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Kendo is a martial art originating from Japan, descended from the traditional kenjutsu (swordmanship) techniques of the samurai. It involves striking various targets on an armoured opponent with a bamboo sword, without letting them do the same to you. It's a dynamic, full-contact martial art with emphasis upon speed, skill and technique; not purely strength. This allows men and women of any age to practice together on an equal footing. The UCL Kendo Club welcomes complete beginners along with experienced practitioners. We are a social and competitive club who frequent tournaments both nationally and internationally. If bashing people with bamboo sounds like your cup of tea, then sign up and join our sessions!

Details for our taster sessions will be posted in our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/uclkendo/) in the lead up to freshers' week.

Our training sessions during the term take place on:

Beginners: Sundays, 2-4pm in the Mandela Studio in Bloomsbury fitness. These are every other week beginning on 1st May 2022

There are no Wednesday sessions this term.

Please note that we are no longer taking on complete beginners as we are too far through our training schedule

Seniors: Fridays 7:30-9:30pm in Pancras Square Leisure Centre

You can reach us at [email protected], or on our Facebook page linked below.

You can also check out our Instagram page,@uclkendoclub, for highlights from competitions, socials and other fun stuff.

This year the club is offering three membership tiers:

1. Remote (Free) - This membership tier adds you to our mailing list, and allows access to online socials if they're the main type of socials hosted during the year.

2. Beginner (£25) - This membership tier gives you all benefits of the free membership, plus access to in-person beginners practice (Wednesdays) at £3 per session, and in-person socials throughout the whole academic year. 

3. Senior (£30) - This membership tier gives you all benefits of the free membership, plus access to in-person seniors practice (Fridays) at £4 per session for students and £7 for alumni, and in-person socials throughout the whole academic year. You can also represent UCL at various kendo taikai. 

This Club is Pride in Sport Accredited

 

Events

Kendo Club Seniors Pratice
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Kendo Club Sunday Beginners Practice
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Kendo Club Seniors Pratice
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Kendo Club Sunday Beginners Practice
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Kendo Club Seniors Pratice
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