Practice Schedule

Beginning May 6, 2024 and ending August 9, 2024

Kendo - Beginners I & II: 

May 9 August 8 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Th Dance Studio (KNA 163)

Kendo - Intermediate to Advanced:

May 6 July 29 7:00 PM 9:00 PM M Dance Studio (KNA 163)
May 10 August 9 7:00 PM 9:00 PM F Dance Studio (KNA 163)


If you are considering joining our club, you are welcome to stop by and watch one of our regular practices. We also offer up to two free trial classes for new beginners at the start of each semester, which you can register for through the University of Calgary website.

Our Dojo

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 is welcome to join!


Kendo is a full-contact martial art practiced with/against opponents of all ages, genders, sizes and abilities.  Practitioners use a bamboo sword called a shinai to strike target areas on their armoured opponents in order to simulate real Japanese swordplay. Kendo is a modern martial art that developed out of the Samurai tradition, replacing katana with bamboo shinai as use of real swords would be too dangerous. In its current form, kendo is used to build discipline, athleticism, and a strong fighting spirit.

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