The Canadian Kendo Federation is pleased to welcome guest kendo instructor and Team Canada Special Assistant Coach, Daiki Kiwada (7 Dan Kyoshi), from the Osaka Prefectural Police.

Kiwada sensei is an All Japan Kendo Champion and former Team Japan member. He will be visiting Toronto and Calgary with his wife, Aki Kiwada (6 Dan) and two children Yuudai (2 Dan) and Natsume (1 Kyu) from March 23-28, 2023. During their stay, the entire family will be engaging in several kendo practices in Toronto and Calgary. Please note the details below for an opportunity to learn with this amazing family!

There is no charge for attending these practices however donations made to the CKF in support of Team Canada are suggested and received with gratitude. Donate at


Daiki Kiwada, 7 Dan Kyoshi. Kendo instructor with Osaka Prefectural Police.
Aki Kiwada, 6 Dan. Kendo instructor with Osaka Prefectural Police.
Yuudai Kiwada, 2 Dan. Student at Meiho High School in Oita Prefecture.
Natsume Kiwada, 1 Kyu. Student at Takadono Elementary School in Osaka.

Events Schedule:


Friday, March 24th
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Team Canada prospects practice at JCCC
This practice is only for official Team Canada prospects. Spectators are welcome.

Saturday, March 25th
All day
Guests at University of Toronto Tournament

Sunday, March 26th
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Seminar at Etobicoke Kendo Club (590 Rathburn Rd, Etobicoke)
This practice is open to any CKF members.Calgary


Monday, March 27
4:00PM to 7:15PM
Seminar at Chinook Dojo (7008 Farrell Rd SE)

4:00PM to 5:00PM – Advanced practice
5:00PM to 6:30PM – Junior practice
6:30PM to 7:15PM – Godo keiko

This practice is open to any CKF members.

Tuesday, March 28
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Practice at Calgary Kendo Club (University of Calgary)
This practice is open to any CKF members.

For any questions regarding the events, please reach out to the following leaders: Shigemitsu Kamata sensei ([email protected]) for Toronto and Kyle Lee for Calgary ([email protected]).


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