Welcome to Kendo!
Kendo means the 'The Way of the Sword' which descends from the swordsmanship of the samurai. Combining martial arts with contact-sport, Kendo is a great way to gain fitness, let off steam and build character.
Kendo uses full contact strikes and thrusts, made possible by the wearing of protective armour (Bogu) and using a bamboo sword (Shinai) to attack.
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Membership costs £20 (& DRSV membership), plus British Kendo Association (BKA) membership, which costs £34.50 for the year for students. This will enable you to complete gradings, attend competitions and seminars, and attend other BKA affiliated dojos. A three month trial period of BKA membership can be purchased for £10. To buy BKA membership, please speak to a comittee member.
All of our clubs and societies are run by a committee.
A committee is a team of people that lead, organise and publicise a group within your Students’ Union.
It can be really rewarding as well as being a great way to gain experience and invaluable skills for your future career.