Monthly Archives: January 2014

2014 first godo keiko – Feb. 2nd

To: All Kendo players in Ontario;

On Sunday February 2rd, Kendo Ontario will hold a godo keiko at Markham Kendo Club. All Kendo players 1st kyu and up are invited to participate. Kendo Ontario would like to have practices at various dojos across Ontario in 2014. It is a good time for all players to get together to support the local dojo and also Kendo Ontario. Markham Kendo Club will be the first dojo visit this year.

Details are as follows:
Date & Time: Sunday February 2, 2014, 4:30 pm ~ 6:30 pm
Location: Markham Kendo Club
Centennial Community Centre – 8600 McCowan N Markham, ON L3P 3M2
We will announce the details later but please book your calendar for 2014 first Kendo Ontario godo keiko.
Best Regards,

David Johnson
Kendo Ontario
[email protected]

Reminder: 16th Annual Detroit Open Kendo Tournament

From Detroit Kendo Club:


Dear Dojo Representatives and fellow Kenshi,
This is a friendly reminder to send back the Tournament Registration form. Tournament Registration deadline date is 01/24/14.
The Promotion Exam registration deadline date is 1/31/14.
Thank you very much and hope to see you all at the Tournament.

Detroit Kendo Dojo Tournament Committee


On behalf of Kendo Ontario I would like to wish Happy New Year to all the kendo players and their families in Ontario.  I would also like to wish everyone the best for 2014 and challenge all to make their own kendo as well as our collective kendo better. We have a great group of people in Ontario.  Let us all make Ontario the best place to play kendo in.  With everyone’s support we can do it and have a very successful year.
Best Regards
David Johnson
Kendo Ontario

Updates on System

From CKF:

Dear Dojo Administrators,

Happy New Year! and all the best for 2014.

Just a couple of things regarding recent changes introduced on the system. As you will see on the documentation posted on the CKF main site, mandatory waiting times in between ranks it is now being enforced.

You will see that the list of members of your Dojo has changed and now it will display information about each member and whether or not the member is eligible for grading. The system, at this point, won’t block you from authorizing that member for grading however, if the member tries to apply, the system will block his/her application.

Also, not seen on the posted documentation, is the fact that now the system can be audited and we will be able to trace information about who gets authorized and by whom.

These changes have been a necessary step to ensure 100% transparency on the system and also to ensure we comply with International Kendo Federation rules.

I appreciate your help and understanding of this important matter.

Finally, this is the time to clean up your Dojo’s member list and remove those whom either no longer practice and/or don’t belong to your Dojo.

All the best

Eduardo Cigliutti
CKF Membership Secretary & IT Chair

CKF 2014 News/Nouveautés

From CKF:

Translations by Geneviève Arboit and Simon Guertin-Armstrong

Dear Members,
Happy New Year 2014! We wish you the best for this New Year.

Please take a look at the CKF’s main site and read an important document that will soon be published. The new changes will affect potentially your grading plans so, please take a look as soon as you can.

Changes on the system includes the enforcement of mandatory waiting periods in between ranks so, ensure all the information on your profile is accurate.

Also, this year is the year for the CKF National Tournament and it will be will be held in Montreal. Information will be posted in the CKF main site.

Thank you

Eduardo Cigliutti
CKF Membership Secretary & IT Chair
Chers membres,

Bonne et heureuse année 2014! L’équipe des officiers de la Fédération se joint à moi pour vous souhaiter le meilleur pour la nouvelle année.

Veuillez consulter le site web de la Fédération. Vous y trouverez un document important qui présente des récents changements. Certains changements concernant les périodes de pratique minimales entre les grades, et ceux-ci pourraient par conséquent affecter votre planification liée aux examens. Après avoir pris connaissance de ces changements, veuillez vérifier que votre profil de membre est à jour.

Le Championnat national de kendo, tenu à tous les trois ans, aura lieu cette année à Montréal. Plus d’information suivra et sera publiée sur le site web de la Fédération.

Bien cordialement,

Eduardo Cigliutti
Responsable des membres et Responsable des TI
Fédération canadienne de kendo