Kendo Michigan

Kendo Classes in Michigan

A Japanese martial art with roots in sword-fighting, Kendo is a fusion of culture and sport. Its philosophy is centered on self-discipline and respect for others. Weapons are the main focus of training. Students wear helmets similar to those worn in fencing, along with other protective armor.

Training is done with a shinai, a Japanese sword. For safety purposes, the sword is made of bamboo or resin. Striking techniques are taught with the sword, which includes strikes with the edge and the tip of the shinai. Unlike some other disciplines, Kendo is noisy. Students yell and stomp their front feet as they strike. A major part of training is forms, or kata.

Our goal here at is to give you a complete list of the Kendo training centers near you so that you can choose the one perfectly fits your needs.  If you are have any questions at all, or are having trouble locating a quality facility close to where you live, please don’t hesitate to contact us so we can help assist you.

Top Online Kendo Programs

NameSales ChannelInformation
Sword Fundamental Training (YMAA) Amazon Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming teaches the fundamental techniques, solo drills, and 2-person matching practice for Sword training.
Kendo: A Comprehensive Guide to Japanese Swordsmanship Amazon Finally a kendo book that feels like it was written for how westerners approach learning
Set of two 47" Kendo Shinai Bamboo Practice Swords Amazon You get 2 Bamboo Kendo swords for 1 low price - ready to spar right out of the box


Kendo Classes in Michigan

Cooper's Muay Thai Gym 16849 West Warren Avenue Detroit 3135818999

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2 thoughts on “Kendo Classes in Michigan”

  1. Ron Fox says:

    Actually there are quite a few kendo dojos in Michigan.. contact me for more information; there are groups at:

    Michigan State University, Eastern Michigan University, Battle Creek Michigan, Detroit metro area, University of Michigan. I’m in the process of tracking another group down that practices in St.Johns Michigan.

    Ron Fox
    Head Instructor
    M.S.U. Kendo Club.

  2. Ron Fox says:

    There are quite a few other kendo dojos in Michigan. For a list of those affiliated with the All U.S. Kendo Federation (the U.S. organization recognized by the International Kendo Federation), please have a look at:

    There may be others I’m not aware of.

    Ron Fox
    M.S.U. Kendo Club
    Head instructor.

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