Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Kendo Club

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Kendo Club

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Snowed/Iced In

Good morning everyone,

Hopefully everyone has been able to stay warm and safe during the snow overnight.  This morning, I tried to get into my car and it was iced shut, so I won't be able to go anywhere until I can get at least one door open.  I was going to keep trying and maybe hold Kendo later this morning, but I just found out that Hamilton County issued a level 2 snow emergency a few minutes ago.  Because of those factors, I'm going to have to cancel practice.

Sorry for the last minute warning!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Christmas Practice Schedule

Good evening everyone,

Sorry for the short notice, but I just wanted to let everyone know that we will not be having practice tomorrow morning and Wednesday night.  We will resume practice on 12/30 in Dillonvale.

Chris George

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Thanksgiving Weekend Practice

Hello everyone,

This is just a notice to let everyone know that, due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we won't be having practice tomorrow morning.  See ya next week!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Out Of Town This Weekend

I am going to be out of town this weekend, so I won't be able to hold Iaido practice this Sunday.  However, Kendo shall go on as normal!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Canceled Practices This Week (10/17/2018 and 10/21/2018)

Hello everyone,

Sorry for the short notice, but I had to wait to see how the day went before I made the final call.  Unfortunately, I'm tied up a bit at work, so I won't be able to get to practice today.  Because nobody will be there to teach, I'm going to have to cancel practice for tonight.

While I'm at it, I also need to let everyone know that, due to the Johnson Cup tournament, we will not have practice this Sunday.  If you do want to get your Kendo fix, you're more than welcome to join in the fun times up in Columbus this weekend.

Keep practicing hard!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Temporary Practice Venue Change!!!

Hello guys,
Due to some unforseen events, we will have to move our practice tomorrow to the place we used to practice at up to a few months ago. The address to the place is below:

Here's the address for those that don't know:
2906 US-22, Maineville, OH 45039

I will keep everyone posted about any updates, but we should be back at our regular location next week.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Change in Venue For Tomorrow

Instead of having our usual practice in Dillonvale tomorrow morning, I would like everyone to attend the shinpan seminar that's going on in Erlanger.  The text below is from an email that I sent earlier, plus some additional information that I only heard about earlier tonight.

Good evening everyone,


This coming weekend, we will be hosting the Zone 4 AUSKF shinpan seminar. The purpose of these seminars is to give proper instruction on how the shinpan (judges) conduct themselves and the flow of tournament matches to provide better quality tournaments. While these seminars are more designed for those that are 3rd Dan and up (the official starting rank of being able to judge tournaments), anyone, regardless of rank and experience, can benefit greatly from the instruction. Anyone that are 2nd Dan and below can still be of great help by providing us with some example matches and situations that we shinpan have to face during a tournament match. There's also the great bonus of a practice after the seminar is over on Saturday and Sunday. For our newer members that don't have bogu, you're still invited to come to watch, learn, and better understand the concept of yuko-datotsu (valid strikes) to help you better understand what the heck we are all talking about when we are giving instruction.

Are you still interested in participating but didn't submit an application on time? No worries! You can still pay $25 per person at the door. While there's a few extra bento boxes (Japanese-style lunches) available, it's best you try to bring your own lunch or make your own food plans for the day, just in case we run out. If you're not able to afford the entrance fee or you aren't experienced enough to participate, you're covered too! Y'all can watch for free and still get some valuable information from listening and watching! The best part of it all is that this is a local event that's taking place at the Griffin Sports complex in Erlanger (near the intersection of I-71/I-75 and I-275), so it's not necessary to get a hotel room or anything!

Because of how useful this seminar will be to EVERYONE and the proximity being close enough for most of us to get to, I'm going to cancel both Kendo and Iaido practice this coming Sunday. Got the itch to do Kendo? Come to the seminar!

If you have any questions about how the event will go or anything, don't hesitate to ask! I've also attached the information about the seminar, just in case you want to know about certain information, such as where it's happening and the time schedule.

Chris George

Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
******NOTE: It was just revealed to us at the dinner tonight that there will be a brief joint practice before the seminar tomorrow morning at 7:30. While there won't be any practice at the usual location, you can still get some Kendo in.