Not-so-good Club News

Not-so-good Club News

Due to ongoing issues with squatters, vandalism, and theft, The Welland Martial Arts Centre has decided to vacate the dojo at 40 Division St. Of course, this means that The Niagara Kendo Club is now homeless. From what I can tell, at least two sets of club bogu were...

Virtual Suburi Practice for SWORD Dojos

Greetings all, Mori Sensei from the Forest City Kendo Club will be holding a virtual suburi practice on Zoom this Friday, April 24th at 7:00 p.m. Invitations to the meeting have been sent to the dojo administrators of all SWORD dojos. Here’s the link to the...
Concussions, Rowan’s Law, and the Dojo

Concussions, Rowan’s Law, and the Dojo

Rowan’s Law was given Royal Assent on March 7, 2018. The law was named in memory of Rowan Stringer, who was a young rugby player from Ottawa. She died in 2013 from brain swelling, after possibly suffering three concussions in six days of rugby playing. The level...

Welcome to 2020

For all the talk about it being a new year or new decade, today is just a new day like any other day. Humans are good at creating meaning where none existed previously. Dinosaurs, dolphins, and antelope never celebrated a new year. They just lived their lives until...
Where Does Respect End?

Where Does Respect End?

If you haven’t read the AJKF purpose of Kendo, perhaps a refresher is in order. As Kendoka, respect is part of our training. Respect for yourself and respect for others. It’s the latter I want to focus on. We are surrounded by disrespectful behaviour. In...