Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Greeting from Vancouver dojo

Hi All,

Looking back to this year, our biggest Iaido event was the Kokusai Renmei Taikai/Seminar in May.
It was quite successful & almost same scale as German one. Also the first Kokusai Taikai event in over sea.

I really thank you to all dojo heads in US & Canada who send many students for support our seminar.
Without such support from other dojos, this kind of big event is not possible.

Also Thank you very much to our dojo's Core Members for many hard work to make seminar went smooth.
you guys are next generation of Vancouver dojo.

HAPPY NEW YEAR ! everyone.
Year 2014, another Kokusai Renmei seminar will be on in Boston.
* Let's encourage Boston seminar. (Aug. 1st, 2nd & 3rd)

Hiro Inoue
(Kokusai Renmei, Vancouver Iaidojo)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Message from Sensei re: New Year's Practice

Dear Iaidoka,

It is almost end of the year....

光陰矢の如し、歳月人を待たず!Kouin Ya no gotoshi, Saigetsu Hito wo matazu !

(Time fly like allow, Month & Year won't wait for you !)

This is just a reminder of couple of up coming event in January.

2014 New Year Practice & Celebration Lunch January 4th (Sat), 2014 All Iaidoka is welcome, You don't need to register in UBC class.

(It is before official UBC Iaido class start)

Location & Time: UBC SRC Studio, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

After practice, we are going to "Blue Star" (1935 W. 4th Ave.) known as Kisyu Japanese restaurant.

* Our Club will take care of all food expenses.

2014 Scottish Centre Seminar

January 11th (Sat), 2014

Location: 8886 Hudson Street Vancouver (73rd Ave. between Grenville St. & Oak St.)

Time: 10:00 am to Noon & 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (2 sessions) Seminar Fee: $20 per session ($40 for 2 sessions) Sushi Lunch: $10 for Vancouver dojo members & Free for attendees from outside dojos.

No senseis from Japan, so more relaxed atmosphere.

Peter Gunstone sensei & myself will be instructors.

Let's get together & have a good time.

Have a Merry X'mas & Happy New Year !

And Hope see you at the practice & seminar.

Hiro Inoue (Kokusai Renmei Vancouver Iaidojo) http://vancouveriaido.com/seminar.htm

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Message from Sensei re: Boston seminar date

Hi Members,

As you may know, next year's (2014) Kokusai Renmei seminar will be hold in Boston (Red Socks country) MA. USA.
Boston dojo is the host of the seminar, Cuong is working on this event right now.

On behalf of Cuong, I'd like to announce following information.
Date of seminar has been confirmed with Japan as August 1st (Friday), 2nd (Saturday) & 3rd (Sunday) 2014.
Esaka sensei & co-instructor(s) are coming over Boston. This will be the first visit for them to East cost of North America.
Probably, will be Esaka sensei's last visit in USA. (He cerebrated his 88 years old birthday last month)

Rest of detailed information will be posted on http://bostoniaido.com soon.
Just let you guys know the date of seminar in advance, so you can make your travel schedule.
Boston is quite far (no direct flight from Vancouver), but They send bunch of people for our seminar every year.
Let's send many people to Boston, & support their seminar this time.

Go Socks Go !
Hiro Inoue
(Vancouver Iaidojo)

Message from Ron re: Kokusai Renmei Annual Seminar

The Seminar will be held in Boston from Friday,August 1st to Sunday,August 3rd 2014.
The Boston and San Francisco Dojos always send a large number of students to our Seminars in Canada.
Hiro Sensei wants our Canadian Dojos to be well represented in Boston so please start saving your money and plan your vacations accordingly so that you can attend.

Just a reminder-we will be holding our Seminar again this year at the Scottish Cultural Centre in January.The date is Saturday,January 11th,2014 so please mark the date on your calendar.Information on the times and cost of the sessions will be sent out closer to the date of the Seminar.

New Year's Party will be after practice at the Blue Star Japanese Bistro on Saturday,January 4th,2014. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Message from Sensei re: Upcoming Events

  • January 4th (Sat) : New year practice in UBC (Rec Studio) at regular Practice time (9:30 am to 11:30 am), everyone dress-up on this class.
    • After practice, we are going for new year lunch @ Blue Star restaurant (1935 West 4th Ave. Vancouver)
  • January 11th (Sat) : One day Iaido seminar @ Scottish Centre, 8886 Hudson Street Vancouver (73rd Avenue between Granville St. & Oak St.)
    • From 10:00 am to Noon & 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (2 sessions)
    • Seminar Fee : $20 par session ($40 for 2 sessions)
    • Sushi Lunch: $10 for Vancouver dojo members & free for attendants from outside dojos.
Scottish Centre web : www.bcscottishcentre.org in case you don't know the location.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Message from Ron re: New Year 2014 Iaido Lunch

We will have our New Year,s lunch after our practice at UBC on Saturday,January 4,2014 at the Blue Star Restaurant located at 1935 West 4th Avenue in Vancouver.More details will follow closer to the date of the luncheon.

Message from Ron re: Kokusai Renmei Seminar at the Scottish Cultural Centre

Our Annual Winter Seminar will be held on Saturday,January 11th,2014 at the Scottish Cultural Centre located at 8886 Hudson Street in Vancouver.More details will be given closer to the date of the Seminar.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Message from Ron re: Iaido Summer Party

Date:Saturday,August 10th.

Time:Arrive between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

Location:Adrian's house.2821 West 3rd Ave.[in Kits a couple of houses west of Macdonald].Enter the back yard around the left side of the house.

Food:The Dojo is giving $200.00 for Sushi and snacks.Feel free to bring your favorite dish to share with everyone.


A BBQ is available for those who want to grill meat,etc.

Please RSVP so that we know how many people will be attending the party.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Message from Ron: Kokusai Renmei Annual Fees for 2014

The 2014 Kokusai Renmei Annual Fees of 5000 Japanese Yen for 2014 are due on October 1st.
The exchange rate is good so now is a good time to purchase Yen.
Sensei paid the 2013 Fee on behalf of some members;but they have not reimbursed Sensei.Sensei can not afford to do this again so these people will lose their membership in Kokusai Renmei if they do not settle with Sensei.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Message from Ron re: Summer Schedule for Marpole Dojo

Hi All,

This coming Friday, June 28th will be the last class of the Spring session at Marpole.  The summer session starts on Wednesday, July 3rd at the regular scheduled time (5:45pm).

Drop in is $8 per session, or $75 for 9 sessions.