Nittaidai OB visit next week - some new info
Ozawa sensei and I at his dojo in Nakano, Tokyo in 2009.
As I mentioned at training last week we will be hosting a very important group of sensei from Nittadai (National Sports Science University in Tokyo) and elsewhere from next week.
There will be training sessions on:
14 Feb 2014 (Friday) 7:00pm - 8:30pm MBK
16 Feb 2014 (Sunday) 9:30pm – 12:00pm MBK
18 Feb 2014 (Tuesday) 7:00pm – 8:30pm Fudoshin
Shizawa sensei has been a close friend of Australian Kendo for a long time (just check out the photo below!) Ozawa sensei I have also told you about. the full list of sensei is:
- Professor Kunio SHIZAWA, Kyoshi 7 Dan, former Head Instructor of Nittaidai kendo club. Will be joined by his wife.
- Professor Hiroshi OZAWA, Hanshi 8 Dan, Head Instructor of Kobukan Dojo in Nakano, where many Australians train, author of “Kendo: The Definitive Guide”.
- Mr Morimasa OKADA, Kyoshi 7 Dan, kendo advisor to the Nittaidai mens and womens teams, both of which placed 3rd in last year’s All Japan Student Championships.
- Ms Hiroko ITOH, Kyoshi 7 Dan, graduated from Nittaidai, also a shodo (calligraphy) sensei.
- Ms Yoshiko SAKURAI, post graduation, worked as assistant to Shizawa-sensei for 3 years. Currently instructs/lectures at Kanagawa University
16 Feb 2014 (Sunday) 9:30am – 12:00pm at MBK
18 Feb 2014 (Tuesday) 6:30pm – 8:00pm at Fudoshin