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2009 Fall & Winter Classes and Activities Cultural Arts Martial Arts Workshops Membership and Policy 3 Cultural Arts, Workshops and Recreation Bunka Shishu (Needle Punch Embroidery) 5 Shodo 5 Japanese Language for Adults 6 Ikebana (Flower Arranging) 7 Ikenobo School 7 Sogetsu School 7 Sumi-e (Brush Painting) 8 Taiko Workshop 9 Washi Greeting Card Workshop 10 Washi Craft Workshop 10 Origami Workshop 11 Jpals Workshops 11 Yoga 12 Hula for Health 12 Martial Arts Martial Arts General Information 13 Aikido 16 Iaido 17 Judo 18 Shito-ryu Itosu-Kai Karate and Kobudo 19 Kendo 20 Kyudo 21 Naginata 22 Shorinji Kempo 23 Other Activities Movie Night 24 Yamaha Music Course 24 Wynford Seniors Club 24 JCCC/JSS Workshops 24 Ayame Kai 25 Sakura Kai 25 Himawari Buyo-Kai 25 JCCC Bridge 25 JCCC Karaoke 25 JCCC Token Kai 25 West Meets East 25 Class Registration Form 27 Workshop Registration Form 28 Japanese instruction available (all instruction in English unless noted) 2 The JCCC: A solid past, An exciting future For over 40 years, the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC) has served as the gathering point for the Japanese Canadian community and for those of non-Japanese ancestry who have an interest in things Japanese in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Open to everyone regardless of race, religion, sex or age, the JCCC provides a place - and more importantly, the impetus - for the exchange of ideas; a showcase for those with Japanese artistic and athletic talents; social and intellectual events: the history and future of the unique Japanese-Canadian community. Under the guidance of the architectural firm Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Ar- chitects, the JCCC has taken on a new look and feel, which is designed and has the facilities for the 21st century. A phased renovation is unfolding as funds become available. This reflects the fiscally responsible approach of the JCCC Board. The Cen- tre is now in the final phase of its $13 million capital campaign. The JCCC offers a wide variety of Japanese cultural programs and experiences for its 3,500 members - almost half of who are of non-Japanese ancestry, and ap- proximately 35 percent who are seniors. The JCCC showcases the creative energy and dedication of many talented artisans, musicians, dancers and martial arts practi- tioners. The JCCC fosters mutual understanding and facilitates the exchange of information about Japanese culture with the community-at-large through a wide range of excit- ing programs. The Centre also works to build a spirit of cooperation and harmony among people of different cultures by coordinating community events and programs with other ethnic organizations. Registered charity # 118972967RR0001 KOBAYASHI HALL The Kobayashi Hall is the JCCC’s 6,500 square foot performance hall which opened in 2004. The Hall is a truly multifunctional space and has been designed to accommo- date music concerts, festivals and traditional community events, business conferences, weddings, banquets, martial arts tournaments, theatrical performances and film festi- vals. With retractable stadium-style seating for over 450 and superb acoustics, the Ko- bayashi Hall promises to play host to a wide variety of both domestic and international performances. Annual Membership Fee (incl. GST) Regular: Individual (18 & over) $30.00 Family (incl. Children 17 & under) $50.00 Senior: Individual (65 & over) $20.00 Couple $35.00 Supporting Member*: Partner $150.00 Leader $500.00 Ambassador $1,000.00 *Income Tax receipt will be issued for amount in excess of regular membership fee Corporate Member: Director’s Circle $150.00 Leader’s Circle $500.00 President’s Club $1,000.00 Chairman’s Club $5,000.00 Policies for Classes/Workshops Students are required to be members of JCCC. Membership and class/workshop fees are payable in advance. A $10.00 administration fee will be charged on returned cheques. Students whose class fees are not up to date (i.e. martial arts students who have not paid in full for the current month by the 15th of that month) will not be permitted to participate in classes until their fees are current. Waiver forms must be completed for each martial arts student. Refund Class refunds are available before the 2nd class only, a 15% administrative fee will be charged. Membership fees are not refundable. Reimbursement Classes cancelled by the JCCC will be rescheduled, however classes missed by students will not be reimbursed. If you know in advance that you will be absent for an extended period, please let us know in writing. A credit may be given for that period. Cancellation A written notice is required should you decide to quit the class. Without formal notification of quitting, a student’s status will continue to be considered active and program fees will continue to accumulate. 4 JCCC CuLTuRAL CLASSeS SPRInG 2009 SCHeDuLe Class Start Date Time Level Bunka Shishu Mon. Sept. 21 7:30pm - 9:30pm All Tues. Sept. 22 9:30am - 11:30am All Thurs. Sept. 24 1:15pm - 3:15pm All Ikenobo Ikebana Wed. Sept. 23 7:30pm - 9:00pm All Thurs. Sept. 24 1:00pm - 2:30pm All Sogetsu Ikebana Tue. Sept. 22 7:30pm - 9:00pm Beg. & Int. Thurs. Sept. 24 7:30pm - 9:00pm Adv. & Ext. Japanese Language Tues. Sept. 22 7:30pm - 9:00pm All Shodo Fri. Sept. 25 1:00pm - 3:00pm All Fri. Sept. 25 3:00pm - 5:00pm All Fri. Sept. 25 7:00pm - 9:00pm All Sumi-e Mon. Sept. 21 7:30pm - 9:00pm Beg. Mon. Sept. 21 7:30pm - 9:00pm Int. & up Wed. Sept. 23 10:30am - 12:00pm Adv. (3yrs+) Wed. Sept. 23 1:30pm - 3:00pm All * JCCC Membership is required to register for class. * Payment must be made at the time of registration or by 7 days prior to the 1st class. * No class spot reservations accepted without payment. * Pre-registration is recommended as classes fill up quickly. * Class refunds are available before the 2nd class only; a 15% administrative fee will be charged. * Membership fees are not refundable. * Please see page 3 of this brochure for details on Membership and Class Policy * Starter Kits for Ikebana, Shodo, Sumi-e are available at the JCCC giftshop. 