The University of Toronto Kendo Tournament has been a standing tradition for over 30 years. Comprised of over 200 participating kendoka from across the nation – and likewise from across the globe – attendees gather to test their mettle, and to hone their skills together in competition.

As a student-run event, the University of Toronto Kendo Tournament has ultimately been made possible through effort spanning several generations of members, as well as the continued effort of volunteers, attending kendoka along with their clubs/dojos, supporters, and the University itself.


Past Results

2017

Division A: Mudansha & Shodan
1st Place: Ken Sumida (JCCC Kendo Club)
2nd Place: Mark Huang (JCCC Kendo Club)
3rd Place: Raymond Kim (University of Waterloo Kendo Club)
3rd Place: Jean-Michel Brisson (Isshin Kendo Montreal)
Division B: Nidan & Sandan
1st Place: In Ho Ka (Jung Ko Kendo Club)
2nd Place: Jun Choi (Jung Ko Kendo Club)
3rd Place: Sean Zapanta (University of Toronto Kendo Club)
3rd Place: Carlos Chourio (McGill University Kendo Club)
Division W: Women's
1st Place: Hanaca Yamada (Vancouver Kendo Club)
2nd Place: Sunmin Kim (University of Toronto Kendo Club)
3rd Place: Bree Yang (Jung Ko Kendo Club)
3rd Place: Bora Choi (Jung Ko Kendo Club)
Division C: Yondan & Above
1st Place: Hyo Sung Kim (Etobicoke Kendo & Iaido Club)
2nd Place: Jin Whan Lee (Jung Ko Kendo Club)
3rd Place: Ryuichi Nagaura (McGill University Kendo Club)
3rd Place: Ryo Tamaru (JCCC Kendo Club)
Division T: Teams
1st Place: ETO 1 (Etobicoke Kendo & Iaido Club Team 1)
2nd Place: JCC 1 (JCCC Kendo Club Team 1)
3rd Place: MCG 1 (McGill University Kendo Club Team 1)
3rd Place: JKO 1 (Jung Ko Kendo Club Team 1)
University of Toronto Fighting Spirit Award
Koichi Miyamoto (Toronto Kendo Club)
Daniel Saruyama Fighting Spirit Award
YiMing Han (University of Toronto Kendo Club)

2016

Division A: Mudansha & Shodan
1st Place: Eli Oda (McGill University Kendo Club)
2nd
 Place: Rahmil Mustafa (University of Toronto Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Patrick Kim (Meitokukan Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Trevor Oakley (University of Buffalo Kendo Club)
Division B: Nidan & Sandan
1st
 Place: In Ho Ka (Jung Ko Kendo Club)
2nd
 Place: Sean Zapanta (University of Toronto Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Jun Choi (Jung Ko Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Jimi Lin (JCCC Kendo Club)
Division W: Women's
1st
 Place: Yu Watarai (Toronto Kendo Club)
2nd
 Place: Ruby Kulikowska (McGill University Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Kyrene Kim (Etobicoke Kendo & Iaido Club)
3rd
 Place: Bora Choi (Jung Ko Kendo Club)
Division C: Yondan & Above
1st
 Place: Hyo Sung Kim (Etobicoke Kendo & Iaido Club)
2nd
 Place: Tuan Anh Hoang (McGill University Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Bill Kim (University of Toronto Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Inseo Park (Jung Ko Kendo Club)
Division T: Teams
1st
 Place: MCG 1 (McGill University Kendo Club Team 1)
2nd
 Place: ETO 1 (Etobicoke Kendo & Iaido Club Team 1)
3rd
 Place: UofT 3 (University of Toronto Kendo Club Team 3)
3rd
 Place: JCC 1 (JCCC Kendo Club Team 1)
University of Toronto Fighting Spirit Award:
Simon On (Académie Martiale Serei)
Daniel Saruyama Fighting Spirit Award:
Elena Dybner (University of Waterloo Kendo Club)

2015

Division A: Mudansha & Shodan
1st
 Place: Mujeb Nurzada (Ryerson University Kendo Club)
2nd
 Place: Ryo Kariya (Etobicoke Kendo & Iaido Club)
3rd
 Place: Chris Kwai-Pun (University of Waterloo Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Justin McNeil-Smith (Shidokan Kendo & Iaido Club)
Division B: Nidan & Sandan
1st
 Place: Kazunaga Matsuki (Etobicoke Kendo & Iaido Club)
2nd
 Place: Willy Yang (JCCC Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Soojeong Choe (Western University Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Jun Choi (Jung Ko Kendo Club)
Division C: Yondan & Above
1st
 Place: Kenji Toida (Montreal Kendo Club)
2nd
 Place: Ryo Tamaru (JCCC Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Eddie Yamashita (Etobicoke Kendo & Iaido Club)
3rd
 Place: Shigemitsu Kamata (Etobicoke Kendo & Iaido Club)
Division W: Women's
1st
 Place: Bree Yang (Jung Ko Kendo Club)
2nd
 Place: Ayaka Sugiyama (UofT Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Man-San Ma (Etobicoke Kendo & Iaido Club)
3rd
 Place: Bora Choi (Jung Ko Kendo Club)
Division T: Teams
1st
 Place: TC1 (Team Canada Team 1)
2nd
 Place: JCC1 (JCCC Kendo Club Team 1)
3rd
 Place: UofT3 (UofT Kendo Club Team 3)
3rd
 Place: ETO1 (Etobicoke Kendo & Iaido Club Team 1)
University of Toronto Fighting Spirit Award:
Kareem Sampson (York University Kendo Club)
Daniel Saruyama Fighting Spirit Award:
Carlos Chourio (McGill University Kendo Club)

