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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.

Recent Posts

  • New Student Intake May 2017

    The summer semester is starting for the Kita Kaze Budo Association! All of our martial arts clubs are transitioning to a the semester-based…
  • New Student Intake January 2017

    The Kita Kaze Budo Association is ringing in the 2017 year with the start of a new semester! For those interested in trying Kendo or…
  • Canadian Naginata Championships

    October 14-16th marked the 2016 Canadian Naginata National Championships. This year the Edmonton Naginata Club sent four representatives…
  • New Student Intake September 2016

    Are you interested in trying kendo, naginata or iaido? If so, and you’re in the Edmonton area, it’s time to come on out for our fall int…
  • Welcome

    Welcome to the new website! The site is somewhat devoid of content right now but we hope to add much more over the coming weeks. The old…

Upcoming Events

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