COVID-19 - Update Dec 2021
We are very eager to go back to our dojo. Our coordinators at Concordia Univ. will be soon giving us updates about the return to training considering all safety measures (distance protocols, vaccine passports, etc)
For now, all our kendo and iaido activites remain suspended.
We will keep you posted, hoping to be back at the dojo very soon.
Please stay safe and healthy!
- Shidokan

Welcome to "Shidokan Kendo and Iaido Club" !

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Dear friends, we noticed a recent glitch on Google maps. Our location appears to be on Sherbrooke St. East (by Metro Radisson). This is incorrect.
Our dojo is located at: 7200 Sherbrooke West, H4B-1R2, Loyola Campus - Gymnasium, as usual. We are working on fixing this issue. Thank you for your understanding.

...To mold the mind and body; to cultivate a vigorous spirit; and through correct and rigid training; to strive for improvement in the arts of Kendo and Iaido; to hold in esteem human courtesy and honor; to associate with others with sincerity; and to forever pursue the cultivation of one's self...

For many years "Shidokan Kendo and Iaido Club" has been operating in Montreal, Canada; Our objective is to offer the best possible information to every person seeking a serious path in Martial Arts. Feel free to navigate through our site and don't forget to pay us a visit to find out what's beyond that far away Mountain...

A true warrior has no confusion in his mind...

No Martial Art symbolizes the spirit of the warrior more than the arts of kendo and Iaido.

Never surrender

Be better today than you were yesterday and then strive to become better still...

Unleash the Warrior within you...

The students learn and practice fierce techniques, until eventually sword becomes "no sword", intention becomes "no intention", a spontaneous knowledge of every situation.

Pride and friendship

Friendship and swordsmanship shall grow together through intense and sincere training. "Respect, perseverance and humbleness"; our everyday prayer.

Unify mind, body and spirit...

Kendo and Iaido are considered the most respected living forms of Budo nowadays

Would you discover yourself?

We invite you to this journey where you will find amazing secrets about yourself through the way of the sword.

Overcome your own limits

Although the metal swords have been replaced by bamboo and wood, all other aspects of the Samurai Spirit live on in the practice of Kendo and Iaido.

Shidokan's History and Pride

Since it's foundation in 1974 produced many outstanding Kendo players in Quebec generation after generation.

Empty your mind

Through constant practice the student will be able to clear the mind giving him or her the confidence needed to overcome daily undertakings with the utmost commitment. - Santoso Hanitijo Sensei.

Douglas Funamoto Sensei

"His dedication to teaching kendo was tremendous, and his humble nature will be remembered fondly."
- Lawrence Tsuji

Experience Tradition...

Students are given the opportunity to experience an ancient Japanese tradition.

Generation after Generation

The first Shidokan generation produced outstanding Kendo players that have continued to develop the art many years later to pass their knowledge to the new generations.

Practice, Practice, Practice

At Shidokan we understand that the only way to obtain our goals and to suceed in every aspect of life is to always persevere.
Just like Sensei says : "Practice, practice and practice more"

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News 2022

Dec 17th 2022 | Internal grading

On Dec 17th our beginner group and some of our junior members went through our internal kendo grading.

Dec 10 2022 | Practice and farewells

Dec 09 2022 | Tozai Taiko at MKC

November 19th 2022 | 2022 Ottawa Iaido Taikai

Our gratitude to Patrick Suen Sensei and Tokushikai Canada Dojo for organizing this 2022 Ottawa Iaido Taikai.

November 13th 2022 | CKF Kendo Grading

This November one of the largest contingents from Shidokan travelled to Toronto for the fall grading. With members challenging grades ranging from 1kyu to 5dan, we are happy to say most passed their exams successfully. It is great to see after all the hard work put in by each kendoka in the months leading up to the grading.

Congratulations to everyone! We would especially like to congratulate Juan Vasquez Sensei and Gabriel Schor Sensei on acquiring their 5dan at this grading.

October 30th 2022 | Quebec Godokeiko

During the weekend of October 30th 2022, Kenji Toida Sensei, 7th dan Kyoshi of MKC organized and led a godokeiko, hosted in collaboration with Shidokan at Vanier College. During the godokeiko, kendoka are given the opportunity to keiko with sensei and practitioners from all over Quebec. It was a great opportunity to get advice for the upcoming grading as well as for general improvement, in addition to being a wonderful event to bring together the Quebec Kendo community.

