Please feel free to join us on Tuesday or Saturday. All skill levels are welcome year-round.
Kendo, the way of the sword, is the culmination of centuries of Japanese swordsmanship or kenjutsu. It offers a unique insight into Japan's history and philosophy. Although technology has changed some aspects of the sport, kendo's fundamental principles and exercises remain true to those practiced by the bushi or samurai. Today, many people around the globe practice kendo in the hopes of improving their ki-ken-tai-ichi or the unity between spirit, sword, and body. The principles of ki-ken-tai-ichi include respect for oneself and others as well as conquering one's weaknesses and building self confidence.
Here is a short demonstration of Kendo Keiko (practice)
Here is a great documentary on what Kendo is all about
The Stanford Kendo Club started in the Spring of 2012 when two students practiced in the Arrillaga racquetball courts. Since then, the club has expanded and been fortunate to add Ogawa-sensei and Fukunaga Sensei as advisors and instructors. The Stanford Kendo Club became an official Martial Arts Club as well as a formal class in the Spring 2013. With the intent of introducing and spreading the opportunity of kendo practice to Stanford students and Stanford community, the Stanford Kendo Club practices at the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation basketball courts on Tuesdays 7-9PM and Saturdays 10am-12pm.
President: Brian Wei
Vice President: Scott Lucio
Financial Officer: Mariko Takeuchi