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 it 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 became a TEAMBrookes Sports Club in 2021 and we're excited to see it grow during the 2023/24 academic year. The club is open to new members of all levels, including beginners. No previous experience with martial arts or fitness level is required for beginners. Also, 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.