Thank you to everyone who participated, and we hope to see everyone again soon!

October 29th 2022 | A visit from Miami, FL

We would like to express our gratitude to Ahmed Gaballa for paying us a visit all the way from Shidogakuin Miami, FL. Please come back soon!

September 15th 2022 | Shidokan, Back at Loyola!

For the new fall Season 2022, we finally returned to our main dojo located at Concordia University Loyola Campus. It was great to step back into Concordia after a long time away, to welcome so many new faces, and to see many familiar faces returning.

A great start to the semester, lets all work hard to complete each of our goals for the end of the year!

September 10th 2022 | Shidokan Internal Taikai

To end the summer season, we held an internal taikai as an opportunity for members to acquire more shiai experience and provide senior members with a chance to work on their shinpan skills.

Thank you to all of our beginner volunteers for helping out and making this fun opportunity possible!

September 7th & 8th 2022 | Concordia Student Union Fair

At the beginning of the fall session, our diligent members voluntered to represent Shidokan at the Concordia Student Union Fair.

After all the closures during the pandemic, this was a great opportunity to promote our dojo within the University.

Thank you very much everybody, great job!

August 27th & 28th 2022 | 2022 CKF "Ottawa-Montreal" Iaido Summer Seminar and Grading

On the weekend of August 27th & 28th the Canadian Kendo Federation in colaboration with the Tokushikai Dojo, hosted the 2022 "Ottawa-Montreal Regional" Iaido Summer Seminar and Grading. The seminars were led by Goyo Ohmi Sensei (Iaido Kyoshi 7-Dan, Kendo 6-Dan) and Stephen Cruise Sensei (Iaido Kyoshi 7-Dan, Kendo 5-Dan)

We had the privilege to review our Zen Ken Ren Iaido training with Cruise Sensei, Ohmi Sensei and Ed Chart Sensei. At the same time students from Montreal and Ottawa had the opportunity to challenge grading.

We would like to thank Patrick Suen Sensei from Tokushikai for his devotion and diligence in organizing these fantastic events. Arigato!

August 17th 2022 | An old friend visits Shidokan

We would like to express our gratitude to Tuan Anh Hoang Sensei for paying us a visit!. Tuan Anh now resides in Japan and continues his training there. As a former member of the Canadian National Kendo Team, he showed his skill and spirit in our keiko together. Thank you Tuan Anh! Please come back soon!

August 13th 2022 | Montreal Kendo Taikai

After 2 long years the Montreal Kendo Tournament (Taikai) returned to town. We were very happy to see old friends reunited again for a full day of kendo. It was a great display of spirit and determination. Shidokan's women division delivered a powerful performance, obtaining great achievements, Congratulations!

Women's division

  • Natasha Fracassi - Gold medal
  • Alysha Hum - Bronze medal

Women's Team Division

  • Shidokan Women's A - Bronze medal
    Natasha Fracassi
    Alysha Hum
    Irina Patrocinio-Frazao

Thanks to all Shidokan members who participated, our volunteers who came to cheer us on, and to the McGill Kendo Club for hosting the event. See you at the next tournament!

August 6th 2022 | Welcoming friends

On Saturday August 6th 2022, during our iaido practice we received the visit of our dear friends, from Ottawa: Patrick Suen Sensei & Hanna Ikeda-Suen, from Toronto: Peter Kim. Patrick-Sensei led part of our iaido class and shared a very interesting approach to our training. During Kendo we also received the visit of Stevie Roquelaure Sensei from Guadeloupe, we enjoyed great keiko together. Our sincere gratitude to our friends, we hope our paths will cross again soon.

July 9th 2022 | Visit from Miki Chart

On July 9th we received a visit from our friend Miki Chart, a iaido and kendo practicioner from Tateyama Kendo Club in Ottawa.

We enjoyed a great practice, thank you very much for visiting us Miki!
Hope to see you again soon!

June 29th 2022 | Montreal Shinpan Seminar

On June 29th, Shidokan hosted a Kendo Shinpan (referee) Seminar open to all practicioners in Quebec. The seminar was led by Junko Ariyama Sensei and Kenji Toida Sensei. The objective was to review the new approach and changes to judging a match given by the AKJF.

