I would like to thank all those who keep
these CKF events/systems working. Especially, I would like to express
my appreciation to the Secretary, Mr. Kim Taylor and Treasurer, Mr.
John Maisonneuve. Without their help I would not be able to continue
serving the CKF as president.
Now, we are facing the 2nd year which is going to have the general
membership meeting and the 17th Canadian National Kendo
Championship. At the same time, we still have to keep
improving our systems in the coming year. I would like to ask
all directors for your full co-operation for this meeting.
Committee Reports for 2010
Anyone wishing to see the committee reports can contact the CKF
secretary. Those presented were:
Officers report: Changes to the CKF Directors, Officers and committee
Financial: Treasurer's report, 2009 financial statement, reviewer's
statement, mid-term financial report for 2010
Development Fund (kendo)
Development Fund (iaido and jodo)
Team Canada Committee
Grading Committee (kendo)
Grading Committee (iaido)
Grading Committee (jodo)
These are the main
topics of discussion and decision in the BoD meeting. Details of many
of these policies and decisions will soon appear on the CKF website.
Canadian National Kendo
be held July 2, 2011, Greater Vancouver Area. The Tri-annual General
Meeting will be July 1, 2011 (evening), Greater Vancouver Area.
Kendo Development Fund:
John Maisonneuve is named as chair of the development fund committee.
History Committee Budget: A
budget of $4000 has been set aside for the history project, which is to
research the history of kendo in Canada and to produce a book.Professor
Wakabayashi is chair of this committee and the research has begun.
Understanding: funding to other organizations: This policy
outlines the conditions under which the CKF might provide funding to
other organizations (eg. BCKF or OKF)
Reimbursement Policy: This is a policy under which the CKF
may reimburse some expenses to senior instructors for CKF teaching
CKF Shogo: The
shogo policies were discussed. The Renshi title will remain as it is
currently. An Iaido shogo committee has been established and will
establish guidelines for Kyoshi and Hanshi for the iaido section. The
kendo section will also establish a shogo committee and establish
guidelines for Kyoshi and Hanshi. For the membership, the shogo are a
parallel set of titles to the kyu and dan grades. Renshi: Shi means a
person and ren means learning, so the Renshi is still in a learning
learning period. Kyoshi: Kyo means teaching, so the Kyoshi is at the
stage of teaching others. Hanshi: Han means a model, so the Hanshi must
be a (good) model as a kendo/Iaido person.
There will be, on consultation with the Kendo Central Grading
Committee, written exam questions with gradings, to start in 2011. The
Iaido and Jodo sections have now instituted written exam committees and
written exams will start in those sections in May of 2011.
Dec 11, 2010
These fee increases will take us from a projected budget shortfall of
$16,000 to a small surplus in 2011. On a per-member basis, if you are
challenging for 4-7dan this year, you will pay an additional
$35 in fees this year. If you are not grading you will pay $35 (up from
$20), and if you are a junior you will still pay $15 for the year. A
junior is 15 or under as of Jan. 1 of the current year.
Membership Dues Payment
CKF Membership Deadline:
The directors recommend strongly that any student who has begun
training in bogu should join the CKF. While it is desirable from an
insurance point of view that all students join the CKF as soon as they
start practicing, we recognize that many students try the arts for a
few days or weeks and then quit. We would remind all clubs that it is
to their advantage to ensure that their junior students join the CKF
even if they are not yet grading nationally, this will ensure that the
clubs are fully covered under the insurance. The iaido and jodo
sections should also register their students as soon as possible.
The directors would like to stress that each member of the CKF must pay
their dues annually to remain a member of the CKF. By paying your dues
only when you grade you are not saving any money overall, subjecting
yourself to a larger payment in order to grade (you must pay your back
dues) and you fall out of membership in the CKF and out from the
New Website and Section
: There is a new look to the CKF website for 2011,
and it is due to the efforts of Patrick Suen and Eric Tribe. The
directors thank them for their efforts. There will be an editor for
each of the sections of the website, for kendo it will be Neil
Gendzwill, for iaido Patrick Suen and for jodo it will be Eric Tribe.
Finally, Eduardo Cigliutti has made several changes to the database
recently and will be adding further functionality soon, including a
sales page which will accept paypal payments for CKF merchandise. He
will be taking the database offline soon for maintenance and it will be
back to accept membership payments in January.
Concluding remarks from
the President to the BoD