2016 Junior Taikai and seminar

August 16, 2016

 

On August 13, 2016, The Montreal Kendo Club hosted its 2016 Junior Taikai and Kendo seminar. To celebrate the 60 years of kendo teaching of its founding father, Ono Sensei. 38 junior kenshis from Toronto, Boston, Quebec city, Montreal and even Omachi Japan participated in the tournament making it a truly international event.

The winners were :

Non-Bogu A

1 - Chi-Hsuan Chen (MKC)
2 - Aya Yamashita (EKC)
3 - Iyan Choi (MKC)
3 - Anna Ha (MKC)

Non-Bogu B

1 - Arthur Barcellos Pedroso (MKC)
2 - Shuto Otsuka (BSK)
3 - Anna Barcellos Pedroso (MKC)

Bogu C

1 - Jaejung Kim (MKC)
2 - Sera Kawakami (BKK)
3 - Lea Lee (MKC)
3 - Ezra Chung-Par (JKC)

Bogu D

1 - Tatsuhiro Hayashi (OSK)
2 - Francesca Ho (JCCC)
3 - Futa Hamatake (OSK)
3 - Itsuki Kimura (OSK)

Team

1 - Omachi A
2 - MKC A
3 - JCCC A
3 - Etobicoke A

Fighting Spirit

Bogu

Sota Kitazawa (OSK)

Non-Bogu

Peter Liconti (EKC)

Sensei Ryuichi Kimura, 7th Dan Kyoshi, of Omachi Japan, lead the afternoon seminar, which was followed by a spirited keiko.

This taikai would not have been possible without the help of our sponsors

The event was a great success. Thank you to all participants and volunteers to making it an event to remember.


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