General information

With great pleasure, we invite you to the Himawari Seminar 2022, which will be held in the Netherlands for the 12th time. While Matsuoka sensei, Kinomoto sensei and the EU Shinkage family would have wanted nothing more than to train together once again, to sensei’s deep regret, the current COVID situation still prevents them from travelling to Europe. In their place, we are grateful that David sensei and Elaine sensei will lead the seminar.

The Himawari Seminar will be held on 27-28 August, with keiko on Saturday 27 focusing on Shinkageryu iaido and Sunday 28 on ZNKR iaido. As the ZNKR keiko will be held in cooperation with the NKR Dutch national team management, team members are highly recommended to attend on Sunday in preparation for the EIC in Modena the following weekend.

The participation costs for the seminar:
– Full Seminar: €45,-
– One day: €25,-

In case you have special inquiries, please don’t hesitate to email Stan Engelen at

We hope the 12th Himawari Seminar will once again be a great event, both fun and instructive!

The Board of the Dutch Shinkage ryu Foundation