Location: 3359 Mississauga Road,  Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1C6
All practices at UTM (unless otherwise noted) are held in the Dance Studio, which is located on the main floor of the Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre (RAWC), which can be found on the UTM map as building 01.

Practice Dates & Times

NOTE: The first practice of the Winter 2019 term is January 9/19 (Wed.)

Practices this term:  Jan. 9/19 (Wed.) – April 5.19 (Fri.)
Wednesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Basics Practice from 7:00-8:00pm)
Fridays from 7:00 – 10:00 pm, with basics practice from 7-8pm

Note that in July & August, we only practice on Fridays.

Please arrive promptly and help ensure the practice area is clean and tidy.

For the Beginners – Please be prompt to all practices. The first hour of every practice is for basics and in particular beginners. Please wear clothing you are comfortable sweating in! Feel free to stick around for the seniors practice and ask questions/talk with the senior students.

And a practical note:  As we practice in the UTM facility, we suspend practices during time of final exams (December, April and August).

Are there practices during holidays and bad weather?

As we practice at a University facility, we practice as long as the University is open. That is, if the University closes operations (and buildings) due to holidays or inclement weather (think snow days in the winter), we can’t practice … the buildings are closed. As long as the buildings are open, we can practice, including Fridays of long weekends etc. We will make every effort to post expected (and unexpected) cancellation of practices.

From time to time, we may have to alter our practice schedule due to space constraints at UTM. Please check back for announcements as to the current days in which practices will be cancelled.

More Information About Kendo Practice

Kendo is a traditional Japanese sport that revolves around focus and swordplay. It is often mentioned in different pop culture references like animes and movies but it is not an easy sport to do. It takes a lot of time and effort just to master this. 

It is fun to learn how to do kendo and it might help you become a more athletic person. That’s why here at Mississauga Kendo Club, we invite you to join our club if you are interested in learning the way of the sword.

We listed below all of the necessary information that you need to know to join here at Mississauga Kendo Club. 

Location

We are located at 3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1C6. All participants should head over to the dance studio located at the building. This is where all the practices are being held. 

*If you are lost and can’t find the place, you can get a map of the Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre (RAWC) in the lobby and look for the dance studio. 

Practice date and time

The first practice will start the Winter season which is December or January up until April. 

Here is the full schedule of the practices: 

Wednesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm 

  • (Basics practice from 7:00-8:00 pm)

Fridays from 7:00 – 10:00 pm

  • (Basics practice from 7:00-8:00 pm)

We also have a second training season that will be held annually from June to August 

Here is the full schedule of the practices: 

Fridays from 7:00 – 10:00 pm

  • (Basics practice from 7:00-8:00 pm)

Reminders 

  • Please make sure to arrive early to give yourself plenty of time to stretch and prepare your gear. 
  • Wear comfortable clothing to make sure that you won’t have a hard time moving around the studio. 
  • Feel free to ask questions and talk with other senior students. 
  • We sometimes suspend our practices to give way to the different clubs that will use the studio 

Frequently asked questions

Here are some of the frequently asked questions that we get from people to help you avoid the hassle of calling us. 

Q: Are there practices during holidays and bad weather?

A: Yes, we do practice during holidays as long as the dance studio is open for usage. We do not have practices during bad weather like storms and blizzards to keep the students safe from any harm. Make sure that you have the contact information of the coaches to be updated for all the news about the club. 

Q: Are we allowed to bring in our own gear? 

A: Yes, you are allowed to bring in your own gear and wooden sword but make sure that it is properly stored to avoid any kind of injuries from happening.