About Us

Ken Yu Kai Kendo Dojo has been teaching Kendo for over 20 years. We are affiliated to the South African Kendo Federation which in turn is affiliated to the European and International Kendo Federations. Ken Yu Kai is an inclusive club that is open to anyone that has interest and passion to learn and train in the beautiful art of kendo. Our training hall is one of the most beautiful in the country, purpose built for traditional Japanese sword arts and set in safe and tranquil environment within the heart of Bryanston. It is our aim to promote social wellbeing, understanding, goodwill and connection by encouraging development of character through the application of the principles of the sword. Kendo practitioners of all levels and experience are motivated to train with intensity yet at a pace allowing for progress that they are comfortable with, in a safe and respectful environment. Please view the South African Kendo Federation Website www.sakf.co.za for more information on Kendo and list of other Kendo clubs.

To find out more about Ken Yu Kai Dojo, e-mail us at: to through the application of an etiquette protocol that is integral and part of all training, grade tests and competitions. Kendo is a full contact martial art that involves the striking at clearly defined targets with a bamboo sword. Kendo players must wear the prescribed protective clothing when they engage in contact striking. Kendo is also played as a sport where fighters can compete against each other in competition that is conducted within a set framework of rules. Competitions are conducted locally at club and national level. The South African kendo Federation also participates in the European Kendo Championship and the World Kendo Championship.

Want to know more about Kendo, e-mail us at: to train at a higher intensity for longer periods, yet older practitioners are also able to train at a pace that is aligned to their physical condition and achieve maximum benefit from training in kendo. Through constant kendo training, practitioners develop increased strength of character, awareness, concentration, assertiveness, confidence, balance and physical endurance. Feeling excited about the prospect of learning Kendo? E-mail us at info@kenyukai.co.za and we will contact you to set a date for your first lesson.

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Contact Details

e-mail:ton Johannesburg South Africa 2191

Training Times

Monday: 16:30 to 17:30 and 18:00 to 19:00 Wednesday: 16:30 to 17:30 and 18:00 to 19:00

Monthly Membership Fee:

Students: R300 Adults: R400 Family: R700


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