Photos will be available for sale shortly to help raise funds to recoup some of the costs of the seminar. More information will be provided soon, but feel free to browse the site.


All photos courtesy of Nancy James



The 1st Canadian National Iaido Championships wrapped up yesterday and was widely recognized as a success by those who came from far and wide.

Thanks to all the volunteers who gave generously of their time and effort in bringing everyone together.

Thanks to Ohmi Sensei and Cruise Sensei for their kindness and compassion to everyone in the Canadian Iaido community.

Special thanks to Hiro Okusa Sensei, President of the Canadian Kendo Federation for his patience, encouragement, and support throughout the process.

-- A full report will be posted within the next couple of weeks, as well as photos that can purchased.

Visiting Toronto

For those of you coming from out of town and are spending a few extra days in the city, Ms. Pringi (Iaido 2 dan) from the AYC has created a handy website to guide you around town.

Check it out at:

Zekken (Name Patch) Order Form

Zekken (Name Patch) Order Form

Please fill out the following order form by Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at noon EST

Cost is $25 per colour, paid at the door.

Updates 2

Updates as of 25-Jul 2013

See the corresponding section of the website for details:

Registration Form - Added an "Email Address" field for participant notifications and confirmations
Registration Page - Added clarification for when "Late Fee" will start to apply
Venue - Added information on receiving a Discount Rate ($139+tax per night) at the Toronto Don Valley Hotel

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Updates as of 03-Jul 2013

See the corresponding section of the website for details:

FAQ - Why is the event not going through Labour Day?
FAQ - Can you explain the discrepancy in fees for Canadians vs non-Canadians?
Registration Form - Fixed date from "Sunday (01-Aug)" to "Sunday (01-Sep)"


Welcome to the official website of the 2013 Canadian National Iaido Championships (CNIC). Please visit frequently as more details are solidified over the next couple of months.


It is our pleasure to announce and host the first national tournament for the Canadian Kendo Federation (CKF) with special delegation from the All Japan Kendo Federation:
  • Chihiro Kishimoto (Hanshi 8 Dan)
  • Atsumi Hatakenaka (Kyoshi 8 Dan)
All members of the International Kendo Federation are cordially invited to participate in the 2-day seminar focusing on the principles of competition in Iaido. A 1-day tournament will be held on August 31st for Iaidoka all across Canada to match spirit and technique in friendly matches.

Please take some time to go through this website and forward any questions to

We look forward to seeing you this Labour Day weekend!

Mu Mon Kai Iaido
Discovery, Empowerment, Fellowship

P.S. Events like these only happen because of the hard work and dedication of all the volunteers. If you would like to be a member of this wonderful group of individuals, please indicate this on the registration form.