Kendo (literally “way of the sword”) is a traditional Japanese martial art that draws on several elements of ancient samurai culture. As a martial art, it involves fast-paced armoured sparring with bamboo swords (shinai) and places great importance on etiquette, focus, and hard work.

The Usyd Kendo club (established 2004) offers practitioners a chance to immerse themselves in all aspects of Kendo, including tournaments, regular training, formwork (kata) and a strong sense of community.

The club is open to all levels and all ages.