Category Archives: Kendo Ontario

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

Fall Ontario Junior Kendo Tournament

On Sunday, October 22nd, the Etobicoke Kendo Club will be hosting the Fall Ontario Junior Kendo Tournament. We invite everyone interested in competing to come join us to help the development and spirit of Kendo.

Participant Registration Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2017.

For details, click on the links below.



Photo by Alexander Vasolla.

New Kendo Ontario Board of Directors

To all Kendo Ontario Members

On Saturday September 9th, a General Meeting of Kendo Ontario was held at the University of Toronto and attended by over 23 members from 12 different kendo clubs. A general update and status of Kendo Ontario was presented as well as an election for a new Board of Directors and Executive. We would like to announce the result of this election as follows:

The new Board of Directors is;

  • Bryan Asa
  • Derek Barr
  • Tony Davidson
  • David Johnson
  • Mark Kawabe
  • Jan Mendoza
  • Paul Nakamura
  • Hideki Sumi
  • Lawrence Tsuji

In addition, the new Executive is as follows:

  • Bryan Asa – President
  • Mark Kawabe – Vice-President
  • Lawrence Tsuji – Secretary/Treasurer

We would like to congratulate the BOD and Executive members and encourage all kendo players across Ontario to give them their full support and help in developing kendo in Ontario.

On behalf of the previous Executive, myself, Hideki Sumi, Paul Nakamura and Mindy Choe, we would like to thank everyone who supported us over the years and we look forward to helping the new Executive of Kendo Ontario.

Best Regards

David Johnson
Past President
Kendo Ontario

Kendo Ontario Shimpan Seminar – Keep the Date

To all Kendo Ontario dojos:
On Saturday, November 5th, Kendo Ontario will be holding a shimpan seminar at the University of Toronto.  This seminar is designed to improve the skills of shimpan for the upcoming JCCC Senior Tournament on Nov 19th.  We encourage all potential shimpan to keep this date available. Details to follow shortly.
David Johnson
Kendo Ontario

Osaka Prefecture University Kendo Club Dinner

From UOFT Kendo club:

To Kendo Clubs across Ontario:

We are pleased to announce that our sister club from Japan, Osaka Prefecture University Kendo Club will be visiting Toronto on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016. We will be hosting two major events open to other clubs in Ontario, a reception dinner on Saturday, September 10th and a seminar led by OPU Kendo Club sensei on Sunday, September 11th.

The reception dinner with Osaka Prefecture University Kendo Club will take place at Chestnut Residence (89 Chestnut Street, Toronto) on Saturday, September 10th from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Please have one representative from each dojo contact us at [email protected] by Friday, September 2nd with the number of members interested in attending the reception dinner. Please note that there will be an entrance fee (price TBA).

On Sunday, September 11th, Osaka Prefecture University Kendo Club sensei, Masayuki Hamaguchi-sensei and Shinji Tsubouchi-sensei will be leading a seminar from 1:00pm-4:30pm.

Date: Sunday, September 11th
Time: 1:00pm-4:30pm
Location: Upper Gym, UofT Athletic Centre

If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact us.

University of Toronto Kendo Club

Special Junior Kendo Seminar – August 6th 2016 [email protected]

Hi Everyone,

I hope the summer is going well. Please see the attached for the event being held by the Mississauga Kendo Club on August 6th for Junior Kenshi. There will be a special guest from Japan running the practice that day. All correspondence should be sent directly to the member of the MKC as indicated.

The Mississauga Kendo Club, with the support of the Ontario Kendo Federation, are hosting a special Junior Kendo Seminar on August 6th, from 9:30 – 11:30 am. Our guest sensei for this special event is Ryuichi Kimura Sensei (7-dan Kyoshi) of Omachi Shonen Kendo Club in Japan. Please see the attached documents for event details and registration.

We hope that you and your junior members are able to join us for this special seminar. Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 27th by email to [email protected]

Koichi Miyamoto


Save the date if you can – Aug. 6th, 2016

Hello Everyone

Just a heads up.

Mississauga Kendo Club is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year.
Kimura Sensei wanted to hold a Kids Kendo Seminar and Godo Keiko with a guest Sensei from Japan.

This is the date:
Aug. 6th – Kids Kendo Seminar and Godo Keiko with Kimura Sensei (Nagano) at MKC. 12-5pm
Aug. 6th – After keiko party (BBQ) at locale TBD
More information is to follow.
Please save the date if you can.

Womens’ practice – Feb. 20th(Sat)

From Kendo Ontario:

On Saturday February 20, from 2~4:30 pm at University of Toronto Kendo Ontario will hold a womens’ only kendo practice.  This practice, run by Bora Choi of Jungko Kendo Club, will be another opportunity for women kendo players in Ontario to practice together, especially with some shiai coming up.  We encourage all women members to come out and practice.  Should you have any questions, please contact us.

David Johnson

Kendo Ontario