北風の武道

North Wind Martial Arts



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 founded 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 full-contact sport comprised of sparring with armour and bamboo weapons as well as kata (choreographed sequences of attack and defense)

Iaido

Edmonton Iaido Club

Iaido, the art of cutting a target immediately from the draw and sheathing the katana, utilizes a dull blade while performing special choreographed seqeuences called kata.

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