Spring Junior Godo Keiko

Kendo Ontario would like to announce that there will be a Junior Godo Keiko on Sunday, March 25th from 10AM-12PM. This practice is part of the Junior Development Program led by Koichi Miyamoto-sensei and supported by Kendo Ontario.

This event will be hosted by the Etobicoke Kendo Club at the Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Road in Etobicoke. Pizza lunch and drinks will be provided for all the Junior participants, following the practice.

We would like to ask each dojo to please e-mail Lawrence Tsuji ([email protected]) with an approximate number of participants before March 20th.

Thank you.
Bryan Asa
President, Kendo Ontario

A message from Koichi Miyamoto-sensei:

Hello Ontario Dojo Members,

I hope that you’ve been having a great start to the new year. Kendo Ontario is committed to the enhanced development of our Junior Kendoka in every dojo across the province and to promote participation in the art. As in recent years, we’d like to reintroduce the Junior Godo Keiko to help foster camaraderie amongst our youth and encourage enjoyment at every level and age.

We have tentatively set the first practice of the year for Sunday March 25 at the Etobicoke Olympium from 10AM to 12PM

Juniors are the future of kendo in all of our dojos, and we hope to instil the values and teachings inherient in kendo from a young age. Similar to the Spring and Fall Taikai, we are hoping to have the Godo Keiko as a fixed event twice each year.

We appreciate all the support from the dojos, parents, and volunteers to make these types of events happen, and thank everyone for the continued efforts in raising the level of kendo in Ontario.

For those who are interested in supporting Kendo Ontario with the Junior Development Program in any capacity, please feel free to connect for volunteer opportunities.


Koichi Miyamoto

Stratford Kendo Club Invitational Tournament

On behalf of the Forest City Kendo Club, University of Western Ontario Kendo Club and Stratford Kendo Club, we announce the first annual Stratford Kendo Club Invitational Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at St. Michael’s Catholic Secondary School, Stratford, Ontario.

We hope this tournament will be an avenue for aspiring kendoka to gather, share their passion, and support each other in a lifelong training in kendo. We also hope to support our national team members with the 17th World Kendo Championship this year, so all tournament proceedings will be donated to support Team Canada.

The registration deadline for this event is Monday, March 26, 2018. Please be advised that no late registration will be accepted.

For details, contact Derek Barr at the Stratford Kendo Club.

2018 Spring Junior Kendo Tournament

From the JCCC Kendo Club:

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Spring Junior Kendo Tournament will be held on Sunday April 22, 2018 @ The JCCC.

Please ‘save the date’!

Note: In the past, the tournament finished before noon.  However, with the growing number of participants, we anticipate this year’s tournament to run further into the day.

Further information to follow soon.

Thank you for the ongoing support.


JCCC Kendo Club

2018 Intercollegiate Kendo Tournament Results

Basic Beginners 
1st: U of T A
2nd: UWO A
3rd: Carlton A // Waterloo A

1st: S. Ramos (U of T)
2nd: P. Zaharotos (U of T)
3rd: A. Zhang (U of T) // J. Chen (UW)

1st: S. Zapanta (U of T)
2nd: R. Kim (UW)
3rd: M.landekic (McGill) // A. Ngai (York)

Alumni Individuals
1st: B. Kim (U of T)
2nd: I.Ru (U of T)
3rd: K. Mcnairn (Carlton) // W. Yang (UW)

Advanced Teams
1st: Western Ontario
2nd: Waterloo A
3rd: U of T A // York A

Alumni Teams
1st: Waterloo
2nd: U of T A
3rd: Western Ontario // York A

Fighting Spirit Award
M. Dejeong (Buf)

Best Shimpan
H. Piggot

Kendo Ontario New Year Godo Keiko

Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2018 !

This is a friendly reminder that Kendo Ontario’s New Year Godo Keiko will be held this Sat Jan 13, 2018 @ 1:00pm @ Nikka Gakuen Kendo dojo.

This is an excellent opportunity to start the year by sharing keiko with Senior Sensei and friends in the Kendo community.

Special Note:

This year, the event will be hosted by Nikka Gakuen Kendo Club!!

It’s a pleasure to see Nikka Gakuen Kendo Club grow and mature over the years and we are pleased that they have volunteered to host this year’s New Year Godo Keiko.

In addition to hosting Godo Keiko, the parents of the junior members of Nikka Gakuen will be serving light refreshments in the form of OZONI (traditional rice cake in soup) to participants.

Please join us for the first Godo Keiko of 2018!

Date:                   Saturday, January 13, 2018

Time:                  1:00 p.m. to approximately 2:30 p.m., followed by light refreshments (Ozoni – traditional rice cake in soup)

Host Club:          Nikka Gakuen Kendo Club

Location:            Dr Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute,

200 Fundy Bay Boulevard, Scarborough, ON, M1W 3G1

(nearest major intersection is Warden Ave & Steeles Ave East)

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy year,

Bryan Asa
Kendo Ontario

Kagami Biraki at Hamilton Kendo Club

The Hamilton Kendo Club is hosting a Kagami Biraki on Sunday, January 21, 2018.

Godo Keiko will be from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., followed by the Kagami Biraki at 3:00 p.m.

There is no fee for this event but donations would be greatly appreciated to help cover costs. Please RSVP to [email protected] by January 17, 2017.

The Hamilton Kendo Club trains at the Hamilton CJCC, 45 Hempstead Drive, Hamilton, Ontario, L8W 2Y6

University of Toronto Kendo Invitational Tournament 2018

From the University of Toronto Kendo Club:

To Kendo Clubs across Canada and the United States:

We are pleased to invite you to the 2018 University of Toronto Kendo Invitational Tournament, which will be taking place on Saturday, March 10th, 2018.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
Payment Deadline: Friday, February 9th, 2018

If you have any inquiries, please contact the University of Toronto Kendo Club ([email protected]).

2018 Kendo Ontario Godo Keiko

Dear Kendo Sensei and Kendo Ontario dojo members,

We would like to announce the details of the 2018 New Years Kendo Ontario Godo Geiko. All bogu members are invited to attend this annual event and be a part of celebrating the start of another year with your kendo community.

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018.

Time: From 1:00PM to approximately 2:30PM, followed by a small refreshment

Location: Dr Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute, 200 Fundy Bay Boulevard, Scarborough, ON, M1W 3G1 (see map below).

Thank you.

Best Regards,
Bryan Asa
President, Kendo Ontario

2018 Detroit Open Kendo Tournament Date Announced

From the Detroit Kendo Dojo Tournament Committee:

“We cordially invite you to join us once again for a weekend of competition, camaraderie, and kendo as we host the 20th Annual Detroit Open Kendo Tournament on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

Please also consider joining us on Saturday the 17th for a seminar led by Kendo Kyoshi 8 Dan Fumihiro Miyazaki Sensei of the Kanagawa Prefecture Police Department and the 1997 All Japan Kendo Champion and Emperor’s Cup Winner.

. . . If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us ([email protected]).

We look forward to seeing you once again in February!”

Note: If your dojo is on the Detroit Kendo Dojo’s mailing list, your dojo administrator will have received the invitation package and registration form.