News & Blog

Kendo in gym postponed

October 01, 2020

Unfortunately, we have to postpone the resumption of kendo training in the gym, as the government of Quebec announced that Montreal to be in Red zone and is restricting its activities from October 1 to 28.
Although they did not ban all indoor sport activities, we made this difficult decision in the collective effort to protect our members from the COVID-19 infection and slow its propagation in the region.

We know that we miss practicing together in dojo, but in the mean time, we strongly encourage you, especially who wanted to come back to the gym, to participate in the Zoom practice made available for you.
The instructors make effort to make it accessible and meaningful to all participants, but we will need your active participation to make it happen. This will help us keep training kendo together and stay in shape.
It will also bring up our spirits by seeing familiar faces we miss. Some of you might miss only bogu practice, but there are many ways to train for Kendo and those "other" ways are all important!

While waiting for the training to resume, we also would like everyone to check your shinai, wash your keiko-gi and hakama, clean your bogu, and prepare Men-masks and protective gears for bogu practice.  

Practice resuming soon !

September 24, 2020

We are excited to announce that practices and classes of the Montreal Kendo Club will resume in the coming weeks. 

The senseis and instructors are hard at work to design and implement procedures to create a safe environment for all.

We have sent an email to our mailing list with first steps.  If you have not received it, please check your spam folder or email for a copy. 

We will limit access to registered members only for now (no visitors). 

More details to come...


March 13, 2020
Following a directive from the city of Montreal, the Monkland community center will be closed until further notice, which means that the Montreal Kendo Club will not have access to its dojo.
There will be no practice of our kendo club until further notice
Toida sensei will send a list of exercise to do at home.
Take care of yourself ! Rest a lot, because when we start again it will be full throttle !

Update on COVID-19

March 12, 2020
Following the latest development regarding the COVID-19 (corona virus), we want to give you an update of the position of the Montreal Kendo Club on this subject.
The Monday children class is cancelled until further notice.  We will inform you by email when the class will start again.
Instructions for adult regular members and beginners :
- If you do not feel well (fever, cough, etc)  or if someone in your immediate surroundings shows any symptoms, do not come to practice, stay at home for 14 days. 
- If you, or someone in your immediate surroundings, have travelled abroad recently, do not come to practice , stay at home for 14 days.
- If you are worried about the spread of the virus, do not come to practice and await the "all clear" from the government health organization.
We are monitoring the situation and will follow the guidelines from the various government health organization and those of the Canadian kendo Federation.
For more information , we refer you to the PDF of the the Sport Medicine Advisory Committee comprised of Chief Medical Officers from the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee, and the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN). 
In conclusion, remain calm and stay healthy.  In difficult times like now, it is a good time to practice "Fudoshin", or the immovable mind.  There is always something to practice.
If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.

2020 Winter Schedule

January 06, 2020

The 2020 Winter season of The Montreal Kendo Club will begin on January 6, 2020.

  • Normal practice for new bogu, advanced level start January 6, 2020
  • Children class for existing members begins January 6, 2020
  • New Beginners Children class  begins January 13, 2020
  • Beginners class for adult and teenagers will start on January 13, 2020

Visit of Sensei Francois Cancalon of Kenyû (Paris

July 25, 2018

We had the pleasure of having sensei Francois Cancelon , 6D, from Kenyû club of Paris for a short visit.  Merci beaucoup. 

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Visitors from France

May 09, 2018

We had a great keiko with two kendokas from France.  Thank you Coralie Texier (4D) and Julien Goullon (5D) for a fun practice.


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Kiwada Daiki Sensei visit

October 03, 2017

The Montreal Kendo Club was honnered with the visit of Kiwada, Daiki sensei last October 3rd, 2017 for a short seminar and keiko.  

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Visitor from Portland, Oregon

November 23, 2016

Thank you Sensei Choi, from Portland, Oregon, for your visit. 

2016 Junior Taikai and seminar

August 14, 2016

On August 13, 2016, The Montreal Kendo Club hosted its 2016 Junior Taikai and Kendo seminar. To celebrate the 60 years of kendo teaching of its founding father, Ono Sensei. 38 junior kenshis from Toronto, Boston, Quebec city, Montreal and even Omachi Japan participated in the tournament making it a truly international event.

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Upcoming Events

Adult/15+ Beginners' class, Winter 2020

January 13, 2020

Returning Children class Hiver 2020

January 06, 2020

All practices cancelled for October 2020 because of COVID..See news section for details

October 01, 2020 - January 01, 1970

New children beginners class , Winter 2020

January 13, 2020