5 BunKA SHISHu (needle Punch embroidery) 10 Classes Bunka Shishu, Japanese “Punch Needle” embroidery, uses rayon lily thread combined with specific stitching techniques to create lovely pieces of art. Students begin by stitching a small pictoral sampler and progress on to kits depicting traditional Japanese scenes, flowers, animals or people. Instructors: Patricia Bremner-Ikeno (Mon.,Tues.); Anne Takeuchi (Thur.) Start Date Time Level Mon. Sept. 21 7:30 - 9:30pm All Tues. Sept. 22 9:30 - 11:30am All Thurs. Sept. 24 1:15 - 3:15pm All Fee: $72.50 (plus GST) for adults, $45 (plus GST) for Seniors. Materials are extra and are payable to the instructor. SHODO (Calligraphy)** 6 Classes In Japan, calligraphy is considered one of the fine arts. It not only implies the skillful writing of characters in the usual meaning of the English word “calligraphy”, but also the entire culture associated with it as a discipline. It is a sister art to poetry and painting. Instructor: Noriko Maeda - studied Shodo for many years before establishing Kuran no Kai in 1982, an organization to further the study and teaching of Japanese calligraphy. Ms. Maeda has exhibited her works both in Canada and Japan. Start Date Time Level Fri. Sept. 25 1:00 - 3:00pm All Fri. Sept. 25 3:00 - 5:00pm All Fri. Sept. 25 7:00 - 9:00pm All Fee: $80 (plus GST). Materials are extra. **THIS POPuLAR CLASS IS FuLL. Please call the JCCC 416-441-2345 to place your name on the waiting list. 6 JAPAneSe LAnGuAGe FOR ADuLTS 10 Classes Students learn the language of modern Japan. Structured classes, in an informal setting, provide the opportunity for active participation and practice. Instructors: Akiko Maruoka (Coordinator), Sachiko Kagitomi, Yumi Kosaka, Taiko Feldkamp, Eiko Iizuka, Natsuko Mayers, Osamu Shinya, Saori Matsuyama BeGInneR I provides learners with the basic functional conversation strategies and vocabulary essential to communicate in Japanese. The focus is on simple statements and questions related to addresses, phone numbers, day, time, counting objects, place and location. The Hiragana writing system will be introduced. This class is for students who are studying Japanese for the first time. BeGInneR II builds on the foundation established in Beginner I. The focus remains on practical communication in every day life, and a study of basic grammar and Hiragana prepares students to master Japanese at a higher level. The Katakana system will be introduced. BeGInneR III continues to develop the learner’s skills, focusing on practical communication such as asking permission, refusal and expressing preferences. Students are required to finish Beginner II or have basic knowledge of Hiragana and Katakana writing systems. Study will focus on exercising Hiragana and Katakana. LOW InTeRMeDIATe Japanese balances the need to actively communicate with a further deepening of the learner’s mastery of reading, writing and grammar. Students need the knowledge of Hiragana and Katakana. Some Kanji will be introduced. HIGH InTeRMeDIATe is a continuation of Low Intermediate, focusing on the development of greater fluency in everyday communications. Start Date Time Level Tues. Sept. 22 7:30 - 9:00pm All Fee: $91 (plus GST). Textbook Japanese for Busy People Vol.1 & 2 Revised 3rd Edition Available at the JCCC Giftshop. 7 IKeBAnA (Flower Arranging) 10 Classes Ikebana is the art of arranging flowers or plants to reflect their natural beauty. It originated in early Buddhist years and developed into a distinctive art form in the 15th century, with many different styles and schools. The JCCC offers classes by the Ikenobo School and the Sogetsu School. IKenOBO Like a poem or painting made with flowers, Ikenobo expresses both the beauty of flowers and the beauty of longing in your heart. Ikenobo considers a flower bud most beautiful ... past, present and future ... responding to an everchanging environment. You will take home your creations. Instructor: Betty Lou Arai - is a Professor of Ikebana - Ikenobo School, headquartered in Kyoto. She has studied in Japan and has been teaching since 1977. The styles of Ikenobo are always changing and Mrs. Arai teaches both modern and traditional styles. Start Date Time Level Wed. Sept. 23 7:30 - 9:00pm All Thurs. Sept. 24 1:00 - 2:30pm All Fee: $75 (plus GST). Materials are extra. Starter Kit, as well as scissors, containers, kenzan and kenzan case are available at JCCC Giftshop. SOGeTSu The Sogetsu School of Ikebana believes anyone can arrange Ikebana anywhere, with anything. As people are different from each other, Sogetsu encourages students to be individual and imaginative. There are no limitations and a variety of materials are used depending on the season. You will take home your creations. Instructor: Kyoko Abe - took her first Ikebana lesson in junior high school in Sendai, Japan where she received her diploma and is currently director of the Toronto East Branch of the Sogetsu school. She was awarded the “Merit Award” in 1975 and “Honorable Mention” in 1997 and 2007 for her achievements from the headmaster in Japan. Start Date Time Level Tues. Sept. 29 7:30 - 9:00pm Beginner and Intermediate Thurs.Sept. 24 7:30 - 9:00pm Advanced and Extension Fee: $75 (plus GST). Materials are extra. Starter Kit, as well as scissors, containers, floral tape, kenzan and kenzan case are available at JCCC Giftshop. 