We think it's very important for all kendo practicioners to understand the new rules and procedures during taikai/shiai in order to conduct a proper judgment during the matches. It was very enlighting, we think this is a possitive move for Kendo in general.

We would like to thank Ariyama Sensei, Toida Sensei and all kendoka(s) who participated in this event. Special thanks to our volunteers for helping us manage the seminar, great job everybody!

June 18th 2022 | CKF Kendo Grading in QC City

On June 18th a Shidokan contingent traveled to QC city to participate in the CKF Kendo grading. It was great to see an event back in the province after quite a while. Our members performed great and will soon be ready to challenge their next rank.

Shinsa (Grading) is an important part of a kendoka's journey, we appreciate everyone's effort.
A big Thank you to the organizers! Milestones achieved, new challenges ahead, congratz! now let's get back to work!

June 4th 2022 | See you soon brother!

June 4th was one of our senior members last training with Shidokan. Our brother Sarmad Al-Mashta has embarked in a new life adventure in the Canadian west coast. We will miss you dearly Sarmad, we hope you come visit us very soon! Good luck with your new life and keep training as hard as always, carrying the spirit of our Kokorozashi.

May 14th 2022 | Shinpan Seminar, Etobicoke ON

Canadian Kendo Federation Kendo Referee Seminar - Etobicoke, ON. Thank you to Kimura Sensei, Kamata Sensei and Asa Sensei for the seminar, and all the participants.

It is great to see everyone returning to kendo and working to improve the level of officiating.

Pictures courtesy S. Kamata, KendoNord

May 2022 | New Summer Season kicks in!

We are happy to announce Shidokan is receiving beginner students again! These past 2 years have been hard more many kendo & iaido dojos, Shidokan in no exception.

We are very lucky to have a very strong core of dedicated members who are eager to share their passion with the next generation under the leadership of Santoso Sensei. During the Summer we will be training at the Concordia Loyola Chapel & Vanier College. Ganbatte!

March-April 2022 | Spring is coming!

While we wait to go back to our main dojo at Concordia University Loyola campus, Shidokan is training at Vanier College. During the summer we will be conducting practices at Vanier on Saturdays and at the Concordia Loyola Chapel on Wednesdays. After 2 long year of shutdowns, we will finally be welcoming new students. Looking forward to the new season! - We will keep you posted, stay tuned!

March 11th 2022 | Friday Training

After the last Shutdown, the government has finally allowed sport & martial arts activities to slowly resume. Shidokan seniors are returning to training at Summit School on Fridays.

Dec 2021 | Iaido Training at Kirkland

Shidokan iaido students return to practice at Kirkland. Congratulations to those who succesfully obtained their new rank in the recent CKF Grading in Etobicoke, ON.

Sep-Oct 2021 | Training at Summit School

Sep 2021 | Concordia CSU Fair

This year Shidokan participated in the Concordia Student Clubs fair. A great opportunity to let the Community learn about our club and become part of our family.

Thank you very much to our representative Faye for doing a great job promotin Shidokan!

August 2021 | Bring the heat!

Jun 12 2021 | Training continues

As the province eases restrictions Shidokan kendo students gather behind the dojo for some intense suburi and basics practice.

Trying our best to maintain our technique and spirit. Looking forward to getting back to the dojo very soon.

Jan 2021 | A new beginning

There's no argue 2020 has been quite a challenging period in our journey together. And there are still more obstacles ahead. As it is known, "It is always darkest just before the dawn"

We are confident and optimistic in this new year, looking forward to day we can train together again.
We must maintain our strong spirit 志 and never succumb to despair.
Happy 2021! Stay Safe!

March 07 2020 | CKF Iaido Seminar

On the first weekend of March, Shidokan hosted a wonderful iaido seminar led by Stephen Cruise Sensei, 7th dan Kyoshi. Besides being one of the most experienced iaido instructors in north-america, Cruise Sensei is the CKF Chief examiner and has been a mentor and friend to our dojo for many decades.

It was a productive Seminar, we worked through all the 12 Seitei Kata. Cruise Sensei emphazised the importance of constantly review and strengthen our iaido foundation 'kihon' (the basic principles). We can't thank Cruise Sensei enough for his devotion and we hope we can host another seminar very soon.
Thank you Cruise Sensei!

