Memories 2017


2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Through the years


Dec 19 2017 | Last training day of the year





Dec 09, 2017 | Another great year comes to an End






Dec 02 & 03, 2017 | CKF Iaido Grading at Etobicoke, ON






November 25 & 26 2017 | Shidokan at JCCC, ON





Nov 17 & 18, 2017 Eddy Devisse Sensei visits Shidokan






October 25 & 27, 2017 | Toida Family in Montreal





October 20, 2017 | Isshin Kendo Club visits Shidokan

Our sincere gratitude to our friends from Isshin Kendo Club for paying us a visit, had great keiko together!

Special thanks to Tamarow Liburd and Valiquette Sensei for all these years of friendship with Shidokan.





October 02, 2017 | Daiki Kiwada Sensei in Montreal





September 2017 | 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 !





September 2017 | New beginning, Fall 2017






August 2017 | Last training week of Summer






Aug 05 & 06, 2017 | Canadian National Kendo Championships, Markham ON





June 10 & 11, 2017 | Quebec Kendo Open & Grading





May 2017 | New beginning

The start of the 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 "Kan"!





Apr 29 2017 | Quebec Regional Taikai - Granby





Apr 15 2017 | Easter practice

Eventhough many of our members were out of town to celebrate easter, the few remaining soldiers experienced an intense focused practice led by Santoso Sensei.

Happy Easter !





April 7 & 8, 2017 | Visit from MKC & Quebec Kendo Kai






March 14 2017 | Special Visit from Kei Ouchi

On Tuesday, we had a special visit from Kei Ouchi, a visiting student from Ibaraki University in Japan. Getting a true Canadian experience, he braved the crazy snowstorm that day and we had the wonderful opportunity to keiko with him. Thank you for joining us Kei-san, and we hope there will be less snow the next time you visit!






March 07 2017 | Visit to McGill

A few of our senior members visited the McGill Kendo Club for a special practice featuring some visiting Sensei from Japan and Toronto: Tadayoshi Ito, 7th dan Kyoshi and Hidenori Yuze, 7th dan Kyoshi, from Japan. As well as Shane Kamata, 8th dan Kyoshi, from Etobicoke Kendo Club. The practice was largely focused on kihon, with some time at the end to keiko with the Sensei. Thank you to McGill for hosting this special practice and for inviting us to join you. And a special thank you to the Sensei for their guidance and teachings. We hope to see everyone again soon!






Feb 18 2017 | Montreal Iaido Seminar

On Feb 18 & 19 2017, Shidokan hosted an open Iaido Seminar with the help of the Canadian Kendo Federation.We had the honor to receive Goyo Ohmi Sensei, Kyoshi 7dan & Stephen Cruise Sensei, Renshi 7dan. It was a wonderful seminar where we had the opportunity to improve on our basics and cover each of the Seitei kata. In particular, after his recent trip to Japan to train with Itto Sensei, Cruise Sensei conveyed many key concepts through specialized drills. We were able to work on seme, tenouchi and furikaburi, amongst other things..


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 2017 | Visit of Jundi Toida Sensei in Montreal

On Friday Feb 17, Shidokan visited MKC and had the great opportunity to practice with Jundi Toida Sensei, visiting from Brazil. Jundi Sensei is the brother of our good Friend Julio Kenji Toida Sensei. Thank you MKC for having us! It was really great!

Looking forward to the next opportunity!






Feb 11 2017 | Visit of Quebec Kendo Kai

On Saturday Feb 11, three of our friends from Quebec Kendo Kai visited us all the way from the Univ. of Laval (Quebec City). We had the opportunity to share great keiko with each of them, and strengthen our bond with our brothers (and sisters!) in arms. Everyone showed a great display of spirit and technique.

We were also kindly invited to the Quebec Open Taikai which will take place on Saturday, June 10 at their home dojo: https://www.facebook.com/events/1581365755214093/ We look forward to seeing you soon on the battlefield!

Thank you Charles, Alex & Takeshi! Our doors are wide open, please come and visit us any time you are in Montreal!






Jan 28 2017 | Carleton University

On January 28, Shidokan participated in the 11th Intercollegiate Kendo Tournament in Carleton University, Ottawa. All our members in the Alumni category.

A great opportunity for many of our members to experience the pressure and responsibility of being Shinpan for the first time.






Jan 07 2017 | Shidokan Annual Gathering

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 2017 another great year!






Jan 03 2017 | Keiko Hajime

A new year, a new beginning! Shidokan kicks off 2017 with great expectation and fully motivated to keep learning and improving together.

Let's make of 2017 another succesful year!






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