Kendo (剣道, kendō), meaning "Way of The Sword", is a modern Japanese sport/martial art, which descended from swordsmanship (kenjutsu) and uses bamboo swords (shinai) and protective armour (bōgu).
We are a Kendo club based in Metro Manila (Philippines) under the tutelage of Koji Igarashi Sensei. His style of teaching kendo focuses heavily on Kihon (basics). He emphasizes on the importance of proper form and strong spirit rather than merely winning matches. To him, a good offense leads to good defense -- moving forward and attacking is better than evading and blocking attacks.
We are composed of people from different walks of life that are drawn together towards a passion in kendo. We have members from 3 to 60+ yrs old (can't disclose the real age). Anyone can join in the fun!
1623 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Saturday 2:00 – 4:00pm
Thursday 8:00 – 10:00pm Saturday 4:00 – 6:00pm
Dasmarinas Village, Makati City
Saturday 10:00 – 12:00nn
The City Club, Makati
Wednesday 6:00 – 8:00PM
Sunday 4:00 – 6:00PM
UP Kendo Club
Diliman, Quezon City
Tuesday – Wednesday
4:00 – 6:00PM
There will always be mixed feelings when it comes to saying goodbye. On one hand, you are happy to know that your colleague has graduated and is now ready to take on the world with what he learned in college. On the other hand, you’d feel sad as your friend is now migrating to the Read more about I’m glad I didn’t give up Kendo – Prince[…]
Better facilities in sight with the renovations at the Dasma Dojo. For students of the said venue, you may join other IGA-Ken dojos in the meantime.
The Arena Fitness Dojo will be welcoming once again those who are interested in taking up Kendo! We will be starting a new Beginners’ Class on Aug 5, 2017. In preparation for this class, we are asking all prospective beginners to attend one Trial Session that we will be holding all Saturdays of July, from Read more about Arena Dojo July Trial Sessions[…]
You asked for it! IGA Kendo Club is offering the second installment of the #KidsKendoIt program! This time, we also encourage parents to join the training. If you need convincing, read this: http://www.igakendoclub.com/…/kidskendoit-why-kendo-is-goo…/ See you this summer! #kendo #kendoPH #igakendoclub #summer #workshops #Philippines #PilipinasKendo
Interested? Well, we’re always glad to welcome new members! You don’t have to be athletic to do Kendo. And regardless of fitness level, anyone-young and old-can join our training. See for yourself! All our dojos are currently accepting new students: Arena Fitness Dojo (Quezon City) Beginners’ Trial Sessions will be held on all Saturdays of July Read more about Try Kendo at IGA Kendo Club![…]
The #KidsKendoIt is the club’s official Kendo summer program for ages 6 and up. Now on its second year, this aimed to introduce kids to the basics of Kendo in a one month short course held every weekend of April in our Makati Dojos. (Related post: Why Kendo is Good For Your Child ) This Read more about Kids + Kendo = Summer Fun![…]
By Kristopher Inting Since 2013, the IGA Kendo Club Philippines has been participating in the Hong Kong Asian Open Kendo Championships, a 3-day event held yearly at the Tin Shui Wai Sports Center. Spearheaded by the Hong Kong Kendo Association, this competition aims to bring various clubs and national teams from the Asia-Pacific Region to compete Read more about Displaying IGA Ken’s brand of Kendo in the 16th HK Open[…]
By Kristopher Inting “HIYAAAHH!!! MEEEENNNN!!!!” That is the sound you will hear when you enter a Kendo dojo, the loud and seemingly violent screams or kiai. You will also hear the sounds of shinai or bamboo swords clashing against each other or thumping on the armor of practitioners. Even the stomp, or fumikomi, of feet Read more about #KidsKendoIt: Why Kendo is Good For Your Child[…]
By Lawin Bulatao, Verns Buckley At the recently concluded 16th Hong Kong Taikai, more than just Kendo skills were on display. Behind the lightning stroke ippons and the thunder of the kiais rolling across the hall, there is that thing that makes us at IGA Ken who we are: our laughter. As clearly and hilariously Read more about KENDO & KOMEDY: Our Killer Kombo[…]
by Kristopher Inting Our Club is gearing up again for the Annual Hong Kong Kendo Asian Open Championships! This event, on its 16th edition, is something many of our members look forward to, as this is their chance to prove that they are ready to take the next step in Kendo (by passing their Read more about Preparing for the 16th Hong Kong Kendo Championships[…]