Jiu-Jitsu at the CJCC

We are pleased to announce the addition of The Rapant’s Pride Jiu Jitsu to our martial arts program at the CJCC.

They are an established club with a very active membership following the Japanese Jiu Jutsu tradition.

Please join us in welcoming them to the Centre.

The Rampant’s Pride is a traditional martial arts club, training in Clarke’s Jiu-Jitsu and Clarke’s Grappling.

The Rampants Pride is a hard working group of individuals who enjoy fitness and the martial arts. All members are respectful and easy to get along with. Any other information can be requested through this Facebook page or in person during our class times. If interested, your first class is always free to see if you enjoy it.



Phone  (905) 570-6113

The children’s classes are Mondays 6:00pm to 7:00pm & Saturdays 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

The adult classes are Mondays 7:00pm to 9:00pm & Saturdays 3:00pm to 5:00pm .

Please request information on the club fees with the program leaders.

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Bujinkan at the CJCC

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NAJC contact list

Please help the NAJC by sending in your information to them.

They wish to update their Database of Japanese Canadians.

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Here is a PDF of a form that can be filled out and sent to the NAJC via Email, Dropped off at the Centre’s office or faxed to 905-575-0527

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New evening Beginners Japanese Language class

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering an evening Beginners Japanese Language class starting Tuesday March 7 from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. This class will run for 10 weeks.

Please contact Mrs. Wilson:  chiekowilson147@msn.com for any questions or to register for the class.

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Rockin’ Ramen 2017

Thank you to all who attended!!!

The event was a great success, we sold out of Ramen and Gyoza!

Special Thanks to:

Chef Ken Lefebour of Nellie James Gourmet to Go and Nellie James Too    https://nelliejames.com/

Jonny Blonde of Jonny Blond Food Truck and Jonny Blonde Kitchen      http://www.jonnyblonde.com/

For all of their hard work prepping and serving over 250 bowls of Ramen!

The kitchen and service Staff of Nellie James Too, they volunteered their entire day off to help in the kitchen and serve.

Don’t forget Jacquie Wakabayashi, who co-ordinated the chefs, kitchen staff, servers, pop, beer and a lot of little things we didn’t know or think about!

We have to thank the following food suppliers for their kind donations;

–          Piccioni Mushrooms – Paula Piccioni for donating boxes of  mushrooms        http://blog.mushrooms.ca/2011/03/fresh-from-farmer-lorenzo-piccioni-of.html

–          Wagyu Sekai – Ken for donating beef bones    http://www.wagyuworld.com/

–          Jepson’s Meats – Ron and Ray for donating pork bones   http://www.jepsonsfreshmeats.com/

–          Manorun Organic Farms – Chris and Denise for donating bones    http://www.manorun.com/

All of the Wonderful musicians:

The Delta Overdrive Band    http://www.thedeltaoverdriveband.com/

Pauline y El Gordo!

Steve Sinnicks    http://sinnicks.com/

The Royal Seas   https://royalseas.bandcamp.com/

Versa Cello     http://versacello.com/

No Heroes Allowed       https://www.noheroesallowed.ca/

Laura Keating https://www.facebook.com/Laura-Keating-Musician-872213386178056/

Alana McDonald 

Our Sound Technicians:

Jonothan Demers (Plus the loan of his PA systems) and Tak Yano (his equipment loan as well)

Long & McQuade for their assistance with our rental PA


The Jiu Jutsu and Judo clubs for their assistance in set up and tear down and helping out through the event.

Ellie Bowen & Mark Parry for helping out at the bake goods table, and all of those who donated baked goodies, they looked wonderful!

April Takeda for her wonderful gyozas! & Lonita Fraser as our resident popcorn maker!

Rockin’ Ramen 2017!!!


These are 2016 pictures we will post 2017 pics in the next few days.

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Saturday March 18 @ 6:00 Sukiyaki Monthly Fundraising Dinner

Thank You to everyone who joined us for the evening, it was a wonderful meal and we were able to celebrate Stony Nakano’s upcoming 96th birthday!

We will continue our dinners in the fall, please watch this space and our fall newsletter for the dates!


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Christmas Festival Saturday December 2 10:00am-3:00pm

Please Join us and share with your Friends!
Saturday, December 2, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Food Service starts at 11:00 am

Christmas crafts and decorations

A “Japanese” white elephant room

Hamilton Buddhist Temple

Wonderful Christmas decorations and Crafts by CJCC Ladies Auxiliary

This is your chance to find that unique gift for that “Hard to Shop for” person!

Authentic Japanese food served: 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Everyone welcome

Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre

45 Hempstead Drive, Hamilton,(905) 383-5755

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Fall/Winter Newsletter

Here is a PDF copy of the Fall/Winter Newsletter

Print copies are available at the Centre.


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Fall fundraising luncheon Sunday October 23 1:00pm


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CJCC Japan Day 2016!

Hi everyone! 

Come join us this upcoming Saturday September 17, 2016 at 11:00am for our Japan Day!

There will be great performances of our martial arts and odori dancing along with musical acts by the Dokon Daikon Taiko group!

Along with these performances there will be great Japanese food and other activities.

Please join us for Fun, Food, and Entertainment.

Japan Day 2016

Saturday September 17, 2016

11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Lunch from 11:00am–2:30pm

Musical Performances by 

Dokon Daikon

Taiko performance at 11:00am sharp!

Flutist at 12:10pm!

Martial Arts Demonstrations








Japanese Food

Odori Dancing

Japanese Language Classes


Activities for Children

Sign up for Classes and try something new!

Japan day brought to you by the Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre of Hamilton and the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto.



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