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UPCOMING CKF GRADINGS

Please refer to the upcoming grading information below. For more details on grading, please see the Grading Information page.

Kendo Gradings

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 time. A great opportunity to share your talent with an organization continuing to promote its Japanese-Canadian heritage. Please...

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.

Kodansha & Shogo – 2019 Toronto Grading

We are pleased to announce a number of senior dan ranks and shogo awarded at the Toronto grading held Sunday, November 10, 2019.  The CKF congratulates these individuals on their achievement and contribution to kendo in Canada.  Rokudan.Hyoung (Bill) Kim, U of T Kendo...

2019 Fall Gradings

Fall grading registration is open, please check the dates below. Remember to get proper authorization from your Sensei first, then ask the Dojo Administrator to unlock the grading application form for you. Please DO NOT wait until the last minute. If you have problems...

Winnipeg Kendo Seminar and Exam

There will be a kendo seminar and exam held in Winnipeg, MB September 27-29. Details of the seminar will be announced later. Registration for the exam is open. Remember to get proper authorization from your Sensei first, then ask the Dojo Administrator to unlock the...

Iaido Gradings

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 time. A great opportunity to share your talent with an organization continuing to promote its Japanese-Canadian heritage. Please...

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.

2019 Fall Gradings

Fall grading registration is open, please check the dates below. Remember to get proper authorization from your Sensei first, then ask the Dojo Administrator to unlock the grading application form for you. Please DO NOT wait until the last minute. If you have problems...

Upcoming Iaido Exams (Oct/Nov 2019)

[EAST] 1-Kyu to 3-Dan/ The Iaido exam will be held in conjunction with this Fredericton Seminar. Details below: LOCATION: J.B. O'Keefe Fitness Centre, 51 Dineen Drive, Fredericton, NBREGISTRATION/INSCRIPTION: 14:00START/EXAMENS: 14:30DATE: October 6, 2019DEADLINE/DATE...

Upcoming iaido and jodo seminars

There will be a three-day Iaido and Jodo seminar with Taylor-sensei, and Jodo grading from ikkyu to nidan, August 16 - 18 in Calgary, AB. Please see the invitation letter and registration form. Registration for grading is separate, please see below for details. There...

Jodo Gradings

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 time. A great opportunity to share your talent with an organization continuing to promote its Japanese-Canadian heritage. Please...

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.

2019 Fall Gradings

Fall grading registration is open, please check the dates below. Remember to get proper authorization from your Sensei first, then ask the Dojo Administrator to unlock the grading application form for you. Please DO NOT wait until the last minute. If you have problems...

Upcoming iaido and jodo seminars

There will be a three-day Iaido and Jodo seminar with Taylor-sensei, and Jodo grading from ikkyu to nidan, August 16 - 18 in Calgary, AB. Please see the invitation letter and registration form. Registration for grading is separate, please see below for details. There...

Summer Jodo Exam / Examen jodo d’été

Summer grading registration is open, please check the dates below. Remember to get proper authorization from your Sensei first, then ask the Dojo Administrator to unlock the grading application form for you. Please DO NOT wait until the last minute. If you have...

General Grading Times

In order for members to plan their year, here is a list of the usual grading times in the CKF. Please note that these times do change once in a while, and that not all grade levels are tested at all gradings. Those gradings listed as “major” are the ones which will usually include a central grading of 5/6 dan and above.

Kendo:

End Feb. / Beginning Mar.: Saskatoon

Jun. (first Sat.): Vancouver

Jun. (varies): Toronto

Jun. (at the Quebec Open): Montreal

Last Sun. in Nov.: Toronto (major)

First Sat. in Dec.: Steveston (major)

Iaido:

Mid-Year: Vancouver

Mid-Year: Southern Ontario

Year-End: Steveston (major)

Year-End: Toronto (major)

Jodo:

May Long Weekend: Guelph (major)

Dec. (first Sat.): Etobicoke

If you are challenging an exam that is part of a special event such as a seminar or tournament, you must still apply separately for the exam through the usual way. Seminar fees or tournament fees do not include the exam.