JODO IN CANADA

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CKF Annual General Meeting

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...

Upcoming iaido and jodo seminars

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...

Summer Jodo Exam / Examen jodo d’été

Summer grading registration is open, please check the dates below. Remember to get proper authorization from your Sensei first, then ask the Dojo Administrator to unlock the grading application form for you. Please DO NOT wait until the last minute. If you have...

Guelph Seminar 2019

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...

Spring and summer Exams / Examens de printemps et d’été

Spring and summer grading registration is open, please check the dates below. Remember to get proper authorization from your Sensei first, then ask the Dojo Administrator to unlock the grading application form for you. Please DO NOT wait until the last minute. If you...

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CKF Annual General Meeting

The CKF Annual General Meeting 2019 will be held online this year from Wednesday, August 14 through Friday, August 16, 2019. Please ensure...

Upcoming iaido and jodo seminars

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....

Summer Jodo Exam / Examen jodo d’été

Summer grading registration is open, please check the dates below. Remember to get proper authorization from your Sensei first, then ask...

Guelph Seminar 2019

The CKF International Spring Jodo and Iaido Seminar will be held over the May long weekend in Guelph. Pre-registration for this event is...

Spring and summer Exams / Examens de printemps et d’été

Spring and summer grading registration is open, please check the dates below. Remember to get proper authorization from your Sensei first,...

Jodo in Canada

The study of ZNKR Jodo in Canada through the Canadian Kendo Federation is two decades old. In the mid 1990’s interested members of the CKF began by attending seminars and workshops in the United States. As interest grew and more members began studying Jodo, Matsuo Haruna sensei invited Katsuhiko Ide Sensei (kendo 7dan, Jodo 8dan, iaido 8dan) from Japan to the Guelph Spring Seminar (CKF Spring International iaido and Jodo seminar and grading). From that time the CKF has invited sensei from the ZNKR Jodo section to teach at the Spring seminar.
The first CKF grading was held in Guelph in May of 2000 under the supervision of Shigenori Namitome sensei (Jodo 8dan, Iaido 8dan).

Photo courtesy of Siebren Kwekkenboom

Learning Jodo in Canada

All Japan Kendo Federation’s Jodo was established in 1968 and it has contributed to diffusion and development of Jodo for 35 years. Except for minor changes in 1977 and 1987, the teaching of Jodo remains unchanged from the original 1968 curriculum.

Learning and studying Jodo is in effect training your mind and body. What one learns is not only dexterity of movement, but also development of the spirit.

The benefits derived from training are obvious, but the main ones thought to be of the greatest value are:

  1. Developing courtesy, truthfulness, sincerity, and patience.
  2. Through regular practice, the body becomes stronger and more active.
  3. Through practicing the techniques, posture becomes improved.
  4. You gain confidence and have a better sense of judgment in everyday life.
  5. Overall, you will have better relationships with others.

The CKF Jodo Curriculum Consists of the Following

12 ZenKenRen Jodo forms which are based on the Shindo Muso Ryu:

1. Tsuki Zue ( Reaching Stick )
2. Suigetsu ( Solar Plexus )
3. Hissage ( Hidden Stick )
4. Shamen ( Side Head )
5. Sakan ( Seeing into the left )
6. Monomi ( Looking Out, Watchman )
7. Kasumi ( Mist )
8. Tachi Otoshi ( Dropping on the Sword )
9. Rai Uchi ( Thunder Strike )
10. Seigan ( Straight to the Eyes )
11. Midare Dome ( Stopping Confusion )
12. Ran Ai ( Uniting with chaos )

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CONTACT INFO

Mailing Address:

65 St. Paul O
Montreal, QC
H2Y 3S5, Canada

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Christian D'Orangeville
Vice President East: Hyun-June Choi
Vice President West: Makiko Ara
Secretary: Neil Gendzwill
Treasurer: John Maisonneuve
Director: Pamela Morgan
Director: David Mori
Director: Patrick Suen