Dec 2019 | 2019 comes to an End

Another year of Kendo & Iaido comes to an end at Shidokan 志 New recruits have bolstered our ranks, and we look forward to seeing them improve in their practice. Let's heal our injuries and come back next session with great fire within! Thank you for all the lessons, all the friendships, the victories & defeats. Enjoy your holidays, see you all very soon!

Nov 09 2019 | JCCC Senior tournament

On the weekend of Nov 09, a Shidokan contingent travalled travelled to Toronto ON to participate at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Center (JCCC) Senior Kendo tournament, as usual an exciting experience. The team was reinforced with our friend Ryan Choi from Detroit Kendo Club – Thank you Ryan!

On the day after, some of our Shidokan members took part in the kendo grading also hosted by the JCCC. Congratulations to Benjamin, Juan-Francisco and Eric for achieving their next ranks, great job!

Oct 26 2019 | Kiwada Daiki sensei Seminar in Montreal

Daiki Kiwada Sensei -Renshi 7th Dan, 2012 All Japan Champion, 2009 & 2012 World Champion team member, Member of Osaka Prefecture Police- has visited Canada various times in the last few years. This past October Kiwada sensei visited Montreal for a very special three-day seminar accompanied by Shigemitsu Kamata sensei from Etobicoke Kendo & iaido Club.

Throughout the 3 days Kiwada Sensei shared his way of training, the drills he likes to practice and his approach towards the proper mindset during shiai. It was an opportunity of a lifetime to be exposed to such kendo level.
He is eager to visit us again and teach his style of kendo to all kenshi in Montreal and surroundings.
- Thank you very much Kiwada Sensei, See you again soon!

Sep 11 2019 | New Fall Season 2019

The start of the Fall semester means it is yet again time to say welcome to our new recruits. The road ahead is difficult, but we look forward to your company as we walk the path together!

We hope you can find the patience and dedication within yourselves to overcome every obstacle you may encounter in this new path. We promise you hard work and lots of fun! Welcome to the 志道館 !

Sep 08 2019 | Team Canada Practice in QC

On September 8th, Team Canada prospects -including Shidokan’s Gabriel Schor- travelled to Quebec City for the next team practice. This time the focus was on the proper form of the wrist during strikes (tenouchi). As usual the practice concluded with a godokeiko session open to everybody

August 29 2019 | Summer Session ends, Farewell Minh!

Our intense Summer session comes to a close. The high temperatures inside our gym proved yet again to be quite a challenge for our training. We are sure the sacrifice and effort have made us stronger and we can’t wait to dive into the next session.

The summer concludes also with the departure of our dear friend Minh Dao who goes back to B.C. after spending a year with us, becoming a valued brother. - We will miss you Minh! You will always be welcome, come back soon!

August 02 2019 | Lawrence Tsuji Sensei in Montreal

Our good friend and mentor, Lawrence Tsuji Sensei was in town on the weekend of August 2. We visited our good friends at MKC for Keiko, then went for refreshments afterwards at the new PJs, now called Le Manoir. As always, Tsuji Sensei’s observations and comments were very helpful in better understanding our Kendo. - Thank you for your visit Sensei. Hope to see you again soon!

August 01 2019 | Summer training with friends

Our sincere gratitude to Noriko Imaizumi from MKC and Sungkeun Cho from McGill Kendo dojo for joining our summer training. The heat and humidity level at our gym usually reaches its peak around this time of the year. It's great to have the encouragement of friends from other dojos to improve our energy level in these conditions.

ありがとうございました !

July 21 2019 | Team Canada Practice in Montreal

The Team Canada preparation sessions for the 18th World Kendo Championship -to be held in France 2021- are well under way with numerous joint practices organized all over the country. On May 25th and 26th the practice was held in Ottawa and everybody present was introduced to the process and purpose of the Team Canada program. We also practiced some of the basic drills that are part of every Team Canada session.

On July 21st and 22nd the practice took place in Montreal. The focus was on form, fitness and hiki-waza (hitting from close range and moving backwards) drills under the close supervision of very high level coaches. We finished the weekend with a godokeiko session open to anybody from Montreal.
-Thank you Shigemitsu Kamata Sensei and Hyo-sung Kim Sensei for leading the practice.

July 18 2019 | Sungkeun Cho pays us a visit

As the summer heat dwells stronger in our dojo, our good friend Sungkeun Cho from McGill Kendo dojo, joined us for keiko.

