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Reminder: Kendo Ontario General Meeting September 9

To all Kendo Ontario dojos:
This is a reminder of the Kendo Ontario General Meeting on September 9 at the University of Toronto.  We would like to have representatives from each kendo club attend the meeting to vote.  Anyone interested in becoming a director of Kendo Ontario should contact us to indicate their intention before the meeting.  The Annual General Meeting will be held at 1230pm in Room307  followed by a Godokeiko at 2pm in the Upper Gym.
Thank you.
Paul Nakamura
Kendo Ontario

TOMOHARU ITO Sensei – IAIDO and KENDO SEMINAR – Monday August 7, 2017


TOMOHARU ITO Sensei will be leading an IAIDO and KENDO SEMINAR.

Date:Monday August 7, 2017
Hosted by Etobicoke Olympium Kendo\ Iaido Club

When: Monday, August 7, 2017
IAIDO SEMINAR: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
KENDO SEMINAR: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Where: Grand Dance Studio 34 Doncaster Ave. Unit 6 Thornhill (just off Yonge St., 4 blks. north of Steeles Ave.)

Please see attached poster for more details.

Save The Date – 2017 Markham Rensei-kai / Saturday, October 14th

From Markham Kendo Club:

Dear Sensei and fellow kendoka,

The Markham Kendo Club would like to announce that this year’s 2017 Markham Rensei-kai will be taking place on Saturday, October 14th. This event will again be held at the Markham Pan Am Center, same as in previous years and also the location of this year’s 19th Canadian National Kendo Championship. Please “Save-The-Date”, and we hope to see you at this year’s event. More details will follow in September. Thank you.

Kendo Ontario shimpan seminar – July 15th

Tuesday May 16, 2017
To: All Kendo players in Ontario;
On Saturday July 15, Kendo Ontario will hold a shimpan seminar in preparation for the Canadian Kendo Federation National Championships in August. The seminar will be run by S. Kimura Sensei, 7 Dan. All players 4 Dan and up are invited to participate. This seminar is important for all those who attend, as well as judge kendo tournaments. In addition, we would also like to invite anyone who is participating in the National Championships to come and practice their shiai skills. Please see details below:
Date & Time: Saturday July 15, 2017
12:30 ~ 5:00 pm with Godokeiko

Location: University of Toronto Upper Gym

Cost: A seminar fee of $ 10 per shimpan participant to support Kendo Ontario is requested.

Requirements: 1. All participants should be in good standing and regular members of their respective dojos and Kendo Ontario.
2. All participants should read and bring their copy of the IKF booklet “The Regulations of Kendo Shiai and Shimpan as well as shimpan ki.

Please see attached seminar registration form. Registrations are to be received no later than Saturday July 8. Players attending the shiai or godokeiko do not have to register. Looking forward to seeing you there.
David Johnson
Kendo Ontario
[email protected]


The first 2017 Ontario Junior Godo Keiko event

Hello Everyone,

Please print and display the attached poster in your dojo.
The first 2017 Ontario Junior Godo Keiko event is open to all levels of junior kendoka, and to children who may be interested in keiko.
This event is being sponsored by Kendo Ontario and it is being hosted by the Etobicoke Olympium Kendo \ Iaido Club.
Please let your sensei know if you will be participating. We look forward to your visit.
Etobicoke Olympium Kendo Iaido Club

2016 CKF Winter Eastern Kendo Grading Examination

From Canadian Kendo Federation:

Examinations will be from 1-Kyu to 7-Dan. Written exams are required from 1-Dan to 5-Dan.

Kendo Written Exam
The written exam deadline is the same as the registration deadline.

Examen Ecrit Kendo
Le formulaire doit être transmis avant la date limite d’inscription.
Examens de 1er-Kyu – 7e-Dan. Examens écrits de 1er-Dan – 5e-Dan.

Eastern/Est du Canada:
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
6 Garamond Court
Toronto, ON
DATE: November 20, 2016
DEADLINE/DATE LIMITE: November 6, 2016

The 9th Annual Keishicho (Tokyo Police Force) Sensei Kendo Seminar

From Etobicoke Kendo Club:

Dear Sensei and Kendo Friends,

We are pleased to announce the 9th Annual Keishicho (Tokyo Police Force) Sensei Kendo Seminar hosted by Kendo Ontario and Etobicoke Olympium Kendo / Iaido Club. Last year we were fortunate to have Takeuchi Masato sensei lead a very successful seminar.

This year, Takizawa Takanori sensei (6 Dan Kendo, 4 Dan Iaido) from Keishicho will lead the seminar.

Kendo Ontario and Etobicoke Olympium Kendo / Iaido Club will be looking forward to seeing you at this seminar. No fee will be collected for this seminar, but generous donations from participants and dojos will be greatly appreciated to help cover the cost related for this annual event.

Please see following details:

Hosted by: Kendo Ontario & Etobicoke Olympium Kendo / Iaido Club

Sports Gym, University of Toronto Athletic Centre (AC)
55 Harbord Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5S 2W6

Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015

9:00 – Building open
9:30 – 12:30 Morning seminar (Kendo Basic for Non Bogu participants)
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 4:30 Afternoon Seminar (Kendo Basics with Bogu / Waza with bogu) / Godo Keiko
5:30 – 11:00 Dinner Party (location TBA)

The purpose of this seminar is to have as many kendoka as possible to see, feel and experience Keishicho Kendo. We hope this seminar will inspire and create a deeper interest towards Kendo for all the participants.

The seminar will be followed by a dinner with Takizawa Takanori sensei where everyone will have an opportunity to ask questions and get to know Takizawa sensei better.

The location, time and fees for dinner are to be determined.

Please have one representative from each dojo contact Ryo Yasumura by as soon as possible with the number of members interested in attending the seminar. In addition, please notify the number of members who will be attending the dinner with Takizawa Sensei. Dinner fee will be collected prior to dinner. (Please have payment ready in cash.)

Contact Information:
Ryo Yasumura
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 416-452-8685

If you have any questions, please contact Ryo Yasumura.

Thank you.