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king mob 02-06-2010 05:32 PM

Shimamoto Shihan @ Toronto Jun 5 - 6, 2010
From Shosenji Dojo in Osaka, JCCC Aikikai welcomes:

Katsuyuki Shimamoto (7th Dan)
Jun 5 and 6, 2010

Japanese Canadian Cultural Center
6 Garamond Court
Don Mills, ON
M3C 1Z5

Tentative Schedule (both days):
9-10 Registration
10-4 Classes (with lunchbreak in between)

Fees: TBD soon

Seminar Poster:

Venue Info:

Email Info:

ze'ev erlich 02-07-2010 03:10 PM

Re: Shimamoto Shihan @ Toronto Jun 5 - 6, 2010
An amazing teacher. An amazing person.
Please, if you are in the region, do not miss training with Shimamoto Shihan.

Rayleen Dehmke 02-23-2010 04:10 PM

Re: Shimamoto Shihan @ Toronto Jun 5 - 6, 2010
Now I'd like to attend that. Besides, I'd love to go to Toronto again.

king mob 03-31-2010 08:13 AM

Re: Shimamoto Shihan @ Toronto Jun 5 - 6, 2010
If anyone wants to attend this seminar, and only has lodging (or lodging costs) as the sole holdup; please email me using my name-link on this post.. I can help with locating a hotel or home stays (we've just asked for volunteers)..

NagaBaba 03-31-2010 08:32 AM

Re: Shimamoto Shihan @ Toronto Jun 5 - 6, 2010
I had a pleasure to visit and practice in Shimamoto sensei dojo in Osaka few years ago. It was high quality practice and very sophisticated aikido. Sensei has charismatic personality, we learned a lot from him.

king mob 05-02-2010 08:20 AM

Re: Shimamoto Shihan @ Toronto Jun 5 - 6, 2010
I've been in contact with a few out of towners coming in for this seminar.. I'll repeat some of the hotel info I've shared.. The going rate seems to be $80-$90/night..

NEAR DOJO (you'll need a car to get to food from this hotel- or be patient with transit bus)
$99 / night if prepaid, $109 on the spot (you can almost walk to the dojo from here)

Delta DOWNTOWN (you'll need a car/transit to reach dojo)- a few dojo guests staying here

a deal we found for Delta @ $89/night

The hotel is downtown, and 3 blocks from the main commercial area, though the blocks around this hotel are shops/restaurants galore.. You may pay a small mint for parking though.. There are several garages/lots for parking nearby..

BUDGET geared hotels

DOWNTOWN$60$2A$D6$B2$92$9F$D6$B21!70$8A$B82!H0$0A!801000$40$BF$D5$0 C$80$CA$D5$0C$0A!90$270Ygsgoyg.$28mou.ljxjojya$29$2C.Goymsjg$2C.Xmomum!A0!6$FF!R 010003!90100020001!D0!4$FF

UPTOWN near dojo$60$2A$D6$B2$92$9F$D6$B21!70$8A$B82!H0$0A!801000$40$BF$D5$0 C$80$CA$D5$0C$0A!90$270Ygsgoyg.$28mou.ljxjojya$29$2C.Goymsjg$2C.Xmomum!A0!6$FF!R 010003!90100020001!D0!4$FF$60$2A$D6$B2$92$9F$D6$B21!70$8A$B82!H0$0A!801000$40$BF$D5$0 C$80$CA$D5$0C$0A!90$270Ygsgoyg.$28mou.ljxjojya$29$2C.Goymsjg$2C.Xmomum!A0!6$FF$1 9!Q010003!90100020001!D0!4$FF$60$2A$D6$B2$92$9F$D6$B21!70$8A$B82!H0$0A!801000$40$BF$D5$0 C$80$CA$D5$0C$0A!90$270Ygsgoyg.$28mou.ljxjojya$29$2C.Goymsjg$2C.Xmomum!A0!6$FF$1 9!Q010003!90100020001!D0!4$FF seems to have good prices, but you're booking anonymous hotels, with only vague notions of where they are..

It is best to book the downtown hotels or the North East Hotels.. You will find a link to the dojo's location in the original post.. Nearest major attraction to the dojo is the Ontario Science Center..

Any Qs on geography of Toronto, let me know..

king mob 05-02-2010 08:44 AM

Re: Shimamoto Shihan @ Toronto Jun 5 - 6, 2010
For those unfamiliar with Shimamoto sensei, he is a direct student of THE FIRST Osawa sensei, and like his teacher, uses very biiiig movements..

An article on Shimamoto sensei..

king mob 05-03-2010 09:20 PM

Re: Shimamoto Shihan @ Toronto Jun 5 - 6, 2010
Another person has been added to the party accompanying Shimamotor sensei to Toronto.. Coming with him will be: Yano sensei, plus an uchideshi from Germany, and another gentleman from Japan (who I don't know if he's a deshi or sensei).. We're still a month away, and more people from Osaka could be coming !! Hopefully we'll see y'all here in Toronto too..

Oops that link to the article got misformated, here it is again..[1].pdf

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