To give everyone, the best Taikai experience possible, we must have an accurate understanding of the number of attendees. For this reason, the registration fees include all two and a half days of training. One-day training fees are not available.

However, pricing is tiered to benefit those who register early. ​Registration ends on January 19th, 2024.

No last-minute registrations will be accepted “at the door”.

You must register online before the event, so register today!

Yes, absolutely, just go back to our registration page at any time before the cut-off date and
purchase the options you wish. They will be added to your registration. But make sure that they
are in before the cut-off date as the caterers and event staff will not be able to add people at the
last minute.


Please note, we completely understand that things come up and some who register may not be able to attend. But keep in mind that we commit registration funds to event costs. There will be no full refunds at any time for any reason.

If you need to cancel at ANYTIME, you will get your money back minus $250 that has already been committed to expenses weather you show up or not. This rule is not flexible. You may sell your ticket to another person, but you must let us know so we can properly register them.

Pictures and video will not be allowed during training sessions. This will be enforced by event security. A photographer and videographer will document all two and a half days of the event. These photos will be shared on social media and accessible to you for free!

A time and location for a group photo and potentially individual photos with Noguchi Sensei will be announced during the event. Photos during the breaks and the dinner party are allowed.

It is recommended attendees wear a full training uniform during all training sessions. But if Noguchi Sensei chooses not to wear a uniform jacket and teaches in a t-shirt, please follow his lead.

(No vulgar or inappropriate t-shirts will be allowed during training.)

All attendees are to wear cloth-sole tabi, leather-sole tabi, indoor sneakers, or at least socks during training. Bare feet will not be permitted.

The Saturday evening dinner celebration dress code is “business casual / party attire.” Dress or
button-down shirts and slacks are highly recommended.

The Sunday night VIP party dress code is “dress to impress”.

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