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Itto Tenshin-ryu Taikai 2019

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Itto Tenshin-ryu Taikai 2019

Itten Dojo is honored to host Rajguru Sensei for the 2019 Taikai of the Itto Tenshin-ryu, to be held on the 2nd and 3rd of November. The focus for training will be Gekken Sho. All members of the Itto Tenshin-ryu and Yamate-ryu, and qualified guests, are cordially invited to participate. The seminar will be held at the facilities of Itten Dojo in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and nearby hotel accommodations have been arranged at TownePlace Suites by Marriott. Download the registration brochure here.

If you wish to use a credit or debit card to submit the separate, administrative and black-tie dinner fees via PayPal, please use the links below. The mandatory honorarium for the instructor ($100 for both days; $50 for one day only) must be submitted separately, in cash, upon arrival at the dojo — please print and use the noshi-bukuro template here.

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday the 2nd; the Taikai will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. There will be an etiquette and safety training session Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. — this training is mandatory for any junior students that have not yet passed an initial examination.

Lunch is included in the seminar administrative fee and will be served on-site. Participants are encouraged to bring additional water or sports drinks for themselves.

All participants should have a proper, traditional Japanese training uniform and zori (sandals), clean and in good repair. Each participant must also possess a properly maintained bokken (wooden sword) — preferably, an Itto Tenshin-ryu Bokken (sometimes referred to as a Gekken Bokken).

An informal dinner (jacket and tie) will be held Saturday evening in the Jubilee Room at TownePlace Suites, and on Sunday evening a formal, black-tie dinner will be held at 1700 Degrees Steakhouse in the Harrisburg Hilton.In order to assure adequate time for providing counts to caterers and the restaurant, paid administrative fees and black-tie dinner registrations must be submitted no later than October 23rd, 2019, preferably by means of the PayPal links below. Choose options for the administrative fees and the black-tie dinner, and then submit payment at the Cart. 

          Taikai Administrative Fee

 • Sunday Black-tie Dinner at the 1700 Degrees Steakhouse (Harrisburg Hilton)

Our post-seminar dinner is open to participants and their guests. Dress is black-tie. We’ll meet in the bar, starting at 6:30 p.m., and then sit for dinner at 7:00. Dinner will include a salad with entree choices of steak, seafood or chicken, non-alcoholic beverages and coffee, and dessert. There will be a cash bar.

The 1700 Degrees Steakhouse Harrisburg Hilton 1 North 2nd Street Harrisburg, PA 17101-1601

          Black-tie Dinner Fee

 • Accommodations

A block of 15 rooms has been secured for the evenings of 1, 2, and 3 November. Some rooms have two queen-size beds ($144 per night, plus tax), while others have a single, king-size bed and a sofa-bed ($134 per night, plus tax). Multiple persons can share a room and split the cost. Please note that room reservations must be made no later than Saturday, October 5th and secured with a credit card, by phone citing “Itten Dojo Martial Arts” or by using this direct link:

Reserve Rooms

TownePlace Suites by Marriott — Harrisburg West 4915 Ritter Road Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-6928 (Phone) 717-691-1400 • (Fax) 717-691-6300

If additional information is required, please call Itten Dojo at 717.766.8871 or contact via email dojocho Robert Wolfe at ittendojocho@cs.com.

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