As we transition to the Spring 2020 practice schedule, there will be no practice on Wednesday for March break. Regular practices will resume on Sunday at our regular time.
To the Kendo Community,
One of Team Canada’s goals is to give back to the community and share some of the training techniques with members of the general Kendo community.
To support such, Team Canada is hosting special practices every second Friday at the JCCC Kendo Club from 7:30 ~ 9:30 p.m.
These practices are open to all bogu members of the Kendo community.
We especially encourage aspiring junior members to participate so they can begin their competitive training at an early age.
The plan is to have advanced attendees practice with the Team Canada prospects while less experienced or younger members follow the same instruction but practice among themselves in a separate group managed by a Team Canada associate coach.
The format is subject to change based on the quantity and ability of the participants on that particular day.
The first practice starts this Friday, February 14th and continues every second Friday.
If there are any questions, feel free to contact any member of the TC Coaching Team.
Team Canada Central / Eastern Canada Coaching Team:
On Behalf of Team Canada 2021
Practice is cancelled on Sunday February 9, 2020 due to another event occupying the gymnasium.
Regular practice will resume the following week.
On Saturday February 22, 2020, Kendo Ontario will hold a Shinpan / Referee Seminar led by David Mori Sensei at the University of Toronto – Upper Gym starting at 1:00 p.m. All players 3rd Dan and Up are invited to participate. This seminar is beneficial for all members who compete as well as referee at Kendo tournaments.
We invite all 2 Dan Kendo players to come out and participate as players to improve their own shiai skills. The seminar will be followed by Godo Keiko and is expected to finish before 5:00 p.m.
As there will be several upcoming events that require Shinpan / Referee (University of Toronto Sr. Tournament on Sat., March 14 and JCCC Jr. Tournament on Sun., April 26), we encourage all qualified members to participate.
A seminar fee of $10 per shinpan participant to support Kendo Ontario is requested. Shiai players (2nd Dan) and members participating in the Godokeiko only do not pay this fee.
All participants are reminded to bring their own Shinpan-ki (pair of red and white Shinpan flags) if possible and read and bring a copy of the FIK (International Kendo Federation) booklet – The Regulations of Kendo Shiai and Shinpan.
*** Kendo Ontario will be selling copies of the booklet @ $15. Quantities are limited. Please indicate in the registration form.
We ask that a club / dojo representative send the completed registration form (available online here) to [email protected] by Wed., Feb. 12, 2020 (end of day).
Markham Kendo Practice Schedule:
This is a reminder of our Winter Session schedule at the Markham Centennial Community Center.
Sunday Practices (January 5th to March 15th) is from 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Wednesday Practices (January 8th to March 11th) is from 8:15PM to 10:00PM
The 2019 Spring Session Kendo practice schedule at the Markham Centennial Community Centre is as follows:
Sundays = 5:30PM to 7:30PM, from March 17th to June 16th
Wednesdays = 8:15PM to 10:00PM, from March 20th to June 19th
The Markham Kendo Club’s 2019 Winter Session Practice Schedule will be as follows:
Wednesdays: 8:15PM to 10:00PM, from January 9th to March 6th
Sundays: 5:30PM to 7:30PM, from January 13th to March 10th
The Markham Kendo Club Fall Session Practice Schedule is as follows:
Wednesday Practice resumes from September 12th, 8:15PM to 10:00PM
Sunday Practice resumes from September 16th, 5:30PM to 7:00PM
Please note that there will be no practice on Sunday September 2nd, Wednesday September 5th, and Sunday September 9th.
This Fall, there will be a 3-week closure in October of the Community Center Gym due to renovations and the municipal election. As a result, the following practice dates will be cancelled:
Sundays = October 14th, 21st and 28th
Wednesdays = October 17th and 24th
The Markham Kendo summer practice schedule at the Centennial Community Center is as follows:
Sundays: 4:30PM to 6:15PM, July 8th to August 26th
Wednesdays: 8:15PM to 10:00PM, July 4th to August 29th
Visitors and new students are always welcome!