This Sunday, August 8, 2010, at 1:00 pm at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, the first ever Canadian jodo tournament will be held during the 2010 Canadian Open Iaido Championships.
The event this year, the first of its kind in Canada, will be a single-elimination (no round-robin) taikai for jodo practitioners.
Renseikan Dojo jodo members Joe Vallejo, Don Croft and Steve Kubien will be participating. Interested in attending? Here is a map to the JCCC:
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We also held the first Aikido blackbelt training session at the new home dojo yesterday! The new home dojo offers private and semi-private classes, and will now also be the home of our regular monthly advanced blackbelt classes.
For more pictures from the Aikido blackbelt class yesterday, visit the Renseikan Flickr album.
On Sunday, the first Karate blackbelt advanced training class was held at the new Renseikan home dojo, one of our two locations. Karate blackbelt training sessions are a regular monthly event at Renseikan.
We hold private, semi-private and advanced blackbelt training classes at our home dojo location; our regular classes are held at our 1066 Dunbarton Rd. location in Pickering.
Here are some pictures from the class. For additional pictures, click here to see the Renseikan Flickr album.
There is an old saying “Many paths, one summit.” Applied here we may see that two masters may have used very different methods to get to the same place; two very different ways of practicing which nevertheless lead the devoted student to a peak of ability. But two paths cannot be followed at once. This would lead to endless distraction, running back and forth between and never reaching the distant goal, the summit to which either road, followed with perseverance, would ultimately lead.
- Robert Scaglione, Introduction, Shorin-Ryu Okinawan Karate Question and Answer Book
We’ll be moving the dojo mats to our new location at 1066 Dunbarton Road this Saturday, February 27.
All students and parents, if you can help out, please meet us at the dojo at 6:00 pm, where we will be loading up the mats and transporting them to our new location.
Just a reminder that Sensei is holding his monthly open house dinner this coming Saturday, February 20. All students and their parents, family and friends are invited – if you’re planning to drop by, please RSVP Sensei by phone or email by Friday at the latest.
This month’s theme is Asian, so get set for a lot of delicious Asian appetizers and entrées!
The jade plant at the dojo is in bloom! It’s the first time in all the years the plant has been at the dojo that it’s been in bloom, so if you haven’t checked it out yet, make sure to take a look your next class!