We’re happy to present this video demonstration of Kendo taken from an Obukan summer camp. Our club has a strong connection with Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan, thanks to Tsuchida Sensei. We’ve been honored to know him over the last 20 years and when he came to visit he brought a few outstanding instructors with him.

Kendo training in United States and throughout the world is made up of three martial arts training. #1: Kendo itself practiced with the Bamboo Shinai and armored protection, for full contact. #2: the true art of Iaido uses a real sword but only imaginary opponents, enacted by drawing the sword to make various cuts before returning it to the scabbard. #3: Jodo, is a practice with a long stick in hand defending against someone with a sword in various attack sequences.

In the video you will see instructors performing and teaching a number of students that attended the summer camp.

      Thank You,
               John Hancock
               (Obukan Chief Instructor)

The Obukan Kendo Club is non-profit organization part of the Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation (PNKF), which is a member of the All United States Kendo Federation.

Interested in joining the Obukan Kendo Club?
If you are new to kendo and would like to join we strongly encourage you to visit a practice first, so that you can understand what the environment of a kendo class is like, and to see if the physical demands suit you. Please visit the beginners class page at https://www.obukan.com/beginners. If you are currently practicing kendo at another dojo, and would like to join the Obukan Kendo Club please visit https://www.obukan.com/join.

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