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2011 American Kyudo Seminar

The Minnesota Kyudo Renmei is proud to host the 2011 American Kyudo Seminar.  While there are many details yet to work out, we would like to announce the schedule that has been approved by the All Nippon Kyudo Federation. 

Letters & Applications

We are happy to post the letters of invitation, seminar and test applications and the waiver form for the 2011 American Kyudo Seminar.  Please remember that all applications must be signed by the president of a member renmei of the American Kyudo Renmei (AKR).  Those who perform rissha must include with the application documents a doctor's note specifying the reason they cannot kneel.  All documents are due to the MNKR no later than May 27, 2011, the address is listed in the paperwork.  There will be no late registration this year.  If you have questions, please feel free to email us at seminar@mnkyudo.org.
Your seminar registration fees includes:
  • transportation to and from Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport
  • dorm room lodging on campus from the night before your first seminar day to Thursday evening.
  • meals for the days of the seminar
  • one seat at the annual AKR Seminar Banquet
Registration will offer the opportunity to purchase extra nights in the dorm or extra tickets for the banquet.

Schedule

Participants should to arrive the day before their seminar begins.  We are looking for as many volunteers as possible to come early to help setup the dojo, it will be particularly challenging this year and the more hands we have the better.

Saturday, July 30th                Dojo Setup - from 9am
Sunday, July 31st                    Dojo Setup - from 9am

Please note that these are estimated times, and are subject to change at any moment.
Monday, August 1st               Advanced Seminar (4th dan and higher)
        8:50am        Assembly
        12pm            lunch
        4:30pm        Closing for the day
        7-9pm           Open Shooting

Tuesday, August 2nd             Regular Seminar Day 1 (all levels)
        8:50am        Assembly
        12pm            Lunch
        4:30pm        Closing for the day
        7-9pm           AKR Tournament (no open shooting)

Wednesday, August 3rd        Regular Seminar Day 2
        8:50pm        Assembly
        12pm            Lunch
        4:30pm        Closing for the day
        6:30pm        Annual Banquet

Thursday, August 4th            Regular Seminar Day 3
        8:50am        Assembly
        12pm            Lunch
        4:30pm        Closing for the day
        7-9pm           Open Shooting

Friday, August 5th                  Rank Examination
        8:50am        Assembly
        12pm             Lunch
        5 or 6pm       End of Testing

Dojo tear down will begin after the conclusion of the rank examination on Friday and may need to continue through Saturday morning.

Location

Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota.  The closest airport is Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport.  Northfield is a town of about 17,000 people that plays host to two small liberal arts colleges, the Malt-O-Meal factory and many other businesses and non-profit organizations.  Visit our Chamber of Commerce site for more information.

It is strongly recommended that you ship your equipment ahead of time rather than trying get it on the plane with you.  Airlines typically charge very high fees for carrying yumi, and some forbid them entirely.  We have arranged for the college to accept shipments of equipment.  They will store the boxes received in a secure storage room until participants arrive.  The shipping address will be included with registration information.

Carleton College

Travel Information

The closest airport is the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP). We have arranged for Northfield Lines to provide transportation to/from the airport to the campus. Participants will be assigned to a shuttle once they submit their transportation details, shuttle costs are included in the seminar fees.

Once you have made your travel arrangements, please complete the Travel Information form below.  We would like all travel information no later than June 15th, so that we can arrange for the appropriate transportation to/from the airport.  We will contact you in mid-July to inform you of your shuttle arrangement details.  If you have questions or need to make changes to forms you've already submitted, please contact us at seminar@mnkyudo.org.


Housing Information

Housing is provided in an air-conditioned on-campus dormitory. Single and Double rooms are available. Please indicate on your seminar application if you would prefer a single or a double room, noting the difference in pricing. We have a limited number of single rooms, they will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis to those who have submitted their seminar application with deposit.

Seminar fees include housing from the night before your first seminar day with checkout on Friday afternoon after the shinsa.  Those attending the standard 3-day seminar will have housing for Monday - Thursday evenings, however those attending the Advanced Seminar will have housing from Sunday - Thursday evenings.   Additional nights in a double room is $30/person per night, additional nights in a single room are $50/person per night.

Those who would like to stay additional nights in the dorm should complete appropriate section of the Housing Form below.  Everyone staying in a double room should also complete the Housing Form to indicate a roommate preference or provide general housing preferences so that we can place people appropriately.

FAQ Page

Please see this FAQ page for all of the answers to the questions we've been asked so far.  This page will be updated as more questions come in.

More Information

Please continue to check this page for updates and registration information as it becomes available.   If you have questions about the seminar, please feel free to contact us at any time.
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