Tagawa Sensei Hanshi Celebration 10/30/16
Sun 10/30/16, location tbd
Dear WKF, SCKO and SCKF sensei and members:
You are cordially invited to attend a day of celebration in honor of Yoshiteru
Tagawa-sensei's achievement of the title, Kendo-Hanshi, which was conferred
upon him earlier this year by the All Japan Kendo Federation.
As many of you know, this attainment of the title, Hanshi, is a life-time
achievement for a kendoist in during their life long pursuit of training in
kendo. This is particularly eventful for kendo in the United States, as this
is the first time in modern history that this title was earned and presented
to a sensei who is a member from outside the AJKF. Not only is this an
achivement for Tagawa-sensei, but is an honor for All U.S. Kendo Federation
members as sensei represents the quality of kendo that we do in the United
On Sunday, October 30, 2016, Tagawa-sensei will be visiting Los Angeles while
on his way to Japan to attend the AJKF Championships as his duty for his
position of AUSKF President and FIK Western Zone Vice-President. During his
brief stay, upon request, he has agreed to have a mini-seminar and keiko
during the afternoon, and then attend a celebration dinner in his honor.
The seminar will be open to all head instructors and kodansha sensei. The
dinner party is open to all dojo kenshi and guests who wish to join in the
celebration of Tagawa-sensei's achievement.
It should also be noted that Tagawa-sensei was in Southern California for
many years before he moved to the Detroit area. As such, he has a special
fondness and respect for the Southern California area kenshi and sensei.
He is deeply honored to be able to celebrate this special occasion amongst
his fellow kenshi.
The current plans are:
Seminar & godo-keiko: Oct. 30th, 1pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Torrance Dojo
Dinner party: Oct. 30th, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: Szechwan Restaurant
2107 Pacific Coast Hwy Lomita, CA 90717
Cost: $35/person (Drinks not included)
(Dinner funds will be collected at seminar and/or restaurant - cash only)
Please find attached a registration form which we would like returned by
Oct. 14th so we can plan for the dinner and the location. Please return via
fax or email to:
T. Yuge email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: (805) 823-1712
We greatly appreciate your support and we hope to see you on Oct. 30th!
- seminar location: Torrance Dojo (vs tbd)
- application due date: 10/14 (vs 10/7)
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