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Niagara Kendo Club

Contact Details
Office Phone 289-241-3080
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Mark Kawabe, Chief Instructor; Email:
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community Welland
Address & Map
40 Division St
Welland, ON L3B 3Z6
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Intersection King St and Division St
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) COVID-19: Currently offering outdoor Kendo training (Tue, Thu 7 pm-dusk) at Richmond St Park in Thorold. There is no fee to be a member of the club. Members are required to purchase yearly membership in the Canadian Kendo Federation. See for their current fee schedule.  
A non profit club dedicated to the teaching of Kendo (Japanese Fencing) and Iaido (Sword Drawing). Students must be at least 12 years of age to begin this study. The club is affiliated with the Canadian Kendo Federation and Ontario Kendo Federation. All students start learning basic techniques (non-contact) with wooden swords. Once students demonstrate a solid grasp of the fundamentals, they begin contact practice with bamboo swords (shinai) and armour. 
Iaido is completely non-contact. Students start with wooden swords and progress to metal swords as their skill develops. One can think of Iaido as a moving meditation. It requires concentration, focus and discipline.
Hours Kendo Classes Tue, Thu 7:40 pm-9:40 pm * laido Classes Fri 6 pm-7:15 pm
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) and up
Application Call or e-mail for information
Languages English ; Japanese - Reception
Fees Membership - $40/month; For families, the first member is full price $40, the second member and beyond is half price. It would therefore be $100/month for a family of four (two adults and two students) ; Fee assistance available for Fee assistance available for people facing financial challenges. For more information on the different fee structures please call the instructor..
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established Sep 2004
Funding Fundraising ; Fees ; Sale of Goods
Service Categories Martial Arts