Summer Camp 2013, August 23-25

Dear Students and Instructors,

It is that time of year again when we meet in beautiful surroundings for an exciting weekend of Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido training and camaraderie! This year's location will be Camp Lokanda in the Catskill Mountains near Glen Spey in upstate New York. Note that this is a new location! Camp Lokanda's facilities are among the best. The camp is located on 80 acres on a scenic 3-mile natural spring-fed lake. The bunks are comfortable, modern and clean with bathrooms, showers and beautiful lake views. Camp Lokanda recently added a brand new dining hall and kitchen which is over 14,000 square feet! Attached to this building is a huge outdoor covered pavilion for outdoor eating and barbeques. All of the food served at Lokanda is Kosher and dairy and meat meals are never mixed. The Chef takes great pride in the variety and quality of the meals offered during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Campers enjoy so many options and there is always a great salad bar with plenty of fresh options. The Social Hall is a large beautiful air-conditioned building that is spacious enough for a large group with wood floors appropriate for Iaido practice.

Please join us for an action packed weekend of traditional Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido and fun!
North American San Shin Kai,
Roger Wehrhahn

August 23, 24, & 25, 2013
Location: Camp Lokanda, 546 Haring Road, Glen Spey, New York 12737 USA

For directions and more information see the Summer Camp page.

Summer Camp 2012 deadline approaching!

August is here and the postmark deadline for Summer Camp is LESS than two weeks away!

To get the lowest prices, all registrations MUST be postmarked no later than Friday AUGUST 10th!!!!!

This year's Summer Camp will be held August 24, 25 & 26.

Official camp shirt and tameshigiri are included in registration fee this year.

See more details on the Summer Camp page.

Summer Camp 2012, Aug 24-26

Mark your 2012 calendars!

This year's Summer Camp will be held August 24, 25 & 26.

Official camp shirt and tameshigiri are included in registration fee this year.

Details to be announced later.

Camp Notes and Shinsa Results

On behalf of Mitsuzuka Munehiro sensei and myself, we wish to congratulate all attending SSK members for a successful and memorable camp! We know some of you risked hardship and even danger to attend. For those of you who suffered losses, our hopes and prayers are with you for a quick return to normalcy.

Congratulations to all who tested! We are proud of you. Not everyone is willing to open themselves up to critique by their peers. We appreciate your commitment and courage. If the test were evaluated solely on spirit, every candidate would surely have passed, however, we must take into consideration many other areas of the testing performance! We and the instructors of the students that need to retest are committed to working closely with you to help you achieve the level you tested for. We apologize for not getting the chance to formally announce the results of the test, as we finished late in the day and most people left right after dinner to avoid the approaching storm.

Yours in Iaido,
Roger Wehrhahn, Shihan

The following candidates have passed the test:

SSK Dan Test Results, 2011

Chin, Alexander
Kim, Seung
Leonard, Staci
Lewis, John
McSpadden, Emily
Stokes, Callian

Brosseau, Michel
Burnett, Alex
Byrnes, Christopher
Erb, Scott
Lee, Mark
Lee, Walker
Lindley, Joe
Zinnes, Joe

Kanner, Sam
Vieira, Alex

Hocker, Craig

Dunham, Brian
Kelley, Brian

Summer Camp Deadline!

The deadline for postmarking your Summer Camp registration to be eligible for the lower rate is tomorrow, Monday the 15th.

Also, Peter Boylan of Mugendo Budogu has confirmed his attendance again this year. Make sure to bring some spending money, because you will be tempted by his quality budo goods, as well as the usual offering of San Shin Kai curriculum DVDs.

Pre-Test Seminar, 2011

There will be a free pre-test seminar July 30th at 11:00 am for anyone testing at this year's Summer Camp, compliments of the San Shin Kai. It will be held at the Crosswinds Karate Kai, Hazleton, PA, 570-454-4347.

Summer Camp information has also been updated. Information packet and registration forms to follow.

Summer Camp 2011, August 26-28

Mark your calendars! This year's Summer Camp will be held August 26, 27 & 28. Details to be announced later.

Camp Wrap-Up

Two and a half (ish) days, 50+ attendees, tempting goods from Mugendo Budogu, and a fine shinsa capstone -- another terrific San Shin Kai camp. This time, without added goats.

Pictures will be finding there way into the website as time allows. Thanks to everyone who made camp a success yet again.

Summer Camp Update

Added a layout map to the Summer Camp page. Also, the deadline for the cheaper rate has passed. See you at Camp!

Pre-Test Seminar

"Hello instructors/students,

The SSK will be sponsoring a complimentary pre-test seminar for anyone testing at camp this year on June 26th at Crosswinds Karate Kai in Hazleton, PA. It is beneficial that you attend to be comfortable with the material and the testing etiquette. Please let me know if you have anyone eligible to test. Also, my email list might not be up to date so please help spread the word by passing this on to all students and posting it at the dojo.

Thank you,

Summer Camp, 2010

Summer Camp information is posted on the Summer Camp page.

August 27, 28 & 29, 2010
Camp Cayuga, Honesdale, PA.