Hello everyone! Spring melt is starting up, and I sincerely hope that wherever you are, you won't have to deal with any flooding. I know they're estimating Fargo - Moorhead Red River levels to be pretty high again, and the community is moving well towards it's sandbagging goal.
We've got a few events coming up. I've got some detail updates for you.
2011 CoreCon - April 15- 17th
The Musoshindenryu Iaido - Moorhead Dojo group (us) will be doing a demonstration on Sunday the 17th.
1PM-3PM Sunday, April 17th
Presented by Moorhead Iaido Dojo
The Moorhead Dojo will present a two hour discussion on the history and traditions of iaido (Japanese swordsmanship), followed by a demonstration of kata, some of which have origins dating back over 400 years ago. There will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions, and view the Dojo Members' various katana (swords). More information can be found at the dojo website: http://www.musoshindenryu.com/.
CoreCon 2011 will take place at the AmericInn Lodge & Suites and Event Center in Moorhead, MN - the same as last year.
The CoreCon's website is: http://fargocorecon.org/ and the theme this year is "Myth and Magic." Sounds interesting, and I would encourage intersted people to check out the whole Con.
THE 2011 SEI DO KAI SPRING JODO and IAIDO SEMINAR
University of Guelph, Ontario Canada, May 20 to 23
This is Kim Taylor Sensei's annual seminar. Excellent and with some of the top iaido people from Japan coming in to instruct. More details can be seen at: http://www.uoguelph.ca/~iaido/iai.seminar.html
2011 AUSKF Iaido Summer Camp - June 9 - 12th
The dates have been confirmed, all else is tentative right now.
Dates: Thursday, June 9 - Friday, June 10 AUSKF Iaido Seminar
Saturday, June 11 AUSKF Iaido Championships
Sunday, June 12 (morning) AUSKF Iaido Shinsa
Sunday, June 12 (afternoon) AUSKF Jodo Seminar
Monday, June 13 AUSKF Jodo Seminar
Location: Mac Center Gymnasium, Kent State University (KSU), 800 East Summit Street, Kent, OH (pending confirmation in April 2011 after approval of camp budget and submission of deposit to KSU)
Lodging and more details to be announced.
2011 Moorhead Dojo / AUSKF Iaido Seminar (1st Annual) - July 29-31
This is our iaido seminar. We've got an application in for two 7dan iaido sensei, and are awaiting their confirmation. The venue and pricing has been set, and we are taking pre-registrations at this time!
This will be an excellent opportunity to see some top notch AUSKF iaido instructors, and brush up on your skills.
We've got three, yes THREE excellent vendors coming with iaito, and iaido gear for sale.
Check out the website for registration and seminar information: http://seminar.musoshindenryu.com/
Pre-registration is encouraged!
Thundar Bay - Annual Fall Seminar - October 22nd and 23rd
with Ohmi Goyo Sensei Iaido 7-Dan Renshi
This is another excellent seminar, from our neighbors to the North. Eric Tribe's dojo hosts this event, and is another great refresher on seitei iaido and some koryu. More information can be seen at: http://my.tbaytel.net/etribe/index.html
So you can see, there's a bunch of stuff coming up! Hope to see you there!