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Welcome to the British Kendo Association

The British Kendo Association (BKA) is the official governing body for Kendo, Iaido and Jodo in the UK.

The BKA was founded in 1964 as a non-profit making organisation to foster and develop the practice and spirit of Kendo, Iaido, and Jodo along traditional lines.

For more information on the BKA, please read the About Us section.

If you are interested in beginning Kendo, Iaido or Jodo please see the Starting section for more information and then look in Clubs for somewhere to practice near you.

Latest News

BKA Jodo Spring Seminar Grading Questions 2015

Please find attached the grading questions for the 2015 BKA Jodo Spring Seminar:

Jodo Spring Seminar Grading Questions 2015 (DOC)


BKA Jodo Koryu Seminar – 11th & 12th April 2015

Dear members,

We would like to invite you to the Jodo Koryu Seminar to be held on 11th & 12th April 2015 at

Heijoshin Dojo
21A Toll Point,
Lichfield Road,
West Midlands

Booking is now open.

Please see the attached information packs below for seminar details:

BKA Jodo Koryu Seminar 2015 (DOC)

BKA Jodo Koryu Seminar 2015 (PDF)

Welsh Open Kendo Taikai application deadline =1st March


BKA Iaido Spring Seminar & Grading – 28th & 29th March 2015

Dear Members,

We would like to invite you to the Spring Iaido Seminar and Grading to be held on 28th & 29th March 2015 at:

Portland Street

Please follow the links to the information packs below for seminar details:

BKA Iaido Spring Seminar Welcome Pack 2015 (.docx)

BKA Iaido Spring Seminar Welcome Pack 2015 (.pdf)

Tashiro Sensei @ Portsmouth for Juniors

On the weekend of 28th Feb/1st March Portsmouth Kendo Club are hosting Tashiro Sensei and holding a seminar over the weekend.

The seminar will run from 12:00 – 17:00 on Saturday 28th and 10:00 – 17:00 on Sunday 1st March.

The Sunday morning session (to 12:30) will be for Juniors only

Please contact Malcolm Smalley if you wish to attend

AGM Reminder


The BKA AGM will be taking place on 11th July 2015 at Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre.

Details and free tickets are available from here-

Where else can you get a free lunch?