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University of Cambridge Kendo Society - Tsurugi Bashi Kendo Kai



Welcome to Tsurugi Bashi Kendo Kai - University of Cambridge Kendo Society

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Photo credit: Ed Naylor

Welcome to Tsurugi Bashi Kendo Kai, the Kendo Society of the University of Cambridge. Kendo is the Japanese "way of the sword". We are a student society but our practice sessions are also open to non-students. We welcome all levels, from total beginner to experienced dan grades. Several of us have trained in Japan and our coaches are licensed by the British Kendo Association. If you wish to practice kendo in Cambridge, or even just watch a session, get in touch with us.


In Kendo Varsity 2022, Cambridge Team got the championship!

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2022 Varsity photo.

In UK University Taikai 2022, Cambridge Team has won a team silver, a open male fighting spirit award (Mr Z.Gao) and two individual bronze medals (Mr D.Aiura and Ms X.Chen)!

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2022 Uni Taikai Team photo. From left to right: D.Aiura, Z.Xue, E.Lam, Z.Gao, X.Chen

Join Us

We are currently recruiting new members for the start of the new academic year! Please make sure to have a look at the dates of our open days and come along if you would like to try joining us. Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any specific questions, or come to one of our stalls at the University Sports Fair or Fresher's Fair to find out more.

Below is a 1-min video that explains the basic ideas of kendo:

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