8 SuMI-e (Brush Painting) 8 Classes Sumi-e is a traditional Japanese brush painting technique, which is based on using an oriental brush and black ink or subtle watercolours on rice paper. This course is open to students of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Creative Sumi-e Course (Wednesday mornings only) This course is open for students who have 3 years or more experience in Sumi-e. During this course, students will develop their styles and create artworks of their own and also study Sumi-e techniques of specific historical Japanese artists. Instructors: Hiroshi Yamamoto (Hakuho) - Studied Japanese Traditional Art and Art History at the Kyoto Industrial Design Institute Japan and the Kyoto Japanese Art School. Hiroshi has held more than 20 Sumi-e and Nihonga exhibitions in Canada as well as in Japan. He has taught Sumi-e and Nihonga for 10 years. Natalie Griller (Haku-Shō) - Studied sumi-e in Toronto with Mrs. Aiko Morton and Mr. Hiroshi Yamamoto; studied painting at the Winnipeg Forum Art Institute and the University of Manitoba. She has sold her art for over 20 years, with sumi-e paintings currently being represented at galleries in Yellowknife and Toronto. She has taught painting since 2002. Start Date Time Level Mon. Sept. 21 7:30 - 9:00pm Beginner Mon. Sept. 21 7:30 - 9:00pm Intermediate, Advance & Extension Wed. Sept. 23 10:30am - 12:00pm 3 years or more experience Wed. Sept. 23 1:30 - 3:00pm All Fee: $60 (plus GST). Materials are extra. Starter Kit (brushes, brush holder, ink stick, inkstone and rice paper) available at the JCCC Giftshop. 9 TAIKO DRuMMInG WORKSHOP The JCCC and the Yakudo Japanese Drummers are joining forces to offer an exciting hands-on Japanese drumming workshop. Sign up for a unique and rare opportunity in North America to learn and play on real authentic Japanese Taiko. Try out Taiko for the first time or build on basic Taiko skills that you already have.Pre-registration required. All equipment and necessities are provided. Date: Sat. Jan. 16, 2010 Fundamentals of Taiko Playing. 08:30 – 10:30 Learn the fundamentals of taiko playing Yakudo style – a combination of martial arts and music. Develop the taiko spirit with a solid base. This is highly recommended if you continue with more taiko lessons or specialized workshops with Yakudo. Rhythm and Tempo. 10:30 – 12:30 Using the fundamentals of Taiko Playing, this workshop focuses on developing your sense of rhythm and gaining control. Matsuri (Festivals) 12:30 – 2:30 Using the fundamentals of Taiko Playing, this workshop focuses on the music and cultural aspect of Taiko. In this workshop, you’ll learn a few festive community taiko pieces. Taiko Variations and Other Instruments. 2:30 – 4:30 Using the fundamentals of Taiko Playing, this workshop focuses on the musical aspect of Taiko ensembles. Different types of taiko and instruments make musical pieces. In this workshop you will be introduced to other instruments and get a chance to try some out. Form and endurance* I 4:30 – 6:30 Using the fundamentals of Taiko Playing, this workshop focuses on developing form and endurance for the visual aspect of Taiko ensemble playing. This workshop has also been termed as Taiko Bootcamp! Date: Sun. Jan. 17, 2010 Kodaiko Workshop (age 4 – 6) 10:30 – 12:00 Learn all about Taiko and its ties to Japanese culture. Also learn fundamentals of taiko and rhythm, through fun activities and games played on authentic instruments. Create and take home your own taiko souvenir. Form and endurance II * 12:00 – 2:00 Using the fundamentals of Taiko Playing, this workshop focuses on the distinctive form and stamina required to play in 3 different positions: all while playing various rhythms. Taiko Bootcamp returns! Sumodaiko Workshop (age 7 – 12) 2:30 – 4:00 Learn the fundamentals of taiko playing Yakudo style – a combination of martial arts and music. Develop the taiko spirit with a solid base and be able to perform a fun traditional taiko piece at the end of the workshop. * will be a vigorous workout! Fee: $35 (plus GST) for JCCC members, $40 (plus GST) for non-members Kodaiko & Sumodaiko: $20 (plus GST) for JCCC members $25 (plus GST) for non-members 9 WASHI GReeTInG CARD WORKSHOP Many people admire the beautiful hand-made Japanese cards that are sold at the JCCC gift shop. You may be one of them. If you are, you will be interested in a workshop on making greeting cards using Japanese Washi and Origami paper. Kyoko Sugita will again be conducting this workshop. You will learn how to fold origami such as Japanese kimono boys and girls. During the workshop you will make two cards with Kyoko’s step by step instruction. What you will also take away from the workshop is the ability of make cards that will be cherished by your family and friends. Limited to 15 students. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Kyoko Sugita Date & Time: Thurs. Oct. 29, 6:30 - 9:00pm Fee: $30 (plus GST) for JCCC members $35 (plus GST) for non-members Includes 2 sets of kits (2 cards and 4 dolls – two dolls to use during class and two dolls to take home to make your own cards) Please bring scissors, glue (school/craft or stick), pen, small brush. WASHI CRAFT - “nAKAYOSHI” Create this exquisite washi craft depicting two dear friends, a boy and a girl. which is mounted on a shikishi board. They are made with special textured chiyogami [washi] from Japan and are mounted on a shikishi board. The finished picture would be suitable for framing or may be displayed as is. Participants will need to bring sharp scissors, white glue, a pencil and ruler. The JCCC’s own popular washi craft teacher, Kyoko Sugita will instruct this full day class. Limited to 25 students. Instructor: Kyoko Sugita Date & Time: Sat. Oct. 31, 10:00am – 5:00pm Fee: $30 (plus GST) for JCCC members $35 (plus GST) for non-members Kits: $25 payable to instructor * Participants will need to bring sharp scissors, white glue, a pencil and ruler. * Please bring your own lunch as there are no on-site food facilities. 