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Whether you're a beginner looking for a new skill or an advanced practitioner we welcome you to the KCL Kendo Club! 

Kendo is a martial art based on traditional Japanese swordsmanship.

As a martial art, kendo can benefit many aspects of life. It builds not only physical strength but inner confidence and self-discipline as well. It also encourages positivity, wellbeing, and respect. Values that are important in our everyday lives.

Men and women of all ages and builds practice Kendo across the world, and anyone can achieve high levels through dedication and perseverance.

The Community

Our club welcomes beginners as well as advanced practitioners! 

We boast two experienced instructors (4th Dan and 5th Dan), Gold & Bronze Men's Individuals in University Taikai 2020, and Bronze in Teams Army Taikai. We're also incredibly proud of our encouraging and friendly community. Whether you're just attending practice or signing up for a competition we'll always be there to cheer you on with a fighto!


Join us for after-practice hang-outs and fun socials!


And feel free to pop-in for taster sessions if you'd like to get a feel for the club(:


We hope to see you at the dojo

(or on a video call)!


- The KCL Kendo Club

Practice times:

***Note: Practice times stated below may change due to COVID-19, BKA, and government regulations.

As safety is our top priority, all practices will adhere to the BKA Association COVID-19 Guidelines and have extra precautions in place.

*ANNOUNCEMENT: As of right now, kendo training is postponed until lockdown measures have been lifted. Stay safe everyone!

Wednesdays 18:00-19:30 (Activity Room 1)

Fridays 18:00-19:30 (Activity Room 1)

Saturdays 11:00-13:00 (Activity Room 4)

Guy's Campus, West Wing, SE1 9RT

For directions, see map:


Contact Us

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We are registered with the British Kendo Association (





  • Kendo Associate Membership£12.00
  • Kendo Standard Membership£12.00

Our Products

  • Kendo Tenugui - Students£5.00
  • Kendo Tenugui - Non-Students£8.00