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Supporting Japanese weapon arts in Edmonton, Alberta


The Kita Kaze Budo Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Japanese weapon arts in Edmonton, Canada.

The association was formed in 2015 by the membership of the Edmonton Kendo and Naginata Club, which has now reformed into separate clubs under the Kita Kaze Budo banner. The association currently provides administrative and financial support to these clubs and engages with the local community to bring better awareness of Japanese weapon arts.

Martial Arts

Kita Kaze Budo supports the following martial art clubs:


Edmonton Kendo Club

Kendo, meaning "way of the sword" in Japanese, is a full-contact sport where practitioners put on armour and strike each other with bamboo swords.


Edmonton Naginata Club

The Naginata is the Japanese polearm, a weapon originally used to defend villages from samurai on horseback.


Edmonton Iaido Club

Iaido, the art of drawing and sheathing the katana, utilizes a dull blade while performing special choreographed seqeuences called kata.

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Upcoming Events

  • 2019 Steveston Kendo Taikai

    Official Invitation Please download this PDF for event schedule, tournament divisions, and other details. Schedule Friday, February 22…
  • Pizza & Board Game Night

    Come out and enjoy a social night playing board games with other members while enjoying some free pizza! We will be in the lobby of the…
  • 2019 Saskatoon Kendo Seminar

    Guest Instructor: Jin Whan Lee, 7 Dan, JungKo Kendo Club High School Location: Marion Graham Collegiate More information will be provided…

Contact Us

The Kita Kaze Budo Association contact page is the best place to inquire about general information, association registration, or even website management.

If you want detailed information about a specific club and its practices, please visit the appropriate link below:

Edmonton Kendo Club

Edmonton Naginata Club

Edmonton Iaido Club