11 THe ART OF ORIGAMI (paper folding) Origami - Fun for the Family (up to 11 years old). From traditional and modern Japanese models to the latest from around the world, this is a great chance to try folding with help at hand. All models chosen to be do-able and fun. **Children under seven must be accompanied by an adult**. The Challenge of Origami (Teen & Adult). This series of workshops presents a chance to try new and challenging examples of Paper Folding. Interesting for both beginners and intermediate enthusiasts, each work- shop covers a basic intro model and then something to get your teeth into. Instructor: John Jay Guppy (Origami Society of Toronto) Dates: Sat. Sept. 12 Sat. Oct. 10 Sat. Nov. 14 Time: 1:30 - 3:00pm (Family) 3:30 - 5:00pm (Teen & Adult) Fee: $7 (plus GST) per class for JCCC members $10 (plus GST) for non-members. Basic materials included. Pre-registration required. JPALS WORKSHOPS A series of casual workshops centered around hobbies and lifestyles, particularly but not exclusively for Japanese-speaking immigrants and long & short-term visitors from Japan. All workshops will be conducted in Japanese. Workshops scheduled for Fall 2009 are: creative writing, dango workshop, winter skincare workshop, and gingerbread cookie workshop. Please see Japanese section of the newsletter or call 416-441-2345/ email email@example.com for details. 12 RECREATION YOGA CLASSeS (Shinshin Toitsu – unify your Body and Spirit) Classes are suitable both for men and women. Class- es are taught in English but Japanese or English indi- vidual assistance will be provided depending on your preference. Day: Wednesdays starting on Oct. 7 Fee: $40 (plus GST) per month Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm Drop-In Class: $15 plus GST (Non-JCCC members can join in drop-in classes) * A martial arts/yoga waiver form must be filled out when registering. * Please bring your own yoga mat. HuLA FOR HeALTH 10 classes Introductory and beginner Hula dance lessons for adults to get fit in a fun way! Each class limited to 25 students. JCCC member- ship is required to enrol. Students must be 18 & over. Please wear comfortable clothing and prepare to be barefeet during class. Instructors (kumu): Melalilia Uriarte and Ruth Caballes of the Hawaiian Pacific Magic School (halau) Introductory Hula (no experience necessary) Start Date: Mon. Sept. 14 Time: 10:00 - 11:30am Fee: $50 (plus GST) Beginner Hula (2 classes) Class A: A recreational hula class for those dancers that would like to build their hula skills during the week. Some hula or dance experience is prefered for enrollment. Class B:A class for those who have some hula background. This class concetrates on building on the fundamentals of hula basics, movement, posture, and body strengthening. Start Date: Mon. Sept. 14 Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm Fee: $50 (plus GST) 13 JCCC MARTIAL ARTS GeneRAL InFORMATIOn The Martial Arts program is a fundamental program of the JCCC. The JCCC hosts many tournaments and has proudly produced many winners and skilled competitors over the past four decades. Our teachers/sensei do more than teach skills and techniques - they educate students in the tradition and discipline associated with these sports. Classes are geared to different skill levels and age groups. Class observation is recommended before registering for those who are not familiar with martial arts. For information on Children’s Fitness Tax Credit visit http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/fitness Age Categories Children: up to 14 years old Youth: 15-21 years old Adult: 22-64 years old Seniors: 65 years and older Levels Beginner: new to the principle General: have the basic skills and/or have completed beginner classes Advanced:have taken several sessions of classes Weapons: Advanced students (black belt) only Monthly Fees (payable on 1st class of the month) Aikido, Judo, Karate, Kendo, Kyudo Children $38 Youth & Seniors $49 (plus GST) Adults $60 (plus GST) Iaido, Shorinji Kempo Children $23 Youth & Seniors $29 (plus GST) Adults $35 (plus GST) Women’s Aikido/Judo All Ages $25 (plus GST) naginata Free for JCCC members Prepayment discounts (for advance payment OnLY) Deduct 5% if fees paid 3 months in advance; deduct 10% if fees paid 6 months in advance; deduct 15% if fees paid 12 months in advance. Multiple Members Discount Deduct 10% if more than 1 member of a family studies the same martial arts discipline. A Martial Arts Application Form (Waiver Form) must be completed in person upon registration. 14 JCCC MARTIAL ARTS CLASSeS YeARLY SCHeDuLe Sunday Monday Tuesday Aikido (p.16) 9-10am 7-8am 6:30-8pm All/Weapons All/Beg. & Gen. All/Beg. & Gen. 10-11:30am 8-9pm All/General All/Gen. & Adv. 11:40am-1pm Children/General Iaido (p.17) 1-3pm All / General Judo (p. 18) September - June September - June 1:30-3pm 7-9pm Women’s Judo/ All/Orange-Brown Special Club Activities 8:30-10pm Youth & Adult/ July - August Competitors 1:30-3pm Women’s Judo July - August 7-8:30pm All/Beginners* 7-9:00pm All/All Belts Karate (p.19) 7-9pm All/All Kendo (p.20) 8:45-10am 7-8pm All/Non-Bogu All/Bogu (Drills) 8-9pm 10am-12pm All/Bogu (Keiko) All/Bogu (Drills) 11am-12pm All/Bogu (Keiko) Kyudo (p. 21) naginata (p. 22) 3:30-5pm All/General Shorinji Kempo 5:30- 8:00pm (p. 23) 7yrs+/All 15 Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 7-8am 6:30-8pm 7-8am 11:30am-12:30pm All/Beg. & Gen. All/Beg. & Gen. All/Beg. & Gen. Women’s