2nd Mu Mon Kai Iaido Open
Iaido Koshukai and Taikai

Date:               April 23-24, 2016 (Seminar & Tournament)
Location:         Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC)
                        6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON          


Greetings Iaido Friends & Family!

Mu Mon Kai, in conjunction with the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, are proud to introduce the 2nd Mu Mon Kai Iaido Open Taikai. The team that brought you the '08, '09, '11 Ontario Iaido Opens, the '10 Canadian Iaido Open, '12 MMK Open, and '13 Canadian National Iaido Championships will be raising the bar once again this year with the introduction

Participants can look forward to learning how Iaido competitions can help develop your awareness (watching high-level Iai), judgement (making objective win-lose decisions), and abilities (motivating each other to focus and strive for greatness). 4 Dan and up will be called upon to referee matches below their ranks.

This event will be used as preparation for the 2016 Canadian National Iaido Championships coming in September in Montreal, QC. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Mu Mon Kai Iaido

Organized by Mu Mon Kai
Contact Events@mumonkai.ca

2012 Event Successfully Completed


2012 Done!


The Taikai was a huge success with 55 competitors from all over Canada and the United States. We renewed friendships and battled as equals, proudly exhibiting the three core visions of Mu Mon Kai: Discovery (promoting Iaido), Empowerment (providing opportunity to succeed), and Fellowship (building a strong community).

The enthusiasm and generosity of all the referees, participants, and volunteers was amazing. We couldn't have done it without you all and will call upon you again to make the future even better!


I'd like to take this opportunity to thank a few people who's support has made this event so rewarding.
  • The Primary Referees and Leaders of Iaido in Canada: Goyo Ohmi-Sensei, Stephen Cruise-Sensei, Kim Taylor-Sensei
  • The American Dojo Leaders who encouraged their students to participate: Tom Hooper-Sensei, Pam Parker-Sensei
  • Mu Mon Kai Instructors: Carole Galligan-Sensei, Enore Gardonio-Sensei, Peter Schramek-Sensei
  • Personal Supporters and Contributors: Michael Gan, Nancy Chau, Michael Suen, Ozan Yigit
  • ..And last, but not least, my co-conspirator, supporter, and loving wife, Hanna Suen

Until next year!

Patrick Suen
Mu Mon Kai
Discovery, Empowerment, Fellowship

1st Mu Mon Kai Iaido Open Taikai
Iaido Tournament and Koryu Demonstration

Date:               September 15, 2012 (Tournament)
Location:         Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC)
                        6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON          


Greetings Iaido Enthusiasts!

Mu Mon Kai, in conjunction with the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, are proud to introduce the 1st Mu Mon Kai Iaido Open Taikai. The team that brought you the '08, '09, '11 Ontario Iaido Opens and the '10 Canadian Iaido Open will be raising the bar this year, producing the most authentic Iaido taikai experience outside Japan.

Participants can look forward to a full day of Iaido competition, Koryu demonstrations, and vendors available for equipment purchase. 4 Dan and up may also be asked to referee some of the lower rank matches. A referee seminar (4 Dan+ only) will be held on Friday night (Sept 14) at the JCCC from 9:15pm to 10:45pm.

This event will be used as preparation for a Canadian National Iaido Taikai coming in the near future. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Mu Mon Kai Iaido
Discovery, Empowerment, Fellowship

Organized by Mu Mon Kai
Contact info@mumonkai.ca