Welland Iaido Clinic
Posted February 4, 2013
The Hayakawa Kendo/Iaido Club are pleased to announce this year's Welland Iaido Clinic on Saturday, March 16, 2013. See poster for more details.
2012 Pre-Grading Iaido Seminar *FULL*
Posted November 2, 2012
The Iaido pre-grading seminar will be held at the Etobicoke Olympium on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Pre-registration is required with a limit to 45 participants.
*Update* The 45 participant limit has been reached. Registration is now closed.
9:00-12:00 Seitei Iaido (all levels)
Please submit the
Registration Form to email@example.com
Ottawa Iaido and Kendo Workshop
Posted October 27, 2012
The Tateyama Kendo Iaido and Jodo club are organizing a seminar with Goyo Ohmi-Sensei and Stephen Cruise-Sensei in Ottawa, on the first weekend of November. For more information, go to https://dl.dropbox.com/u/68333514/tateyama.html
Mu Mon Kai 2012 Iaido Taikai
Posted August 7, 2012
Mu Mon Kai, in conjunction with the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, are proud to introduce the 1st Mu Mon Kai Iaido Open Taikai. The team that brought you the '08, '09, '11 Ontario Iaido Opens and the '10 Canadian Iaido Open will be raising the bar this year, producing the most authentic Iaido taikai experience outside Japan.
Participants can look forward to a full day of Iaido competition, Koryu demonstrations, and vendors available for equipment purchase. 4 Dan and up may also be asked to referee some of the lower rank matches. A referee seminar (4 Dan+ only) will be held on Friday night (Sept 14) at the JCCC from 9:15pm to 10:45pm.
This event will be used as preparation for a Canadian National Iaido Taikai coming in the near future. See http://mmkiaidotaikai.blogspot.ca/ for more information. Discovery, Empowerment, Fellowship
CKF Invests in development of Iaido and Jodo
Posted March 29, 2012
The CKF is pleased to announce the composition of the Iaido and Jodo Development Fund Committee for 2012.
Hanna Ikeda-Suen (Toronto) - Chair Iaido
Chris Jarvie (Ottawa) - Chair Jodo
Alex Cook (Calgary )
Elizabeth Nicholson (Guelph)
Natan Cheiftetz (Vancouver)
Bill Anderson (Fredericton)
The CKF has increased the Iaido and Jodo Development fund allocation to $5000 (a 25% increase from 2011). The purpose of the fund is to support the development of Iaido and Jodo in Canada. We encourage all dojo active in Iaido or Jodo (or both) to apply for funding. Applications are sent to the section chairs and the application forms are available in the Iaido and Jodo sections (http://kendo-canada.com/iaido/ckf.html and http://kendo-canada.com/jodo/ckf.html)
Iaido Grading - Written Exams
Posted March 26, 2012
The written exam questions for the May Iaido grading are now available. The following document provides the questions for all grade levels (answer the ones for the level you are challenging for), as well as instructions on how to submit your answers and by when.
Eastern Iaido Grading Seminar
Posted November 11, 2011
Prior to the Eastern Iaido Grading on December 3, 2011, there will be a seminar starting at 8:30am. The cost will be $25 and available to the first 45 people who register.
Payment and registration can be done through this website: http://kikentaiichi.ca/sample-page/december/etobicoke-seminar-registration/
Written Exams for December Grading
Posted October 26, 2011
The written exam questions for the December Iaido grading are now available. The following document provides the questions for all grade levels (answer the ones for the level you are challenging for), as well as instructions on how to submit your answers and by when. Please start early, late submissions will not be accepted.
Tachi Uchi no Kurai Seminar
November 5, 2011
This fall's Tachi Uchi no Kurai seminar will be held at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto. Goyo Ohmi Sensei and Kim Taylor Sensei will lead the session starting from 3:00pm to 8:00pm. Refreshments and snacks will be available during the break.