Aikido 8-9pm All/Gen. & Adv. 9:15-10:45pm All/General September - June September - June September - June 7-8:30pm 7-9pm 9-10:30am All/Beginners* All/Orange-Brown All/Beginner* Belt 7-9pm 9-11am All/White-Yellow Belt 8-9:30pm All/White-Yellow Belt Youth & Adult/ Competitors July - August 8:30-10pm NO CLASSES Y&A /Competitors July - August July-August 7-9pm 7-8:30pm All/All Belts All/Beginners 7-9pm All/All Belts 6:30-9pm 9:30-11am All/General Children/Beginner 6:45-8pm 7-8:30pm All/Non-Bogu All/Bogu (Drills & Keiko) 8- 9:30pm All/Bogu (Drills & Keiko) 11:30am-1:30pm General Chart guide: class time age category/level *Judo 3 month beginner session start on 7-9pm Wed or Sat of Oct, nov, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, 7 yrs+/All May, June and July. 16 AIKIDO Aikido’s founder, Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969) or O-Sensei, “the great teacher”, was a Japanese soldier and philosopher. He founded The Art of Peace or, “way of harmonizing energy” after many years of studying traditional Japanese martial arts including Kendo and Ju- jitsu. O-Sensei developed the circular, flowing movements of aikido to blend the energy of the attack and redirect these forces harmlessly. Practitioners train to develop their Ki or inner energy as well as their body through vigorous activity. The JCCC Aikikai first opened in 1969 and is a member of the Aikikai Honbu Dojo, Japan (the world headquarters of the International Aikido Foundation), the Canadian Aikido Federation, and the Ontario Aikido Federation. The dojo’s chief instructor is Osamu Obata Shihan, 7th Dan. Obata Shihan began teaching at the JCCC in 1972, after learning Aikido in Japan. Obata Shihan teaches circular movements that blend the power of the attacker with the power of the defender. The philosophy of Aikido is revealed in the Japanese proverb: one does not have to fight in order to win. Aikido offers both physical training and discipline. The JCCC Aikikai offers both regular classes and specialized weapons training using the traditional bokken or practice wooden sword, jo or staff, and tanto or short sword/knife. Aikido is a non-competitive, defensive martial art open to both genders and all ages and abilities. Obata Shihan leads a team of instructors: Paul Sunn, 5th Dan; Yoshi Ichida, 4th Dan; Rika Murota, 2nd Dan; and Wai Chak, 1st Dan. Day Time Age Group Level Mon. Wed. Fri. 7:00 - 8:00am General Tues. & Thur. 6:30 - 8:00pm *Note General 8:00 - 9:00pm Advanced Only Sat. 11:30am – 12:30pm General, Women Only Sun. 9:00 - 10:00am Weapons (General) 10:00 - 11:30am General 11:40am - 1:00pm Children Only General General: Open to all levels, including Beginner. Advanced: 5th kyu rank required. The student must be able to do front and back rolls comfortably and ready to start taking breakfalls. All classes are open to Youth (15-21 years old), Adults (22-64 years old) and Seniors (65 years and older), unless indicated otherwise. *Note: Children are welcome to attend the Tuesday General class. New Aikido students accepted only at the start of the month. 17 IAIDO The art of Iaido would seem to be a simple one. The student sits or stands quietly, draws out a blade and cuts through the air all in one stroke, then puts the blade away again. To the casual observer there is not a lot to see. However, Iaido is an exacting art that demands a high level of mental concentration. It is an art of precise motions with only centimeters of tolerance and split second timing. It is also an individual art in which the student and the sword struggle to achieve perfection of form. The name “Iaido” itself is composed of three ideograms “I, “AI” and “DO”. “I” means to “reside” or “be” in a certain place; “AI” means “harmony”; and “DO” means “road” or “path”. Hence, “Iaido” means the path to finding harmony in any situation in which one finds oneself - to be prepared for any eventuality. Iaido is a very traditional martial art. Japanese culture, etiquette and history are all important aspects of Iaido taught at the JCCC. Both the traditional forms of Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu, which originated in the late 16th century, and the modern forms developed by the All Japan Kendo Federation are taught. Classes at the JCCC are taught by Goyo Ohmi, 7th Dan renshi; Sandra Jorgenson, 6th Dan; Carol Galligan, 5th Dan; Enore Gardonio, 5th Dan; Peter Schramek, 5th Dan; Tracy Sheppard, 4th Dan; and Michael Gan, 4th Dan. Beginners need only wear loose clothing. Kneepads are recommended. A limited supply of bokuto are available for those who do not have one. All levels are welcome. Day Time Age Group Level Sun. 1:00 - 3:00pm All General Thur. 9:15 - 10:45pm All General New Iaido students accepted only on orientation class (Oct. 4, 2009, Jan. 3, April 4, July 4, 2010). For additional information, go to www.jccciaido.com 18 JuDO Judo – “the Way of Gentleness” was founded by Dr. Jigoro Kano in 1882 to develop a martial art into a way of life, and a sport, based on overarching prin- ciples concerning the development of physical, mental, and moral culture. The first principle of judo, as articulated by Dr. Kano, is Seiryoku zenyo or “Maximum efficiency in physical and mental activity.” The JCCC Judo Kai’s goal is to de- velop its members’ awareness of this principle through physical, cultural and spiritual discipline and development. The second principle of judo is Jita kyoei or “Mutual welfare and prosperity.” Judo instruction emphasizes respect for oneself, others, and responsible care for each other in class, and in daily life. The sport of Judo is best known for its spectacular throwing techniques. Judo also involves many specialized grappling techniques including controlled