Kendo, “The way of the sword”, is a traditional Japanese martial art, similar to fencing. Originally created to preserve the sword arts after the need for the samurai declined, it has become a popular martial art and sport in Japan, and is gaining popularity worldwide. Kendo is inclusive to all genders and levels of experience, and we welcome enquiries from those with a disability regarding the accessibility of Kendo.

Kendo is the newest addition to TEAMBrookes, starting in September 2021. The club is open to new members of all levels, including beginners. No previous experience with martial arts or great level of fitness is required for beginners. No equipment is necessary to start. 

There are opportunities to compete with the club, and further your skills through our association with Oxford Kendo Club.

Kendo match


Day Time Location
Monday 12:00pm-3:00pm Squash Court 1, Headington Campus
Saturday 3:00pm-4:30pm Sports Hall, Headington Campus

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