June 2016 | Summer Activities!
June 2016 | Kata in the park!
A great way to enjoy the summer and get ready for kendo grading is "Kata in the park". Shidokan members gather every Saturday morning to practice kata and later go for refreshments.
Thanks to Santoso Sensei and all the sempai(s) for their dedication
May 01 2016 | Quebec Regional Kendo Championships, Granby.
Congratulations to the following kendoka:
- 1st place: Benjamin Vial
- 2nd Place: Tong Dinh
- 3rd Place: Gabriel Schor
Yondan and up category
- 3rd place: Michael Kim
- 1st Place: Shidokan Team A
Great work everyone, you've made Shidokan very proud. As always, thank you to Santoso Sensei for all of your continued patience and guidance. Now, back to work!
April | Spring Activities
2 April 2016 | Tsuji Sensei Visit
On the first weekend of April, we received a special visit from Lawrence Tsuji Sensei. Once a student at Shidokan alongside Santoso Sensei under our founder, Funamoto Sensei, Tsuji Sensei now trains at Markham Kendo Club in Toronto.
We were reminded that each practice is as intense and difficult as we choose to make it, and that it is important to approach everything we do in Kendo with a strong and focused mindset. Even practising the basics should have our full effort and attention. With that in mind, the majority of practice focused on footwork and other kihon drills, then ended with some time for keiko.
Thank you Tsuji Sensei for taking the time to visit and train with us, as both your presence and advice are always welcome and appreciated. We hope to see you again soon!
March 2016 | Gearing up
Shidokan has been preparing for the upcoming tournaments, both in kendo & iaido under the watchful of Santoso Sensei.
Always with diligence & comradery, training together to strengthen our technique as well as our friendship.
12-13 March 2016 | University of Toronto Taikai and Etobicoke Visit
A small contingent of Shidokan travelled to Toronto for the annual UofT Kendo Taikai. The tournament took place on the Saturday and Kendoka from dojos all over Ontario, Quebec, and even a few from the United States were in attendance. We had participants in all the individual categories and for some it was also their first time participating in the team matches. We hope to learn from both our victories and defeats, and look forward to the next taikai. Thank you to the University of Toronto club for all their efforts in hosting this event!
On Sunday, some of our contingent took advantage of the trip to visit Cruise Sensei at the Etobicoke dojo before heading back to Montreal. We spent the morning practising Iaido, getting a lot of advice for both Seitei Iai and for our shared Koryu, Muso Shinden Ryu. It was a good opportunity to help us in our preparation for the upcoming Canadian National Iaido Championships which will be held in Montreal later this year. Thank you Cruise Sensei for all of your help and advice, and we hope to get the opportunity to practice with you again soon.
Now, back to work!
Feb 2016 | 18th Annual Detroit Open Kendo Tournament
Full post soon...
January 2016 | FIK Kendo Referee Seminar for the American Zone (FY 2015)
Our sincere gratitude to the CKF for organizing this event, looking forward to the next one.
January 2016 | New beginning
January 2016 | New Years Shidokan Dinner
We also celebrated the birthdays of our dear Santoso-Sensei and a few others from amongst our ranks.
Let’s make 2016 another great year!