2019 Winter Training Festival Weekend

2019 Winter Training Festival – Event Update

Hello everyone, I hope this message finds you well, and that you are getting ready and excited for our upcoming event weekend as I am!

This is going to be one of our biggest and best events to date and I can’t wait to see you all in a couple weekends. We are sitting at over 140 participants for the weekend so far, with over 110 at our Saturday evening banquet.

Our amazing lineup of so many talented, and experienced guest instructors will be looking forward to teaching and training with you all very soon!

However, we have one significant update/change to notify everyone of, and if you are planning on participating in any of the Iaido instruction throughout the weekend, or even for small parts, please read the message fully, in detail below.

Due to the number of participants planning on attending, and the amount of work needed to produce a much better quality seminar for everyone involved, we have changed the day of the Iaido Tameshigiri practice to the Saturday afternoon.

This will also mean that Hanshi Davis will be working with Kyoshi Ricketts all afternoon on the Saturday to help with the Tameshigiri seminar as it will be a separate and much more involved entity on the Saturday, and require the majority of the four hour Saturday seminar window for the participants to complete.

All other regular Iaido seminars have been switched to, and will be provided on the Sunday. They will be run by Hanshi Davis, with Kyoshi Ricketts and Shihan Lafrance assisting as well.

To add this much more involved seminar to the Saturday, it will provide each student with more time and multiple opportunities of learning; including the safety lesson with handling a real live blade, test/practice cutting, and then the real mat cutting itself.

Each student will receive at least one full mat of their own, getting more chances to practice cutting this year then has ever been available anytime before.

Due to the additional cost of materials and time involved in producing the mats and other items for the seminar, we kindly ask all students wishing to participate in the Saturday Tameshigiri seminar to donate $25 to help offset this event cost. This donation can be made in advance online, or in person anytime up to the afternoon of the event.

Please read the attached documentation from Kyoshi Ricketts who will be running the Seminar, to help with your preparation in advance of the lesson.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me directly and I will help the best that I can.

Thank you, and see you all very soon!
– Renshi Kyle Cochrane

Tallack Martial Arts


For information on the youth event, click here!

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It’s back! The 2019 edition of the Winter Training Festival.

Held this year at the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront, from February 15-17th we are looking forward to a great weekend filled with over 30 instructors teaching seminars in many styles of martial arts, a banquet dinner with demonstrations, award ceremony and dance, as well as our annual DNBK event for rank and certification.

Below is all of the information regarding the event. This year’s weekend is being hosted and run by Renshi Kyle Cochrane, who is handling all aspects of the weekend event, so if you have any questions, please contact him.

2019 WTF Weekend Event Poster Back - Information Sheet

Please note that the Pre-Registration deadline is January 17th, so if you would like to save some money on the event fees, and get a free commemorative event t-shirt, get your registrations in early! You can still register after the pre-registration deadline, but the event fee savings are less, and you do not get a free t-shirt.

We look forward to seeing you in Kingston this February for another great weekend of martial arts.

  • Tallack Dojo

Event Poster

Hotel Information

Information Package

Registration Form

The 2019 Annual

Tallack Martial Arts Winter Training Festival Weekend!

Friday February 15th – Sunday February 17th

NEW VENUE! – At the

Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront

2 Princess St., Kingston, ON, K7L 1A2

In the heart of Downtown Kingston – Shop, Dine, and Explore!

Toll Free: 1-800-465-4329 – Direct: 613-549-8400 x2660 (Anna Marie Devos)


Group Code: Tallack Martial Arts Winter Training Festival

Group Rate:

  • 2 Double Bed, Non-Smoking Room – $126.99/night (Regularly $179.99)
    • 25 Rooms Available Friday – 50 Rooms Available Saturday
    • Limited King Bed Rooms Available (Subject to Room Upgrade Fee)

Parking: $20/night with in & out privileges (Regularly $30)

Group Booking and/or Cancellation Deadline: Tuesday January 15th, 2019


  • Check-in: 3:00PM – Check-out: 11:00AM
  • Complementary Wi-Fi
  • DOX Hotel Restaurant: Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner – Bar – Room Service
  • Indoor Pool: With Whirlpool – Sauna
  • Fitness Centre: Weights – Treadmills – Ellipticals
  • Business Centre
  • Pet Friendly (Please Inquire with Hotel)

Planned Weekend Events Agenda:

Friday February 15th

  • Volunteer Meeting
    • (Located @ Tallack Dojo)
      • Volunteer Positions for Weekend (5-7 PM)
    • Weekend Event Check-In
      • (Located @ Hotel)
        • Registration Package Pickup – In Hotel Lobby (7-9 PM)
          • Event Room Setup (By Volunteers)

Saturday February 16th

  • Afternoon Seminars (11-4 PM) Age 9+
    • 5 Seminar Sessions in multiple Martial Art Styles
  • Evening Banquet (6-9 PM)
    • Buffet Dinner
    • Martial Arts Demonstrations & Awards Ceremony
    • Dance Party (9 PM – Midnight!)

Sunday February 17th

  • Morning Seminars (9-12 AM) Age 9+
    • 3 Seminar Sessions in multiple Martial Art Styles
  • Afternoon DNBK Kingston Gasshuku (1-3 PM)
    • DNBK Members & Invited Guests Only
    • Dojo Demonstrations, Rank and Certification Presentations

Event Fees:

  • Saturday Afternoon Seminars: $65 (Plus HST)
  • Saturday Evening Banquet: $75 (Plus HST)
  • Sunday Morning Seminars: $50 (Plus HST)
  • Sunday Afternoon DNBK Event: $65 (Plus HST)

Pre-Registration Weekend Discount Package:

Registration Before January 17th

  • Admission to All Events with Reduced Fees – $199 (Plus HST) (SAVE OVER $60!)
  • Free Event T-Shirt! (SAVE $20!)

Registration After January 17th

  • Admission to All Events – $225 (Plus HST) (SAVE $30)
  • Optional Event T-Shirt – $20 (Limited Sizes & Quantities Available)

Limited number of individual seminar spaces are available, register early before the deadline to ensure you get a spot!

**Cannot guarantee all seminar spaces will be available after the pre-registration deadline, selection priority is given to pre-registered individuals.**

We look forward to seeing you in Kingston at our great new location for a weekend full of great events for a wonderful weekend this February!

  • Renshi Kyle Cochrane

Tallack Martial Arts

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