Kendo

The art of Japanese swordsmanship is one of the oldest and most well-respected martial arts in Japan. If you're ready for a serious challenge and hardcore workout, stop by your local club and give it a try!

Showing up to a dojo unexpectedly is considered rude, so please be sure to make contact with the dojo beforehand. The kendo community is quite tight-knit, so finding a teacher or someone in the community that can hook you up is a quick and easy way to get started.

Nikaho

(contact Tierra for specific contact info)

  • Hirasawa Elementary School kendo club (including Innai Elementary)
Where: Nikaho Budokan
When: most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
  • Nikaho Junior High School Kendo club
Where: Nikaho Junior High dojo
When: every day after school
  • Konoura Junior High School Kendo club
  • Kisakata Junior High School Kendo club

Links

All Japan/International Kendo Federation (English!) Akita Kendo Federation (Japanese only)

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