hold-downs, elbow joint-locks and choking submission techniques. Children, youths or adults can practice and enjoy the sport re- gardless of age or gender. The study of Judo can improve balance, flexibility, coordination, aero- bic fitness and physical strength, with inherent improvement in self-confidence, concentration, and self-discipline. The JCCC Judo program began over 40 years ago, and has continued under the direction of dedicated instructors who have brought Judo to thousands of students, along the way producing black belts, national medalists, champions and international competitors. The JCCC Judo Kai program is overseen by Head Instructor Ken Fukushima and Russ Takashima, Club Administrator, both 3rd Dan judoka who began as students at the JCCC in the 1960’s, and who have been vol- unteer instructors at the JCCC since the 1980’s. Class instruction is provided by numerous highly qualified black belt instructors committed to the dissemination of Kodokan Judo, and who have experience studying and training in Canada, Japan and throughout the world, including Robert Varga, 7th Dan (competitors) and Gerald Okimura, 4th Dan (women’s judo class). The JCCC Judo Kai offers a full range of classes and training for recreational and competitive students of all ages throughout the week. For further information, please visit: http.//www.jccc. on.ca/judo September - June Day Time Age Group Level Mon. 7:00 - 9:00pm All Orange-Black Belt 8:30 -10:00pm Youth/Adult Competitors Wed. 7:00 - 8:30pm All Beginners* 7:00 - 9:00pm All White-Yellow Belt 8:30 - 10:00pm Youth/Adult Competitors Fri. 7:00 - 9:00pm All Orange-Black Belt 8:00 - 9:30pm Youth/Adult Competitors Sat. 9:00 - 10:30am All Beginners* 9:00 - 11:00am All White-Yellow Belt Sun. 1:30 - 3:00pm Women’s Judo/Special Club Activities** July - August (Summer Schedule) Day Time Age Group Level Mon. & Wed 7:00 - 8:30pm All Beginners* 7:00 - 9:00pm All All Belts Fri. 7:00 - 9:00pm All All Belts Sun. 1:30 - 3:00pm Women’s Judo/Special Club Activities *3 month beginner sessions start on the first Wednesday or Saturday of the following months: Oct., nov, Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., May., June and July. ** Mudansha grading clinics/techinical seminars on selected Sundays 19 SHITO-RYu ITOSu-KAI KARATe AnD KOBuDO Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai is one of the main karate styles from Japan. Like all martial arts, karate is physically and mentally demanding. Beginners are not expected to be in top condition; they are expected only to try their best and to have a positive mental attitude. Great physical and mental development will take place as the student progresses. Students are advised to explore any physical limitations with their physician before they begin. Adults and children (as young as 6) excel at karate, leading to great physical and emotional benefits. They experience greater self-confidence and achievement at school or work. Members in their sixties have earned black belts and continue active participation into their eighties. Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai combines the greatest traditions of Okinawan and Japanese Karate, the styles evolving from the life works of such legendary masters as Yasutsune Itosu (1830-1915), Kanryo Higashionna (?-1915), Kenwa Mabuni (1888-1952) and Ryusho Sakagami (1915-1992). Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai Karate and Kobudo has been at the JCCC since 1963 under the instruction of Kei Tsumura Shihan, 8th Dan, chief instructor of Canada. Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai Karate and Kobudo is an affiliate member of the All Japan Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai Karate Association. The chief instructor in Japan is Sadaaki Sakagami Soke, 9th Dan. At the JCCC, the chief instructor is Kei Tsumura Shihan, 8th Dan. JCCC sensei include Mark Uyeda, 5th Dan; Daniel Tsumura, 5th Dan; Nada Bendoff, 5th Dan; Helmut Grossmann, 5th Dan; Marjorie Hunter, 4th Dan; Peter Hanzal, 3rd Dan; and Brett Robinson, 3nd Dan. All students at the JCCC are registered directly with the All Japan Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai Association in Japan. Day Time Age Group Level Tues. 7:00 - 9:00pm All All Thur. 6:30 - 9:00pm All All Sat. 9:30 - 11:00am Children Beginner New Karate students accepted only at the start of the month. 20 KenDO “The Way of the Sword,” Kendo, is the Japanese art of fencing based on the techniques of the two-handed sword of the samurai. The term “Kendo” implies spiritual discipline, as well as fencing technique. Wearing protective equipment and using bamboo training swords, students practice a variety of movements of attack and defence. Most fundamental are stance, footwork, cuts, thrust and parries. The JCCC Kendo Club has become a mecca of Kendo in Canada. Several members have been selected to represent Canada in international competition including the World Kendo Championship held every 3 years. Instructors of the class are held in high esteem, both nationally and internationally. The JCCC Kendo Club is proud to have Morito Tsumura, Chief Instructor, 8th Dan Kyoshi; Kiyoshi Hao, 7th Dan Kyoshi; Roy Asa, 7th Dan; Sanji Kanno, 7th Dan; Goyo Ohmi, 6th Dan; Tak Yoshida, 5th Dan; Bryan Asa, 6th Dan; and Steve Nakatsu, 5th Dan as sensei (instructors). Shane Asa, 5th Dan; Hideki Sumi, 5th Dan; Andrew Asa, 4th Dan; and Lawrence Tsuji, 4th Dan; are assistant instructors. These sensei exemplify the spirit of kendo and have experience in Japan and throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.jccckendo.com. Day Time Age Group Level Sun. 8:45 - 10:00am All Non-Bogu** (Beginner) 10:00am - 12:00pm All Bogu*** (Drills, Lessons) 