18th U.S. Iaido Embukai

2018 November 16 – 18


Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 — Lone Star Indoor Sports Center (LSISC) 222 S Mayhill Rd #101, Denton, TX 76201    6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

  • All Students — Taught by John Ray-sensei
  • Observers are welcome.
  • Please arrive early (before 6 p.m.)  to help set up.
  • No planned get together afterwards

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018  Lone Star Indoor Sports Center

  LSILSC 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. All day instruction by BTIK Kancho.  John Ray-sensei, Emily Egan-sensei, Charles Mahan-sensei, John Lautermilch-sensei, Jon Andresen-sensei

  • Please arrive early enough to change. The gym opens at 8:00 a.m.  Line up at 8:30.
  • Please bring shoes easy to get in and out of – slippers, zori, flip flops, etc.
  • Please do not use shinken
  • Lunch at Buffet King (https://www.yelp.com/biz/buffet-king-dentonNoon – 1 p.m.
  • Practice Taikai during last hour of practice.
  • Party at Charles’ and Shannon’s home (100 Mulberry Ln. / Hickory Creek) 6:30 p.m. BYOB

Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 — LSILSC        9 a.m. – noon. (Doors open at 9)

  • Please arrive early to help to set up.
  • Practice Taikai. 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.(we will begin as soon as everyone is in and dressed)
  • Embukai 11 a.m. – noon.
  • Please help to take down: we must be out by 12:30 a.m.

Lunch 1:00 p.m. Sangam Restaurant (https://www.sangamrestaurant.us)


  1. Safety is first and foremost. Please never draw your sword without knowing your immediate surroundings. Stay focused.
  2. Jump in to help set up and take down.
  3. Shinken are to be used (if you wish) only at Embu, and only rokudan and up.
  4. Practice uniform for Friday and Saturday. Dress uniform for Sunday.
  5. Tabi are OK if very cold, or people have foot issues. OK for all women.
  6. At social occasions, please allow seniors to go first.
  7. Please get to know each other.
  8. If you drink alcohol at get-togethers, please limit your amount or find a ride.
  9. At practice, instruction, tournament, and embu, please listen to instructions carefully.
  10. If slippers are supplied at restroom, please use them.

On Sunday after closing ceremony please help take down before you change or leave.