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Upcoming Spring Gradings

Upated: May 9. Registration is now open for the following gradings. Please note that written examinations are due on the same date as the registration deadline. Registration deadlines are 2 weeks before the examination date.Les inscriptions sont maintenant ouvertes...

Upcoming Gradings

Updated: November 19. Registration is now open for the following gradings. Please note that written examinations are due on the same date as the registration deadline. Registration deadlines are 2 weeks before the examination date.Les inscriptions sont maintenant...

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 wellness and safe-being all around. Our sincere thanks to all who were able to join with us for the CKF Iaido ZNKR Seitei Zoom Seminar held Saturday,...

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 Seminar May 21 - 24, 2021Details will be posted here as they become available: the-may-seminarAnnual Muso Shinden (MSR) hosted by Welland...

2020 Spring and Summer Gradings Cancelled

In light of the growing COVID-19 health crisis in Canada, the CKF has officially cancelled all Kendo, Iaido, and Jodo gradings planned for the spring and summer of 2020.

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Upcoming Spring Gradings

Upated: May 9. Registration is now open for the following gradings. Please note that written examinations are due on the same date as the...

Seeking Calligrapher for Japanese Certificates

The CKF is seeking a Calligrapher for its Japanese Certificates. This is a paid position and is required twice a year during certificate...

New Year Message / Message du nouvel an

NOTE: French translation below Dear Friends, Sensei, Kendo, Iaido, and Jodo Practitioners of Canada,On behalf of the CKF Board of...

$5685 Raised to Make a Change in 2022

A Word of Thanks to Our Donors in 2021 Merci à nos donateurs et donatrices en 2021 The CKF Board extends its gratitude to the donors who...

Make a Change in 2022 – Donate to the CKF by December 31st

As the year comes to an end, we are reaching out to the Kendo community to support the ongoing activities of the Canadian Kendo Federation...

Iaido in Canada

The art of Iaido (居合道 pronounced ee-i-do) is elegant and would appear to be simple. The student sits or stands quietly, draws out a blade and cuts through the air all in one motion, then puts the sword back into the scabbard. To the casual observer, there is not a lot to see. Iaido, however, is an exacting art which demands a high level of focus and mental concentration. It is an art of precise motions with only centimeters of tolerance and split second timing. It is also an individual art that involves the student and the sword struggling to achieve perfection of form.

Growth of Iaido in Canada

The study of Iaido in Canada through the CKF is a relatively new activity; with a history of 20-30 years. Scattered groups of practitioners could be found all over Canada practicing their art, but it was not until 1991 during the World Kendo Championships (CKF) hosted in Toronto, that the first CKF Iaido grading was held. Since then, the popularity of Iaido has expanded from 30 to over 300 practitioners nationwide