Category: Martial Arts
Kendo is a Japanese martial art that teaches traditional swordsmanship using bamboo swords and body armour. We are a beginner-friendly club so come along and try it for yourself!

This ancient martial art was passed down through centuries of civil strife between the ruling Samurai classes of medieval Japan. Kendo players wear tough body armour and use bamboo swords in lieu of the steel blades used in ancient times.

Imperial College Kendo Club is now in its 24th year and has had a long and glorious history. The club is very friendly and as a member, you will get the training and the chance needed to compete in official British Kendo Association tournaments and attend various Japanese cultural events during the year.

All of our sessions are FREE to attend.

Taster session dates to be confirmed.

Training times for this year (starting from October 10th):
Monday: Beginner 20:00 - 21:00, Experienced 20:00 - 22:00
Wednesday: Beginner 20:00 - 21:00, Experienced 20:00 - 22:00
Thursday: Experienced 20:00 - 22:00
All practices will take place in the Union Dining Hall.

The length of beginner sessions is subject to change throughout the year.

For more information or to join our mailing list, check out our website here.

Join Kendo

Only available to members of Imperial College Union and Imperial Athletes.


  • 5 current members



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