University of Guelph, Ontario Canada, May 16 to 19

Missing You at the Guelph Spring Seminar
Spring Seminar 2006
Front row seated, L to R: Arai, Hiroshi; Furukawa, Shunya; Hatakenaka, Atsumi; Tsubaki, Fumio; Watkin, Colin; Ohmi, Goyo; Kimeda, Takeshi and Cruise, Stephen.
Guess where Unka Kim is? Yep, same place your dad is in all the family photos.

Chihiro Kishimoto, hanshi hachidan iaido
Atsumi Hatakenaka, kyoshi hachidan iaido
Fumio Tsubaki, kyoshi nanadan iaido, kyoshi nanadan jodo
Goyo Ohmi, kyoshi nanadan iaido
Stephen Cruise, renshi nanadan iaido
Kim Taylor, renshi nanadan iaido
Toshiro Tsuriga: kyoshi hachidan jodo
Ueda Atsumi: nanadan jodo

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This year is the twentyfourth annual Guelph Spring Seminar and the 28th anniversary of the SeiDoKai itself (yes we missed the 25th, what a surprise) so we'd like to see all our old friends again. This year as always we bring you a truly outstanding group of instructors.

When you look at the registration form you'll find that we've kept the rates low for students (those in school) and a bit higher for those of us who are in the workforce. Please note we've also kept a steep penalty for those who pay "at the door" in an attempt to get you folks to pre-register and reduce my ulcer production. Not everyone has lots of spare cash so you may opt to pay the non-refundable deposit only and give us the balance when you get here. By the way, we haven't raised prices in quite a long time and that's because each year we have had enough extra participants to pay for the increased expenses. Big hand for yourselves! That's the way it's supposed to work. Don't forget to make time for all our extracurricular activities, especially the Saturday night party, the auction is always a hoot even if you aren't bidding. You are all our guests for this event. As usual, we do expect you all to spend at least the amount of your meal during the auction.

This year we'd like to continue one of our most popular pricing deals so get those beginners out, we're offering the 6 FOR 5 DEALagain! Get 5 pre-registrations (2/3 day registrations only, Friday evening session, single sessions and one day registrations do not count) together from your club and bring sensei for free! Call for details!

Seniors Class: Please note that the Friday 4:30-6:30pm "Iaido Seniors Class" is $50 and restricted to 5dan and above. This class is for the senior ranks to get the latest information and to be corrected, we're there to listen. Spectators or filming will not be allowed, your seniors will spread the word to you later. Also: 1. Pre-register for these classes, we will be taking attendance. 2. The class was never free, the fee helps pay to bring over the instructors. 3. If you came over 1000 Km for the seminar, are a dojo instructor but less than the required grade and wish to attend this class please email.

Looking forward to seeing all the old faces and many new ones as well.


Go to the Seminar Registration Form

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ANNUAL AUCTION At the Saturday night party, bring your wallet. Donations of items to auction are requested as usual. We supply the eats.

CONSIGNMENT TABLE Bring your iaido and jodo related sale items to the seminar. Note that 10% of your sale goes back to the seminar.

ACCOMMODATION: is available through the University of Guelph hostel and is highly recommended. The official contact is 519-824-4120, x52694 or in May ext. 58124 (Please note that payment is made directly to the hostel, not through the Sei Do Kai).

For those who prefer hotel accommodations: Thrre are several motels nearby and many other hotels are available in Guelph, check out any of the internet hotel search sites.

Breakfast is up to you, lunch is available at the practice site (we collect on the day, it's usually around $7) and dinners usually take care of themselves. Saturday's the party!

The University has two pools, a whirlpool, and a sauna in the same building as our practice. If you want to go outside you can find shops, bars, libraries, and hiking trails. And that's still on the University grounds! Bring the family, we are within driving distance of Niagara Falls, Toronto, and Wellington County tourist country.


Guelph City Website

AIR TO TORONTO then by Red Car Ground Transport to Guelph.
AIR TO KITCHENER 20 minutes from Guelph. Westjet flies from Calgary daily and United flies from Chicago O'Hare daily, Cab to Guelph is reasonable or email us to see if anyone will be free to pick you up.

BUS TRAVEL: The Greyhound bus line will drop you downtown, at which time you take a #52 bus to the University and get off in front of Lampton Hall or East Residence (ask the driver) or you can get dropped off by Greyhound at College and Gordon streets and walk up College Ave to Lampton Hall on your left, or past that to East Ring Road, then turn Right to East Residence. It's about 500 yards.

BY AUTOMOBILE: Take the 401 highway to the Brock Road (if coming from Buffalo/Niagara Falls take the QEW north to 403, 403 west to HWY 6 north, it becomes Brock Road). Brock north to College and Gordon, Right on College to Lampton Hall on the left, or past that then Right again on East Ring to East Residence.

FORM AND FEES TO: Kim Taylor, 44 Inkerman St. Guelph, Ontario Canada, N1H 3C5. Cheques payable to Sei Do Kai

Seminar Registration Form

Sei Do Kai Iaido Homepage SDKsupplies
Canadian Iaido and Jodo Fund Electronic Journals of Martial Arts and Sciences

Last modified Feb 26, 2014 by Kim Taylor