Taika Seiyu Oyata (1928-2012)
October 21 & 22, 2022
In commemoration of 10 years since Taika’s passing, we will come together on his birthday to celebrate the life of this uniquely gifted Life Protection Artist.
All styles and systems are welcome to join us for training, camaraderie, and stories.
The instructors at this event all have over 20 years’ experience in Taika’s Art and will provide insights into the techniques passed on by Taika.
This is a celebration and a showing that we are all keeping Taika’s Art alive as he requested.
Blake Burgert, Matt Cowen, Vern Johnson, Greg Lindquist, Peter Polander, Gary Shull, Gerry Senese, and Jim Toolan
Additional Instructors: Manny Agosto, Arthur Hearns, Joe Krystofik, Eric Magana, and Glenn Wuenstel
Date: Friday and Saturday October 21st & 22nd, 2022
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm CST
Merriam Community Center
6040 Slater St, Merriam, KS 66202
Hotels are all close to the Merriam Community Center. Click name to go to the hotel website.
- Hotel Lotus(4.7/5)- 2 Queen beds ~$100-$120
- Hampton Inn (4.1/5)- 2 Double beds ~$124-$130
- Quality Inn Merriam (3.5/5)- 2 Queen Beds ~$100
- Empty Hand
Exact schedule will be available in September.
Format is to have the instructors offer repeating sessions so that attendees can get to every different offering if they so choose. There will also be “open” time for attendees to express an interest in a particular topic and have an instructor available to cover that topic in a breakout type session.
Any questions please email Glenn