- Thank you so much for your strong spirit and for withstanding the gruelling summer training with us. Please come back soon!

July 15 2019 | Patrick Suen Sensei visits Shidokan

We received the visit of our dear friend Patrick Suen Sensei who graciously took the time to share his knowledge and experience in the art with us. Member of Mu Mon Kai dojo in Toronto, Director of Team Canada Iaido Program and member Director of the CKF, Patrick Sensei has been actively contributing to the promotion and development of our budo and martial arts throughout Canada for years.

Two schools, Muso Jikiden Eishin ryu and Muso Shinden ryu, with one heart, united in spirit by the way of the sword since centuries. May this friendship and journey continue for generations to come.

June 29 2019 | CKF Kendo Grading in Montreal

On July 29th, the summer kendo grading was held at McGill University. Shidokan was present with a group of 6 practitioners that were challenging the ikkyu and shodan grades. Thanks to their training and determination, all kendokas were successful in completing their respective grading. Congratulations!

May 31 2019 | Toida Family visits from Sao Paulo, Brazil

We had the wonderful opportunity to practice with our good friend: Kenji Toida Sensei’s father, visiting all the way from Sao Paolo, Brazil. It was a masterful class that we will certainly remember. Thank you to our friends from MKC for hosting this practice.

May 04 2019 | Quebec Provincial Championships at Granby

On May 4th, Shidokan sent determined kendoka to Granby to participate in the provincial tournament. With a strong display of technique and spirit, members brought back some awards. In particular, we would like to congratulate the following:

Kyu-Shodan division

  • Minh Dao - Bronze medal

2dan/3dan divison

  • Benjamin Vial - Gold medal
  • Tri Nguyen - Bronze medal

Women's division

  • Alysha Hum - Silver medal

4dan division

  • Gabriel Schor - Bronze medal

Team division

  • Shidokan-A - Silver medal

The Granby taikai is a fantastic opportunity to measure one's kendo in a friendly, competitive environment. We are very proud of what our members accomplished, and are sure they will use this experience as yet another stepping stone towards improving their kendo.

Thanks to Santoso Sensei and our Captain Michael Kim for your patience and dedication, and last but not least, thank you to our volunteers who came all the way to cheer us on, and to the Club de Kendo de Granby for hosting the event. See you at the next event!

April 26 2019 | Last week of the winter session

After rigorous training throughout the winter, summer is right around the corner, and with it the chance to practice kendo in stuffy Montreal weather. We are confident in everyone's ability to surpass themselves in these rough conditions.

Here is to another successful semester!

April 07 2019 | Quebec Shinpan Clinic

On Sunday, April 07 Shidokan hosted a Quebec Shinpan Clinic led by Junko Ariyama Sensei. The objective of the seminar was to examine the protocols and rules related to judging an official kendo match. An important topic of study for all kendoka: judges and shia-sha (combatants).

Thank you very much to everybody who participated in the Clinic, special thanks to Junko Ariyama Sensei for her patience and devotion to helping all quebec kendo grow. Many lessons to remember, we hope to do it again soon!

March 20 2019 | A visit from Peru

On March 20th we received a very special visit, all the way from the Shidokan dojo in Lima, Peru. Kensei Guillen Aoki, a devoted kenshi joined us for keiko and biru-geiko.

The Shidokan-Peru dojo has been active for quite a few years now and their efforts are clearly showing. We wish them many more years of good kendo!

Thank you Kensei Guillen Aoki, you are always welcome!

March 10 2019 | 2nd Jodan seminar lead by Kataoka Sensei

The Garden State Kendo dojo, in New Jersey, graciously hosted two Jodan Seminars. The first was given on November 4th and the second on March 10th; both taught by Noboru Kataoka-sensei, 7 dan. Braving a 7-hour drive each way, and perilous weather, two of our members attended both sessions. The first session focused on training techniques and kote helping to dispel many misconceptions about Jodan training.

Kataoka Sensei also expertly demonstrated how kote can be scored no matter how hard the opponent is trying to cover this target. The second session covered kote, kamae but also allowed for shiai and keiko training. Ample time was given for keiko allowing the opportunity to exchange different styles of kendo from all over the East Coast. Jodan Seminars are a rare occurrence and we are very grateful to the GSK dojo and to Kataoka-sensei for giving this seminar and for staying after the event to answer all of our questions.

