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8th Annual Kenshokan Iaido

Koryu Seminar (Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu)

October 26th and 27th, 2019







2016 Koryu Seminar

2017 Koryu Seminar


All Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu practitioners are invited to this two-day seminar focused on MJER Iaido.  Each of the last seven seminars was a great success, so we wanted to do it all over again in order to offer iaidoka intensive training with some of the top Canadian instructors in our koryu. 

Our instructors for the seminar will once again be Goyo Ohmi-sensei (Kyoshi, 7D),` Kim Taylor-sensei (Renshi, 7D), and Carole Galligan (Renshi, 6D).                                      


Please see details, below, and keep checking back to this page for updates as we draw closer to the event!

See registration forms, below.




October 26:

The Village on Argyle (gymnasium)

780 Argyle St., Peterborough, ON  K9H 5S9





October 27:

The Peterborough MultiSport Club

275 Rink St., Unit #14, Peterborough, ON  K9J 2K1



What: Full day practices in Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu

Goyo Ohmi-sensei (kyoshi, 7th dan)

Kim Taylor-sensei (renshi, 7th dan)

Carole Galligan-sensei (renshi, 6th dan)


$40 per day


Please complete and return this registration form:

2019 Peterborough Koryu Registration Form (Download in MS Word or PDF

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Iaido Meet-Up:

A gathering for any participants coming to Peterborough on Friday, October 25th

At The Olde Stone Brew Pub

380 George Street North

Peterborough, ON, K9H 3R3


Space booked from 7:00 onward, but feel free to head in whenever you want.  If you want dinner before this and feel like a little Cajun food,  Hot Belly Mama's is attached to the Stone.




Seminar Dinner:

Dinner for seminar participants on Saturday, October 26th

at the Publican House (

300 Charlotte St. (corner of Charlotte and Rubidge)

Peterborough, ON K9J 2V5  


Seating will be at 7:00 pm, but feel free to head over earlier.



Menu will be posted closer to the seminar date.








There are several hotels, motels, and bed & breakfasts in Peterborough.  It is suggested you make your reservations soon as hotels seem to fill up this time of year with hockey tournaments and other events. 


Peterborough Inn and Suites:

A downtown hotel, closest to the seminar and restaurants. 

312 George Street North
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 3H2

* Rooms have been put aside under the name "Iaido".  Please contact the hotel directly to book.  For other questions concerning the hotel, please contact Martin Stabler (



Holiday Inn

On the Otonabee River, a little farther from the restaurants.

150 George Street North  

Peterborough, ON

K9J 3G5

Motel 6

Cheaper accommodations on the south-east end of the city.

133 Lansdowne Street East

Peterborough ON

K9J 7P7


Comfort Inn

A hotel towards the south-west end of the city

1209 Lansdowne St. West,

Peterborough, ON

K9J 7M2




Other places of interest:

There are many great restaurants and pubs and other sites to visit.  Here are several:

Downtown food and drink: 

The Olde Stone Brew Pub:

St. Veronus Belgian Beer Temple:

The Ashburnham Ale House (across the river):            

The Publican House Brewery and Restaurant:                                                              

Matsu Sushi - East City (across the river):

Imperial Tandoor Indian Restaurant:

Cosmic Charlie's:

Hot Belly Mama's:

Hoshi Sushi:

La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant:

Shafiq's Taste of India:

Smitty's (across from Holiday Inn - great for breakfast):

The Favourite Greek: a lot more!


And there are a lot of other things to see and do, as well, if you want to bring the family:

Riverview Park and Zoo: Our beautiful FREE zoo has some great animal displays, including a new-ish otter exhibit; fantastic features for kids, including multiple playgrounds, an 80 foot superslide running from the zoo down to the river valley, and a splash park, picnic areas, and Frisbee golf.


Canadian Canoe Museum:  The largest collection of its kind, the Canoe Museum boasts almost 600 canoes and kayaks and over 1000 related artifacts in interactive exhibits.  You can experience the exhibits, see canoes being built and restored, and even take part in an artisan's workshop. 


Peterborough Lift Locks:  This structure, completed in 1904, is the tallest hydraulic lift lock in the world, raising and lowering watercraft 65 feet from one level of the Trent-Severn Waterway to another with no other power, only the brilliant use of gravity and counterbalance!   There is a visitors' centre, tours, and cruises.


Parks, Trails, Music, Theatre, Festivals:  There are dozens of kilometres of trails through and around Peterborough for walking, cycling, and rollerblading.  In addition, there is the Trent University Wildlife Sanctuary which offers beautiful walking trails, as well as other area trails.  Petroglyphs Provincial Park and the Warsaw Caves are also popular attractions.  There are also many different clubs, theatres, concerts, and events always offering something in the area. 


more to come.......