please find below the details for the upcoming camp to be held in Dunedin (and a bit in Christchurch) in Jan/Feb 2008.
Visit to New Zealand of Tokyo Sensei led by Umetsu Sensei (8th dan).
Following on from their popular visit to the 2004 Hutt Winter Camp, a group of five Kendo practitioners will be visiting the South Island in Jan/Feb next year. Led by Umetsu Sensei there are also Higashiyama S (7th dan), Hayashi and Sato S (6th dan) and Mrs Tahara (5th dan). They will be attending a special practice in Christchurch on Wed Jan 30 to which NZ Kendoka are invited. Umetsu and Higashiyama S are both instructors of the Tokyo Police. They have trained Kendoka in foreign countries in the past and are fabulous instructors.
They will then travel to Dunedin and instruct a seminar at Kings High School from 7 - 9 on Friday night 1 Feb (exact time to confirm), 9 - 5 on Saturday Feb 2 and 9 - 3pm Sunday Feb 3. A dinner will be held on Saturday night. This event is hosted by the Invercargill Club and a newsletter about accommodation and costs for the seminar will be sent out shortly.
If you wish to register for this event, please indicate to Shane Robinson.
GRADING: A kyu and dan grading will be held at this event and at this time, is likely to be up to sandan. All people wishing to grade must attend this seminar.
If you wish to grade at this event please contact Walter McCahon [me] by December 20, 2007.
Upon arrival at the camp you have to present your Menjo (Certificate or copy) for inspection with your fee to Alan Stephenson (Auckland Kendo Club) where you will be confirmed AGAINST GRADING LIST as attempting your grade.
NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Grading fees will be: KYU: $35:00, DAN: $50:00.
Kind regards, Walter McCahonNZKF Secretary