Events

Summer Seminars

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Hello Everyone, We will be having two kenjutsu seminars this summer. The first will be on Sunday, July 6th and will be a beginner level seminar. The cost will be 65$. This seminar will be a great opportunity to expose interested friends to kenjutsu while being a good review for those who have already been training. Our goal is to have 30 attendees, including our own students. Please let us know if you are attending so we can keep track.

The second seminar will be on August 2nd and 3rd (the Saturday and Sunday) and will be a more advanced seminar for those who have already trained kenjutsu. It will cover in depth theory of classical shinai kata and iaijutsu movement. The cost for this will be 120$, and our goal as well is to have 30 attendees. As with the first seminar, please let us know ASAP if you are planning on attending.

 

2014 Kurimoto Gardens

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We are currently planning our performance for this years Kurimoto Japanese Garden Spring Festival in Devon for the annual festival. The date is Sunday June 1st, 2014. Once again, we will be displaying some of the swords and other antiques owned by some of our members. To have the best performance possible, any students intending on performing need to attend class on a regular basis, and keep up on their training. If you are not coming to class regularily and would like to be apart of our performance/sword display please contact Mark asap.

Typically we arrive at the gardens around 10:00ish and we finish the performance around 1pm. The festival runs from 11am - 4pm.

We will be working out a schedule for the performance shortly and will be sending out more information soon. Please check your personal schedules and make the necessary arrangements if you plan to attend the

festival.

Grading

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Noble House will be having a grading on Saturday, January 18. The grading will start at 10:30am. Those grading, and all other students should arrive by 10:00am to prepare everything for the grading. For those who haven't been to one, gradings are something that all students should make every effort to attend whether they are testing or not. It is important to support, and help those that are testing, as well as to witness it. Students who are interested in grading should submit their names to David.

2013 Seminar

Noble House Kenjutsu is pleased to announce an upcoming seminar over August 3 and 4 in Edmonton. The seminar will cover material in both kenjutsu and iaijutsu. No prior experience is necessary, and all skill levels are welcome. Note that seminar size

is limited to 30 students. For more information, or to register, e-mail info@kenjutsu.ca. Kenjutsu & iaijutsu seminar announcement

Kurimoto Gardens Performance

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Noble House Kenjutsu will be performing at the Kurimoto Garden Japanese Spring Festival at the Devonian Botanical Gardens on June 5, 2011. All students who wish to participate should contact Scott as soon as possible so that he may set up the program. If you are not comfortable performing, please come out anyway to assist in other ways, and enjoy an afternoon of Japanese culture and music.  

Event starts at 11am and runs to 4pm. Noble House Kenjutsu performs from 11:45 to 12:30 and will have an antique sword display for the duration of the day.

Call For Volunteers and Donations

Touhoku Splash

As many of you know, a brutal earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan on March 11th, leaving many without basic necessities. As students of a Japanese martial art, many of us have friends and family that have been affected by this disaster; the dojo would like to support the efforts of volunteers, community groups, and charity organizations to help those who have been affected make it through this ordeal. For students of the dojo, there are a couple of things that can be done in order to provide assistance:

Here at home, the Edmonton Japanese Community Association is holding a Japan Disaster Relief Fundraiser on Saturday, April 16th. The event will include a silent auction, food, and entertainment. The EJCA is looking for silent auction items valued at $50 or more. The silent auction donations do not need to be physical items, but can be vouchers for services (such as 5 hours of carpentry work). As well, volunteers are needed for the event; any students that can donate some of their time before or during the event should contact Andrew.

On a larger scale, students are encouraged to donate to the Red Cross relief efforts, either directly through the Red Cross website, or through the EJCA.

Information about the event can be found on our events page, here.

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