Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Subject: Re: Team USA Practice Invitation

Dear all:
We would greatly appreciate it if you could join us again this
coming Sunday, April 26th at Norwalk Dojo.  Keiko will start at
8am, and shiai will start at 9am. 
We will be playing teams from all over the world at the World
Championships, and need to improve our technique and strategies
against different styles and different types of kenshi.  As such,
any yudansha is more than welcome to come to our practice, and
we will make all efforts to have as many shiais as possible.
Most importantly, as we mentioned last time, we will buy lunch
for any team that beats Team USA in our practice shiais on Sunday.
For your convenience, I have attached below the schedule for the
remaining Team USA practices.
I hope to see as many people at there as possible - please forward
this email to anyone I may have missed.  We need your help to
prepare our team for the WKC.  Together we can improve the level
of kendo in the US.
Chris Yang

----- original message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Subject: Team USA Practice Invitation

Dear All:

I hope this email finds you in good health. As many of you know,
Team USA has been hard at work for the past eight months training
for the upcoming 14^th World Kendo Championships in August.

Recently, Team USA has shifted its focus to shiai preparation. As
such, we would be extremely grateful if any of you would be able to
find time out of your busy schedules to attend our gasshuku this
Sunday (4/12) at Norwalk Dojo from 8am-noon. Our practice schedule
will be as follows: warm-up starting at 8:00am, followed by shiai
beginning at 9:00am, and a godo keiko for the last 30 to 45 minutes
of the practice. If anyone has any scheduling conflicts, you are of
course welcome to come just for the shiai portion.

The members of Team USA represent everyone doing Kendo in the United
States, and we need your help and support so that we are as prepared
as possible for the upcoming World Kendo Championship. I am sure in
sending this email that I have missed many kenshi whose guidance
would aid us in this goal; please feel free to forward this to anyone
you think would be interested in this Sunday’s practice.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email myself,
Hansoo Kim, or Jarrod Hatakeyama. Thank you for your time, and I hope
to see you Sunday.


Jason Brown