2014

Mudansha & Shodan Division:
1st
 Place: Rahmil Mustafa (University of Toronto Kendo Club)
2nd
 Place: Robert Saffrey (Toronto Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Sean Zapanta (JCCC Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Christopher Kwai-Pun (University of Waterloo Kendo Club)
Nidan & Sandan Division:
1st
 Place: Yasuhiro Inose (JCCC Kendo Club)
2nd
 Place: Wai Hei Tse (Western Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Jimmy Lin (University of Toronto Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Christopher Piggott (University of Toronto Kendo Club)
Women's Division:
1st
 Place: Man-San Ma (University of Toronto Kendo Club)
2nd
 Place: Bree Yang (Jung Ko Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Ayaka Sugiyama (University of Toronto Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Kyrene Kim (Etobicoke Kendo Club)
Yondan & Above Division:
1st
 Place: Ryo Tamaru (JCCC Kendo Club)
2nd
 Place: Eddie Yamashita (Etobicoke Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Eric Jung (Jung Ko Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Tuan Anh Hoang (McGill University Kendo Club)
Teams Division:
1st
 Place: JKO1 (Jung Ko Kendo Club Team 1)
2nd
 Place: MCG1 (McGill University Kendo Club Team 1)
3rd
 Place: JCC1 (JCCC Kendo Club Team 1)
3rd
 Place: YOR2 (York University Kendo Club Team 2)
Daniel Saruyama Fighting Spirit Award:
Clara Tam (Western Kendo Club)
University of Toronto Fighting Spirit Award:
Tomoko Ichikawa Valiquette (York University Kendo Club)

2013

Mudansha & Shodan Division:
1st Place: Silvio Fortuné (McGill University Kendo Club)
2nd
 Place: Sean Kim (University of Toronto Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Collins Boahen (York University Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Adrian Law (Markham Kendo Club)
Nidan & Sandan Division:
1st Place: Willy Yang (University of Waterloo Kendo Club)
2nd
 Place: Christopher Piggott (University of Toronto Kendo Club)
3rd Place: Byung-Yeon Lee (University of Toronto Kendo Club)
3rd Place: Thopik Adianto (Western Kendo Club)
Women's Division:
1st Place: Airi Yumiba (Toronto Kendo Club)
2nd
 Place: Kyrene Kim (Etobicoke Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Man-San Ma (University of Toronto Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Bora Choi (Jung Ko Kendo Club)
Yondan & Above Division:
1st Place: Shigemitsu Kamata (Etobicoke Kendo Club)
2nd
 Place: Elliot Altilia (McGill University Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Sang Hoon Lee (Jung Ko Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Jin Whan Lee (Jung Ko Kendo Club)
Teams Division:
1st Place: JKO1 (Jung Ko Kendo Club Team 1)
2nd
 Place: ETO1 (Etobicoke Kendo Club Team 1)
3rd
 Place: MCG1 (McGill University Kendo Club Team 1)
3rd
 Place: UT1 (University of Toronto Kendo Club Team 1)
Daniel Saruyama Fighting Spirit Award:
Xingyu Qiang (York University Kendo Club)
University of Toronto Fighting Spirit Award:
Haruka Nakanishi (University of Toronto Kendo Club)

2012

Mudansha & Shodan Division:
1st Place: Collins Boahen (York University)
2nd
 Place: Michael Fearon (York University)
3rd
 Place: Alex Piggott (JCCC)
3rd
 Place: Michael Lee (Jung Ko Kendo Club)
Nidan & Sandan Division:
1st Place: Wei Hao Tang (Western Kendo Club)
2nd
 Place: Willy Yang (JCCC)
3rd
 Place: Harley Roberts (Toronto Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Kevin Lee (York University)
Women's Division:
1st Place: Ayaka Sugiyama (Etobicoke Olympium Kendo Club)
2nd
 Place: Yuko Onishi (Toronto Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Bora Choi (Jung Ko Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Bree Yang (Jung Ko Kendo Club)
Yondan & Above Division:
1st Place: Eddie Yamashita (Etobicoke Olympium Kendo Club)
2nd
 Place: Shigemitsu Kamata (Etobicoke Olympium Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Jinwhan Lee (Jung Ko Kendo Club)
3rd
 Place: Koichi Miyamoto (Toronto Kendo Club)
Teams Division:
1st Place: Team Canada Men
2nd
 Place: Jung Ko Kendo Club 1
3rd
 Place: Toronto Kendo Club 1
3rd
 Place: Team Canada Women
Daniel Saruyama Fighting Spirit Award:
Eric Lin (Ryerson University)
University of Toronto Fighting Spirit Award:
Ivana Babaran (University of Waterloo)
Most Improved Shimpan Award:
Bill Kim (University of Toronto)