Simon Fraser University Kendo Club

Kendo @ Burnaby mountain

Monthly Archives: April 2012

Summer 2012 Info

Clubs Days
As usual, we’ll be participating in the Clubs Days in Burnaby (May 15, 16th). Feel free to drop by to say hi, or ask us any questions you may have regarding Iaido and Kendo!

Trial Week
This is for all the new and interested members! Trial classes for Iaido and Kendo will be on Monday (May 14) and Wednesday (May 16) in Central Gym. Iaido is 6:00~7:30pm, Kendo is 7:00~9:00pm. Feel free to drop in and give Iaido or Kendo a try! Please arrive 15 min before class starts, and wear comfortable clothing (ie. shorts/sweatpants)

Check this page for info on how to get to the gym:

Check this page for frequently asked questions:

If there are any other questions you may have, feel free to contact us!

Summer Practice
Summer practice starts Wednesday (May 23). Note that there is no practice Monday (May 21) due to Victoria Day. For the current members, we will have extra practices starting Wednesday (May 2). Please make sure you are registered with the SFU Rec for both the Kendo program (can be done online or at Rec office), and for the club (can be done at the Rec office or in practice) by the start of summer practice.


End of Spring 2012 Semester


For current members, regular practice resumes May 2nd. It will be the summer schedule, which is 6 – 7:30 Iaido and 7 – 8:45 Kendo.

In the meantime, we will have Kata practice today (Mon) and Wednesday at 7:30pm, in the racket ball courts.

For the newbies, TBD :D


Wednesday was the last practice of Spring 2012. Thank you all so much for your hard work this semester! We won’t be having practice until further notice. Please check this site or facebook to stay informed of when practice resumes. In the meantime, don’t forget to do suburi at home~

See you all again in summer semester!

UW and VKC Taikai Results

Two taikai in one month!

SFU hasn’t participated in the UW taikai for couple years, so it was great that we had a team going down to Seattle! Everyone put up a great fight in their respective individual categories, and although we did not get far in the team match, it was a very valuable experience!

1-3 Kyu Division
2nd place – Lily Wang
3rd place – Becca Hsu

We had a great turnout for the VKC Taikai – 10 people, two teams. While we did not have anyone finishing top 3 in the individual categories, we’re very happy to announce that our Team A (Julio, Michael, Hawon, James, David) made it to the semi finals! Despite sporting all different injuries, they showed great spirit and won two team matches, finishing 3rd. That made history for the club in terms of team placement at VKC Taikai! Definitely a moment worth remembering~

From the taikai and practices, we can really see each member’s self improvement in kendo, and our club growing as a whole :) So proud of everyone! Let’s continue to practice hard, eat lots, and keep getting better and better!

>> UW Taikai

>> VKC Taikai

Practice Schedule for April

A reminder that we do not have practice tomorrow (Monday Apr 9) due to Easter Monday! Last practice of the semester is April 18, so please try and show up if your exam schedule allows.

The website will be updated if we are able to get some extra practice time after 18th and before summer semester starts.

For new members wishing to try out Kendo, our summer semester will start either second or third week of May. Practice time will still be Monday and Wednesday, but instead of practicing 7:30~9:30pm, we will be practicing 7:00~9:00pm. The exact dates for the trial week will be posted early May.