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Supporting Japanese weapon arts in Edmonton, Alberta

About

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:

Kendo

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.

Naginata

Edmonton Naginata Club

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

Iaido

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

  • 2018 Steveston Kendo Taikai

    Official Invitation Schedule Friday, February 9 Godokeiko - 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm at Steveston Community Center Saturday, February 10 Opening…
  • 2018 Saskatoon Kendo Seminar

    Every year the Saskatoon Kendo Club hosts a full weekend of kendo activities. From a welcoming practice on Friday night to an official…
  • March 2018 Budo Blender

    Interested in joining the KKBA but not sure which martial art is a good fit for you? Already practice one (or two) arts and want to learn…

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