IAIDO: The Art of Drawing the Sword

It has been said that a battle of swords is a battle of character. When competing in Iaido, you are comparing spirit, strength and ability through depth of practice.

Montreal Iaido Seminar

Posted January 27, 2017

Dear Sensei(s) and fellow iaidoka(s),

Shidokan Kendo and Iaido Club would like to cordially invite all iaido practicioners to participate in the upcoming seminar on Feb 18 & 19 in Montreal. We are very happy to have Goyo Ohmi Sensei (Kyoshi 7th Dan) and Stephen Cruise Sensei (Renshi 7th Dan), who are visiting us from Toronto, to lead this seminar.

- Feb 18th (9am ~ 5pm) Concordia University, Loyola Campus Gym
- Feb 19th (9am ~ 12pm) John Abbott College, Casgrain Building

Contribution $30
We hope we can see you all!

Kind regards
Shidokan Kendo & Iaido Club

CKF Iaido East 2016 Examination results

Posted December 1, 2016

Results of the exam can be found here

CKF East Pre-Grading Seminar

Posted October 7, 2016

The seminar will be held from 9-12, prior to the CKF Iaido East Fall Grading (1-3:30pm) at Etobicoke Olympium.

The registration form can be downloaded here

Results of the 2nd CNIC

Posted Sept 7, 2016

Results of the 2nd Canadian National Iaido Championship /
Résultats du 2e Championnat canadien d’iaido :

Mudansha
1st/ 1re place: Benjamin Vial – QC
2nd / 2e place: Marie-Christine Lavoie – QC
3rd / 3e place: Greg Pastuszko – QC

1 Dan
1st/ 1re place: Michael McDonald – ON
2nd / 2e place: Erika Gaal – ON
3rd / 3e place: Sarmad Al-Mashta – QC
3rd / 3e place: Mariel Balzola – QC

2 Dan
1st/ 1re place: Justin Lee – ON
2nd / 2e place: Catherine Matchuk – ON
3rd / 3e place: Warren Wagler – ON
3rd / 3e place: Diane Meloche – QC

3 Dan
1st/ 1re place: Martin Stabler – ON
2nd / 2e place: Michael Kim – QC
3rd / 3e place: Juan Vásquez – QC
3rd / 3e place: Mathieu Tremblay – QC

4 Dan
1st/ 1re place: Hanna Ikeda-Suen – ON
2nd / 2e place: Patrick Suen – ON
3rd / 3e place: Philip Benoit – ON
3rd / 3e place: Ron Mattie – ON

5-6 Dan
1st/ 1re place: Tomoko Amgwerd-Suzuki – BC
2nd / 2e place: Carole Galligan – ON
3rd / 3e place: Jim Wilson – ON
3rd / 3e place: Michael Hodge – ON

Teams / Équipes
1st/ 1re place: Atsuki’s Angels, ON
2nd / 2e place: Ho-Lee-Cat, ON
3rd / 3e place: Wilson’s Rangers, ON
3rd / 3e place: New Brunswick, NB

Spirit of the Sword / L’âme de l’épée
Mudansha : Greg Pastuszko – QC
1 Dan : Douglas Lamb – ON
2 Dan : Randy Mullin – ON
3 Dan : Patricia McRitchie – ON
4 Dan : Bruce Meecham – ON
5-6 Dan : Dean Jolly – QC

Bill Mears 10 Year Memorial Iaido Practice

Posted May 10th, 2015

Hi Everyone,

Please find below links to 3 files with details on the Bill Mears 10 Year Memorial Iaido Practice to be held on Saturday July 11 at Brock University in St. Catharines, ON. On June 20 this year, it will be 10 years since Bill Mears-sensei past away. Bill was an important figure in the development of iaido in Canada and we owe a great debt to him. Ohmi, Taylor and Cruise senseis will be leading the practice.

To further honour his memory and commitment to iaido, Kaigen Kai will be donating the net proceeds from the practice to the CKF Iaido Fund and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Yours,
Chris Sora

> Files
. Bill Mears Memorial Practice - Registration and Practice Details
. Brock University Release Indemnity Agreement
. Brock University Map and Directions

Seminar at Seito Bugei Juku
// Séminaire au Seito Bugei Juku

Posted March 2nd, 2015

La version française suit.

A iaido and kenjutsu seminar will be held on April 11th, 2015 at Mark St. United Church here in Peterborough. Kim Taylor Sensei will be our instructor for the day.

Schedule:

9:00 am - 12:00 am
. Eishin Ryu Tate Hiza no Bu

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
. Niten Ichi Ryu

Cost:
$25 / session
or
$40 / both sessions

Instructors - Bring 5 or more students - Free

For details, please email seitobugeijuku@gmail.com or visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/642781999122209

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FRANÇAIS

Un séminaire de iaido et kenjustu est prévu le 11 avril 2015, à la Mark St. United Church dans la ville de Peterborough. Nous aurons le plaisir d’accueillir Kim Taylor Sensei en qualité d’instructeur invité.

