Kendo is a Japanese martial art that teaches traditional swordsmanship using bamboo swords and body armour. We are a beginner-friendly club so come along and try it for yourself! This ancient martial art was passed down through centuries of civil strife between the ruling Samurai classes of medieval Japan. Kendo players wear tough body armour and use bamboo swords in lieu of the steel blades used in ancient times. Imperial College Kendo Club is now in its 22nd year and has had a long and glorious history. The club is very friendly and as a member, you will get the training and the chance needed to compete in official British Kendo Association tournaments and attend various Japanese cultural events during the year. Get a first-hand impression of Kendo by coming along to one of our practice sessions!