11:00am - 12:00pm All All Bogu (Keiko, Sparring) Mon. 7:00 - 8:00pm All Bogu (Drills, Lessons) 8:00 - 9:00pm All Bogu (Keiko, Sparring) Wed. 6:45* - 8:00pm All Non-Bogu 8:00* - 9:30pm All Bogu (Drills, Lessons, Keiko) Fri. 7:00 - 8:30pm Juniors Bogu (Drills, Lessons, Keiko) (15 & under) *Please arrive 15 min earlier for warm up exercises **NON-BOGU - WITHOUT EQUIPMENT (Beginner) ***BOGU - WITH EQUIPMENT New Kendo registrants accepted only on the first Sunday or Wednesday in Sept. and Jan. 21 KYuDO (Japanese Archery) Kyudo (the “Way of the Bow”) is the Japanese martial art of ar- chery. Until the 14th or 15th century, when foot soldiers began to surpass the horseman in battle, the bow and arrow were the primary weapons of the samurai. The roots of kyudo lie in those long-past days, when a warrior’s worth was determined by his skills with a bow. Kyudo is often described as a mov- ing meditation. As in other forms of meditation, the student of kyudo learns to control his heart rate and breathing; but unlike many other forms of meditation, in kyudo the student does not become oblivious to his surroundings, but rather becomes acutely aware of them. This teaches the practitioner to react calmly and resolutely to his environment. Regular kyudo practices will be held once a week with a limited number of partici- pants. Introductory 12-week workshops will be held at intervals; students completing the workshops will be streamed into the regular program. Basic equipment provided by the JCCC for use of practice days. Sensei: Takahashi Mie, 5th Dan; Salvatore Gianfreda, 5th Dan Day Time Age Group Level Sat. 11:30am - 1:30pm 16 & over General Students must complete Introductory 12-week workshop to be accepted in the regular program. Photo courtesy of Valentine Moreno 22 nAGInATA Naginata is a traditional Japanese martial art and modern day sport popular in Japan. It is practiced with a halberd, essentially a short Japanese sword mounted on the end of a 6’ oak staff. The Naginata was used by soldiers as a weapon during early Japanese periods (600-1500). At that time, the Naginata because of its length, was the most advantageous weapon being used by soldiers. But in the Oda, Toyotomi periods (1500), use of the Yari (spear) became very popular and widespread. Due to this and the introduction of firearms, the methods of battle, and hence the weapons used, started to change. The Edo period (1603-1867) was a relatively peaceful period in Japanese history. As men trained Kenjutsu (sword techniques), women trained in Naginata as self-defense. Persistently training in Naginata, and adhering to the etiquette of practice was a way of cultivating one’s character. Thus Naginata became a way for women of Samurai families to study morals, honour and so on. Naginata were also used as ornaments for the entrances of homes of high ranking Samurai and as an ornament in Daimyo’s processions, and has become a decoration customarily used in wedding ceremonies. In Naginata, the various battle technique aspects faded as the training of spirit, body, and mind became the main objective. At the beginning of the Showa period (1923 – 1989), Naginata was introduced to public schools as part of the curriculum for female students. The various styles of Naginata were combined to form an appropriate “School Naginata” for educational purposes. This “School Naginata” had very strong contest aspects. The All Japan Naginata Federation was formed in 1955. New forms were introduced; kata competitions and matches between those who practice Naginata were also started. In 1990, the International Naginata Federation was formed. In 2003, the Canadian Naginata Federation was formed and admitted to the International Naginata Federation. Nowadays not only women but also men of all ages are practicing Naginata. Sandra Jorgenson (2nd dan), an instructor with the JCCC in Iaido and a member of the Canadian Naginata Federation, leads an informal study group to promote the growth of Naginata in Canada. The class is also assisted by Susan Davis and Marianne Matchuk. A small supply of naginata are available for beginners. Day Time Age Group Level Sun. 3:30 - 5:00pm All General New Naginata students accepted only on the first Sunday of the month. 23 SHORInJI KeMPO Shorinji Kempo was established in Tadotsu, Japan, by the founder So Doshin (1911- 1980) in 1947, as a way of “developing people” - for people to learn establishing mutual trust and cooperation. After returning to Japan from China, where he learned various martial arts, So Doshin re-established the techniques he learned and added his own. He started teaching them to local people in response to the moral crisis facing Japanese society. There are no competitors or opponents in Shorinji Kempo. So Doshin says, “Share happiness with another”. This is his philosophy. The purpose of practice is to obtain confidence and courage and to learn techniques through cooperation The Basic Principles of Shorinji Kempo are: Ken Zen Ichinyo (Unity of Body and Spirit), Riki Ai Funi (Strength and Love in Harmony), Shushu Koju (Defense is primary, offense subordinate), Fusatsu Katsujin (Not to kill, but to awaken), Kumite Shutai (Pair Work is Fundamental) and Go Ju Ittai (Hard and Soft make one whole). The techniques are based on defense and counterattack; therefore rational use of tactics, techniques and strength based on the principles of the discipline allows one to gain large effects from small amounts of force The Shorinji Kempo Federation of Japan, Inc. contributes to Japanese society by popularizing Shorinji Kempo. Kongo Zen Sohonzan Shorinji was founded by So Doshin which teaches developing student fundamentals. There is also Zenrin Gakuen College which helps the society. The World Shorinji Kempo Organization (WSKO) was established to unite and support Shorinji Kempo. Shorinji Kempo has 1.5 million registered members and branches in 33 countries around the world. Various seminars and international conventions are held by WSKO. There are currently 8 branches in Canada, with 4 of the branches located in Ontario. For more information go to www.skny-ca.com This course is led by instructor Ryoichi Oka, 5th Dan. Day Time Age Group Level Wed. 7:00 - 9:00pm 7 yrs & over All Sun. 5:30 - 8:00pm 7 yrs & over All Prospective Shorinji Kempo students are required to speak to the instructor before registering. 