Wednesday, April 29, 2009

CKF Message

April 28, 2009

Re: Western and Eastern Mid-Year Grading

Dear General Membership:

The CKF is happy to announce that the second phase of our online application is ready to become a reality this Wednesday, April 29th, 2009.

As you are aware, the online registration and payment for CKF membership was initiated at the beginning of this year. To date, it has been a great success. It has greatly increased our efficiency from an administrative point of view and we hope it has provided for you a quick and convenient way to monitor your own personal profile and account with the CKF.

Now, we are ready to go live with our online application and payment module for CKF gradings beginning with this year's mid-term kendo and Iaido gradings. Some highlights are:

1) instant registration and payment for gradings

2) a receipt will be emailed to the applicant upon payment

3) no filling out of forms and mailing of hard copies to the CKF

The application and payment for gradings is similar to what has been done when one registered and paid the annual CKF fee.

All applicants registering online will be asked to click a box on the grading application page that will indicate to the CKF that they have obtained permission to grade from their sensei or club president.

Please visit the CKF website this Wednesday for more detailed information and to see a list of Mid-Year Grading Locations.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at

Yours truly,

Canadian Kendo Federation