(This seminar was a great success!  Thanks to everyone for your support.  See you next year!)






1st Annual Kenshokan Iaido

Koryu Seminar (Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu)

October 13th and 14th, 2012


All Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu practitioners are invited to this seminar.  We hope to make this an annual event where we can focus on our koryu practice in greater depth and detail than we are often able to do in our regular classes.  Next year, we hope to bring over Hatakenaka-sensei from Japan to deepen our understanding and skill to an even greater degree. 

Any profits from this seminar will be used to subsidize next year's seminar with Hatakenaka-sensei.


*** Please remember to bring a bokken.***

***Taylor-sensei will have a table set up with items for sale from SDK Supplies ***



Peterborough Collegiate Vocational School

201 McDonnel Street, Peterborough, ON



Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th, 2012

9:00-5:00 (Doors open at 9, close at 5)

What: Full day practices in Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu

Goyo Ohmi-sensei (renshi, 7th dan)

Kim Taylor-sensei (renshi, 7th dan)


$50 per day if registered by October 6th.  Add $10 for late registration/"pay at the door"

Registration: 2012 Peterborough Koryu Registration Form (Download in  MS Word or PDF)

Map of Downtown Peterborough https://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?msid=212810921059679389396.0004c7bda777fa128547e&msa=0&ll=44.300756,-78.31943&spn=0.003993,0.006856
Directions from Toronto/401 https://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?msid=212810921059679389396.0004cb841c5f1b5941b65&msa=0
Directions from Ottawa https://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?msid=212810921059679389396.0004cb8408f4b27cdf6ed&msa=0




Iaido Meet-Up:

A gathering for any participants coming to Peterborough on Friday, October 12

Meet at the Olde Stone Brew Pub anytime after 7:00 pm.

380 George Street North

Peterborough, ON, K9H 3R3 http://oldestone.ca/



Seminar Dinner:

Dinner at a local restaurant for seminar participants on Saturday, October 13.

Dinner begins at 5:30.

Brio Gusto

182 Charlotte Street  

Peterborough, ON

K9J 2T8  http://www.briogusto.com


To help the kitchen deal with the large number of people coming and ordering at the same time, we are using a slightly-condensed menu.  Please see the PDF file: Brio Gusto Condensed Menu






There are several hotels, motels, and bed & breakfasts in Peterborough.  Here are a few:


** RECOMMENDED** (as long as we have 10 bookings for this hotel, we will receive a group rate).  Mention you are coming for the Iaido seminar under Jim Wilson's name in order to get the reduced rate.


Peterborough Inn and Suites:

A downtown hotel very close to the seminar and restaurants.

312 George Street North
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 3H2








Holiday Inn

On the Otonabee River, a little farther from the restaurants.

150 George Street North  

Peterborough, ON

K9J 3G5


Motel 6

Cheaper accommodations on the south-east end of the city.

133 Lansdowne Street East

Peterborough ON

K9J 7P7



Comfort Inn

A hotel towards the south-west end of the city

1209 Lansdowne St. West,

Peterborough, ON

K9J 7M2




Other places of interest:

There are many great restaurants and pubs other sites to visit.  Here are a few:

Downtown food and drink: 

The Olde Stone Brew Pub (top recommendation!)http://oldestone.ca/menu/food

St. Veronus Belgian Beer Temple (top recommendation!): http://www.stveronus.com/

Matsu Sushi - East City (top recommendation!) http://www.matsusushionhunter.com/

Cosmic Charlie's: http://cosmiccharlies.ca/

Hot Belly Mama's (top recommendation!): http://hotbellymamas.ca/menu/food

Hoshi Sushi: http://www.hoshisushi.ca/en/

La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant: http://www.lahaciendamexico.com/

Shafiq's Taste of India: http://www.shafiqstasteofindia.com/

Village of Thai: http://www.villageofthai.com/VoT-main.html

Smitty's (across from Holiday Inn - great for breakfast): http://www.smittys.ca/

Shishkabob Hut: http://www.skhpeterborough.com/

The Favourite Greek: http://favouritegreek.com/greek-restaurant-peterborough.html

...................plus a lot more!


And there are a lot of other things to see and do, as well, if you want to bring the family:

Riverview Park and Zoo: Our beautiful FREE zoo has some great animal displays (including a new-ish otter exhibit); fantastic features for kids, including multiple playgrounds, an 80 foot superslide running from the zoo down to the river valley, and a splash park and picnic areas and Frisbee golf.  http://www.peterboroughutilities.ca/Park_and_Zoo/Features_and_Attractions.htm


Canadian Canoe Museum:  The largest collection of its kind, the Canoe Museum boasts almost 600 canoes and kayaks and over 1000 related artifacts in interactive exhibits.  You can experience the exhibits, see canoes being built and restored, and even take part in an artisan's workshop.  http://www.canoemuseum.ca/ 


Peterborough Lift Locks:  This structure, completed in 1904, is the tallest hydraulic lift lock in the world, raising and lowering watercraft 65 feet from one level of the Trent-Severn Waterway to another with no other power, only the brilliant use of gravity and counterbalance!   There is a visitor's centre, tours, and cruises.



Parks, Trails, Music, Theatre, Festivals:  There are dozens of kilometres of trails through and around Peterborough for walking, cycling, and rollerblading.  In addition, there is the Trent University Wildlife Sanctuary which offers beautiful walking trails, as well as other area trails.  Petroglyphs Provincial Park and the Warsaw Caves are also popular attractions.  There are also many different clubs, theatres, concerts, and events always offering something in the area.  http://kawarthanow.com/


more to come.......