Nearby Dojos

Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Milton – Milton Kendo Club is our sibling dojo.

Wednesday
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Hamilton – Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre of Hamilton

Monday
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Mississauga – Mississauga Kendo Club

Wednesday
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Etobicoke – Etobicoke Kendo Club

Sunday
10:00 am to Noon
Wednesday
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Toronto – Toronto Kendo Club

Tuesday
7:00 pm- 9:30 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm- 5:00 pm.

Toronto – Ryerson Kendo Club

Wednesday
8:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Sunday
10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Toronto –  University of Toronto Kendo Club

Monday (advanced practice)
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Toronto – Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre

Toronto – York University Kendo Club

Southern Ontario

London – Forest City Kendo Club

Friday
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

St. Catherine’s – St. Catherine’s Kendo Club

Wednesday
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Welland – Hayakawa Kendo Club

Tuesday
7:40 pm – 9:40 pm
Thursday
7:40 pm – 9:40 pm

Communities

Kendo-World (Forum)

World Kendo Network (Facebook Group)

Federations

Canadian Kendo Federation The official national Kendo Federation, overseeing examination, grading, and tournaments. You are required to become a member, and must pay the annual fee directly to them.

Kendo Ontario posts news and updates for kendo practitioners in Ontario. I recommend subscribing to their social media feed to keep up to date.

Beginner Guides

Boston Kendo introduces beginner’s basics in 4 chapters.

Kingston Kendo Club has some very extensive information for beginners and experienced practitioners, written by Stephen Quinlan-Sensei.

Publications

Kendo: A Comprehensive Guide to Japanese Swordsmanship by Geoff Salmon (May 7, 2013)
Amazon.ca

Kendo –  Approaches for All Levels by Sotaro Honda (July 1, 2012)
Amazon.ca

Blogs

Kenshi 24/7 Long-form articles from George McCall-Sensei, based in Osaka, Japan. He also has several published books related to kendo.

Kendoinfo.net Geoff Salmon-Sensei’s long-running blog.

Video Channels

tobemade Weekly videos of their practice sessions, from Hiroshima, Japan.

Mark Kawabe-Sensei From Hayakawa Kendo Club (Welland, Ontario). Videos from GTA special events, and from his dojo.

All Japan Kendo Federation Videos of official national-level tournaments.

Kendo world Tournament videos.

Let’s Kendo HUGE amount of tournament video footage from all over Japan.

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