International IAIDO Seminar from Kokusai Renmei – August 1, 2 & 3, 2014

June 10th, 2014

International IAIDO Seminar from Kokusai Renmei Ippan Shadanhoujin Seitou Seiryu Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido Kokusai Renmei 一般社団法人正統正流無雙直傳英信流居合道国際連盟 Board of directors:

  • President: Esaka Seigen Sensei
  • Chief Director: Esaka Seigen Sensei
  • Directors: Matsumoto Tadashi Sensei, Kobara Kenichi Sensei & Mochizai Shuichi Sensei
  • Supervisor: Nashima Masao Sensei

Date: August 1, 2 & 3, 2014

Location: War Memorial Recreation Center

1640 Cambridge Street

Cambridge MA 02139

 

Hosted by Boston Iaido

Contact: Cuong Nguyen, Tel. 774.249.9044

Email: bostoniaido@yahoo.com

www.bostoniaido.com

 

Instructors at the seminar:

From Japan:

  • Sensei Masao NASHIMA – Hanshi (10th Dan)
  • Sensei Hisato KANEDA   –  Hachidan (8th dan)

From Vancouver Canada:

  • Sensei Hiro Inoue – Rokudan (6th dan)

From US (Berkely, CA):

  • Sensei Andrej Diamanstein  – Nanadan (7th dan)

Schedule :

Session 1: Friday, Aug 1st                        7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Session 2: Saturday, Aug 2nd                9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Session 3: Saturday, Aug 2nd                 1:30 PM –   3:30 PM

Session 4: Saturday, Aug 2nd                4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Session 5: Sunday, Aug 3rd                   8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Enbukai:   Sunday, Aug 3rd                  11:00 AM –  1:00 PM

Certificate Exam: Sunday, Aug 3rd    3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Session and Enbukai Attendance Fees:


$50 USD/session, (5 sessions, $250 total)

$30 USD Enbukai, (Sunday, August 3rd)

Dan examination fee & certification fee – please see below.

Notes: Please pay all fees to your local dojo’s sensei

Enbukai (Demonstration):

  • Enbukai (Demonstration) is for every participant in the seminar, even beginners.
  • Demonstrations will be categorized by ranking group.
  • Each participant is to select 5 waza of their own choosing to perform.
  • The kneeling waza should be performed before standing waza.
  • The purpose of Enbukai is trying out and demonstrating the improved Iaido skills that you have gained during the seminar.

Notes: Unlike Kyougi Kai, this is not a competition. There are no winners and no losers.

 

Soudan Shinsa (Dan Examinations):

Dan Examination and Certificate FeesNotes:

  1. You must have your sensei’s permission to take a Dan examination.
  2. You must be a member of Iaido Kokusai Renmei to take a Dan test.
  3. You may become a Iaido Kokusai Renmei member at the 2014 seminar
Shodan 4000 JPY Godan 8000 JPY Kyoshi 16000 JPY
Nidan 5000 JPY Rokudan 11000 JPY Hachidan 19000 JPY
Sandan 6000 JPY Renshi 12000 JPY Hanshi 50000 JPY
Yondan 7000 JPY Nanadan 14000 JPY

 

Guest Senseis from Japan Travel Information

Boston, Logan Airport:

Arrive at 11:20AM on Thursday, July 31, 2014 by Japan Airlines Flight: 8

Leaving  1:25 PM on Monday, August 4, 2014 by Japan Airlines Flight: 7

 

Accommodations:

$$$

A Friendly Inn @Harvard

Bed & Breakfast Hotel

1673 Cambridge St.,

Cambridge, MA 02138

+1 617-547-7851

www.afinow.com

one block away

$$$

Irving House

Bed & Breakfast Hotel

24 Irving St.,

Cambridge, MA 02138

+1 717-547-4600

www.irvinghouse.com

couple blocks away

$$$

Boston Marriott Cambridge

Two Cambridge Center

50 Broadway

Cambridge, MA

1 617-494-6600

www.marriott.com

MBTA Red Line – Kendall Sq

15 mins away

$$$

Residence Inn Boston Cambridge

Six Cambridge Center

120 Broadway

Cambridge, MA

+1 617-349-0700

www.marriott.com

MBTA Red Line – Kendall Sq

15 mins away

$$

Best Western Plus Hotel Tria

220 Alewife Brook Parkway

Cambridge, MA

+1 617-491-8000

http://book.bestwestern.com/

bus # 78, runs late, both Saturday

& Sunday service

30 mins away

$$

Homewood Suites by Hilton

Cambridge-Arlington

1 Massachusetts Avenue

Arlington, MA

+1 781-643-7258

http://homewoodsuites3.hilton.com

bus #77, frequent schedule runs late,

both Saturday & Sunday service

30 mins away

$

Hostelling International USA – Boston

19 Stuart Street

Boston MA 02116

+1 617-536-9455

+1 888-464-4872

http://bostonhostel.org/

MBTA Green Line – Boylston

30 mins away

$$

Super 8 Watertown Cambridge

Boston Area

100 N Beacon Street

Watertown, MA

+1 617-926-2200

www.super8.com

bus #71, runs late, both Saturday

& Sunday service

45 mins away

 

 

Photos by Ng Huu Anh Tuan

October 25th, 2009

Dojo photos taken by the very talented Ng Huu Anh Tuan.

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Seminar with Hiro Sensei

September 12th, 2009

A few photos from a visit from an Iaido seminar on September 11-12 with Hiro Sensei.

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