Detroit Open Taikai 2023 Announcement

Hello fellow Kenshi!

We are excited to announce the annual Detroit Taikai will take place on the weekend of February 18th and 19th 2023 at Seaholm High School.

We are honored to have Kendo Kyoshi 8-Dan Komeda Toshiro Sensei who will be leading a seminar on Saturday the 18th at 8:30AM.

Education

Kyushu Gakuin High School and Chuo University

Occupation

Kyushu Gakuin High School Teacher

Kyushu Gakuin High School Coaching

Works as Kendo Head Coach at Kyushu Gakuin and led the high school team to achieve the following results

Japan National Inter-High School Kendo Championship

Team 1st place 8 times

Individual 1st place 4 times

Japan National High School Selection Kendo Tournament

Team 1st place 10 times

Japan National Gyokuryuki Kendo Tournament

Team 1st place 10 times

Japan National Sports Festival, Kendo Tournaments

Team 1st place

Individual Kendo Results

The All Japan National Kendo Championship

Participated 3 times

The Japan East West Kendo Competition

Participated 3 times

Japan National Sports Festival, Kendo Tournaments

Participated

All Japan Teacher Kendo Championships 

Team 1st place

This is a rare opportunity to work with a distinguished sensei and should not be missed.

Seminar Schedule

7:30-8:30 Seminar Registration

8:30-8:50 Seminar Opening Ceremony

9:00-11:30 Seminar Main Portion

11:30-12:00 Individual Practice for Seminar Instruction

12:00-12:45 Lunch Time

12:45-2:30 Seminar Continuation and Conclusion

2:40-3:15 Joint Practice with all attendees

3:15-6:00 Rank Testing

Hotel Discount Available! (Includes breakfast meal vouchers)

We have secured a discounted rate at a the Detroit Marriott Southfield hotel which is near the Taikai. You can use the link below to purchase a room at the discounted rate for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast vouchers for 2 or 4 per room night are included. Breakfast is also served from 6:30 am on Saturday (Seminar) and 6:00 am Sunday (tournament) for your convenience.

Book your group rate for Detroit Kendo Tournament


Registration links for the tournament and seminar will be sent out soon. We are looking forward to seeing you and practicing Kendo together.

Mejirushi / Tasuki

Participants need to bring their own mejirushi / tasuki to the tournament. There will not be any provided.

Example of mejirushi / tasuki

Tournament / Seminar Registration Link

Registration is now closed.

MWKF Promotion Testing

If you are planning on taking a promotion test (up to 4-DAN) you need to register at this link : https://midwestkendofederation.com/promotions/

If you have any questions please contact tournament@detroitkendodojo.com for more information.

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