Junichi Tashiro Seminar 2018

  • Sunday 4 February 10am to 4pm £12
  • Tuesday 6th Feb 8pm to 9.30pm £7
  • Thursday 8th Feb 8pm to 9.30pm £7

Venue: Manor Sports Centre, Kingsley Avenue, Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts, NG19 8JY

Children same price as adults.

Tashiro sensei is an 8th Dan teacher from Japan who visits the UK every year. He will be visiting the dojo to provide high level teaching and training that will have a noticeably positive impact on your kendo.

Booking is not required for this event and payment is taken before practice.

13th Hiroshi Ozawa Kendo seminar 2018

Saturday 24th and 25th March (11am to 5pm), 2018

Venue: Dukeries Leisure Centre, Ollerton, Newark, Notts, NG22 9JJ

Cost: £55 for all day Saturday and Sunday

 £65 for the weekend plus Friday night practice

Kashi No Ki Kenyu Kai is proud to once again host another seminar by esteemed kendo 8th Dan (kyoshi) Hiroshi Ozawa, author of the ‘Kendo: The Definitive Guide’.

For 2018, we have arranged a two-day seminar that will include free entry to a kata taikai for those who wishes to take part.

Ozawa sensei is part of a highly respected Kendo family in Japan, who were instrumental in incorporating Kendo into the Physical Education curriculum as a core subject in Japanese schools. Ozawa sensei has also made many trips to different countries across the world to demonstrate and teach Kendo.

Those of you who are interested in coming to the seminar will be required to attend both days to experience the maximum benefit from the seminar content and Ozawa sensei’s teaching.

The seminar will start promptly on Saturday at 11.00am until 5.00pm and again on Sunday from 11.00am until 5.00pm. An additional pre-seminar practice on Friday 23rd March has also been arranged from 8pm-9.30pm at the same venue – space is limited and only available to those attending the weekend seminar.

Once again this year we will be holding the Kata Taikai over the weekend of the seminar, which will consist of the following four categories:

  • Junior: Bokato kihon kiako ho kata
  • Adult: Kendo no kata
  • Ikkyu to Shodan
  • Nidan to Sandan
  • Yondan to Godan

To book your place, please complete this form >> Ozawa form 2018 << and make payment at for the weekend seminar or at for the weekend seminar plus the Friday night practice. Your place is not confirmed until full payment is made. Please send completed forms to

Requests for attendance for one day will be refused. Please be aware that places cannot be transferred to another individual after booking because of Health and Safety considerations. Please note attendance at the organiser’s discretion.

This is a very popular kendo seminar so please book early to avoid disappointment. We all look forward to practicing with you again at this very special event.