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


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.

Recent Posts

  • New Practice Locations

    We are changing locations! At the start of September 2021, we will be returning to practices at the Ukrainian National Federation hall on…
  • COVID19 Reopening

    The Kita Kaze Budo Association is accepting new members in August 2020! Now that Alberta is well into is Phase 2 reopening, our clubs are…
  • Adult Beginner Practice Times

    Please note the following time change to the Kendo Adult Beginner practices: Weekday practices will be held from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. An…
  • Come join us this May!

    It's the month of May and that means the Summer semester is starting for the Kita Kaze Budo Association! For the remainder of the month,…
  • Accepting new students in 2019

    The Kita Kaze Budo Association is ringing in the 2019 year with the start of a new semester! For those interested in trying Naginata or…

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