Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Message from Ron re: New Year's Practice

Hi Guys.

Our first practice at UBC will be on Tuesday, January 5th. Sensei is asking us to dress up on our Japanese clothes for this practice and to go out for food and drinks afterwards to celebrate the New Year.

The first practice at Marpole Community Centre will be on Friday, January 8th.

Please register as soon as possible for classes so that we will have enough students to meet the requirements to keep the class going.

The Seminar at the Scottish Cultural Centre will be held on Saturday, January 9th. The address is 8886 Hudson Street.  The first session is from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon and the second session is from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The cost is $20.00 per session.You don't need to attend both sessions. There will be a shshi lunch from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pn at a cost of $10:00 per person.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Annual Iaido Christmas Party

Hi All,

There seems to be a bit of confusion about the party and whether my place is available or not.  I want to confirm with everyone that it most definitely is available, and Saturday, December 12th is good to go. 

I checked my sent folder to see if I was intoxicated or half a asleep when I sent an e-mail saying that I could not host the party, but it shows that the last e-mail I sent to the group was the one below?

Anyway, it’s all good.  Just a heads up though, we just renovated the interior of the house recently and have not acquired new furniture yet.  I think I only have a handful of chairs.  Be prepared to sit in seiza, you should all be used to that anyway :)


BYOB, bring a BD of your favourite Samurai movie

See you all then,


Iaido Kokusai Renmei local seminar, hosted by Vancouver Iaidojo

Iaido Kokusai Renmei local seminar, hosted by Vancouver Iaidojo
Instructors : Hiro Inoue (Vancouver Iaidojo head) & Peter Gunstone (Todo-kai dojo head)

Date : January 9th (Saturday) 2016
Time : 10 am to Noon & 2 pm to 4 pm (2 sessions)
Fee : $20 par Session
Sushi Lunch : $10 for local members & Free for guests (from out of Vancouver)
Location : Scottish Cultural Centre 8886 Hudson St. Vancouver, B.C.
Web : http://bcscottishcentre.org/

* All Iaidoka from any organization is welcome to attend.
See you there everyone !

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Message from Ron re: Annual Winter Iaido Seminar

Hi Guys.

We will be holding our Annual Winter Iaido Seminar on Saturday, January 9th, 2016 at the Scottish Cultural Centre located at 8886 Hudson Street in Vancouver.

There will be a morning practice from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon and an afternoon practice from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

The cost is $20.00 per session.

There will be a sushi lunch starting at 12:00 noon. The cost is $10:00 per person.

More information will be sent to you closer to the date of the Seminar.

Message from Ron re: Iaido Christmas Party

Hi Guys.

We will be holding our Christmas Party at Peter Pao's house on Saturday, December 12th. The address and time will be sent to you closer to the date of the party.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Message from Ron re: Nanaimo Seminar 28Nov15 additional information

Hi Guys.

The Seminar on Saturday, November 28th will have two sessions. The morning session will be from 10:00 am. to 12:00 noon and the afternoon session will be from 1:30 pm. to 3:30 pm.

The cost for each session will be $20.00+/_.

Please let Hiro Sensei or me know this week if you are able to attend this seminar.Peter Gunstone Sensei needs time to cancel the venue and get his deposit back if there aren't enough people interested in attending the seminar.

Thanks, Ron.

Message from Ron re: Nanaimo Iaido Seminar 28Nov15

Hi Guys.

Peter Gunstone Sensei is holding a one day Seminar in Nanaimo on Saturday, November 28th.


We can carpool to the ferry in Horseshoe Bay, park our cars in the parking lots in the Horseshoe Bay Village, board the ferry as foot passengers, be picked up on the Nanaimo side, and be driven to the location where we will be practicing.


 We need to know how many people are interested in going to the Seminar, so please reply to either Hiro Sensei or to me as soon as possible.


Friday, September 11, 2015

Message from Ron re: Marpole Dojo

Hi Guys. 

Just a reminder that classes begin again at the Marpole Community Centre on Friday, September 11th at 5:45 pm.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Message from Ron

Hi Guys.The Seminar will be taking place in Nanaimo from Friday,May 29th to Sunday,May 31st,2015.

Sensei wants to have the registration forms and Semnar fees for those attending the Seminar given to him asap.

You can go to Todokai.ca and print out a registration form,fill it out,and return it to Sensei along with your Seminar fees.

Cheques are payable to:Todo Kai Iaido Club or you can give cash and receive a receipt.

Message from Peter Gunstone Sensei

Good day to all, 


Todo Kai, as you know, will be hosting the Kokusai Renemi 2015 seminar. All info and seminar registration can be now found on our website,  Todokai.ca.  

We are grateful to have support of the Best Western Northgate Hotel in Nanaimo who have substantially reduced the room rate  for our seminar and will hold these rooms for booking  until April 28/15 at the discounted rate. As they have stated….“Please book early as rooms are available on a first come first serve basis. Any rooms not claimed will be released on April 28th, after which the discounted group rate will no longer apply.”  Please advise your

students of this great savings and that May/June is a busy time in Nanaimo for multiple events and hotels etc book up quickly!! 

As you will note all payments will be sent to my home address and I will leave you with the option, as dojo heads, gathering all funds and sending them to me or have your students mail us on an individual basis. We will be happy to

answer any further questions through my email address, gunshot@shaw.ca ,

We look forward to sharing iaido with all of you in May!!


Thank you all so much,



Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Message from Ron re: Marpole Dojo

Hi Guys.Classes begin again this Friday,January 9th at the usual time-from 5:45 pm to 7:15 pm.

Sensei pays the Insurance money necessary to keep this Class going out of his own pocket,so it would be nice if more students would come out to practice at this location.