Welcome to the 2016 North American Study Session and Taikai

July 1st - 3rd 2016

Banff, Alberta Canada

Hosted by Alberta Branch
Canadian Shorinji Kempo Federation

Welcome to the 2016 WSKO North American Study Session and Taikai. The Event will run from July 1st to July 3rd in the town of Banff Alberta Canada. Transportation will run from Calgary International Airport to the city of Banff at regular intervals starting the morning of June 30th. Please feel free to look over all the details contained within this website, and if need be, please contact us with any further questions. We look forward to seeing you in July!

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Add to My Calendar 2016-07-01 08:00:00 2016-07-03 13:00:00 Europe/London North American Study Session 2016 North American Study Session and Taikai in Banff AB Canada! Banff, Canada Alberta Branch info@nataikai2016.com


For kenshi participating in promotional exams; exams will be held on the first day of the taikai. The time is yet to be determined

Please note that this is a tentative schedule and is subject to change


09:00 AM

Opening Ceremony & Welcome Speech

09:30 AM

Meditation & Chinkon

10:00 AM

Morning Training Session

10:30 AM


12:30 PM

Afternoon Study Session

02:00 PM

Closing Remarks

05:00 PM

Meditation, Chinkon & Warm Up

09:00 AM

Morning Training Session

10:00 AM


12:30 PM

Afternoon Study Session

02:00 PM

Closing Ceremony & Picture

05:00 PM

Welcome Dinner

Toque Canadian Pub



09:00 AM

Taikai Begins

10:00 AM

Medals & Closing Ceremony

02:00 PM


Banff, Alberta Canada

Welcome to the town of Banff! Approximately an hour outside of the city limits of Calgary, Banff is a bustling town tucked into the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Known for it's beautiful mountains, inviting hot springs, and friendly people, Banff has something for everyone! The venue for the North American Study session will be Fenlands Banff recreation centre which has a spectacular view of the Rockies. While the following Taikai will be held at the Banff high School. Both facilities are located within walking distance within town, so you can take in the fresh mountain air!
Come join us & see what Banff has to offer!


Fill the form below to get directions to our event location

Enter Direction from and Travel Mode from the left form to see directions.

Where to stay

Below you will find a list of recommended hotels/hostels that have teamed up with us to provide you with the best possible accomodations in an assortment of price ranges. However, if you do not find these suggestions suitable, please see our full list of available accomodations near the botom of the page! When booking, be sure to mention the booking code WSKO BANFF to receive special taikai discounts!

Banff Park Lodge
Banff Park Lodge

From $169-$249 per night

Use Booking ID: WSKO Banff

Visit Website

Call 1-800-661-9266

Banff Centre
The Banff Centre

From $145-$195 per night

Use Booking ID: SKO1607

Visit Website

Call: 1-800-884-7574

Banff International Hostel
Banff International Hostel

From $50 per night

Booking available starting April 1st

Visit Website

Call: 1-855-546-7835

Quality Resort
Quality Resort Canmore

From $179-$199 per night

AAA discount 15%
Mention WSKO

Visit Website

Call: 1-800-261-8551

Grand Rockies Resort
Grande Rockies Resort

From $179.50 per night

Visit Website

Call: 1-403-678-8880

Silver Creek Lodge
Silver Creek Lodge

From $192 per night

1-2 Bedroom Condos

Visit Website

Call 1-877-598-4242


We have arranged transportation from Calgary International Airport to both Canmore and Banff!

After your arrival into Calgary there will be the Brewster Banff Airport Express stationed outside the arrivals area at YYC. Travel time from YYC to banff should be around 1 hour and 45 minutes with a one way cost of $57.00 CAD. When booking with them make sure you mention the promo code WSKO BANFF to receive a 15% discount on your fare.

Reservations can be made on the Brewsters website HERE or by phone at 1-866-606-6700.


2 Full Days of Training

Expect to sweat! We have 2 days jam packed full of expert instruction, practice and lectures from distinguished hombu staff


Prepare to be amazed by the beautiful landscape that only the Rockies can provide! From the ever reaching mountains to the serene wild life, Banff is a sight to behold!

