Sunday, December 16, 2018

Akimatsuri and 2018 Bonenkai Party

Vancouver Eishin Ryu Iaido Club attended this year's Akimatsuri held at UBC Robson Square.  We did a demo and had a table set up for questions, answers and general show and tell.  Thanks Jaimmie for organizing!

Our table at the event.  From left to right:  Justin, Vincent, Mike Brad, Yi, Alex, Konstantine, Peter.


Vincent and Brad


Peter and one of the attendees.

First dibs at the sushi during the end-of-the-year party.

From left to right:  Mike, Peter, Yi, Jim and Sensei.

Yi, Hayato-kun and Julie

Richard and his odachi

Willing to bet sensei could take Conan.

Mike the Barbarian Musashi

Mike the Barbarian

Justin gives the odachi a try.

From left to right:  Alex, William, Jaimmie, Sensei, Justin (behind sensei), Mike, Jim, Richard, Peter, and Yi.
Honorable mentions:  Vince (bad luck with his neighbor), Brad (baby commitments), Henry (in Japan somewhere trying to get married), and Jason (mystery).

Koshi no Kanbai, our dojo's choice of sake.  1.8l of pure liquid happiness.

Alex starts off our alcohol fueled mini-embukai.

Yamato-kun also wants to play with sharp pointy things.

Winners of the mini-embu with sensei.  We might have to do a mini embukai again sometime!

Great party, loads of laughs, great to see everyone having a great time!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Promo Posters

Full size documents available on request

Friday, December 7, 2018

Message from Sensei re: New Year's Practice

Hi All,

* Need to know number of attendance, 
Let me know who is coming to this event in advance, ASAP.
2018 Annual New Year Practice (seminar) will be hold in new place as followed.
  • Date & Time :  Saturday January 5th, 10am to Noon & 1:30pm to 3:30pm 
  • Location : Marpole community centre (2nd floor, Auditorium)

Place is not too far from Scottish centre @ corner of Oak St. & 59th Ave. Vancouver.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

2018 - 7th annual Seito Seiryu Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido Kokusai Renmei Taikai in Kamata, Japan

Nashima Sensei and Kobara Sensei

Nashima Sensei and Kobara Sensei

Nashima Sensei and Kobara Sensei

Ishido Sensei

Ishido Sensei

Mochizai Sensei

Mochizai Sensei

Denoon Sensei and Cong Sensei

Peter P, Denoon Sensei, and Cuong Sensei


Nanami with (name?)

Peter P with Nana-chan

Esaka Sensei with Peter P

Esaka Sensei with Nana-chan

Esaka Sensei with (?)

Peter P., Mochizai Sensei, Nashima Sensei

Kobara Sensei and Peter P

This year's Taikai was held in Kamata, Japan and it was a fun event.  Hopefully we can get more UBC members to attend next year's Taikai (it will be Kokusai Renmei's 10th anniversary).