2024 Saskatoon Seminar

The 35th annual Saskatoon Kendo Seminar was held May 3-5 at the YMCA and Marion Graham Collegiate. This year we had nearly 80 participants from 8 different dojo.

Many thanks to our guest sensei, Ray Murao from Steveston Kendo Club. Murao-sensei taught two excellent seminar sessions, one focused on basics and the other on elements of instruction.

This year we had 26 people who challenged the grading. Congratulations to all who passed, but especially to our Saskatoon Kendo Club members who all passed. Howie Liu, Evelyn Hill, Donovan Lavoie and Yi Qin passed ikkyu, and Paolo Roberto De Leon passed shodan.

Kids

  1. Rayden Sun, Sturgeon
  2. Ryan Li, Sturgeon
  3. Frank Dallinger, Edmonton
  4. Aiden Shi, Sturgeon

Kyu

  1. Paulo DeLeon, Saskatoon
  2. Vi Dang, Winnipeg
  3. Evelyn Hill, Saskatoon
  4. Jack Dallinger, Edmonton

Shodan

  1. Rootbeer Voigt, Edmonton
  2. Hailey Michaelchuk, Sturgeon
  3. Martin Kyle Matsu-Kai
  4. Joseph Delorme, Winnipeg

Nidan/Sandan

  1. Evan Salcedo, Sturgeon
  2. Darrell Delorme, Winnipeg
  3. Lawrence Lui, Manitoba
  4. Shawn MacFadden, Saskatoon

Women

  1. Kyoko Miyata, Manitoba
  2. Nadia Stelck, Sturgeon
  3. Carol Chan, Edmonton
  4. Tina Tan, Edmonton

Open

  1. Shion Miyashita, Sturgeon
  2. Jason Stelck, Sturgeon
  3. Yusuke Yanai, Regina
  4. Taka Hattori, Manitoba

Team

  1. Sturgeon
  2. Edmonton
  3. Saskatoon
  4. Manitoba

Fighting Spirit
Arwyn Williams, Winnipeg