FIRST PRACTICE @ 2023:
Our first practice in 2023 will be on Wed Jan 4, 2023.
FIRST ‘FORMAL’ PRACTICE and OZONI @ SUN JAN 8, 2023:
However, our ‘formal’ first practice will be held on Sunday January 8, 2023.
This special practice will follow a different schedule (see below) and include the sharing of Ozoni (rice cake in traditional soup) and other light refreshments after practice (similar arrangements as our Year-End Lunch).
The lunch event is open to all members and their families.
Sun Jan 8 Practice Schedule:
· 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. — Non-Bogu class
· 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. — Non-Bogu + Bogu Keiko (practice together — finish early)
· 11:30 a.m.— Ozoni and Refreshments
NEW BOGU GROUP – DEDICATED FRIDAY PRACTICES:
Practices dedicated to preparing the next bogu group start on Friday Jan 13 from 7-8:30pm and run every second Friday
Ref: Fri Jan 13, 27, Feb 10, 24, etc.
In general, Non-bogu members who started Kendo from September 2022 or earlier are eligible to graduate to bogu.
It’s critical that non-bogu members have very good Kendo fundamentals/basics before graduating to bogu. One must also be physically and mentally prepared. There is no shame in deciding to transition to bogu later when one’s basics are better and when one is more confident.
Please see me during the first week in January if you wish to try and join the next bogu group.
CLUB MEMBERSHIP and GENERAL SCHEDULE for 2023:
Will release details in the first week in January 2023.
Thank you for the ongoing support and being a part of the club’s successful post-covid return.
Please enjoy the rest of the holiday season.