Simon Fraser University Kendo Club

Kendo @ Burnaby mountain

Category Archives: Taikai Information

7th Annual Intercollegiate Taikai – January 14, 2012 @ SFU

The 7th annual western intercollegiate tournament is set for January 14, 2012 at SFU, Central Gym. Participants include Simon Fraser University (SFU), University of British Columbia (UBC), University of Victoria (UVic), and University of Washington (UW).

Deadline for registration is  Jan 9! Please check the [SFU] Intercollegiate Taikai page for more information, or register in practice.


Annual Steveston Kendo Taikai – Feb 11, 2012 @ McMath High School

The 50th annual Steveston Kendo Taikai will be held on Saturday, Feb 11th , 2012 beginning at 9:30AM at McMath High School, 4251 Garry Street, Richmond, B.C.

Deadline for entries will be Sunday, January 22nd, 2012.

We will be taking registration as a club until Jan 18th, 2012. If you are interested in participating, please let us know in practice or through [SFU] Steveston Taikai.

17th Canadian National Kendo Championship – July 2, 2011 @ BCIT, Burnaby BC

Celebrating 100 years of Kendo in Canada.

On July 2nd 2011, the 17th Canadian National Kendo Championships will be held in Vancouver. An estimated 150 participants from across Canada will visit Vancouver to join in a celebration of culture, tradition and competition at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, in Burnaby, BC.

With its large and active Japanese Canadian community, Canada has been at the forefront of international Kendo for over the past 35 years, with our teams placing among the top three in seven out of thirteen World Championships. Since the inception of the women’s division, Canada has placed third in the 3 Championships to date.

At this year’s tournament we are celebrating one hundred years of kendo in Canada. Steveston and the Canadian West Coast was the starting point of kendo in Canada, which dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, and we cannot think of a better place and occasion to commemorate this historical milestone.


British Columbia Institute of Technology

3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby BC

Google Map – BCIT

BCIT campus

Gymnasium, building SE16

Townsquare A&B, building SE2


SCHEDULE (Tentative)

Saturday July 2 – BCIT Gymnasium

8am Check-in and shinai check

9 am Opening ceremony – National Championships

6pm Closing and awards

8pm 100 Years of Kendo Commemoration Banquet TBD

46th Annual Vancouver Kendo Tournament – April 23, 2011 @ Byrne Creek Secondary School

Dear All,

On behalf of the Vancouver Kendo Club, I would like to invite you and your Dojo to participate in the 46th ANNUAL VANCOUVER KENDO TOURNAMENT.  We hope that your members will be able to attend again and help us to make this tournament a success.

Date: Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Time: 10:00am – 6:00 pm (Gym open at 9:00am)

Place: Byrne Creek Secondary School
7777-18th Street
Burnaby, BC V3N 5E5

Annual Steveston Kendo Taikai – Feb 19, 2011 @ McMath High School

The 49th annual Steveston Kendo Taikai will take place this year on Feb 19, 2011.

McMath High School, 4251 Garry Street, Richmond, B.C.

More details as we get them.