24 MOVIe nIGHT The JCCC holds movie nights and film series once a month using the cinema facilities in the Kobayashi Hall. Films include classics by Ozu and Kurosawa as well as contemporary hit films by Kitano Takeshi, Hayao Miyazaki, Masayuki Suo and Hirokazu Koreeda. Special screenings of Japanese films not theatrically released in Canada are another regular feature. Visit the JCCC website and newsletter for upcoming screenings and times. YAMAHA MuSIC COuRSe KeYBOARD FRee introductory lessons. Learn to play the electronic keyboard using the world renowned Yamaha Music Education System. Music of all styles is taught in a motivating group setting. Class times are available for seniors and adults (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced). Please call for up to date information on specific times. Classes are 60 minutes long and there are 10 classes per session. Sessions run year round. Start date: Sept. 8, 2009 Times: Tuesdays, between 9:00am and 6:00pm. Classes available for: Beginner, Intermediate Advanced for Adults and Seniors Fee: $109.00 per 10 week session. 5 FRee LeSSOnS for new students ($54.50 for the remaining 5 lessons in the session). WYnFORD SenIORS’ CLuB Meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Enjoy social, recreational, educational activities, travel and bowling. Please call Betty Moritsugu at 416-224-1423 for more information. JCCC - JSS COLLABORATIVe WORKSHOPS From time to time, the JCCC and the Japanese Social Services (JSS) will be offering collaborative workshops to support the needs of the Japanese-speaking community and centre members. JSS is a non-profit, charitable organization providing bilingual professional social services such as counseling and educational programs to the Japanese ethno-cultural community in the Greater Toronto Area. Please call416-385- 9200 or visit www.jss.ca for more information. 25 AYAMe KAI Japanese odori (dancing) for participants 4 years and older. Lessons are Friday evenings and opportunities to perform occur throughout the year. Please call Susan Nikaido at 416-286-2315 for more information. SAKuRA KAI For over forty-five years, Sakura Kai has taught the graceful skills of odori (Japanese dancing) to students 5 years and older. Learn traditional minyo (folk dance) and semi- classical buyo styles on Sunday afternoons. Please contact Kathy Tazumi at 416-441- 2345 ext.229 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. HIMAWARI BuYO-KAI The former Hi Fu Mi Steppers are back with a new name since Sep. 2004. Learn Minyo and Buyo with Keiko Omori Thursday afternoons at 1:00pm. Please call Mrs. Omori at 416-531-2749 for more information. JCCC BRIDGe Meets Tuesday afternoons at 12:15pm and Friday evenings at 6:30pm. Learn and play social bridge. Please call Gord Mori at 905-471-7235 or Eiji Kujirai at 416-449-0007 for more information. JCCC KARAOKe Meets twice a month, Saturday evenings at 7:00pm. Enjoy learning and singing new songs and make new friends. Please call Stan Kayama at 289-679-0233 for more information. JCCC TOKen KAI A sword study group formed by JCCC members wishing to acquire or to gain a broader knowledge of the Japanese sword. Club fee is $20.00 for those who wish to attend future meetings. For more information, please contact Kevin Adams at email@example.com or 416-455-4975 WeST MeeTS eAST JAPAneSe BuSIneSS & PROTOCOL TRAInInG Through West Meets East human resource training seminars, the JCCC provides Canadian businesses with the knowledge and strategies crucial to establishing and maintaining productive relationships with Japanese organizations and individuals. Since 1987, West Meets East has been helping North American firms, as well as educational and government organizations to deal effectively with obstacles and create profitablerelationships. Please call James Heron at 416-441-2345 ext 224 for more information. 26 events at the JCCC January Shin Nen Kai Oshogatsu New Year Celebration March Haru Matsuri May Annual Bazaar June Nostalgia Night July Natsu Matsuri & Obon September Family Golf Tournament October Issei Day november Road to Asia December New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance Japanese Candian Cultural Centre 2009 Fall & Winter Classes and Activities editors: James Heron, Sally Kumagawa, Toshiko Yamashita Cover Photo: Courtesy of Andrew Serba 27 JCCC CuLTuRAL CLASS ReGISTRATIOn FORM Name: Mr/Mrs/Ms/Dr Address: City: Postal Code: Telephone (Res.): (Bus.): E-mail: @ name of Course Level Day of Week Cost 1. $ 2. $ GST $ Subtotal$ Membership #: Expiry Date: OR New Membership fee(see pg 2 for membership categories)$ TOTAL $ For new family membership, please complete the following: Name Date of Birth* Spouse: Children: 1. 2. *Children under 18 are eligible for family membership Method of Payment ( ) Cheque, payable to JCCC ( ) Cash or VISA/MC/AmEx Expiry Date Signature: ____ ___ Date: Office Use ONLY: Receipt # Date: _ ___ 6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON M3C 1Z5 Tel 416.441.2345 Fax 416.441.2347 www.jccc.on.ca 28 29 HWY 401 KWY. 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