2024 Detroit Open Kendo Tournament Announcement

To All Kendo Dojos and Kenshi,

We are pleased to inform you that the 26th Annual Detroit Open Kendo Tournament and Kendo Seminar will be held on Saturday, February 17th and Sunday, February 18th, 2024 so mark your calendars!

The venue for both days is Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Michigan. (Map link below)

Seaholm High School

After the Kendo seminar on Saturday there will be a Kyu/Dan examination.

Kyu/Dan examination is for all Kyu levels and Kendo 1-Dan through 4-Dan.

In mid-December, we will send you detailed information about the testing/tournament registration website and our special guest instructor for the Kendo seminar.

We are looking forward to seeing you in February!

Best regards,

Detroit Kendo Dojo

Tournament/Seminar Committee

Junior Kendoka ‘one-day camp’

The JCCC Kendo Club is hosting a ‘one-day Kendo’ camp for Junior Kendoka on Wednesday December 27th at The JCCC from 9-5pm.   A full day of Kendo allows Instructors to cover topics not usually covered during regular class due to limited time.  We will also introduce some fun events that will strengthen the relationships between the junior members.To cover expenses, we are asking participants to pay $25 for the day (includes pizza lunch).  See general information below:Date:      Wed Dec 27, 2023Time:      9 – 5 pm               Parents can drop off and pick up after.Where:    JCCC                6 Sakura Way                 Toronto, Ontario,                M3C 1Z5Who:       Both Bogu and Non-Bogu junior                members from all clubsAge:         High School and youngerPrice:       $25 / junior  (payment details to follow)RSVP:      Jr. Kendo Registration FormRegistration Due Date:  Sun Dec 17 EOD (end of day)INSTRUCTORS, SEMPAI and VOLUNTEERS:It takes several organizers, instructors, motodachi and support staff to run a successful camp. If you are able to help out…please register by using the same link  above as the junior participants.  Same deadline.More details to follow.

2023 Year End Godo Keiko

Dear Kendo Community,As we approach the end of 2023, we wish to thank all of the members of the Kendo community for their ongoing support and contribution towards the growth and development of Kendo in Ontario.  We have seen increased participation in tournaments, seminars and exams in 2023.  The leadership of our Sensei and the cooperation within the community has enabled Kendo to bounce back with enthusiasm and positive energy. We wish to close the year with a special Godo-Keiko and optional late lunch for all members of the Kendo community on Sunday December 10, 2023. The Godo-Keiko (for both non-bogu and bogu members) will be held at the Etobicoke Olympium from 10:00am -12:00pm (see below for details), followed by an optional, special set lunch at Ginko restaurant at 1:30pm.    Agenda:10 – 10:30am         Non-Bogu Practice10:30am                 Group Photo                               (Everyone)10:45am                 Mawari-Geiko11:10am                 Motodachi Keiko11:50am                 Keiko Ends12:00pm                 Depart from Dojo Subject to change based on registration numbers.If you are able to join us, please confirm by registering by Sunday Dec 3, 2023 (end of day).     Very special thanks to the Etobicoke Kendo Club for hosting both this week’s Women’s Practice AND our Year-End Godo Keiko. We hope you can join us and close the year together.Bryan AsaKendo Ontario


Date:                Sunday December 10, 2023. Site:                  Etobicoke Olympium                          590 Rathburn Road                          Etobicoke Ontario                          M9C 3T3  Time:                10:00am -12:00 pm  Agenda:                       10 – 10:30am     Non-Bogu Practice10:30am             Group Photo (Everyone-                           Non-bogu & Bogu )10:45am             Mawari-Geiko11:10am             Motodachi Keiko11:50am             Keiko Ends12:00pm             Depart from Dojo  Subject to change based on registration numbers.                          Lunch:                Ginko Japanese restaurant                            Toronto Airport Delta Hotel                            655 Dixon RoadTime:                   1:30 pm                                Price:                   $45 / person                             Set Lunch (including                             tax and tip).                             Drinks are extra.Note: If you reserve a lunch and under certain circumstances are later not able to attend, please make best efforts to find a replacement.

Kendo Holiday Break

2023 Holiday Schedule

Here is a view to our upcoming kendo practice schedule during the 2023 holiday season:

  • Last Sunday class is December 17th, 2023. 
  • There will be an open keiko practice on Wednesday December 27th. 2023 (still considered as drop-in by the city).


  • First Wednesday practice is January 10th, 2024 (same time, 8:00pm to 9:30pm)
  • First Sunday practice is January 14th, 2024 (same time, 5:30pm to 7:30pm).