The Iaido Journal  Oct 2009
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Peterborough Gasshuku Report

Peterborough Gasshuku participants
copyright 2009 Mike Chinadi, all rights reserved

Clinician: Kim Taylor, NanaDan, Sei Do Kai Guelph ON

Assistants: Dave Green, RoukuDan, Tateyama Ottawa ON
            Pamela Morgan, Sei Do Kai Guelph ON

Special Guest: Chris Nunan, Sei Do Kai, Peterborough ON

Local Instructors: Mike Chinadi, Seito Bugei Juku, Peterborough ON
            Jim Wilson, YonDan, Kenshokan Iaido Peterborough ON
            Brian Collins, Mokuroku, Chokushin Aiki Jujutsu, Peterborough ON

Out of town: Peter Schramek, GoDan, JCCC, Toronto ON
            Scotty Allen, Etobicoke Olympium Kendo/Iaido, Club Etobicoke ON

Date; 26 September 2009
Time: 1400-1600hrs
Location: Mark Street United
90 Hunter Street East
Peterborough, ON K9H 1G5

Saturday, 26 September 2009 was a heck of a day for Seito Bugei Juku, Peterborough ON. Kim Taylor, NanaDan, Sei Do Kai Guelph ON was here to instruct members of the Central Ontario Iaido community. With the time restraint of two hours, Kim Taylor with the assistance of Dave Green, RoukuDan, Tateyama Ottawa ON and Pamela Morgan, Sei Do Kai Guelph ON demonstrated and explained all 12 Kata of the Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Zen Ken Ren Iaido. His theme for the workshop was ‘Finding Waldo’. With this humorous theme, he would explain the relevance of tekki to improve the quality of kata performance in Iaido. Kim Taylor, Dave Green and Pamela Morgan demonstrated Koryu Iaido and Seitei Jodo at the end of the workshop, WOW!

Students from the local schools; Seito Bugei Juku; Jim Wilson’s Kenshokan Iaido; Andy Dobie’s Shorinji Kan Jiu Jitsu; and Paul Fox’s Chokushin Aiki Jujutsu supported the event. Peter Schramek, GoDan, JCCC, Toronto ON and Scotty Allen, Etobicoke Olympium Kendo/Iaido Club, Etobicoke ON came to train from out of town. In total, 18 practitioners received excellent instruction from Kim Taylor. A local member of the Sei Do Kai and long time friend of Kim Taylor and Dave Green, Chris Noonan was there and provided technical input. A special thank you to Peter Schramek, who instructed the nyumensha, giving them special attention they needed.

The workshop was a great success. Thank you Kim Taylor from all the participants and myself for the excellent instruction and insights you provided. Next year, this event will take place in the month of April. The plan will be to make it longer and include Koryu and Jodo.

Dave Green, Chris Nunan, Kim Taylor, Mike Chinadi
Dave Green, Chris Nunan, Kim Taylor, Mike Chinadi
Some of the elders of the Canadian Iaido scene

For further info and notification of the next event:
Mike Chinadi, Seito Bugei Juku, Peterborough ON
seitobugeijuku@hotmail.com

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