World Class Dinner

Your Taikai Fee includes a world class dinner after the second day of practice! Eat drink and be merry while surrounded by the beauty of nature!


Compete head to head with your fellow kenshi at the 2016 North American Taikai!


Seminar/Taikai cost, what is included and Extras.

Please note, payments must be made by a single branch representative. One lump sum payment per branch is requested. Please make all individual payments to the branch master and have the branch master make a singular payment.

Seminar Attendance Fee
$195 CAD
  • 2 day Seminar
  • 1 Day Taikai (Attendance or Participation)
  • Lunch for all 3 days
  • 1 Ticket to Welcome Dinner
  • T-Shirt

Taikai Only
$40 CAD
  • 1 Day Taikai

  • Only for Kenshi competing in Taikai but not attending Seminar


Extra Lunch Ticket
$15 CAD
  • Extra 1 Day Lunch for Seminar or Taikai

  • For those that require EXTRA lunch

  • *Note: all prices include tax and gratuity

Extra Dinner Ticket
$55 CAD
  • 1 Ticket to Welcome Dinner

  • Only Purchase for Extra Dinner Attendees (13 and above)

  • *Note: all prices include tax and gratuity

Extra Kids Dinner Ticket
$25 CAD
  • 1 Child Welcome Dinner Ticket

  • Only Purchase for Extra Childrens Dinner (12 and under)

  • *Note: all prices include tax and gratuity

Hombu Staff Attending


Kawashima, Kazuhiro

7th Dan, Seihanshi

WSKO Instructor, WSKO Secretary General

Kawashima, Yuto

4th Dan, Seikenshi

WSKO Instructor
Hotel Phone Number Price
Banff Park Lodge 1-800-661-9266 From $169-$249
The Banff Centre 1-800-884-7574 From $145-195
Banff International Hostel 1-855-546-7835 From $50
Banff Lodging Co 1-800-563-8764 %5 off
Banff Aspen Lodge 1-800-661-0227 From $289
Banff Inn 1-800-667-1464 From $206-$278
Bow View Lodge 1-800-661-1565 From $169
Homestead Inn 1-800-661-1021 From $169
YWCA Banff 1-800-813-4138 From $111-$167
King Edward Hotel 1-888-762-2607 From $75
Best Western Siding 29 1-800-780-7234 From $258-$278
Blue Mountain Lodge 1-403-762-5134 From $167-$197
Big Horn B&B 1-403-762-8123 From $95-$139
Banff Avenue B&B 1-403-762-5410 From $157
Rocky Mountain B&B 1-403-762-4811 From $130-$190
Poplar Inn B&B 1-403-760-8688 From $199
Hillside Bungalows 1-403-762-3408 From $175
At Wits End B&B 1-403-760-4446 From $185
Mountain View B&B 1-403-760-9353 From $115
Cascade Court B&B 1-403-762-5653 From $165
Hotel Phone Number Price
Grand Rockies Resort 1-403-678-8880 From $179.50
Silver Creek Lodge 1-877-598-4242 From $192
Quality Resort 1-800-261-8551 From $175-$199
Best Western Pocaterra 1-403-678-4334 From $235-$265
Holiday Inn Canmore 1-877-660-8550 From $241
Canmore Rocky Mountain Inn 1-800-268-0935 From $190
Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge 1-800-665-6111 From $140-$212
Windtower Lodge and Suites 1-866-609-6600 From $139-$264
The Drake Inn 1-403-678-5131 From $119-$139
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get to the venue?

The map and Contact details are listed within the contact information.You will also receive a confirmation email with location map.

What about accommodation?

The cost of the hotel accommodation and travel is not included in the event fee. Mention the booking code WSKO BANFF when booking your accomodations to receive special rates on hotels!

What payment types do you accept?

All payments are processed via PayPal.

Can I get a refund on my tickets?

All tickets are non-refundable.


This event is made possible in part by our generous sponsors

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100 Mt Norquay Rd
Banff AB

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+1 403 999-9999


If you have any questions about the event, please contact us directly. We will respond for sure.

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