What is Kendo?
Kendo („Way of the Sword“) is a Japanese martial art that has its roots in the many schools of traditional samurai swordsmanship, or kenjutsu. It is a physically and mentally challenging activity that combines strong martial arts values with sport-like physical elements. Armed with a bamboo sword, called a shinai, and in armour (bogu), a kendo sparring match is like playing chess, a battle of wits, bluffs and double bluffs; a good Kendoka can manipulate her opponent into attacking, giving opportunity to strike. Kendo is an explosive art too; from seeming motionless to strike in an instant, the strikes fluid and attacking with both body and spirit. Through Kendo, can you unify your body, mind and spirit (Ki Ken Tai Ichi) to think and act as one being.
Just come along a session! We’ll provide all the gear you’ll need until you’re ready to get your own, so all you need to do is wear some comfortable sports clothes that you can exercise in. We train once a week at the Aberdeen Sports Village and twice a week with our sister club, Aberdeen City Kendo Club:
Saturdays, 13.15 until 16.00, in the Sports Studio
Tuesdays, 20.00 until 22.00 and Fridays, 19.00 until 21.00 at Ruthrieston West Church, Broomhill Road.