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Venice Kendo

IF NEW SPACES ARE AVAILABLE ENROLLMENT FOR WINTER 2024 WILL OPEN SOON.

Kendo (剣道), meaning “Way of the Sword”, is a Japanese martial art or budo (武道) that stems from the samurai. Kendo shapes a person’s character through discipline and practice with focuses on courtesy and respect. Kendo can be simplified as Japanese fencing and is practiced with a bamboo sword (竹刀) and amour known as bogu (防具).

Kendo at El Marino

Kendo at El Marino was first started 2016 and is led by Jamie Inouye Sensei (4 Dan), Allyson Dong Sensei (5 Dan), and Ron Stephan (2 Dan) from Venice Kendo Club at the Venice Japanese Community Center. Several El Marino alumni have continued their kendo journey at the Venice Kendo Club and has represented the Southern California Kendo Federation at the All US Kendo Championships. El Marino kendo alumni have given back to the program by helping at the El Marino kendo program and at demonstrations.

Class Information

Kendo requires a lot of focus from both the sensei and students.  As such, students must be in 2nd-5th grade.
Students will need to purchase a shinai (bamboo sword) from the sensei at the first class. No kendo uniforms are needed until the sensei gives authorization.
Day & Time: Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm
Max Enrollment: 15 students (2nd-5th grade only)
Location: El Marino Auditorium
Current Term:  Jan 9, 2024 – Mar 19, 2024
(11 sessions)
Fee: $220
Contact for Questions: kendo@allelmarino.org

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Please note: COMPLETING THIS FORM DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SPOT IN THIS CLASS. You will be contacted to confirm space and eligibility. Thanks for your interest in ALLEM’s enrichment classes.

TO REGISTER FOR AN ALLEM CLASS YOU MUST BE AN ALLEM CONTRIBUTOR WITH A MINIMUM PLEDGE OF $20 HERE.