1. Kiwada Sensei – Toronto Schedule and Invitation

    Daiki Kiwada Sensei (7 Dan, Renshi / 2012 All Japan Champion / 2009, 2012 World Champion Team Division) from Osaka Police will be visiting Canada from Sep 30th – Oct 11th.

    Kiwada Sensei’s visit is made possible largely by the relationship between Chuo University and the University of Toronto.  He will be visiting Montreal / Toronto / Vancouver.


    Kiwada Sensei’s Toronto Keiko Schedule (Oct 1-6) is as follows:


    1. Sunday, October 1:
      Location: JCCC
      Time: 10:00 a.m. ~ noon

      As this will be the first keiko for Kiwada Sensei in Canada, we would like to take this opportunity to have Kiwada Sensei get an understanding of the level of Kendo in Canada. He will thus observe keiko in the beginning and then join motodachi-geiko. This practice is open to all who are able to attend.

    2. Wednesday, October 4:
      Location: Etobicoke Kendo & Iaido Club
      Time: 7:00 ~ 9:00 p.m.

      This practice will be shiai-geiko followed by motodachi-geiko and is open to all who are able to attend.

    3. Thursday, October 5
      Location: University of Toronto Kendo Club
      Time: 9:00 ~ 10:30 p.m.

      Practice will be motodachi-geiko and is open to all who are able to attend.

    4. Friday, October 6
      Location: JCCC
      Time: 7:00 ~ 8:00 p.m.

      This will be a motodachi-geiko practice open to all who are able to attend. Following this practice, there will be a further session from 8:00~10:00 p.m. for Team Canada members only.

    Schedule is subject to change and updates will be posted on the Kendo Ontario website, Facebook page and Twitter.
    We are very fortunate to have Kiwada Sensei visit Canada. Please take advantage of this opportunity to practice with him during his stay.

  2. No class on Thanksgiving October 9, 2017

    There is no class on Thanksgiving Monday, October 9, 2017. Class will resume the week after!

  3. Toronto Winter Grading

    Kendo grading up to 7 dan will be held Nov 26 at JCCC, with registration at 8:30 and grading at 9 pm. As in previous years there will be two panels, so senior people do not arrive late.

    Iaido grading up to 5 dan will be held Dec 2 at Etobicoke Olympium, with registration at 12 noon and grading at 1 pm.

    Registration is now open for both gradings. Written exams will be released soon.

    Western grading is to be announced, tentatively planned for the weekend of Dec 2-3 for both disciplines.

  4. New semester starts Sept 11, 2017


    Welcome back, everyone! Class will start again on Monday, September 11, 2017, 7:30 to 9:30 pm as before.

    (Fees will be due on September 25th practice.)

  5. Final practice before Summer Break 2017

    Monday, June 19, 2017 is our last practice before we take a break for the summer.

    We will resume in September 2017.

  6. 2017 Spring Grading

    Spring Grading in Eastern Canada has 2 dates:

    Quebec City
    DATE: June 11, 2017
    DEADLINE/DATE LIMITE: May 28, 2017
    Pavillon de l’Éducation Physique et des Sports (PEPS), Laval University
    2300 Rue de la Terrasse
    Québec, QC
    START/EXAMENS: 9:30 am

    DATE: June 18, 2017
    DEADLINE: June 4, 2017
    6 Garamond Court
    Toronto, ON
    START/EXAMENS: 9:00 am

    To register, please ask sensei to unlock registration.

  7. 2017 August 5-6: National Championship

    The Canadian Kendo Federation (CKF) invites you to join us this August for the 19th Canadian National Kendo Championships to be held at the Pan Am Centre in Markham, Ontario.

    The event will take place across two days, with expanded format to make a truly national tournament.

    Our goal is to provide an opportunity to learn, challenge yourself and reconnect with fellow kendoka from across the country. In doing so, we hope to promote Kendo across Canada and to strengthen the bonds of our community.

    From coast to coast, this program will promote our martial art and make it worthy of the spirit of tolerance and sharing of Canadian kendo.

    August 5~6, 2017

    Markham Pan Am Centre
    16 Main St, Markham, ON L3R 2E5

    All tournament participants must be registered by May 1, 2017.

    All participants must be either a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and in good standing with the CKF and its member clubs.

    Please go to the Tournament site for further information and to register

  8. Grading: November 2016

    Winter grading for Eastern Canada:

    November 20, 2016
    Must arrive by 8:15 am for registration. Exam starts at 9:00 am.

    Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
    6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON

    DEADLINE: November 6, 2016

    If you are considering applying for grading:

    Step 1: Ask Yamashita-Sensei for permission.

    Step 2: Ask Mann-Sensei to unlock the CKF website for grading application.

    More info:

  9. Practice Restarts Sept 12, 2016

    Hi Everyone,

    Our new semester will restart on Monday, September 12, 2016.

    Same time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

    Same place: Tansley Woods Community Centre.

    See you there!

  10. Junior Kendo Seminar

    The Ontario Kendo Federation with support of the Burlington Kendo Club is hosting a Junior Kendo Seminar and godogeiko.

    Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

    Location: Gym 5 & 6
    Haber Community Centre
    3040 Tim Dobbie Drive (Corner of Dundas Street)
    Burlington, Ontario L7M 0M4

    ** This is NOT held at the usual Burlington Kendo Club location **

    Lunch: Pizza lunch to follow for all participants

    Registration: The deadline for registration is Sunday, September 11, 2016.

    We ask that each club complete and submit a single registration form on behalf of their members.

    Please email registration form to –