Seminar 2008

The 19th Annual Saskatoon Kendo Seminar was held February 29 - March 2 2008. Thanks to all of you who attended. Thanks to Hao-sensei, Okusa-sensei, Takagaki-sensei, Kamata-sensei and Taguchi-sensei for coming out to this frozen corner of Canada and spending the weekend with us. We all have been left with a lot to work on over the next year.

Thanks also to Bozzer-sensei, Moses-sensei, Tada-sensei and Yamashita-sensei for organizing so many of your club members to come here. Thanks to Saskatoon committee members Lance Wall, Ryan Chappell, Kaiser Ali, Wes & Candace Myers, Jared Fedorchuk and Kyle Zeabin for helping make this a success.

Next year will be our 20th annual seminar. We hope to see you all out again.

Tournament Results:

Beginners
1. Cheryl Cottrell-Smith, Edmonton
2. Mitch Brosseau, Edmonton
3. Anna Hill, Edmonton
4. Liz Gurr, Regina

Mudansha
1. Reuben Gabac, Manitoba
2. Bryn Williams, Manitoba
3. Marv Harder, Saskatoon
3. Mike Patterson, Saskatoon

1-2 Dan
1. Motoaki Sato, Saskatoon
2. Jason Park, Calgary
3. Yusuke Yanai, Saskatoon
3. Jared Fedorchuk, Saskatoon

Women
1. Keiko Marumo, Edmonton
2. Mayumi Yoshikawa, Calgary
3. Flora Chan, Calgary
3. Reuche Gabac, Manitoba

3+ Dan
1. David Westhead, Manitoba
2. Stephen Moses, Calgary
3. Koichi Tada, Regina
3. Neil Gendzwill, Saskatoon

Team
1. Saskatoon (Fedorchuk, MacFadden, Sato, Yanai, Zeabin)
2. Calgary
3. Edmonton
3. Manitoba

Fighting Spirit
Bryn Williams, Manitoba