Welcome to the Columbia Kendo Club website!

Here is the practice information for the 2017-2018 academic year:


The first practice will take place on TBA.

Our permanent instructors are head coach, Noboru Kataoka Sensei (7th dan Kyoshi), Alex Lin Sensei (5th dan), and Goro Abe Sensei (4th Dan). We also sometimes have guests and alumni come to instruct us.

Beginners are welcome anytime! You do not need to bring anything, we’ll provide you with all of the equipment you may need at the beginning. If you have practiced kendo before and have your own equipment, please bring it with you (we do have storage space). The club will be doing a large equipment order for anybody that is interested in purchasing their own equipment at the beginning of each semester.

You are welcome to come for a few practices so you can get a clearer idea about kendo. It is not mandatory to come to every practice as the wide variety of practice days and times are to help fit into your busy schedules. If you choose to join the club, you will be asked to pay the required club dues, which amount to $50 a semester (payable in cash or checks made out to Columbia University).

In order to join the club, you must be an affiliate of Columbia University and have a Dodge Fitness Center membership.

For any other inquiries, please click on the envelope icon in the website menu to contact us directly. We will try our best to respond promptly.