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.

Sad news from Japan

Sad news from the AJKF, that Mr. Ari Kurose, friend and supporter of the British Kendo Association, has passed away […]

…and a new Jodo 6th dan!

Congratulations to Daniel Silk from Mugenkan Dojo who passed his rokudan grading at the European Jodo Championships this Sunday. Very […]

Eishinkan Jodo Taikai 2022

Dear Jodoka, Following last year’s successful Taikai safely held under difficult circumstances thanks to the fine co-operation shown by all […]

Queen Elizabeth II

This is a an image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II opening the WKC in Glasgow in 2003. It was […]