Kendo literally means “The Way of the Sword.” It is a modern evolution of the martial art developed by the Japanese samurai warriors. While there is no longer any practical need to learn how to use a sword today, the core aspects of the samurai's art have been preserved in the form of kendo. Kendo incorporates aspects from both martial art and modern sport, such as discipline, respect, humility, and physical and mental training. The Western Kendo Club is geared towards people of all athletic abilities and experience levels! Our practices are unique and exciting; members have the opportunity to participate in tournaments, seminars, and social events held throughout the year.
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About the Presidents
Brennen Hayashida is currently a student in the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative Nursing Program and has been practising kendo since before he came to Western. He also serves part-time as a Medical Assistant in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Ryan Xu is currently a second-year student pursuing a degree in Political Science. He started his Kendo journey with Western Kendo Club in 2018. He quickly developed a great passion for Kendo through the club. This is what motivates him to be diligent and committed to the club.
Intercollegiate Tournament – this is an annual tournament held to showcase the skills of kendo players from Canadian universities. In the 2018 Tournament, the Western undergraduate team placed first.
JCCC Tournament – this tournament is held annually at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto; our team members consistently demonstrate a superior kendo skill than average
Fall/Winter term "Introductory" (Sept- Apr) = $175 + HST - the purchase of Shinai (included in membership fee) .
Fall/Winter term "Advanced" (Sept-Apr) = $90 + HST - advanced members requiring bogu rental please add $50.00 for both semesters.
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Kendo Club - Practice Schedule:
Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm (Orange Gym)
Thursday 7:00- 9:00 pm pm (Orange Gym)
Saturday 2:00-4:00pm (Orange Gym)
Fall Reading Week - October 12-19, 2019
Winter Reading Week - February 15-22, 2020
Club registration is available at Campus Recreation, Membership Services in the Western Student Recreation Centre (WSRC). Membership in Sport Clubs is open to Western students and fee-paying adults (minimum 18 years of age) who have a valid Campus Recreation membership.
All memberships will be refunded within 14 days of purchase, minus a 10% administration fee*. After this 14-day trial period, partial refunds will be issued for medical reasons only (with written documentation).
* The 10% administration fee may be waived if transferring to another program/Club or leaving a credit on account for future purchases.
On occasion, certain facilities may not be available due to maintenance, special events, etc. Campus Recreation will provide notice whenever possible, but memberships will not be extended.
Practice Change: Saturday, November 24th 5-7pm in Orange Gym