November 27, 2007

Toronto Branch receives award

Toronto Branch recently received a STAR Award from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation in recognition our fundraising efforts. We have raised funds for the CAMH Foundation each year since 1996 through our Annual Charity Kickathon.


November 26, 2007

Training at Atsugi Doin

On November 15, John McCulloch of Toronto Branch had the great pleasure of being reunited with Hiate-sensei (Seihanshi, 7th dan) at his dojo - Atsugi Doin in Kanagawa-ken, Japan. Hiate-sensei is the founder of Atsugi Doin and has taught there steadfastly for the past 35 years. Hiate-sensei is also a Hombu and WSKO Instructor and has become quite well known to kenshi in Europe and North America as well as Japan.

John had the good fortune to study under Hiate-sensei at Atsugi Doin in the summer of 1985. Since that time the bond of friendship between them has grown ever deeper and our Branches are closely linked.

Here are some scenes of the visit:

Hiate-sensei and the members of Atsugi Doin - thank you very much for your hospitality and kindness.


John McCulloch