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What is Kendo?

Kendo is Japanese fencing and swordplay. In Japanese, the two characters for the word Kendo mean "The Way of the Sword."

Kendo developed from the many schools of swordsmanship that have existed in Japan during the last several hundred years. Modern Kendo is a traditional martial art, a way of personal development and discipline, and a very exciting sport.


About Spokane Kendo Club

We emphasize the traditional family and positive social values that are common to both Japan and the USA.

Spokane Kendo Club is an official branch school of the Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation and the All United States Kendo Federation, which are affiliated with the All Japan Kendo Federation and International Kendo Federation. Close affiliation with these governing bodies insures the best quality instruction for the members of our club and allows them to attend all Kendo events:

  • Promotional Exams
  • Seminars
  • Free visits to other Kendo schools
    (23 in the Northwest, hundreds around the country)
  • Visits from high-ranking instructors
  • Tournaments
  • Etc.

Our Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation advisor is Curtis Marsten Sensei (Renshi, 6th Dan). We are grateful for his dedicated guidance. We also take instruction from Jeffrey Marsten Sensei (Kyoshi, 7th Dan) and the senior members of the Bellevue Kendo Club.



Training Schedule

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Monday
5:00 - 6:00 PM Iaido Training
6:00 - 7:00 PM 8 Week Beginners' Training
2nd Level Beginners' Training
7:15 - 9:00 PM Armor-prep & Armored Training
 
Wednesday
5:00 - 6:00 PM Kendo Kids Only (8-11 year olds)
6:00 - 7:00 PM 8 Week Beginners' Training
2nd Level Beginners' Training
7:15 - 9:00 PM Armor-prep & Armored Training
 
Friday
6:00 - 7:00 PM Kendo Classroom Semninars
Iaido
Jodo
Nito-ryu
Kendo Home Training Program
Ukemi
7:15 - 9:00 PM Team Spokane
Visitor's Training
 
Saturday
9:00 - 10:00 AM Kendo Kids Only (8-11 year olds)
10:00 - 11:00 AM 8 Week Beginners' Training
2nd Level Beginners' Training
11:15 - 1:00 PM Armor-prep & Armored Training
1:00 - 2:00 PM Team Spokane Training
Godo Keiko (open practice)


You are welcome to attend any or all of the classes each week, all for the same membership fee. You may also attend different classes each week, as your schedule changes.

Beginners' classes are starting soon. Contact us for starting dates, and click here for registration info.

Our Kendo dojo (training hall) is located at 829 W. Broadway Ave., Spokane, WA 99201. It's at the corner of W. Broadway and N. Lincoln St. (Click here for a map).

Questions About Kendo?

If you have any questions about Kendo, or would like to begin classes, please contact:

Russ or Wendy Sinclair
509-465-5207
Email: Russ or Wendy Sinclair
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