Welcome to the San Jose Kendo Dojo
We hope you find the information helpful.
Charlie Tanaka sensei for receiving hanshi shogo, December 2016
About San Jose Kendo Dojo:
San Jose Kendo Dojo has been an influential Kendo school in the United States kendo community since it was founded in 1962. We are an active member of the Northern California Kendo Federation, (NCKF) and the All United States Kendo Federation, (AUSKF), with dojo members serving as officers in both organizations.
San Jose kendo dojo offers top level instruction
in the martial art of Kendo for men, women, and children of almost all
ages. Current members of the Dojo consists of people just trying Kendo
for the first time, to veterans who have competed on Team USA in past
World Kendo Championships and are preparing for future National and
World Championship competitions.
San Jose Dojo is run as a non profit
San Jose Dojo is run as a non profit organization.
Additionally, the dojo has several other instructors, or sensei,
with ranks of 4th Dan and above.
Unlike commercial dojo's the instructors
donate their time and are not paid to teach. Unlike commercial
dojos, Sho-Dan (1st degree black belt) members do not teach. Ni-Dan
(2nd degree) and San-Dan (3rd degree) members are assistant instructors
under the direction of sensei.
Please see our Instructors page for
more information about our instructors.
Dojo News And Announcements
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- San Jose Kendo Dojo is accepting new members on a limited basis. We suggest making an appointment to observe a beginner session before committing to kendo. Please contact us to make an appointment or to place your name on a call back list for when we have an opening. Our minimum age for children is 8 years old.
- 2017 San Jose/NCKF Schedule of Events - revised 2/17
- Kendo Warm-up Exercises & Commands - Kristabelle Lee