Hello, and welcome to Ko En Kendo Kai!
“Ko En Kendo Kai” means a kendo community connected by the lakes. We are a friendly and welcoming club, based in the South Lakes and open to people of all ages and abilities.
We practise kendo, a martial art based around sword-fighting that originated in Japan. We use training swords (shinai) and protective armour (bogu) so we can train together safely and responsibly.
Our training times are:
We also have a children’s class (ages 7-11) Sunday 13:00-14:00.
Ko En Kai was founded in April 2019 by Dave Yates (Kendo 3rd Dan, DBS certified, qualified first aider). We are run completely not-for-profit, and no-one within the club is paid for their services.