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Manila Kendo Club 2018 Summer Program

The Manila Kendo Club Philippines invites you to the 2018 Kendo Summer Program starting April 3 at the Ateneo de Manila University! This summer, learn this traditional Japanese martial art which originated from samurai swordsmanship during Japan’s feudal warring era. Today, it is a sport with numerous tournaments held around the world!

Popularized by anime and samurai movies, kendo, literally translated as “the way of the sword”, puts emphasis in training both the body and the mind. Deeply rooted in Japanese tradition, samurai philosophies and etiquette are a must if you want to advance in kendo rank. Developing your character will help you in your daily life as well.

Kendo popularized by anime and movies

Kendo is for everyone! It is a unique physical sport where it does not matter whether you are tall, short, big, small, a girl or a boy, young or old. Kendo focuses on proper execution of the techniques, timing of the hit, and your spirit to count as a point during a match!

Manila Kendo Club members in a friendly match (“jigeiko”). (Left: Kosuke Morishima, a male high school student; Right: Elvi Inoue, a female office worker)

Join us this summer to learn more about kendo! Please call the Ateneo university administrators at 426 6001 loc. 5016-5017 for reservations. Limited slots only!


Enrollees: Boys and girls, 10-17 years old

Class location: Loyola Schools Martial Arts Center, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City

Class schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-3:00pm from April 3 to May 3 (10 sessions)

Program fee: P3,500 paid to the Ateneo university administrators

Program reservation contact: 426 6001 loc. 5016-5017 (Ms. Leny Manalo from Ateneo)


  • What do I need to bring to class?

    • We will provide the equipment for you to borrow. We can assist you if you are interested to purchase your own equipment already (we do not sell equipment), but you are not required to buy equipment yet for this program.

    • You are not required to wear the kendo uniform yet. Any comfortable sports attire is okay. We can assist you if you are interested to purchase kendo uniforms (we do not sell uniforms), but you are not required to buy kendo uniforms yet for this program.

    • Just like any sports activity, please bring water/hydration and a change of clothes.

  • Who can join the summer program?

    • Boys and girls ages 10-17 years old from any school can join. Please contact the Ateneo university administrators at 426 6001 loc. 5016-5017 for reservations.

  • Who is the Manila Kendo Club?

    • Manila Kendo Club (or “MKC”) is a non-profit organization whose aim is to spread and advance kendo practice in the Philippines. Learn more about the club through the website or through Facebook.

  • Do you have other regular practices aside from the Summer Program?

    • Yes we have regular beginner and advance classes outside the summer program. You may learn more about them in this link.

For any additional questions or concerns, feel free to reach us via email (, or send us a message through Facebook (! For summer program reservations, please call the Ateneo university administrators at 426 6001 loc. 5016-5017. Limited slots only!


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