Welcome to the Saskatoon Kendo Club

    The Saskatoon Kendo Club was founded in 1981 by Ken Miyaoka. Miyaoka-sensei has over 50 years experience and holds the rank of nanadan (7th degree). Since the club was founded, dozens of people have attained a rank of 1st degree or higher. The club currently has about 50 members and practices at the YMCA in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Our annual seminar is held every February. For more information, please contact Neil . For a quick overview of kendo, check this site. For more comprehensive information, consult the Japanese Sword Arts FAQ.

News

Sueno-sensei Seminar

We are hosting a seminar with Sueno Eiji, hanshi hachidan. It will be held Saturday July 9 from 9 am to 4 pm at Walter Murray Collegiate in Saskatoon. Also in attendance will be Okusa-sensei, who we have to thank for inviting Sueno-sensei.

Sueno-sensei won the 1979 All Japan kendo championships (came 2nd once), the All Japan kendo federation 50th anniversary 8dan competition, the world kendo championships (team) once, Todofuken taikai twice, the All Japan police championships (team) twice and individuals once. He is a very famous instructor and we encourage everyone to make the effort to attend. Party to follow, details will be provided nearer to the event.

Club Tournament & Party

On June 5 we will be having an in-house tournament, followed by a BBQ party at Neil's house, 2922 Calder Ave. Even if you can't make the practice, please try to make the party, it will start after practice, ie around 6. Spouses/significant others/kids welcome. RSVP by replying to the Facebook group message or sending Neil an email.

Summer Term 2016

The summer term begins Wednesday, June 8. There are no Sunday classes in summer. The Y is offering a summer membership that will give you access to kendo and all the facilities at the Y for less than the term fee, so I suggest you take them up on it. You can buy that membership starting now if you like. We do not accept new beginners for this term. We will be accepting new beginners again in the fall.

2016 Saskatoon Kendo Seminar Report

See the report of the 2016 seminar including tournament results here

Club Facebook Group

If you would like to receive notices of upcoming events or class cancellations, please join our Facebook group. It usually has more current information than this website. Our old email list will no longer be used.

The group is public to view but to join you need to be approved. Please indicate your name in the join request if you are not using your real name for your Facebook account.

Club mobile site available

Saskatoon Kendo Club mobile site beta version now available. iPhone, Android, Symbian, and BlackBerry OS v5 & above supported.