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Bronze Medal at the 17th World Kendo Championships

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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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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...


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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We are pleased to welcome as our Keynote Speaker for the upcoming Kendo Canada National Seminar, Alex Bennett (Kendo Kyoshi 7 Dan).Look forward to this Q&A focusing on questions to help us find relevance in kendo and be inspired!Bennett Sensei is currently a Professor in the Department of International Affairs at Kansai University, in Osaka, Japan. He has two PhDs — one from Kyoto University and another from the University of Canterbury. You may know Bennett Sensei through his work as an International Committee member of the All Japan Kendo Federation, and as a former representative and current coach of Team New Zealand at the World Kendo Championships. Bennett Sensei has authored several books including “The Complete Musashi: The Book of Five Rings and Other Works: The Definitive Translations of the Complete Writings of Miyamoto Musashi”, “Kendo: Culture of the Sword”, “Bushido Explained: The Japanese Samurai Code: A New Interpretation for Beginners”, and is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of “Kendo World” magazine. In addition to holding 7 Dan Kyoshi in Kendo, Bennett Sensei also holds the grades of Iaido 5 Dan, Naginata 5 Dan, Jukendo 5 Dan, and Tankendo 5 Dan. Bennett Sensei works extensively to promote budo globally, and you can watch his TEDx Talk, Zanshin – the lingering mind in Budo or peruse his author profile on Goodreads.Saturday, June 19th 20:00 EDT (17:00 PDT)www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXrlZ_PH4X8www.goodreads.com/author/show/5070100.Alexander_Bennett?from_search=true&from_srp=trueTime permitting, there will be a Q&A with Bennett Sensei. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. kendo-canada.com/2021-virtual-national-kendo-seminar/ ... See MoreSee Less
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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