Kendo is a martial art derived from samurai swordsmanship using bamboo swords and armour. The purpose of kendo is train the body and the mind through discipline and training. It is good exercise and encompasses philosophies such as morality and honour.
Kendo is open to everyone regardless of height, gender or size. Technique is what ensures victory. Beginners are welcome!
As a university club, we have great achievements such as winning gold in the open division (2017, 2018), silver in the open teams (2017, 2018) and silver in the men’s beginner category (2017) for the Scottish University Championship. We also hold bronze medals for the UK University Championship in the open team and beginner team category. We compete in two university competitions and two or three open competitions as well as taking part in two gradings a year.
Training sessions are run by our club captain who is 3rd Dan and is a qualified coach with the British Kendo Association.