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.
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 formhttps://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.
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.
We appreciate your understanding of all the constraints and limits that are necessary for us to practice Kendo safely and within the rules.
Montreal Kendo Club