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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:
Thursday 19:00-21:00
Sunday 14:00-16:00
We also have a children’s class (ages 7-11) Sunday 13:00-14:00.

To sign up for the next beginners’ course, click here.
To sign up for the children’s class, click here.
To contact us, click here or email us at cumbriankendo@gmail.com.

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.