|The Canadian Federation team|
Seven members of Toronto Branch participated in the 2017 World Taikai & International Study Session held from July 30-August 2, 2017 in San Mateo, CA.
Christian competed in the tan'en embu (single form) category. He gave a spirited performance, but as the Chief Judge later commented "technique high, time low" so alas no medal.
|Daryl and Christian|
John (Toronto Branch Master) was a Judge for several categories including Women's 3 Dan and Men's Masters Embu. Tal and Tony also assisted the Chief Judge during the Embu competition.
|Getting ready to judge with Hiate sensei|
The Study Session was comprised of group practice and several rank-based sessions led by the leading instructors from Japan and the rest of the world.
|Kawashima sensei (senior and junior)|
In addition, there were Kongo Zen lectures and sessions for Judge/Examiner certification.
|With Anders sensei and Gary sensei|
The event was a wonderful opportunity to spend time with our friends from all over the planet. In addition, it was a great opportunity to spend more time with Hiate sensei (Atsugi Doin, Japan) - our main teacher.
|Kanga Ryu - deadly Australian martial arts with Nick sensei (Melbourne)|
We wish to thank the kenshi of California and the USSKF for making this event such a great success!
|Kanagawa Federation reunion - with Nakamura sensei and Hiate sensei|