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A class practices Kendo at Ryerson. All participants are in a line holding bamboo swords.

Recreational Club

Kendo is "the Way of the Sword", a traditional Japanese martial art. Students learn to utilize a bamboo sword and replicate Japanese fencing techniques in order to help improve their human character through discipline and the principles of the sword.  Students begin with the basics and progress to mastering advanced skills and routines. All levels are welcome!

Kerr Hall Lower Gym


Wednesdays  7:00 pm -10:00 pm  and Sundays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

What you will need to bring:

  • Kendo Shinai practice sword 


  • Registration required 
  • Registration opens at the beginning of each semester
  • Registration can be done online through website


  • Elevates mood, reduces stress and anxiety
  • Improves sleep, digestion
  • Improves cognition, focus, stamina
  • Increases energy, self-confidence
  • Increases social support and network
  • Improves strength, endurance
  • Improves long-term health, prevents disease