IAIDO IN CANADA
[EAST] 1-Kyu to 3-Dan/ The Iaido exam will be held in conjunction with this Fredericton Seminar. Details below: LOCATION: J.B. O'Keefe Fitness Centre, 51 Dineen Drive, Fredericton, NBREGISTRATION/INSCRIPTION: 14:00START/EXAMENS: 14:30DATE: October 6, 2019DEADLINE/DATE...
[EAST] Fredericton Seminar & Exam / Sanctioned by the Iaido and Jodo Sections of the Canadian Kendo Federation, the Fredericton Higashikaze Iaido and Kendo Dojo invites you to attend a two-day Iaido and Jodo seminar on October 5-6, 2019 at the J.B. O'Keefe Fitness...
The CKF Annual General Meeting 2019 will be held online this year from Wednesday, August 14 through Friday, August 16, 2019. Please ensure that a dojo representative visits the Google Group by August 17th and records their attendance in the chat. You must have a...
There will be a three-day Iaido and Jodo seminar with Taylor-sensei, and Jodo grading from ikkyu to nidan, August 16 - 18 in Calgary, AB. Please see the invitation letter and registration form. Registration for grading is separate, please see below for details. There...
The CKF International Spring Jodo and Iaido Seminar will be held over the May long weekend in Guelph. Pre-registration for this event is open until May 1. See here to register and for further details. There will be a jodo grading for ikkyu through yondan inclusive in...
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Iaido in Canada
The art of Iaido (居合道 pronounced ee-i-do) is elegant and would appear to be simple. The student sits or stands quietly, draws out a blade and cuts through the air all in one motion, then puts the sword back into the scabbard. To the casual observer, there is not a lot to see. Iaido, however, is an exacting art which demands a high level of focus and mental concentration. It is an art of precise motions with only centimeters of tolerance and split second timing. It is also an individual art that involves the student and the sword struggling to achieve perfection of form.
Growth of Iaido in Canada
The study of Iaido in Canada through the CKF is a relatively new activity; with a history of 20-30 years. Scattered groups of practitioners could be found all over Canada practicing their art, but it was not until 1991 during the World Kendo Championships (CKF) hosted in Toronto, that the first CKF Iaido grading was held. Since then, the popularity of Iaido has expanded from 30 to over 300 practitioners nationwide
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