On the weekend of September 18th from 9:30am to 11am the Ottawa Kendo club, Iaido section will be hosting Goyo Ohmi Sensei from Toronto, 7Dan Iaido 6Dan Kendo for a Iaido seminar at the Takahashi Dojo, 5 Melrose Ave.
This is a unique opportunity to have Ohmi Sensei guide our local community in All Japan Kendo Federation Seitei Iaido. Iaido is the Japanese Martial art of drawing the sword.
The beginner session will be free, no experience required.
In order to facilitate physical distance requirements we will require those interested in attending the beginner seminar to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 16 September. Space is limited.
We will require proof of vaccination.
A signed wavier form (to be provided).
Contact tracing information will also be required.
While Asian Heritage Month is over, there is still a continuing need for dialogue beyond the month of festivities. It’s important that we continue to ensure that the broader Asian community can come together and support one another.
It is empowering for Japanese Canadians to be learning more through other communities. These are important networks to build and strengthen.
For the past 42 years, friends and family of the Japanese Canadian community in Ottawa have gathered at the OJCA-OJCC Mochitsuki to celebrate the upcoming New Year with food, activities and performances from local talent. Unfortunately, we must officially announce the cancellation of this year’s Mochitsuki due to the current COVID-19 situation.
We look forward to celebrating together with you next year! In the meantime, keep an eye on our Facebook page for fun holiday-themed content.