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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

Pre & Post Christmas practice – led by Geoff Salmon Sensei 7th Dan Kyoshi

You are invited to a pre & post Christmas bash. Sanshukan will practice from 8.30 to 10.00 on Tuesday 23rd and Tuesday 30th December. Both Geoff Salmon Sensei (7th Dan Kyoshi) & John O’Sullivan Sensei (6th Dan Renshi and Kendo Bucho) will be present. You can prepare for Christmas and recover from Christmas with us in Camberley – all invited, free.

Sanshukan Kendo Club Map

The British Open Kendo Championship

It was a very good day with 46 competitors in Open, 15 Ladies, but unfortunately only 5 Juniors

Open Championship
1 D Christ
2 W McCahon
3 J Fitzgerald, J. Barnard

Fighting spirits (x 2), J Smithers, A Dean

Ladies Championship
1 G Matterson
2 Z Tallos
3 R Riches, F Koizumi
Fighting Spirit – R Riches

Junior Championship
1 D Alvarado
2 E Sasaki
3 K Fry
Fighting Spirit – Q Khan

Jodo Kangeiko 2015

Please find attached the flyer for the 2015 Jodo Kangeiko

Jodo Kangeiko 2015

GB Referee!

Congratulations to Geoff Salmon Sensei, who has been chosen to referee at the next 16th World Kendo Championship in Japan. The 16th World Kendo Championships will be held in 2015 at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan, Friday 29 May to Sunday 31st May.

Terry Holt Sensei

Kendo Friends,

Holt Sensei has been Critical in Hospital ICU heavily sedated for past 2 weeks and is undergoing a course of treatment to bring his condition under control.

He is making very small steps, but has a very long road ahead.

The family would like to thank everyone for all their continued support and wishes over the past few weeks.

Holt Family

British Open Kendo Taikai 2014

Title: British Open Kendo Taikai 2014
Location: Q3 Academy, Wilderness Lane, Great Barr, West Midlands B43 7SD
Description: The event will take place at Q3 Academy

Wilderness Lane
Great Barr
West Midlands
B43 7SD

Registration 9.30
Keiko at 10.00
Competition start at 11.00.

1. Ladies event (all dan grades)
2. Junior event ages 14 to under 18 (all dan grades, but must be under 18 years on the day, 14/12/2013)
3. British Open Championship (all grades)

The Ladies event will commence at 10:00 followed by the juniors. The British Open Championship will take place after lunch at approximately 13:00.

Registration for BKA must be via the BKA electronic booking service ( before 7th December so that the draw can be taken in good time. Entry fees are £10 for Ladies event and British Open and £5 for Juniors. It will also be possible for Ladies and Juniors to enter the Open and their own competitions, in this case please choose an Open ticket and then add either Ladies or Junior option

Squad and squad potential members should be aware that this event takes place on a designated squad training day. Both BKA Squad Manager and Trainer will be in attendance and will critically appraise performance of all fighters on the day since they must select the squad in December.

Due to last minute requests the Brintish Open Kendo Taikai will remain open for booking until Thursday 11th
Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2015-12-13
End Time: 17:00