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.