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Registration for Kendo Classes

September 12, 2022

 

The Montreal Kendo Club will finally resume classes and practices after more than a year. But this comes with many challenges.
 
  • According to Quebec Public Health and the Monkland Community Center, it is no longer mandatory to use the mask during indoor sports practices.
  • The Monkland Center recommends using it in common areas (hallways, bleachers, etc.) Spectators must wear the mask at all times as they are in common areas of the community center and are not taking part in the activity.
  • Sanitise the hands.
  • Limit your actions to the room of your activity.
  • Water fountains are still closed, so participants will need to have their own water bottles.
  • maintaining distancing from people not in your "bubble".
Here is how this applies to each category of participants:
 
 
CHILDREN'S CLASS (12 years and younger) 

Children's class will begin on September 19, 2022.
 
 
To register, please fill the following form
https://forms.gle/rAKGgHrNSmJV15Xg8 
 
Children that are 13 or 14 years old, please see the section below.
 
Course fees are $50 per semester, plus $50 if you need to purchase a bamboo sword. We accept payment by cheque or cash for this class.
 
 
*Children of 13 or 14 years old
 
Children of 13 or 14 years old who wish to take the beginners' class will be seen  by a senior instructor (Sensei) in their first class to determine which class (children or teen/adult) is more suitable for them to participate in based on their physical and mental readiness.
 
Please note that the teen/adult class will practice twice a week, is more intense and they must follow the class rythme.  The cost of the class is also higher ; $170 (+ shinai $50). Following the évaluation, you can register your child in the proper class.
 
TEEN/ADULT CLASS (15 years and above)

The beginner's class for the Teen/Adult will start on September 19 at the Monkland Community center.  Classes will be from 6PM to 7:45pm on Monday and Wednesday 
 
To Register, please fill in the following form
https://forms.gle/bstnbDPNUZx7QS2d7

Course fees are $170 per semester, plus $50 for the bamboo sword (Total $220).  We accept payment by cheque, credit card or cash for this class.
 
 
*If you were registered for the beginner's class teen/adult for 2020 that was interrupted, you can retake the class at no costs.  
 
 
Regular members  (Bogu & non-bogu)
 
The practices for regular members will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6PM to 7:45PM.

Monday - Free practice (no instructor)
Wednesday and Friday - Practice with instroctor   
 
 
Contacts (taiatari & tsuba-zeriai) and the kiai must be more "modest" or less enthusiastic.  Social distancing must be practiced whenever possible.
 
Membership fees are the same as in the previous years. 
 
Please fill the form below
https://forms.gle/oqc6uUE9Hmmck5mg8
 
Visitors 
 
We will accept visitors from other kendo club in our region, but please note that we are limited to 25 participants and that priority will be given to members of the Montreal kendo Club.  Visitors will also need to show that they are adequately vaccinated. 
We ask for your understanding since we do not have a mechanism in place to predict the number of participants at each practice.
 
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We appreciate your understanding of all the constraints and limits that are necessary for us to practice Kendo safely and within the rules.
 
Regards
 
Montreal Kendo Club
 

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Kendo practices resume on Wednesday and Friday for adults

February 24, 2022

Kendo practices resume on Wednesday and Friday for adults for adults.  Monday classes are for children only.

Resumption of training and classes

August 28, 2021

Dear Montreal Kendo Club Members,

I hope you are all healthy during these difficult times. The pandemic situation having improved a lot in Quebec recently, thanks to vaccination and prevention measures, it will soon be possible to resume kendo training at the Monkland community centre. All participants must be able to prove that they are adequately vaccinated against COVID-19 (QR code, VaxiCode app).

  • Until further notice, there will be no class for children at the Monkland Community Center. We are actively looking for another gymnasium for the children’s class. More information will soon be sent to members regarding the date, time and address of the gymnasium for the children’s class.
  • We will start the advanced adult training (in bogu) on Friday, September 10 at 6 p.m.
  • The start date of classes for beginners aged 15 and over will be Monday, September 27 at 6 p.m.
  • Mondays will be reserved for adult beginners only (no bogu practise on Mondays).
  • Members in bogu will be able to practise regularly every Wednesday and Friday at 6 p.m.

Rules to be observed at the Monkland Community Center:

  • First, with regard to the gym, only 25 people will be allowed to use the gym at a time with a respectable distance maintained when possible;
  • All participants must wear a mask;
  • When entering and leaving the building, participants must wear a mask and disinfect their hands;
  • Participants using the Centre space will enter through one door and leave through another;
  • The bathrooms will be open, but with a maximum of 2 people at a time;
  • The changing rooms will remain closed for the moment;
  • All participants registered for an activity at the Monkland Community Center will be required to complete an information/membership form that
  • will ask for their contact details and immunization status;
  • We are currently asking unvaccinated people not to participate at this time, as are older people or people at risk. We hope to ease this restriction by October, but for now, we want to be cautious.

Best regards,
Dominique Boivin
Montreal Kendo Club

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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.

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 2023

January 16, 2023


MKC Dojo closed from December 17 2022 to January 3 2023 inclusively

December 16, 2022 - January 03, 2023


New children beginners class , Winter 2023

January 16, 2023


October 10 2022 classes cancelled because of Thanksgiving

October 10, 2022 - October 10, 2022


Returning children class , winter 2023

January 09, 2023