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Growing the Kendo Community in Canada

The Canadian Kendo Federation is a Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association and is a community-based volunteer organization building the foundation for the growth and development of Kendo, Iaido, and Jodo across Canada. 

The challenges of the past two years have helped our community recognize the many intrinsic values of kendo — community, education, physical stimulation, and spiritual fulfillment, just to name a few. What we missed from face-to-face contact, we made up for in creativity and sharing. As the kendo community moves forward, there is an urgent need for financial support to bring the community back together again, and to revitalize young athletes who have missed a critical time in their kendo development.

Junior Kendo International Tournament

Many Ways You Can Help

Recurring Donation

An ongoing recurring donation can help us to plan for future events. Make it possible by selecting Make this a monthly donation when you checkout through PayPal Donate. All donations are tax-deductible. Click below to donate through PayPal Donate.

One Time Donation

Click below to donate through PayPal Donate or choose from multiple ways to make a financial donation. To make a donation by cheque or via a direct deposit at any Bank of Montreal across Canada, please contact [email protected]

Give Goods & Services

The CKF operates through the efforts of an elected volunteer Board and volunteer Committees. If you are able to donate goods, services, or your time to support the activities of the CKF, please contact [email protected].

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The CKF is a Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association (BN #133424457RR0001). All donors will receive a tax receipt for the year the donation is made. Please contact [email protected] if the name on the receipt differs from your PayPal account name.

Chinook Junior Kendo Calgary
Photo credit: Kyle Lee

What Your Contribution Supports

Let’s bring the community back together again! Your donation will allow us to reach more members across Canada and secure the growth of the next generation of instructors and players. Here are some activities and initiatives your donation will go to fund.

  • Opportunities for more international competitions and training camps for juniors
  • Hosting more National Tournaments and Seminars
  • Financing IT upgrade of the Registration System
  • Developing a National Coaching Certification Program
  • Developing a National Referee (Shinpan) Program
  • Gradings in more cities across Canada
  • More on-line seminars and resources

Your Support at Work

In 2019, I participated in the Junior Team Canada program, travelling with 16 other players from across Canada to compete at an International Kendo Tournament. I am grateful to the CKF for the opportunity to attend the Kojika Junior International Kendo Tournament in Ghent, Belgium. It is one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in kendo. Since the pandemic, I haven’t been able to see my kendo friends in person. I hope we have a chance to see each other at the next National Tournament. 

A. Son

Renbu Dojo, Burnaby BC

Growing up in Calgary, Team Canada seemed like a distant dream. I made the team for the 14th, 16th, and 17th World Championships and had the honour to represent Canada as the captain for the 2018 World Championships. I am so grateful for the many opportunities the CKF has given me. Today, I am focusing on growing the kendo community in Calgary by focusing on the growth and development of youth kendo. I look forward to working to give back to the Canadian kendo community. 

K. Lee

Chinook Kendo Club, Calgary AB

You will be directed to a secure PayPal Donate page.

The CKF is a Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association (BN #133424457RR0001). All donors will receive a tax receipt for the year the donation is made. Please contact [email protected] if the name on the receipt differs from your PayPal account name.