March 02 2019 | Montreal Iaido Seminar

As it is tradition, Shidokan hosted the annual iaido Seminar led by Goyo Ohmi Sensei (Kyoshi 7th dan) and Stephen Cruise Sensei (Renshi 7th dan).

We covered all the series of Seitei kata focusing on the basics and important details. Lots of focus and energy, a wonderful seminar.

Our sincere gratitude to Ohmi Sensei and Cruise Sensei for leading such a great seminar. Thanks to all the participants for filling our dojo with your spirit and to our volunteers for offering such great support. We hope to see all of you again soon!

Feb 17 2019 | 2019 East Coast Iaido Taikai

Congratulations to Team Canada Iaido for making our country proud by showing great competitive spirit and camaraderie at the 2019 East Coast Iaido Taikai. All-in-all, Canadians were able to bring home quite a bit of hardware:

Team Canada Members

  • (1D) Carolina Merizalde - Kantosho “Fighting Spirit”
  • (2D) Francis Domingo - Bronze
  • (3D) Warren Wagler - Gold (Haga Cup)

Team Canada Prospects

  • (2D) Kyle Kolodij - Kantosho “Fighting Spirit”
  • (3D) Cat Matchuk - Kantosho “Fighting Spirit”
  • (5D) Michael Hodge - Bronze

Other Canadians

  • (3D) Sandy Lee-Gonye - Bronze
  • 5D) Patrick Suen - Gold (Nakanishi Cup)

Thank you to our Shidokan representatives Carolina Merizalde and Sandy Lee-Gonye, great job!

Feb 09 2019 | 1st Montréal Kendo mini Open at McGill

On February 9th, the McGill University Kendo Club hosted the first Mini Montreal Taikai. Teams of three participants were split into age divisions (young/veteran), with a final match between the winners of each group. A jigeiko session was held following the tournament.

This was a great opportunity for three of our members to practice their skills against fellow local kendoka, as well as to receive advice from participating sensei. Gabriel Schor, Francis Petrin, and Minh-Tri Nguyen displayed great spirit and fought hard to win the first place for the both the Veteran Division and Team Division Final.

We would like to extend our gratitude to D’Orangeville sensei and the McGill University Kendo Club for hosting this great event!

Jan 31 2019 | McGill members visits Shidokan

On January 31st, members from McGill Kendo Club visited Shidokan. Spirits were as high as our numbers, and it was a great occasion to enjoy keiko together. We also took the opportunity to wish our friend Andrew Wong the best before his move to Singapore during a well-deserved second practice.

Farewell, Andrew, and thank you for stopping by! You will always be welcome at Shidokan.

Jan 05 2019 | Annual Shidokan Gathering at Kanda

This year started off with our annual Shidokan dinner. We gathered at Kanda for sake, sushi, and celebration.

As always, it was a time to reflect upon our accomplishments and growth from the previous year, and to set our sights on some new goals. In classic Shidokan fashion, everyone got a chance to share some words of their experience and hopes for the future.

We also celebrated the birthdays of our dear Santoso-Sensei and a few others from amongst our ranks. Let’s make 2019 another great year!

Jan 05 2019 | Keijo Hajime!

A new year, a new beginning! Shidokan kicks off 2019 with great expectation and fully motivated to keep learning and improving together.

Let's make of 2019 another succesful year!

Dec 29 2018 | Last Godokeiko of the year at Isshin

Our sincere gratitude to Isshin Kendo Club for Organizing this special last practice of 2018 with all the dojos from Quebec. It was great seeing all our friends and we definitely enjoyed a very good practice to close the year in high note.

Happy New Year! We'll see you all very soon!

Dec 19 2018 | Another great year comes to an End

Shidokan ends the year 2018 on a bright note, with a high grading pass rate and great results at various competitions in both kendo and iaido. New recruits have also bolstered our ranks, and we look forward to seeing them improve in their practice. Our members have created a solid foundation from which we hope to see the club grow into next year. After a short hiatus to enjoy the holidays with friends and family, we will get back to work towards even greater results!