Horaire :
9h - 12h
. Eishin Ryu Tate Hiza no Bu

13h - 17h
. Niten Ichi Ryu

Frais de participation :
25$ / session
ou
40$ / pour la journée

Enseignants : votre participation est gratuite si vous êtes accompagnés de 5 étudiants ou plus.

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez écrire à seitobugeijuku@gmail.com ou visitez la page web de l’événement : https://www.facebook.com/events/642781999122209

Welland Iaido Seminar 2015
// Séminaire de iaido de Welland, édition 2015

Posted January 23rd, 2015

La version française suit.

Hello all,

Save the date! Saturday March 7th in Welland Ontario, the late winter/early spring Annual Welland Iaido Seminar is happening. This year we have added 2 very convenient payment options, email money transfer and PayPal! Please don't delay as a late registration fee will apply after February 27th. This document encloses the seminar poster with information, as well as a pdf fillable registration form. Fill it out and email back indicating your payment choice.

See you in Welland on March 7th!

In peace and harmony,

Randy Mullin
Seminar registration.

For Sensei Ron Mattie

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FRANÇAIS

Chers tous,

Veuillez réserver votre journée du samedi 7 mars 2015, car se tiendra à cette occasion le séminaire de iaido annuel de Welland, en Ontario. Cette année, nous offrons deux modes de transaction pour faciliter le paiement, à savoir les virements par courrier électroniques et PayPal. Ne tardez pas à vous inscrire puisque le tarif pour inscription tardive entre en vigueur à compter du 28 février. Vous trouverez dans ce document les informations au sujet du séminaire ainsi qu’un formulaire d’inscription. Veuillez remplir le formulaire et l’envoyer par courriel en indiquant le mode de paiement que vous retenez.

Au plaisir de vous voir à Welland le 7 mars prochain.

Meilleures salutations,

Randy Mullin
Responsable des inscriptions au séminaire

Pour sensei Ron Mattie

New Iaido Dojo in Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Posted December 15, 2014

The CKF is pleased to announce the inception of a new Iaido dojo in Nova Scotia, "Ka Muso Kai - Antigonish".

Please see the following for details on their class schedule and inaugural seminar on January 30 - February 1, 2015.

2014 Press Release
2014 Class Brochure
2015 Seminar Registration Form

Spring Gradings

Posted May 8,2014

Please see the CKF main page for information about the upcoming gradings.

Canadian Iaido Championship

Posted July 12,2013

It is our pleasure to announce the First Canadian Iaido Championship, to be held on August 31, 2013. There will be a seminar before and after the tournament with special delegation from the All Japan Kendo Federation:

Chihiro Kishimoto (Hanshi 8 Dan)
Atsumi Hatakenaka (Kyoshi 8 Dan)

All members of the International Kendo Federation are cordially invited to participate in a 1 day tournament will be held on August 31st, and in the 2-day seminar (Aug 30, Sep 1) focusing on the principles of competition in Iaido.

For more information and to register, go to: http://cnic2013.blogspot.ca/

Forward any questions to info@mumonkai.ca

Canadian Iaido Championship

Posted July 12,2013

It is our pleasure to announce the First Canadian Iaido Championship, to be held on August 31, 2013. There will be a seminar before and after the tournament with special delegation from the All Japan Kendo Federation:

Chihiro Kishimoto (Hanshi 8 Dan)
Atsumi Hatakenaka (Kyoshi 8 Dan)

All members of the International Kendo Federation are cordially invited to participate in a 1 day tournament will be held on August 31st, and in the 2-day seminar (Aug 30, Sep 1) focusing on the principles of competition in Iaido.

For more information and to register, go to: http://cnic2013.blogspot.ca/

Forward any questions to info@mumonkai.ca

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.

8:30-9:00  Check-in/Registration
9:00-12:00  Seitei Iaido (all levels)

Please submit the Registration Form to cruisestephen@bell.net

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)

Hiro Okusa
President

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.

Please start early. Deadline is April 25, 2012. Late submissions will not be accepted.
2012 CKF IAIDO Written Exam Questions MAY.pdf
2012 CKF Examen ecrit de Iaido MAY-FR.pdf

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.

December Iaido Written Exam Questions (.pdf);(word format .doc)  Examen ecrit de Iaido Decembre 2011 (.pdf)

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.

Please download the registration form and email to Hanna Ikeda-Suen by October 29. An additional fee will be charged for late submissions.

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 davidgreen@rogers.com 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.

Seminar Announcement

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.

Image Search

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 kataylor@kendo-canada.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.

Seminar Announcement

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).

New website

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.

The Western Grading, held at the Steveston Martial Arts Center on November 28, 2009, had 5 participants challenging ranks from 1 KYU to 3 DAN.

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 18-19
  • Mar 6
  • Apr TBD
  • May 20-22
  • Montreal Iaido Seminar
  • Welland Iaido Clinic
  • Montreal Exam (Up to 3-Dan)
  • Guelph Iaido/Jodo Seminar

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