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UPCOMING CKF GRADINGS

Please refer to the upcoming grading information below. For more details on grading, please see the Grading Information page.

Kendo Gradings

Winnipeg Kendo Seminar and Exam

There will be a kendo seminar and exam held in Winnipeg, MB September 27-29. Details of the seminar will be announced later. Registration for the exam is open. Remember to get proper authorization from your Sensei first, then ask the Dojo Administrator to unlock the...

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...

Winter Exams / Examens d’hiver

Winter 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...

Spring Exams / Examens de printemps

Spring 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...

Montreal Kendo Taikai

The 2018 Montreal Kendo Taikai will be held this year on Saturday, July 14. There will be a godo keiko on Friday night and a grading up to 3 dan Sunday morning. Further details are available here.

Iaido Gradings

Upcoming Iaido Exams (Oct/Nov 2019)

[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...

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...

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...

Winter Exams / Examens d’hiver

Winter 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...

Jodo Gradings

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...

Winter Exams / Examens d’hiver

Winter 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...

General Grading Times

In order for members to plan their year, here is a list of the usual grading times in the CKF. Please note that these times do change once in a while, and that not all grade levels are tested at all gradings. Those gradings listed as “major” are the ones which will usually include a central grading of 5/6 dan and above.

Kendo:

End Feb. / Beginning Mar.: Saskatoon

Jun. (first Sat.): Vancouver

Jun. (varies): Toronto

Jun. (at the Quebec Open): Montreal

Last Sun. in Nov.: Toronto (major)

First Sat. in Dec.: Steveston (major)

Iaido:

Mid-Year: Vancouver

Mid-Year: Southern Ontario

Year-End: Steveston (major)

Year-End: Toronto (major)

Jodo:

May Long Weekend: Guelph (major)

Dec. (first Sat.): Etobicoke

If you are challenging an exam that is part of a special event such as a seminar or tournament, you must still apply separately for the exam through the usual way. Seminar fees or tournament fees do not include the exam.

If you are a Canadian resident testing in Canada, see the Grading Information page. If you are a CKF member testing in another country, click here for information. If you are a foreign candidate, click here for information.

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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