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Women’s Kendo Team Canada
Bronze Medal at the 17th World Kendo Championships

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LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

AGM Voting Results / Résultats des votes de l’AGA

During the Annual General Meeting held on June 26, voting was held for the Board of Directors. Following the meeting, the new board met and elected the executive.The results are as follows: Richard Tizzard - President Makiko Ara - Vice-President, WestHyun-June Choi -...

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Financial Statements

Here are the financial statements for the year ending March 2021. They will be presented at the AGM by the treasurer.

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EVENTS

2021 Virtual National Kendo Seminar

Be Inspired. Finding Relevance in Kendo.   SEMINAR UPDATES: Please check back for last minute updates.  ...

CKF Iaido Zoom Seminar Thank-you

As our experiences mount with a year like no other, may we extend our thoughts to you, family and those close for...

18th World Kendo Championships Canceled

On February 19, 2021, through official communication from the International Kendo Federation, a decision to cancel the...

Schedule of Iaido and Jodo Virtual Seminars

We are pleased to announce several exciting Jodo and Iaido Seminars coming up. CKF International Spring Jodo and Iaido...

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Fall Grading Examinations / Examens d'automne This is a preliminary announcement for upcoming fall gradings.Kendo East: November 13 at JCCCKendo West: Tentatively December 4 at StevestonIaido East: Last week of November or first week of DecemberIaido West: TBDJodo East: November 21 at Clarke Hall, Port CreditJodo West: None plannedJodo people should have received the details for the seminar and grading in Port Credit. Details for kendo and iaido will be announced soon.Ceci est une annonce préliminaire pour les prochaines évaluations d'automne.Kendo Est : 13 novembre au JCCCKendo Ouest : Provisoirement le 4 décembre à StevestonIaido Est : Dernière semaine de novembre ou première semaine de décembreIaido Ouest : à déterminerJodo Est : 21 novembre à Clarke Hall, Port CreditJodo Ouest : Aucun prévuLes gens de Jodo auraient dû recevoir les détails du séminaire et de la notation à Port Credit. Les détails pour le kendo et l'iaido seront annoncés bientôt.Regards / cordialementNeil GendzwillCKF Secretary / Secrétaire de la Fédération ... See MoreSee Less
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THANK YOU! As we close the 2021 Kendo Canada National Seminar, we are filled with gratitude for all the time and knowledge shared by our 9 presenters and 9 panelists. We have learned so much and have been inspired by your words.Thank you to our Tech Supports, Ryan Sai and Hubert Shim, for keeping the sessions organized. Thank you to our Moderators, David Mori, Hyun-June Choi, Patrick Suen, and Makiko Ara. And to all the 200 attendees who dedicated their weekend to commit to self-improvement and growth, thank you! Your enthusiasm drives these events and initiatives and we hope that you will bring that enthusiasm back to your dojo. A link to the seminar recordings will be provided next week. ... See MoreSee Less
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Welcome to the 2021 Kendo Canada National Seminar. Print these schedules for quick reference. All attendees should have received the Zoom link for the weekend. Please check your junk mail if you haven't seen the email.Upon login to the Zoom session, you will enter a waiting room. Attendees will be admitted 5 minutes before the start of a session. Please remember that presenters are volunteering their time and knowledge for the development and growth of kendo in Canada and that all attendees must act in a kind and respectful manner.Seminar Reminders:- Video is optional. Please only turn on your video when you are fully engaged with the Presenter.- Please use your real first and last name for your name so that we can identify any suspicious Zoom-bombers.Please remain muted unless prompted by the Presenter or Moderator.- All sessions will be recorded (unless noted at the start of the session) and links made available to attendees the week following the seminar.- We have scheduled a 15 minutes Q&A at the end of each session. Please enter any questions in the chat once prompted by the Moderator.- All sessions have been marked as "Active" or "Passive" to allow you to plan ahead.Panelists for "2018 Bronze Medal Team Reflections and Perspectives":Akiko Fukushima, Vancouver Kendo Club; Hanaca Yamada, Vancouver Kendo Club; Man-San Ma, Etobicoke Kendo and Iaido Club; Kyrene Kim, Etobicoke Kendo and Iaido Club; and Kianna Darbyshire, Vancouver Kendo Club.Panelists for "Dojo Leaders Building Strong Community in Unexpected Places": David Westhead, Tesshin Dojo; Kyle Lee, Chinook Kendo Dojo; Victor Nishi, Kelowna Kendo Club; and Wilson Humphries, The Rock Iaido & Kendo Club.Home Compound Physical Training for Kendo:Please prepare a hand towel and pull-up bar. If you do not have a pull-up bar, Sensei suggests a solid bar placed across two sturdy surfaces. A yoga mat and hand weights (5, 10 or 15 lbs) are optional.Mindful Yoga for Kendoka:The following items are suggested but not required: a yoga mat, yoga block (or alternative the size of a shoe box), a strap or long towel, and a small cushion. How I Watch YouTube Videos:This session will not be recorded. The presenter will share the presentation deck with anyone who donates $200 to the CKF. Dean Ara Sensei will donate $50 for every donation. His goal is to have ten people donate for the slides to raise $2500 for the CKF. ... See MoreSee Less
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Richard Tizzard
Vice President East: Hyun-June Choi
Vice President West: Makiko Ara
Secretary: Neil Gendzwill
Treasurer: Pamela Morgan
Director: Alexander Monteil
Director: Matthew Raymond
Director: Patrick Suen