Welcome to the British Kendo Association

The British Kendo Association (BKA) is the official governing body for Kendo, Iaido and Jodo in the UK. The BKA was founded in 1964 as a non-profit making organisation to foster and develop the practice and spirit of Kendo, Iaido, and Jodo along traditional lines. For more information on the BKA, please read the ‘About us‘ section.

If you are interested in beginning Kendo, Iaido or Jodo please see the ‘Getting Started‘ section for more information and then look in Clubs for somewhere to practice near you.

Namitome Shigenori sensei

It is with great sadness that we have learned the passing of Namitome Shigenori sensei, Shintō Musō Ryū Menkyo-Kaiden, ZNKR […]

19th All Japan Kendo 8-dan Tournament

The 19th All Japan Kendo 8-dan Tournament to be held on Sunday, April 18. https://www.kendo.or.jp/en/competition/senbatsu-8dan-19th/ All matches will be live-streamed […]

Phased return to Kendo Apr 2021

Three documents for dojo and members. Please note these are advice rather than legal documents. http://www.britishkendoassociation.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/COVID-19-KENDO-BU-GUIDELINES-FOR-CLUBS-AND-MEMBERS-2021-Apr-11.pdf http://www.britishkendoassociation.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/HOW-THE-DCMS-FRAMEWORK-PHASES-FIT-THE-4-STEPS.pdf http://www.britishkendoassociation.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/COVID-19-Risk-Assessment-110421.pdf

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