Junichi Tashiro Seminar 2017

  • Sunday 5 February 10:00 to 15.30 £20
  • Monday 6th Feb 20:00 to 21:30 £10 visitors, £5 direct debit members

Children same price as adults

There are a minimal number of place available for this seminar due to the size of the venue so please book early to avoided disappointment. Please note attendance at the organiser’s descretion.

To book a place on the seminar please email Philip Whitfield

12th Hiroshi Ozawa Kendo seminar 2017

Saturday 25th and 26th March, 2016

Hirosh Ozawa seminar sponsored by Newark and Sherwood District Council

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’. Ozawa sensei will be joined once again by Takatera sensei 8th Dan (kyoshi), a former member of the Japanese Imperial Guard, and other high ranking sensei who will assist throughout the seminar.

For 2017, we have arranged a two-day seminar that will include free entry to a kata taikai for those who wishe to take part.

Many of you will know and have practiced Kendo with Ozawa sensei from his past visits to the UK, or know of him as the author of the book ‘Kendo: the Definitive Guide’.

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.

Teachers attending this years seminar:

  • Hiroshi Ozawa 8th Dan Kyoshi
  • Tsuneho Takatera 8th Dan Kyoshi
  • Itaru Ninomiya 7th Dan Kyoshi
  • Yoshio Miyazaki 7th Dan Kyoshi

Takatera sensei is a imperial guard, he visited the UK 15 years ago and was involved in coaching the UK squad.

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 10.00am until 16.00pm and again on Sunday from 10.00am until 16.00pm. An additional pre-seminar practice has also been arranged from 7pm-9pm at the same venue – space is limited and only available to those attending the weekend seminar.

Please note that this is not a residential seminar. If you require accommodation for the weekend please look at our website where you will find a list of B&B/hotels.

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 the form at and make payment at for the weekend seminar and for the weekend seminar plus the Friday night practice.

NO applications will be accepted after 21st March 2017 and all monies must also be paid by this date. Venue restrictions prevent any applications after the closing date or when all places have been filled. 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. We are also unable to offer one day attendance to this year’s seminar. Please note attendance at the organisers descretion.

Seminar schedule:
Saturday 25th March & Sunday 26th March: 10am-4.30pm both days, £55.

Friday 24th March: 7pm-9pm, £10 (available to attendees at eh weekend seminar only).
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.

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Unless otherwise noted events are held at the Dukeries Leisure Centre, New Ollerton. NG22 9JJ.

9th Hiroshi Ozawa Kendo Seminar gallery