Please note that the seminar is only open to those with an CKF/FIK rank of Ikkyu or above. Due to space limitations, the first 30 registrations will be accepted, and the rest going to a waiting list in case of cancellations. You will be notified by Oct. 30 whether or not you've made the initial 30.
Ottawa Iaido Seminar
October 1, 2011
The annual Ottawa Iaido seminar with Kim Taylor will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2011. Practice will be from 11:00am to 5:00pm.The seminar will be held at the Albion-Heatherington Community Centre at 1560 Heatherington Road. A map can be found HERE.The cost for the seminar will be $40 per person, payabale on the day of the seminar.
Please email David Green at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Thunder Bay Iaido Seminar and Grading
October 22-23, 2011
On the fourth weekend of October, Rai Un Kai will be hosting its annual Iaido Seminar with Ohmi Sensei. This year, there will also be an official CKF Iaido grading on Sunday, October 23 at 1:00pm. Registration information for the seminar can be found at http://my.tbaytel.net/etribe/Seminars.html
Registration for the grading, as always, is through the CKF. You can access your membership profile and apply for this grading from the links on the CKF membership page here: http://kendo-canada.com/membership.html. Deadline for the reception of grading applications has been set to Friday October 21st. No late/at the door grading applications will be accepted.
Guelph Seminar Completed
May 27, 2011
The Guelph Iaido/Jodo seminar was, once again, a huge success with over 100 Iaido and Jodo students participating from all over Canada and the United States. With special attendance by the heads of the Iaido & Jodo divisions of the AJKF, the president and the chief referees of the Iaido & Jodo divisions of the CKF, the seminar was officially named the "Eastern Canada Iaido and Jodo Seminar and Grading". Congratulations go to everyone who passed their grading, we look forward to seeing everyone again next year.
February 4, 2011
The Hayakawa Kendo & Iaido Club will be hosting an Iaido seminar on Mar. 19, 2011 in the Niagara Region of Ontario (9:30am - 4pm). The seminar will be lead by Goyo Ohmi (MJER), Stephen Cruise (MSR), Kim Taylor (MJER).
Please contact Ron Mattie for more information.
January 28, 2011
Proud of your photographic skills? Got an interesting shot from long ago? Want to show off your artistic skills?
The CKF website is in need of images for kendo, iaido and jodo, send us your art and be a part! Photographs, drawings, paintings, whatever you would like to submit is fine with us.
Please send your images to the secretary email@example.com by Feb 11 and your work could be the next cover-image of Kendo-Canada.com
Please make sure the images are at least 800 pixels wide on the long side so we can see them.
January 23, 2011
The Shidokan Kendo & Iaido Club will be hosting an Iaido seminar on Feb. 19, 2011 at Concordia University (9am - 4pm) and Feb. 20, 2011 at John Abbot College (9am - 11am). The seminar will be lead by Goyo Ohmi (MJER) and Stephen Cruise (MSR).
Please contact Dean Jolly for more information.
2011 CKF President's New Year Message
January 3, 2011
A Happy New Year to all CKF Members in the Year of the Hare! Please take the time to read the full message (click here).
December 10, 2010
The new CKF Website is up and running. Spend some time browsing the various articles and documents to learn more about Kendo, Iaido and Jodo in Canada.
Visit the home page of the CKF
Sensei confirmed for SDK Spring Iaido Seminar
March 1, 2010
The Iaido sensei from Japan have been confirmed as Kishimoto Chihiro (Hanshi 8 DAN), Hatakenaka Atsumi (Kyoshi 7 DAN), Tsubaki Fumio (Kyoshi 7 DAN).
For more info, see SDK Spring
Grading time change
December 12, 2009
To align ourselves with the AJKF and FIK regulations, the practice period between 1 DAN and 2 DAN has been shortened to one year.
For more info, see CKF Gradings
CKF Iaido grading
November 28 & December 5, 2009
The 2009 Winter CKF Iaido Gradings have completed with great success:
The Eastern Grading, held at the Etobicoke Olympium on December 5, 2009, had 62 participants challenging ranks from 1 KYU to 6 DAN.