All practices are held in PAC Studio 1.
September 23, 2018 - The UWKC had a great showing at the 2018 SWORD tournament hosted by the Hamilton Kendo Club. Congratulations to Avery Tyrell for winning 3rd in the Women's division, Dannie Fu for winning 2nd in the Women's division, and Jasper Chen for placing 1st in the Mudansha category. Great job everyone!
September 23, 2018 - Thank you for showing interest in the University of Waterloo Kendo Club! The Kendo trial practices will take place on:
All practices will take place in PAC Studio 1 (Enter PAC by the north entrance). Due to the high level of interest we have received, please plan to attend only one of the trial classes. Bring comfortable clothing suitable for exercise.
The club registration fee is $40. This fee is payable (cash or cheque) at the end of the trial classes or at the beginning of next week's regular practices if you decide to join the club as a member. Check out the club Facebook page and event page for updates.
September 13, 2018 - Clubs Day is coming up soon on September 20 and 21st. Come visit our booth at the SLC from 11:00am to 6:00pm to learn more about the UWKC!
Nope! We welcome absolute beginners who are interested in kendo. We will teach you starting from the very basics. We accept beginners at the start of every school term in September and January and hold trial practices the week after Clubs Day (usually the second week of classes).
As a beginner, you do not need to buy bogu (the protective gear), however you will be required to buy a shinai and shinai bag (50$). Eventually, as you get more advanced, you might start thinking of investing in a bogu set of your own; however, initially you can borrow from the club.
Membership fee is 40$ per term, and the shinai and shinai bag costs 50$. For everything together, the cost is 90$.
As a University of Waterloo Club, it is required that you are a student or faculty member in order to join. If you are still interested in practicing kendo, we encourage you to take a look at the Cambridge Kendo Club.
Yes, you may drop in to view a class. If you are interested in joining and are a beginner, we accept new people at the start of each term.