2012-13 Members

ARC Pavilion upper level (Northeast corner)
Mondays/Wednesdays, 6-8 P.M.
Kentaro Hirai
$25 per quarter, equipment costs vary

What is Kendo?

Kendo is a Japanese martial art based on traditional samurai swordsmanship. Translated, Kendo literally means “the way of the sword.” Originally a way for samurai to train without injury or death, Kendo has since developed into a modern sport using protective armor, special clothing, and a bamboo sword to prevent serious injury to the participants.

Club Information

How do I get involved?

New members can join in during the first two weeks of the quarter but are required to watch one full practice. No experience required! Members who wants to join post the admission deadline shall consult with the club president or other club officers. 

Email the club for details at: kendoclub-request@ucdavis.edu or message us on kendo club's facebook page.

Please note that we restrict enrollment to UC Davis students with very few exceptions.


Kentaro Hirai

Assistant Coach

None Appointed

Current Officers

  • President - Aaron Kitamura
  • Vice President - Rebecca King
  • Secretary - Sam Truong
  • Treasurer - Michelle Chang
  • Fundraiser - Gee Vang
  • Publicity - Andrew Kim/Michael Agung


2015 Yuhihai UCLA Tournament

Web Links

http://www.youtube.com/user/ucdkendoclub#p/u/2/uLIEd3wI6f0 (YouTube page.)


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2012-10-02 21:06:22   Hi, this is Harrison the publicity officer! I'll be here to answer any questions anybody may have about Kendo. :) —HarrisonM