Who We Are?
The Aberdeen University Kendo club is a well-established club, off shooting from the Aberdeen City Kendo club founded by Kazuo Yamazaki Sensei (6th Dan) in 2004 alongside our annually hosted national competition, the Thistle Cup.
What is Kendo?
Kendo (Japanese way of the sword) is a martial art that has its roots in the many schools of traditional samurai swordsmanship, or kenjutsu. It is a martial art that focuses on respect and discpline whilst being a contact sport using bamboo-based swords (shinai). Striking specific areas covered by protective armour (bogu), we are able to improve ourselves physically and mentally through the medium of kendo.
The university club is on pause right now. As such, we practice with the Aberdeen kendo club who you can visit their website to find out more or contact us on facebook. If you are interested please get in touch.