  NZKF Secretary
         
    May    
3-4
  (date confirmed)
National Champs - Auckland
  NZKF Secretary
         
    July    
11-14
 

(date confirmed)
National Camp - Auckland
For more details, click here (Word doc, 84KB)

Friday:
1000-1500 Squad and invitees
1500-1600 Sensei arrive. Shiai discussion, general advice.
1600-1730 Goudo geiko. All welcome

Saturday:
0900-1700 Kendo seminar
1700-2200 Opening of new AKC dojo, ribbon cutting, party!

Sunday:
0630-0800 Morning keiko
0900-1400 Kendo seminar. Also an iado seminar for dan candidates only, run by Oda Sensei (8th dan Iaido)
1430-1700 Kendo grading
Closing ceremony. 12 of the 14 sensei will be leaving for South Island, Inoue Sensei and Oda Sensei will remain.

Monday:
0900-1200 Iaido seminar
The Sensei will then depart for South Island to join the rest of the group.

The group will practice at Canterbury Kendo Club on Monday night. Contact Blake Bennett for details.

  Graham Sayer 021 274 2415
         
    August    
15-17
 

Auckland Kendo Club
Naginata Seminar

We will have 7 top-ranked teachers from Japan and the US in attendance. If you are interested in trying Naginata, this will be the best opportunity you can have in NZ. Absolute beginners welcome.

  alex (at) kendo-world (dot) com
         
    September    
27-28
 

(date confirmed)
Rembuden Taikai

Sat 27th 0800 - 1800
Sun 28th 0800-1800

More information will be forthcoming closer to the event.

The NZKF AGM will be held during the Sunday lunch break.

  Martin Lee
         
31-02
  October - November    
   

(date confirmed)
Invercargill seminar and grading
More details are here (Word doc, 305KB)

  Shane Robinson
(contact details in Word doc to the left)
         
    November    
1
  (date confirmed - if sufficient numbers, will continue on 2nd Nov)
Waikato Kendo Club Open Championship

Individual competitions only. Participants must be NZKF members. The divisions:

Male Dan
Male Kyu
Female Dan
Female Kyu
Juniors (mixed gender, <= 14yo)

If there are more than 10 male >= 3rd Dan, the Male Dan competition will be split into <= 2nd Dan, >= 3rd Dan.

The draw is pools of 3 people. Top in each pool will advance to knockout.

Please indicate attendance by 31st May 2008

 

Marleen Charng

marleen (dot) charng (at) gmail (dot) com

         
  December    
13-14
 

(date confirmed)
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Sei Tou Ken Yu Kai Canterbury Kendo Club. A special camp is being held by them to celebrate.

Visiting Sensei are:
Miyazaki Sensei 7th Dan (Shubukan Dojo)
Alex Bennett 6th Dan
Imafuji Masahiro 5th Dan

The camp will be focussing on good ji-geiko and lots of catching up.

Contact Blake ASAP so he can organise a schedule and rego form.

  Blake Bennett
         
         
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