Kodokan Kendo UK

Kodokan are relocating to a new venue in the Watford area, in the interim sessions will continue at William Penn Leisure Centre Shepherds Ln, Mill End, Rickmansworth WD3 8JN.
Adults: Thursday 7pm to 8.30pm in the main gym - starting - Thursday 5th March
Juniors. Saturday 11.30am to 1.30pm in dance studio 2 - starting Saturday 7th March
The centre offers car parking opposite and can be reached by bus directly from Rickmansworth Metropolitan line train station: Number 320 approx 5 mins travel time, stopping outside Shepheard JMI school stop which is 4 mins walk from the Leisure centre. ( see link and map below)
For car travel if coming on the M25 exit either Maple Cross Junction 17 and take direction Rickmansworth on Denham Way, turn left at the roundabout onto Uxbridge Road and turn left into Shepherds Lane opposite the petrol station continue on Shepherds Lane and the leisure centre is about half a mile up on the right.


34th Kodokan Int Kendo seminar with Masatake Sumi Hanshi 8-dan in Watford UK

28th - 30th August 2020 


Kodokan Kendo UK's 'Premier Centre for Excellence' is located in Watford Hertfordshire at Rembrandt House and is a custom built Kendo dojo funded through a Sports England 'Inspired Facilities Grant' in 2011

Kodokan as a club was founded in 1980 by Paul Budden sensei-Kyoshi, Nanadan (7-dan), supported by the 'late' Terry Holt sensei. Budden sensei is a registered NAKMAS Senior Instructor, Technical Director of the Maltese Kendo Federation. Dojo Leader is Kazuyo Matsuda sensei-Renshi Nanadan (7-dan)  a registered NAKMAS Senior Instructor and BKA National Coach. Former Great Britain National Ladies Team Coach and National Team Coach to the Maltese Kendo Federation.

Paul Budden | 7th Dan Kyoshi

 the 'late' Holt sensei with Budden sensei


The 'late' Holt sensei with Budden sensei



Kazuyo Matsuda club leader.

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