This weekend we will have the honor of hosting Pam Parker sensei, Iaido kyoshi 7 dan, jodo 5 dan, from the Ken-Zen dojo in New York for a special 2 day jodo seminar. Both sessions will be held at the Greenhill school in Addision.
The first session is Saturday, Sept 16 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
The second session will be Sunday, Sept 17 from 9:15 am to 12:30 pm. This will take place in lieu of our normal Sunday practices.
There is no formal registration, but please let Tranchin sensei know if you will be attending. We will also ask for a $35 donation to cover the time slot on Saturday.
Come join the Dallas / Fort Worth Kendo and Iaido Kyokai for a free kendo lesson! This introductory lesson will cover the basics of kendo, as well as provide a glimpse into what practices are like at our dojo. A portion of the lesson will be a hands-on experience. Practice bamboo swords (Shinai) will be provided. No martial arts or kendo experience is necessary to attend!
Our regular Thursday evening kendo practice tomorrow 4/26 has been cancelled due to an event at Greenhill occupying both gyms.
As a reminder, this weekend we will be hosting the Nabeshima Cup and Texas Open Taikai, as well as seminar and shinsa at the Episcopal School of Dallas. As the events overlap with our regular Sunday practice schedule, we will likewise not have practice this Sunday 4/30 at Greenhill.
For those planning to attend the Nabeshima Cup and Texas Open Taikais, please be aware that we have updated the 2023 regulations found in our information package with some provisional shiai and shinpan rules:
One of our own sensei-gata, David Cooper (Kendo 5-dan, Iaido 5-dan), was recently interviewed by a martial arts blog. He talks about the history of our dojo, and his own Kendo and Iaido journey through the years. Check it out!
Our practice this coming Tuesday evening, November 29th, will be dedicated to Jodo. Participants will need a bokuto and your jo if you have one. We will have a few extra jo on hand for anyone without a jo.