The Kita Kaze Budo Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Japanese weapon arts in Edmonton, Canada.
Founded in 2015, the association provides administrative and financial support to martial arts clubs and engages with the local community to bring better awareness of Japanese weapon arts.
Kita Kaze Budo supports the following martial art clubs:
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.
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.