odokan Kendo UK's 'Premier Centre for Excellence'is located in Watford Hertfordshire at Rembrandt House and is a '24/7' custom built Dojo. The club was founded in 1980 by Paul Budden, Kyoshi Nanadan (7th Dan) a registered NAKMAS Senior Instructor, a highly respected International Coach and Technical Director of the Maltese Kendo Federation.
The Club Leader is Kazuyo Matsuda, Renshi Rokudan (6th Dan), a Former Great Britain National Ladies Team Coach.
Kodokan is (when he is in the UK) the resident dojo of Jumpei Matsumoto, Kyoshi Nanadan (7th Dan), Former Chief National Coach for the British Kendo Association.
At Kodokan we have both a very strong ladies section and junior group.
Details on Kodokan Juniors, age group 7 - 17 years can be found here.
Kodokan are also the organisers of many prestigious events, including 'The annual Kodokan International Kendo Seminar' led by Masatake Sumi sensei - Hanshi Hachidan (8th Dan), one of the 'First and Foremost' teachers in the Kendo world today. This is held at Kodokan's seminar venue the Princess Marina Sports Complex in Rickmansworth Hertfordshire and some years at Koseibukan in Malta.
Kendo can be practiced safely by all ages and provides many benefits for those who train in this unique activity.
As we know it's always good to start a sport or an activity at an early age, however you can rest assured that it's never too late to begin Kendo
Please contact us If you require any additional information or if you would like to visit the dojo for 'a look and a chat' and we'll endeavour to answer any questions you may have at that time.
Visiting Kendoka are also always welcome, but again please advise us firstly of your proposed visit. Contact details can be found here.
Kodokan are HMRC registered as a CASC (Community Amateur Sports Club)