Boston Kendo Kyokai
Boston Kendo Kyokai
Boston Kendo Kyokai

Welcome to the Boston Kendo Kyokai WebSite

Kendo, the Way of the Sword, is the Art of Japanese Fencing. Kendo is one of the oldest and most celebrated  of the Japanese martial arts and is held in high regard in Japan as an important cultural legacy. Kendo has transcended its bloody origins in Japan's feudal past to become a modern martial discipline that instills courtesy, humility, self-control and fighting spirit through mentally intense and physically rigorous training.

Interested?  Drop by the dojo to watch a practice. For more information about kendo print or download our Beginner's Guide to Kendo and Terminology Guide.


Details on how you can apply for membership on our Membership Info Page. You can also pay membership tuition via Paypal on the Member Info Page. Print this Membership Application Form, fill it out and bring it with you. We always recommend that you visit our dojo and watch a practice before joining.  Boston Kendo Kyokai is open to all who would like to learn kendo, regardless of race, color, creed, national orign, gender or sexual orientation. We welcome all, beginners and experienced kenshi alike. We have several open enrollment periods during the year for beginners. 

Open Enrollment for Beginners Closed.

Membership Tuition

  Monthly 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year
Adults $50 $125 $225 $425
Students $35 $75 $125 $225
Kids under 18
Free Free Free Free

About Boston Kendo Kyokai

Boston Kendo Kyokai, founded in 1980, is commited to promoting kendo in Eastern Massachusetts by conducting regular kendo practice, holding demonstrations and exhibitions, sponsoring seminars and joint practices, participating in regional and national tournaments, and publicizing kendo on-line and through other media. Boston Kendo Kyokai is a member of the All United States Kendo Federation and the All Eastern United States Kendo Federation.

Boston Kendo Kyokai is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

Our instructors are:
Mr. David Harrison - 5 dan, Mr. Daisei Konno - 5 dan, Mr. Richard Sisitsky- 4 dan, Mr. Oleg Stakhanov - 4 dan, Mr. Andy Linfoot - 4 dan, Mr. Aki Shikitani - 4 dan, and Mr. Tomas Peloso - 4 dan.

Boston Kendo Kyokai follows a standard curriculum as promulgated by the All Japan Kendo Federation.