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October 7th-8th, 2017 Joint Seminar with the Virginia Kyudo Renmei
The 2017 Joint Seminar with the Virginia Kyudo Renmei was the very special seminar. It was held on Saturday, October 7th and Sunday October 9th at the Jersey City Education & Recreation Center (CERC). As in the previous years members Virginia dojo joined the group from New York/New Jersey dojo to practice together.

On Saturday, after opening ceremony was a demonstration of Mochi-Mato Sharei performed by Chikako Takahashi, Mutsumi Oishi and Maki Takano.  The practice was lead by Fumiko Takada, Krzysztof Sienkiewicz and Mutsumi Oishi. After lunch we had special cross-training with ballet basics with Mayumi Sensei.

Second day started with opening ceremony after which we had Yawatashi Sharei, performed by Krzysztof Sienkiewicz (Ite), Fumiko Takada (Daiichi-Kaizoe) and Chikako Takahashi (Daini-Kaizoe). After a short brake to prepare the dojo for taikai with Ray Teetsel as Chairperson, the competition started. This was the first time when Taikai was run in accordance with American Kyudo Renmei Annual Taikai Competition Guidebook. The Taikai Competition was concluded with the awards. Shortly after we broke for lunch, after which the afternoon session began.

This was also the first time we invited outside guest to the morning Yawatashi Sharei and Taikai Competition. Reporters from the paper Weekly NY Japion came to observe and wrote article about our group. The article can be found on: eJapion.com

NY/NJ would like to express sincere gratitude to everyone, it was an effort of all participants to make this year Joint Seminar so great. We hope to see you all next year.

Nihongo Chat + J-Culture  | 日本語と英語の語学交換会 (Japan Society, New York)

Event Date: September 6th
Event Time: 6pm
Event Venue: Japan Society (333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017)
Website: Japan Society

4th Annual Cultural Diversity Festival in Jersey City 2017
Event Date: August 26th
Event Time: 10am to 2pm
Event Venue: Hamilton Park, Jersey City (9th Street and W Hamilton, Jersey City 07302)
Performances in the event:
JCBallroom Jersey City Ballroom
Na Ni Chen
Next Step Broadway Next Step Broadway
Naginata Japanese Swordsmanship Society
Kyudo - Japanese Archery Japanese Swordsmanship Society
Iaido - Japanese Sword Japanese Swordsmanship Society
Calai - Indian
Tarik Tarik Sultan
Tonal Arts Matt Panayides Group
Au Capoeira AU Capoeira

2017 IKYF American Seminar
Seminar: Wednesday July 19 - Friday July 21, 2017
Shinsa: Saturday July 22, 2017
Venue: Sonoma State University, Rhonert Park, CA USA

Virginia Kyudo Seminar with Dan DeProspero Sensei 2017
At the seminar participants were instructed by Dan DeProspero Sensei with the support of William “Bill” Reid Sensei and Fumiko Takada (of the NJ/Y Kyudo-kai) Sensei. Many members from New York/New Jersey group came to meet with our friends from Virginia group and to receive the teachings from Dan Sensei.

Saturday practice started at 9:30 am with Opening Ceremony. The first day held at Alexandria dojo Senseis gave us general corrections and advices. Traditionaly after the practice we went for a dinner, where enjoing the food more kyudo secrets we revealed.

On the second day in King George every participant got her/his own personal instruction from Dan Sensei to improve technical skills and correct forms. At noon the seminar ended with Closing Ceremony, after which we went to have a lunch together in a near by Mexican Restaurant.

The Matsuri - Japanese Cultural Festival, Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017   11:00am to 4:00pm
The Matsuri - Japanese Cultural Festival
Ma Riis Park, Harrison Westchester
1 Heineman Pl., Harrison, NY 10528
Rain or Shine -  Free Admission

Cherry Blossom Festival, Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017   11:30am to 5:00pm
Cherry Blossom Festival
18th City of White Plains, NY
Turnure Park
20 Lake Street, White Plains, NY 10603
Rain Date Location (Ebersole Ice Rink)
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