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Kendo

Kendo

"The Way of the Sword," Kendo, is the Japanese art of fencing based on the techniques of the two-handed sword of the samurai. The term "Kendo" implies spiritual discipline, as well as fencing technique. Wearing protective equipment and using bamboo training swords, students practice a variety of movements of attack and defence. Most fundamental are stance, footwork, cuts, thrust and parries. The JCCC Kendo Club has become a mecca of Kendo in Canada. Several members have been selected to represent Canada in international competition including the World Kendo Championship held every 3 years. Instructors of the class are held in high esteem, both nationally and internationally.

The JCCC Kendo Club is proud to have Morito Tsumura, Hanshi 8th Dan (Shihan); Bryan Asa, Renshi 6th Dan (Chief Instructor); Roy Asa, Kyoshi 7th Dan; Goyo Ohmi, 6th Dan; Akihiko Hamaba, 6th Dan; Steve Nakatsu, 5th Dan; Shane Asa, 5th Dan; Shuzo Uyenaka, 5th Dan and Ryo Tamaru, 5th Dan as sensei (instructors). Andrew Asa, 4th Dan; Serge Antonenok, 3rd Dan and Dennis Daley, 3rd Dan are assistant instructors. These sensei exemplify the spirit of kendo and have experience in Japan and throughout the world.

For more information, please contactjccckendo@gmail.com.

Day Time Age Level
Sunday 8:45-10:00am * 8 years and older Non-Bogu **
10:00am-12:00pm 8 years and older Bogu *** (drills, lessons, keiko)
Monday 7:30-9:00pm 8 years and older Bogu (Advance keiko)
Wednesday 6:45-8:00pm * 8 years and older Non-Bogu
8:00-9:30pm * 8 years and older Bogu (drills, lessons, keiko)
Friday 7:00-9:00pm 8 years and older Bogu (drills, lessons, keiko)

* Please arrive 15 minutes early for warm up exercises
** Non-bogu - without equipment (beginner)
*** Bogu - with equipment

New Kendo registrants accepted only on the first Sunday or Wednesday in September 2017, March, and May 2018.

For more information, please contact jccckendo@gmail.com.

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