12th AkiGasshuku 2014, Iaido & Kendo practice, 10-12/10/2014

12th AkiGasshuku 2014 Iaido & Kendo – Athens, 10-12 October 2014

Dear kenshi,
Furyu Dojo Athens will host the 12th AkiGasshuku 2014, from 10-11 October 2014 in Athens Greece. The event is under the auspices of the Hellenic Kendo Iaido Naginata Federation – HKINF- and will include Iaido & Kendo practice

Training will be directed by
ODA Katsuo sensei, Iaido hanshi 8dan, Kendo kyoshi 7 dan, from Shizuoka Japan, assisted by senior European Iaido & Kendo members.

An Iaido grading for 1 kyu & 1-3 dan, organized by HKINF, will take place on Sunday 12 October 2014.

Venue: Leonin Lyceum Patissia Sport Center, Neigy 17, Ano Patissia, 11143 Athens (300 meters from Ano Patissia Metro Station)


Date Activity
Fri 10/10 18:30 – 21:30 Iaido keiko (for Iaido Sandan and higher)
Sat 11/10 10:00 – 12:30 Opening ceremony – Iaido Keiko
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 15:00 Iaido keiko
15:00 – 16:00 Nihon Kendo Kata (Iaido & Kendo members)
16:00 – 17:00 Kendo keiko & Iaido free keiko
Sun 12/10 10:00 – 12:30 Iaido Keiko
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 15:00 Iaido Shinsa 1-kyu & 1-3 dan (organized by HKINF)
15:00 – 16:00 Nihon Kendo Kata (Iaido & Kendo members)
16:00 – 16:55 Kendo keiko & Iaido free keiko
16:55 – 17:00 Closing Ceremony

Iaido practice will focus on ZNKR Iaido. Nihon Kendo kata practice is for all Iaido & Kendo participants –please bring your bokuto-.
The organizers assume no liability of any kind.
Each participant agrees to be photographed and/or filmed and gives full and complete permission for the use of his image / video in all kind of media including internet.

Participation Fees:
Full Participation (2 days): Iaido & Kendo, 50 € – Kendo only, 15 €
Sat 19/10 or Sun 20/10 (1 day): Iaido & Kendo, 30 € – Kendo only 10 €
Fri 18/10: only for those registered to the seminar.

By e-mail at spirosd@otenet.gr ; stating: full name(s) / Club/Dojo / intended participation. A confirmation of your registration will be returned
You may settle your payment by bank transfer before 6/10/2014. Bank EUROBANK, Beneficiary name: S. Drossoulakis, IBAN, GR5002602440000110200218483, Bank Swift Code, EFGBGRAA; Please mention depository name.
Registration and payment on the spot is also possible; however pre-registration by Monday 6 October 2014 it will be very helpful for the organizers.

IAIDO GRADING 1 Kyu & 1-3 Dan
(Organized by Hellenic Kendo Iaido Naginata Federation)
In the context of the 12th AkiGasshuku 2014, Hellenic Kendo Iaido Naginata Federation will conduct an Iaido Grading 1-kyu & 1-3 dan on Sunday 12 October 2014 at 13:30, at the same venue.
Grading will be conducted under EKF Rules and is open to practitioners from all EKF member organizations.
Participation in the 12th AkiGasshuku is a prerequisite for participation at the grading.
Grading Instructions:
a. Application: Must be submitted by Friday 3 October 2014, to HKINF General Secretary Spiros G. Drossoulakis, e-mail: eokin.sec@gmail.com according to the attached form. Following that date no applications will be accepted.
b. Candidates should on Saturday 11 October 2014 deliver to HKINF General Secretary Spiros G. Drossoulakis, HKINF Booklet (HKINF members) or written authorization by their respective Presidents (non HKINF members), EKF Yellow Card (for Nidan up candidates) and pay the respective examination fees.
c. Successful candidates must register their grades, by paying the respective Registration Fees. HKINF successful Shodan candidates must also deliver two photos, ID Card type, for the issuing of their EKF Yellow Card.
d. Responsibility for the examination lies to HKINF General Secretary Spiros G. Drossoulakis, e-mail eokin.sec@gmail.com, mobile (+30) 6944 674414, www.eokin.gr to whom any queries should be addressed.
e. Examination Fees
1Kyu / 1 dan: Participation 20 €, Registration 10 €.
2 dan: Participation 25 €, Participation 15 €.
3 dan: Participation 30 €, Participation 20 €.

Suggested Accommodation,
XENOPHON Hotel, Acharnon 340 Athens, tel: (0030) 210 2020310, fax (0030) 210 2020320, www.xenophon-hotel.com (1.200 meters from venue).
Accommodation Booking is your responsibility.

For Information: Spiros G. Drossoulakis, mbl 0030-6944-674414, e-mail spirosd@otenet.gr

By car/motorbike/bicycle: at the end of Patission str. enter Chalkidos str. (direction Nea Philadelfia) and immediately after the train bridge turn left into Ionias Avenue, moving in parallel with the train lines. The first street to the right is Neigy str. There is an underground parking below the Sport Center of Leonin Lyceum.
By Metro: exiting the “ANO PATISSIA” metro station, cross Chalkidos str. and follow Ionias Avenue (keeping train lines on your left). First street to your right is Neigy str. Distance approximately 300 meters.
By bus, line B8: getting off at the Bus stop “Leonin” on Chalkidos str, follow Evans str. and you reach Neigy str. at the Sport Center Leonin Lyceum. Distance approximately 200 meters.
From Hotel XENOPHON: Coming out from the hotel entrance, walk to your left, along the metro line (keeping the lines on your right). At approximately 1.000 meters you will reach Neigy str. Turn left and Leonin Lyceum is only a few steps away.

Looking forward to meet and train together in Athens


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