Updates and Events!
We’ve added some events to the calendar!
First off, we’ve scheduled the in-club tournament for September 28, 2014. This will be a fun event with stuff to do for everyone, beginners included. This will take place starting at 9:00 AM, and going until 5:00 PM, and including a pot-luck lunch or dinner.
Next, we have our fund-raiser/social movie night scheduled for November 1. This will be at the EJCA, and start at 6:00 PM. Please bring movies, and we vote with the loonie jars. We’ll have a kids/family friendly movie at 6:30, then maybe something scarier afterwards. We’ll be going late. The club will provide drinks, please bring snacks, and something to sit on!
A reminder that Wednesday night practices are all at the UNF hall downtown for the summer. Please do not go to the CASA centre location for practice!
Finally, an apology. When practice times changed, I updated the calendar, but not the Practices page. This left some incorrect information as to when Sunday practice begins, which caused some confusion. I’ve corrected the problem. (The Locations page still lists CASA centre for Wednesdays because the relocation is still a temporary thing.)
Beginning this week, July 2, Wednesday practices will be held at the UNF hall, instead of Casa centre. This will continue over the summer.
Also, children’s classes are on break until September. We wish all of the kids a great summer and hope to see them back and ready to go come fall.
Addendum: Kim Taylor sensei will be in town August 10, so we’ll be cancelling kendo and naginata practices for that Sunday, in order to host a mini seminar here for the day.
Beginners, please remember to bring your shinai maintenance kits to practice for June 25 practice.
Iaido Practices Cancelled
Iaido practices for the upcoming weekend have been cancelled, due to the grading event in Vancouver June 8.
This does not affect Kendo or Naginata practices for Sunday or Monday. A practices for Wednesday, June 11 are cancelled. Both beginner and advanced practices for Kendo and Naginata are affected.
Practices for tonight have been cancelled. Sorry for short notice everyone!
Shinai maintenance classes
Please be reminded to bring your shinai maintenance kits to practice for the next few beginner practices!
The new beginners have their shinai now, and before they can hit anything with them, they will need maintenance. Beginners and advanced students should bring their shinai maintenance kits to class.
For those who have not assembled a kit, it includes:
- Light Mineral oil or sewing machine oil
- Medium grit sandpaper (100-400 grit)
- A pocket knife (not exacto) or shinai knife
- Rags or an old towel and/or paper towels
- A white, unscented candle
- A pair of needle nosed pliers
- An eyedropper
We will want you to have these for the next several beginner classes, as not everyone is able to attend all classes.
Long Weekend Peractice Cancelled!
All practices for the May long weekend have been cancelled. We don’t have the UNF hall space for the long weekend, so we get to take a break. Everybody rest up, and we’ll see you back ready to go the following Wednesday!
All classes are cancelled for the Easter long weekend. Have a good rest, and we’ll see you all on Wednesday!
Good news kendoka!
The Kendo bogu practice that was previously cancelled for tomorrow is now on again. Please come and practice with Takashi before he returns home to Japan. It all starts as usual at 9am at the UNF Hall.
Sorry for late notice, but all practices for Wednesday, April 2, 2014 have been cancelled. There will be no practices this evening, as we will be unable to get access to Casa Centre.
Also, Kendo and Iaido practices for Sunday, April 13, 2014 have been cancelled due to the Naginata seminar at Casa Centre that weekend.