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To the Canadian Kendo Federation Membership,

It is with enthusiasm that Team Canada invites eligible kenshi from across Canada to submit their intent to participate in the Team Canada selection process.

Over the past few months, Team Canada coaches have made an effort to personally contact every kendo dojo across Canada and open a clear and accessible path for qualified candidates. For dojo leaders and administrators, please forward this email to any interested candidates.

Please review the following requirements prior to contacting the General Manager with your intent:

Athletes must be Canadian citizens with a valid Canadian passport, and be able to travel to the World Kendo Championships (WKC) in France. CKF members with Permanent Residence (PR) status who anticipate citizenship prior to 2021 are also welcomed.
Athletes must be prepared to travel nationally and internationally during the training program, and permitted to enter countries of interest for travel for Team Canada.
Athletes must be at least 18 years old by January of 2021. Younger candidates will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and may be selected to the development program.
Team Canada prospects must be members in good standing with the Canadian Kendo Federation.
The objective of the Team Canada program is to identify the very best Canadian kenshi to represent our nation at the World Kendo Championships in France 2021.

Interested individuals should consider the commitment and determination required to meet the demands of the Team Canada training program. Please email your intent letter to David Westhead, Team Canada General Manager. Upon receipt of your application, you will receive an acknowledgment reply with Team Canada’s complete selection process attached.
Your letter of intent should include:

  • Full name (and common name if different)
  • Date of birth
  • Dojo and City
  • Citizenship status

Please email your letter of intent to [email protected].

Team Canada welcomes you,
David Westhead
Team Canada General Manager