14th AkiGasshuku 2016 Iaido & Kendo – Athens, 7-9 October 2016

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Dear kenshi,

The 14th AkiGasshuku 2016 will take place from 7-9 October 2016 in Athens Greece. The event is organizes by Furyu Dojo Athens, under the auspices of the Hellenic Kendo Iaido Naginata Federation (HKINF) and it will include Iaido & Kendo practice.
An Iaido grading for 1 kyu & 1-3 dan, organized by HKINF, will take place on Sunday 11 October 2015.

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.

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


Date Activity
Fri 7/10 19:00 – 21:00 Iaido keiko (for Iaido Sandan and higher)
Sat 8/10 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 9/10 10:00 – 12:30 Iaido Keiko
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 14:30 Kendo keiko & Iaido free keiko
14:30 – 16:00 Iaido Shinsa 1-kyu & 1-3 dan (organized by HKINF)

Iaido practice will focus on ZNKR Iaido. Nihon Kendo kata practice is for all Iaido & Kendo participants; please bring your bokuto.
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, 20 €
Sat 8/10 or Sun 9/10 (1 day): Iaido & Kendo, 30 € – Kendo only 10 €
Fri 7/10: 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 Tuesday 4/10/2016.
Bank EUROBANK, IBAN, GR5002602440000110200218483, Bank Swift Code, EFGBGRAA, Beneficiary name: S. Drossoulakis ; Please mention depository name.
Registration and payment on the spot is also possible; however pre-registration by Tuesday 4 October 2016 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 14th AkiGasshuku 2016, Hellenic Kendo Iaido Naginata Federation will conduct an Iaido Grading 1-kyu & 1-3 dan on Sunday 9 October 2016 at 13:30, at the same venue.
Grading will be conducted under EKF Rules and is open to practitioners from all EKF member organizations.
Attendance of the 14th AkiGasshuku 2016 is a prerequisite for participation at the grading.
Grading Instructions:

  1. Application: Must be submitted by Friday 30 September 2016, 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.
  2. Candidates , on Saturday 8 October 2016, should 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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