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Kendo is the way of the sword. One of Japan's oldest martial arts it is now practised across the world by men and women of all ages.

Here at Denshinkan, the Cardiff Met Kendo society, we are building a club of new starters (and experienced members) as an introduction to Kendo and to take part in the University championships held each year in the UK. In previous years we have won the individuals competitions (mens, womens and alumni) as well as placing 2nd and 3rd in the team events.

The club has also achieved:

  • 1st place Welsh Open Teams (twice)
  • 1st place Welsh Open women’s individuals (twice)
  • 2nd place Welsh Open mixed individuals (3 times)
  • 1st place British National Club Championships
  • 1st British women’s championships (3 times)
  • 1st place British men’s championships (twice)
  • 1st place British open championships
  • 1st place British open women’s championships
  • 1st place British university individuals championships (twice)
  • 1st place London Open team championships (twice)
  • 2nd place British university team championships
  • 2nd place London Open women’s individuals

Among many others!

However, Kendo is not purely about competing, it is a means and a way to improve yourself through the application of what are referred to as the ‘principles of the sword’. By practicing kendo you will gain better coordination, improved self-confidence, improved focus and concentration, fitness and self-control.

Hi Liam, Can you change the info on the SU page? Only one paragraph needs updating to: Our coaches are James Ogle, the only national level coach in Wales and the only 6th dan in Wales as well, GB team Captain for 7 years and current GB team member and has been practicing kendo for over 18 years and Rosanna Ogle, 4th Dan member of the GB women’s team and 3 times British women’s champion and the only British woman to EVER get a silver medal at the European Kendo Championships!

If you would like more information then email the club on: or just come along and see what it’s all about on a Thursday evening from 8-10pm in the dance studio at Cyncoed campus. Please check our website for more information.




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