- The way of the sword -


Welcome to The UoG Kendo Club Page!

Kendo is one of Japan’s oldest Martial Arts.  At UGKC, we welcome everyone from complete beginners to experienced Kendoka. 

To find out more, email Club Captain Hannah Mason kendo@glos.ac.uk and come along to one of our sessions.

                                                                      Mondays at Oxstall Campus: 20:00-22:00



Our public kendo page: 



Greetings, people interested in hitting other people with swords! (as per one of the Kendo Team’s Unofficial mottos).

We of the University of Gloucestershire Kendo Club, would like to invite you to come and join us, as we try and do the best Kendo we can - while having fun in the process. We welcome anyone from complete beginners to experienced Kendoka and the more of either, the better!

You will get a chance to experience the basics of kendo, the structure of our sessions, and the sort of attitude we take toward each practise. You may also discover a bit about Japanese culture, and samurai rituals as well.

We will most likely start by introducing you to the gear and equipment, the fundamental cuts, basic etiquette, and a little bit of information on the history of kendo, before letting you practise what we taught you, by slaying our enemy clans for dishonouring us striking us in armour.

Remember, kendo is a sport and a martial art, and has a serious side, but also a fun one, and we take full advantage of both.

What you can expect to get out of Kendo:

  • Looks great on your CV – it is an interesting conversation topic during interviews and reflects well on you.
  • It’s pretty awesome – Fighting. Swords. Swordfighting. How much more do you need to motivate you?
  • Teaches confidence building – Really helps you break out of your shell, and become more assertive and strong as a person.
  • Slaying dragons – Because you can totally do that after a few lessons.
  • Learn etiquette and politeness – it sounds strange, but the rituals within kendo really do make you come off as being polite and well mannered.
  • Preparing for the zombie apocalypse – Because you never know.
  • Swords’n’stuff – No really, what more do you want? Explosions?

So as you can see, kendo is very formal, fun, and informative. 

We hope to see you there.


With thanks:


The University of Gloucestershire Kendo Club












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