Today, as authorised by Yasuyuki Otsuka, Soke (headmaster) of Meifu Shinkage Ryu, I am happy to announce the conception of a new keikokai (study group) in Canada. This provincial keikokai will be named Meifu Shinkage Ryu Canada™ – Alberta Keikokai (short: MSR Alberta Keikokai), and cover instruction for the 200 square kilometres geographical area around Calgary. MSR Alberta Keikokai will be operated by Mr. Tom Gillis, under leadership of the Meifu Shinkage Ryu Canada™ Branch.
The first activity of the MSR Alberta Keikokai will be the organization of the MSR Alberta Seminar, on February 20 & 21, 2018. From that point on, activities will commence slowly.
The first official Meifu Shinkage Ryu Seminar in Calgary, Alberta is scheduled for February 20 and 21, 2018. The branch chief of Meifu Shinkage Ryu Canada, Dr. Chris de Feijter, will teach the foundational skills of this exciting school of Japanese martial arts to groups of kids and adults.
Kids will be learning a safe and kids-friendly version of the Bo-Shurikenjutsu from Meifu Shinkage Ryu, called SHURIKENDO™. Through specially designed games, kids learn about accuracy, aiming, evasion, and work on their hand-eye coordination and fine and gross motor skills to throw soft shuriken at the targets.
Adults will learn the foundational skills of Meifu Shinkage Ryu Bo-Shurikenjutsu and Fundo Kusarijutsu (safety version) through hand-on activities taken from the official Meifu Shinkage Ryu curriculum. This event is open to adults with or without martial arts experience. The training hours are 5:30pm to 9:30pm.
This seminar has guided components where instruction is provided, as well as self-directed components, where participants continue to practice what they have learned to progress their skills.
MEIFU SHINKAGE RYU MEMBERSHIP
After the seminar, participants who are interested can become official members of Meifu Shinkage Ryu Canada Branch. More information will be available during the seminar.
All materials will be provided. Official certified Meifu Shinkage Ryu Bo-shuriken (handmade in Canada) can be ordered during the seminar.
Kids: $75 for 2 times 4 hour session
Adults: $150 for the full seminar, including self-directed learning (2x 4 hours).
HOW TO REGISTER
Please send an email to [email protected] with your intent to register. More information about registration will be available as soon as possible. Please note that spaces are very LIMITED.