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Bronze Medal at the 17th World Kendo Championships

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2020 Kendo Canada Virtual National Seminar

Come together with Kendo friends from across Canada for the first-ever virtual Kendo Canada National Seminar hosted by the CKF.  The 20th Canadian National Kendo Championships scheduled for this summer were unfortunately postponed due to the on-going COVID-19...

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COVID-19 Updates

During the COVID-19 pandemic, stay informed with updates from the CKF and other related organizations.

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President’s Message – June 2, 2020

To All Members of the Canadian Kendo Federation and Associated Martial Arts. I have been graciously invited by some members of our federation to speak virtually to each of you during this storm caused by a small, single-stranded RNA virus that is disrupting our lives, our work, our families and our social organization, while at the same time bringing out demons deep in our psyche, manifesting themselves as angst and fear.

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2020 Kendo Canada Virtual National Seminar

Come together with Kendo friends from across Canada for the first-ever virtual Kendo Canada National Seminar hosted by...

COVID-19 Updates

Information Surrounding COVID-19 Check back often for updates.June 14, 2020 CKF Vice President East, Hyun-June Choi...

Canadian National Kendo Championships Postponed

National Championships Postponed Due to the on-going uncertainty and health risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the...

2020 Spring and Summer Gradings Cancelled

During these uncertain times, it is our sincerest hope that all of our members across Canada and the globe are safe...


GIVEAWAY! Kenshindo 劍心堂 custom bogu maker has generously donated 100 kendo masks to CKF members. We will be conducting draws by dojo throughout the upcoming seminar. Thank you Hyo-sung Kim Sensei for this very generous donation. We know that these masks will help to protect our members as they return to practice in the days and months to come.

Rules: Every CKF member attending the seminar will have their affiliated dojo entered into the draw (ie. If you have 5 attendees from your dojo, your dojo will have 5 ballots put into the draw). The winning dojo will receive a count of masks based on the number of 2020 CKF members registered in our database (ie. If you have 10 paid members in the database for 2020, you win 10 masks). A dojo can only win once. We will contact all winning dojo representatives and mail the masks to you.

Encourage more of your dojo members to register for the event to increase your chances!
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Grow Stronger Together and join us for the Kendo Canada National Seminar on July 25 & 26. The registration deadline is Monday, July 20th. Register here: bit.ly/2Nf9nef

We will be kicking off the event on Saturday with Basics of Kendo at 12:00 ET presented by Taro Ariga Sensei (7 Dan Kyoshi) of Butokuden Kendo Dojo in California and 7-time Team Canada member.

At 13:00 ET we will have a Q&A for Higher Ranked Practitioner with Motoki Asaoka Sensei (7 Dan Kyoshi) of Youshinkan Dojo in Vancouver and 4-time Team Canda member.

At 15:00 ET, Stephen Cruise Sensei (Iaido 7 Dan Kyoshi) of Etobicoke Olympium Kendo & Iaido Club and National CKF Iaido Chief Examiner, will give us an introduction to Iaido. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the art of Iaido.

At 16:00 ET, Kyle Eunseob Lee Sensei (6 Dan) of Chinook Kendo Dojo of Calgary and current Canadian National Champion will run a fun and upbeat session on Kendo for Kids. We encourage all juniors to attend, as well as instructors of juniors.

Makiko Ara Sensei (6 Dan Renshi) of Renbu Dojo in Vancouver and 4-time Team Canada member will host a session with a focus on Girls and Women in Kendo. The session is open to everyone (not just girls).

At 19:00 ET, Shigemitsu Mitch Kamata Sensei (7 Dan Kyoshi) of Etobicoke Kendo Club and 6-time Team Canada member will run the final session of the day with a Kendo at Home session for all levels. Get ready to sweat it out and develop your Kendo skills even while we are out of the dojo!

From 20:30 ET, we will have an open Zoom social for all of us to get together.

Photo Details: Today's photo is of this brother and sister duo in Toronto, ON. Teamwork makes the dream work. Way to go guys! Thank you to the family for sending in the photo.
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Just a couple weeks until the *virtual* Kendo Canada National Seminar. bit.ly/2Nf9nef Registration deadline is July 20th.

The session hosted by Motoki Asaoka Sensei is a Q&A for higher-ranked practitioners and he has asked that questions be submitted by tomorrow (July 11th) to be answered at the session. Please email:[email protected] with your questions.

The seminar is free for CKF members to attend, while others outside of our federation can register simply by making a donation ($20 recommended). Details on the registration page.

We will be emailing out the link to the seminar on Friday, July 24th (one day before the seminar).

Photo Detail: Check out our young super kenshi from Victoria, BC. She can probably get a lot of height bouncing on the trampoline and hitting the tire! Thank you to the family for sending us this photo!
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Canadian Kendo Federation

Let's get to 100 for Canada Day! sites.google.com/kendo-canada.com/2020kendo-virtual-seminar/event-home
We have 90 attendees registered so far for the virtual Kendo Canada National Seminar. Registration is free for CKF members and we welcome anyone from outside our federation with a donation to the event. Get the full schedule of sessions from the link above and register today!
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President: Christian D'Orangeville
Vice President East: Hyun-June Choi
Vice President West: Makiko Ara
Secretary: Neil Gendzwill
Treasurer: John Maisonneuve
Director: Pamela Morgan
Director: David Mori
Director: Patrick Suen