Southern California
Kendo Federation


Oda Sensei Iaido Tour

  • letter from SCIA

    Dear fellow kenshi and iaidoka,

    The Southern California Iaido Association (SCIA) is very pleased to host an iaido seminar featuring guest instructor, Katsuo ODA sensei from Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Oda sensei is a member of the Zen Nippon Kendo Renmei (ZNKR) Iaido Committee and carries the ranks of Hanshi 8 dan in iaido and Kyoshi 7 dan in kendo. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Australia, Canada, South America and here in the United States conducting seminars. Also, this will be Oda sensei’s third consecutive year visiting Southern California.

    The seminar will be held on the following dates and location:

    Saturday, February 16, 2013 and Sunday, February 17, 2013 Orange County Buddhist Church, Multipurpose Building Gymnasium (OCB Kendo Dojo), Anaheim, California

    An additional two-hour iaido class will be held on Friday evening, February 15, 2013 at the Southeast Japanese School and Community Center (Norwalk Kendo Dojo) in Norwalk, California.

    If there is enough participation and a proper grading panel can be assembled, a shinsa (up to and including 1 dan) will be held in lieu of a seminar on Sunday, February 17.

    The seminar/class schedule, fees, application/waiver form and additional information can be found in the pages to follow. All applications and fees must be received by Friday, February 8, 2013 or a late fee will be charged.

    Please feel free to copy and distribute the package to any interested individuals.

    If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    I look forward to seeing you in February!

    Kind regards,

    Dennis Ralutin
    Southern California Iaido Association (SCIA)

  • seminar and shinsa application form: doc, pdf
    deadline is 2/8/12 to avoid late fee
  • other forms for shinsa:
    written test
    AUSKF other federation shinsa request form

  • schedule summary (see seminar application form for details):
    Fri 2/15  iaido practice at Norwalk 7:30pm
    Sat 2/16  iaido seminar  at OCB 9am-4pm
              dinner party from 5:30pm (see below)
    Sun 2/17  iaido shinsa   at OCB 9am-11:30am
    Mon 2/18  iaido practice at Norwalk 9pm

  • restaurant for dinner party:
    Xodó Grill Brazilian Churrascaria
    2143 N Tustin St, Ste 7
    Orange, CA 92865
    (714) 282-8026
    The restaurant is located in the building next to the rear of Target (see directions from OCB)

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