Sasaki-Sensei Seminar in Portland, OR

October 8 - October 14, Portland OR


Every year, the kendo clubs in Oregon (Obukan, Portland Kendo Club, and OSU Kendo Club) invite Sadao Sasaki Sensei (7dan) from Hiroshima, Japan to hold a seminar in Portland, Oregon. In the past, we’ve focused on topics like kendo kata, shinsa, and doing shimpan. The seminar will be from October 8-14, 2018. Schedule is detailed directly below ↓

Daily Schedule:

Monday, October 8, 2018:
Location: IRCO
Address: 10301 NE Glisan St Portland, OR 97220
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tuesday, October 9:
Location: Sunnyside Grange
Address: 13289 SE 132nd Ave Clackamas, OR 97015
Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Wednesday, October 10:
Location: IRCO
Address: 10301 NE Glisan St Portland, OR 97220
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday, October 11:
Off Day

Friday, October 12:
Location: Conestoga Recreation Center: 
Address: 9985 SW 125th Ave. Beaverton, OR 97008
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Saturday, October 13:
Location: Hillside Community Center
Address: 653 NW Culpepper Terrace, Portland, OR 97210
Time: 10:30am - 5:00pm, break for lunch

Potluck Dinner (Saturday Night)
Location: Eastbank Contractor Appliances
Address: 800 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
Time: Doors open at 6pm, Dinner arrives at 7pm.

Dinner Notes: It’s okay to bring family and SOs. Please pay $10 upon arrival for each person in your party. We will accept cash, check, or credit card payment (via card reader). Beer will be on tap for those who are 21+ years of age. You are welcome (but not required) to bring food, dessert, and drinks. Portland Kendo Club will provide the main course.

Sunday, October 14:
Location: IRCO
Address: 10301 NE Glisan St Portland, OR 97220
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

If you are interested in attending, please register below.


To help offset some of the travel and rental costs, there is a registration fee this year. The fee covers all days whether you actually attend one session, or all of them. Costs break down as follows:

Adult Registration: $30
Juniors (17 and younger) Registration: $20
Lunch (Saturday): $10
Potluck Dinner (Saturday Night): $10/person (paid in cash/card at the event)

If you are 7-dan+ registering is free and we will provide lunches and dinner for you, free of charge. You will still need to register, though.

To register, please click the “Register” button below. You will be asked for some basic information as well as payment for the seminar.

If you have any questions or problems, please email jaered@portlandkendo.com.