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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

Premier Cup Results 2014

Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM and congratulations to James Ogle who won the Premier Cup.

Premier Cup 2014

Kendo Premier Cup Booking & Registration

Booking for Premier Cup has been extended to the end of this week  (11th July) – Book here if you have not yet done so

Timetable for Saturday

Registration for the Premier Cup will take place BEFORE 11am on Saturday 12th!

Then the competition will take place after the Kendo Bu AGM and lunch.

Ki-Ken-Tai-Icchi Kendo Club – August Seminar

Dear all,

Ki-Ken-Tai-Icchi Kendo Club welcomes you to practice kendo in Helsinki in late August.

We are happy to welcome two senseis from the famous Iwatate Saburo sensei’s Shôfukan dojo in Chiba to Helsinki:

Kadono Masato, 8th dan and

Suzuki Noriko, 7th dan

The seminar is intended for all kendokas 3rd dan and above and those 2nd dan, who are preparing to participate in a 3rd dan grading in the near future.

The seminar is also intended as preparation for everyone, who is running for the national team and wants to participate in the 2015 World Championships in Tokyo.

More information in the invitation. Please refer to me, if you have any further questions. Registration is open now and will stay open until August 20th.

Our FB-event can be found here:

Check the FB page for any last minute changes or updates.

Welcome to Helsinki,

Membership Address Change

With immediate effect the address for all Membership applications has changed to

PO Box 525,
TN23 9RT

This address should be used for any paper membership forms. All dojo officials are requested to ensure that they destroy any pre-printed forms with any previous address (Gillingham, Southampton, Balerno) as they will not get delivered.  Also when signing forms please check the correct Ashford address is on the form to eliminate any errors. Although it is always better to join & renew on line.

Kendo Referee Seminar

Title: Kendo Referee Seminar
Location: Brighton Kendo Club. Sports Centre. University of Sussex. Falmer. Sussex BN1 9RB
Description: Referee’s Seminar.
Run by John Howell 7th Dan Kyoshi
Open to everyone regardless of grade.
Saturday 4th October 2014
Starting at 10am finishing 4pm
Location :- Brighton Kendo Club. Sports Centre. University of Sussex. Falmer. Sussex BN1 9RB

For any queries please contact John Gale

Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2014-10-04
End Time: 16:00

Summer Seminar Grading Questions (Iaido)

Please find attached the grading questions for this years Summer Seminar.

Please be aware that answers must be handed in no later than 3rd August 2014.

Iaido Grading Questions Summer 2014 (DOC)

Iaido Grading Questions Summer 2014 (PDF)