Kendo is a full-contact martial art practiced with/against opponents of all ages, genders, sizes and abilities. Practitioners use a bamboo sword to strike target areas on their armoured opponents in order to simulate real Japanese swordplay. Kendo was used by Samurai to safely teach swordplay where use of a real sword would have been too dangerous.
Beginning September 19, 2016 and ending December 9, 2016
Mondays and Fridays are in the Dance Studio. Thursdays are in the Aux Gym.
Beginners: 7:30pm to 8:30pm (Monday and Thursday)
Seniors: 7:30pm to 10:00pm (Monday, Thursday and Friday)
Established in 1972, the Calgary Kendo Club is offered through the University of Calgary simultaneously as a sports club and through their Active Living Program. The club is recognized by the Canadian Kendo Federation (CKF) so our students can be nationally accredited as well as internationally through the International Kendo Federation (FIK).
Members can be from the general public as well as students of the University. Anyone can join!