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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.  Last year the club achieved silver in both the team and individuals 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.


Our coaches are James Ogle, 5th dan and GB team Captain, a registered association coach and has been practicing kendo for over 14 years and Rosanna Riches, 4th Dan member of the GB women’s team and 3 times British women’s champion. 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 8-9pm in the dance studio at Cyncoed campus.


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