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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.

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Bowden 2014 Results – Congratulations Taiseidokai!

4th Annual Yugenkai Winter Kendo Seminar.

Title: 4th Annual Yugenkai Winter Kendo Seminar.
Location: Dunfermline High School, KY11 3BQ
Description: Dates: 10th & 11th January
Times: Sat- 10:00 – 17:00, Sun- 10:00 – 16:00

Previous Sensei attending were Gary O’Donnell (leading the seminar), John Hepburn, Gerry Kincaid and Steve Bishop assisting. It is hoped that another 6th Dan Sensei will also be joining the 2015 Winter Seminar.
It is envisaged that a mini-bus will be available from the train & bus link hub (Inverkeithing) to assist in attending.
Further details and registration page will be forth coming in the next week or so.
Get the dates in your dairy.
Kristian Dela Cour
Dojo Leader – Yugenkai
Start Date: 2015-1-10
Start Time: 10:00
End Date: 2015-1-11
End Time: 16:00

Northern Kendo Grading, Glasgow – Ikkyu to Sandan

Northern Kendo Grading, Glasgow – Ikkyu to Sandan
Location: Donald Dewar Sports Centre
Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2014-11-1
End Time: 17:00

Book now at

Kendo Grading at Mumeishi

Title: Kendo Grading at Mumeishi
Location: Cranford Community College High Street, Cranford, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW5 9PD
Description: Kendo Grading at Mumeishi – Sunday 12th October

Grading to Yondan:
• Doors open 09:30
• Registration 10:00
• Commence Grading 10:30

Cranford Community College
High Street, Cranford,
Hounslow, Middlesex,

Book now at
Start Time: 09:30
Date: 2014-10-12
End Time: 13:00

Lidstone Kendo Kyushu Taikai

Title: Lidstone Kendo Kyushu Taikai
Location: Black Prince Community Hub 5 Beaufoy Walk Off Black Prince Road Kennington SE11 6AA
Description: Lidstone Memorial Taikai 2014 Nenriki Kendo Club

Lidstone Kyusha Taikai Saturday 11th October 2014
All BKA Kyu grades (less than 3 years experience or failed 1st Dan within last 2 years) are warmly invited to participate in this year’s Lidstone taikai.

As in previous years, there will be pools of “training shiai” with advice on what to do etc; followed by the taikai.

The venue is (as last year):

Black Prince Community Hub, 5 Beaufoy Walk, off Black Prince Road, Kennington, London SE11 6AA

by 09.45.

10am-12.00 Shiai Geiko; 1pm Taikai

Competitors please register by e-mail to by Weds 8th October, stating your name, grade and BKA Number.

As in previous years, we invite 3+ Dan grades interested in refereeing to volunteer. Please email to express your interest.

Further details on Nenriki Kendo Club Facebook events page.

Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2014-10-11
End Time: 17:00

Iwanami-sensei Kendo Seminar

Title: Iwanami-sensei Kendo Seminar
Location: Birmingham. Monday night will be in Oxford
Description: Friday 13th March to Monday 16th.

Friday night, Saturday and Sunday morning (exact times and location to be confirmed) .

This is a Shozankan Dojo ( event.
Start Date: 2015-03-13
End Date: 2015-03-16