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 practice Kendo across the world, and anyone can achieve high levels through dedication and perseverance.
We boast experienced instructors who are part of the British National Team and have competed in multiple international competitions. Our club is one of the biggest university clubs in the UK, and we're proud to have multiple gold medalists with us!
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! Our club will always be open to anyone, regardless of your background.
Join us for after-practice hang-outs and fun socials!
How to Join
We will be holding taster sessions during the first few weeks of the start of the year, so please come and visit us! If you missed the taster sessions, don't worry; feel free to pop-in for taster sessions anytime over the year if you'd like to get a feel for the club! New members are welcome anytime! If you wish to continue kendo after the tasters, be our member and you're good to go! (For KCL students/staff, please register the Competitive membership. If not, please register the Associate Membership!)
Check out our welcome video below:
**Subject to change depending on term time, please check for most up to date info**
As safety is our top priority, all practices will adhere to the BKA Association COVID-19 Guidelines and have extra precautions in place.
Please check the KCL Kendo Club Instagram or Facebook page for the latest and most up to date info on training times and events.
- 26 September 2023, Tuesday, 6pm, Guy's Campus AR4
- 29 September 2023, Friday, 6pm, Guy's Campus AR4
- 1 October 2023, Sunday, 2pm, New City Fitness*
- 3 October 2023, Tuesday, 6pm, Guy's Campus AR4
- 6 October 2023, Friday, 6pm, Guy's Campus AR4
*Address for Sunday Taster Session:
New City Fitness, Redvers Street, London, N1 6NE
**All taster sessions are about 1.5 - 2 hours long.
For updates and additional information please follow our Instagram (@kcl.kendo) and join our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/988791161199645/)
For any questions or queries, feel free to drop an email to: [email protected]
We are registered with the British Kendo Association (http://www.membership.kendo.org.uk/html/dojo_details.php?dojo1=00277).
- KCL Kendo Club