Dec 04 2018 | Special practice with Team Korea

On Dec 04, Christian D'Orangeville Sensei and McGill Kendo Club hosted a very special practice with 2 members of the Korean Kendo National team: Byung Hoon Park 박병훈 and Hyun Jun Yoo 유형준, both of whom participated in the 17th World Kendo Championship in Incheon, Korea (Sep 2018)

It was a rare opportunity for all kendo practitioners in Quebec to experience such level of kendo. We were also lucky to practice with high ranking kendoka from Toronto such as Jin Whan Lee Sensei (JungKo Dojo).

It was an interesting experience and it definitely gave us a new perspective about how to conduct our training. We are very grateful for this opportunity, we hope many more arise in the future. Gratitude to D'Orangeville Sensei and McGill Kendo Club.

Nov 24 & Dec 01, 02 2018 | CKF Kendo & Iaido Grading

On the weekend of Nov 24th a Shidokan contingent traveled to Toronto, ON to participate in the senior JCCC tournament and to challenge Kendo grading. Congratulations to our Gabriel Schor, Bronze medal in his (now) old division at the JCCC Senior tournament! Through diligent training and perserverance all Shidokan members passed their kendo exam, great job everybody! New milestones, new goals! おめでとうございます

The following weekend - Dec 1st - a Shidokan contingent traveled to Etobicoke, ON to participate in the very first North American Partnership Iaido Seminar/Grading as well as the very first Pan American Iaido Goodwill Taikai.
Congratulations to those of you who were able to pass your iaido exams! Also congratulations to our Sandy Lee Gonye (bronze medal - goodwill team) and Juan Vasquez (silver medal - team Canada).
Great job everybody! Now back to work!

October 2018 | MKC visits Shidokan

Our friends from Montreal Kendo Club visited us on October 12th. We shared a great practice together, full of spirited keiko, which left our throats parched and ready for second practice... Please come again anytime!

Sep 29, 2018 | Lawrence Tsuji Sensei visits Shidokan

On September 29th, Lawrence Tsuji Sensei visited us to hold a practice centered on kihon (basics). We reviewed footwork drills and tenouchi exercises while ensuring our posture remains proper. With grading on the horizon, this was a good reminder to keep working on basics at all stages of our kendo practice. Finally, we enjoyed keiko together, and each received welcome guidance from a both a mentor and a good friend. We would like to thank Tsuji Sensei once more for his much appreciated visit. We look forward to our next practice together!

September 2018 | Our new recruits

The start of the Fall semester means it’s yet again time to say welcome to our new recruits. The road ahead is difficult, but we look forward to your company as we walk the path together!

We hope you can find the patience and dedication within yourselves to overcome every obstacle you may encounter in this new path. We promise you hard work and lots of fun !
Welcome to the 志道館 !

Sep 2018 | A new semester begins

The new semester started just as warm as the summer had been. With grading right around the corner, it was time to review the way we practice and refresh our mind with basics. With renewed spirit, we pushed through and trained on, ready to tackle the challenges of the fall.

Sep 2018 | Shidokan at the Concordia Student Union Fair

A big Thank you!! to our dear volunteers spreading the good word of kendo around Concordia University at the beginning of the Semester. Recruiting with sharp skill and timbits. We truly appreciate it! 志

August 2018 | Summer training draws to an end

After an intense Summer Season, Shidokan now wraps up training for a couple of weeks, healing injuries and getting ready for the new Semester. We are looking forward to welcoming new members and sharing the joy of kendo & iaido training together.

Thanks to our friend Yves Coté for joining our practice.
- See you all in September!

August 17,18 & 19 2018 | Shidokamping 2018!

As it is tradition in mid August, a Shidokan contingent adventured into a fun camping trip. Our destination was a Wildlife Reserve, in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec.

It was a joyful experience since the first moment we arrived to set camp in front of a majestic lake.

We had the opportunity to practice suburi outdoors, swim across the lake, test our 'ax skills' chopping wood and of course build amazing campfires while sharing great music, stories and drinks. Our sincere gratitude to our Francis Petrin & Alysha Hum for the fantastic organization!

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Dec 2022 | 70th All Japan KENDO Championship

Sho ANDO VS Tetsuhiko MURAKAMI - 70th All Japan KENDO Championship. In the last edition of the All Japan Kendo Championship held at Nippon Budokan on Nov 3rd 2022, Mr Murakami was victorious after defeating famous kenshi Mr. Ando with 2 men ippon.

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