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!
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124 Sct. Dr. Lazcano St., Quezon City
Saturday 3:00 – 5:00pm
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
by Kristopher Inting Earlier this year, the QC Dojo moved to a new home in the 3rd Fitness Lab. We are very excited with the new venue, so much so that we are announcing our first series of trial sessions and Beginner’s Class there with a bang! If you have been visiting our social media Read more about The IGA-Ken #YouKenDoIt Challenge Yourself Campaign[…]
IGA Kendo Club Philippines is proud to announce its third installment of the #KidsKendoIt summer program offered in our two dojo in Makati City. It’s an 8-session program designed to accommodate kids age 5 and up – as in including teenagers, young adults, parents/guardians. This doubly serve as a bonding activity with the siblings/parents/guardians during the Read more about #KidsKendoIt3 Your Out-of-the-Box Summer Activity[…]
“I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.” -Michael Jordan Since 2013, IGA Ken has been consistently sending a delegation to the annual Hong Kong Asian Kendo Open Championships. Participating in this event has always been a way for the students to test themselves in an international setting whether Read more about #YouKenDoIt! Testimonials of Success in the 18th HK Kendo Open[…]
by Kristopher Inting, Dojo Manager, IGA Kendo Club Philippines Throughout the year, we get inquiries about whether we take in beginners. The short answer is YES! We are always glad to welcome new members to the Club. We have an article about that here: Try Kendo at IGA Kendo Club! People who think about starting Read more about #YouKenDoIt – Time To Start Doing Kendo![…]
On July 2017, IGA-Ken Dojo Manager Kristopher Inting went to the 44th Foreign Kendo Leaders’ Summer Seminar in Kitamoto, Japan. Read the narrative of his experience here My Kitamoto 2017 Experience and here The “Band of Braddahs” of Room 302 – A Kitamoto Story Another article has surfaced on the Yoseikan home page authored by Hiroshi Uchida-sensei and Read more about Doing Kendo with the Children of Youseikan: A Review from Hiroshi Uchida-sensei[…]
With all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season in the Philippines, we still find time to get together and duke it out at the dojo with all the IGA-Ken members available to end 2017 with a bang. The annual IGA Kendo Club Philippines year-end shiai and party was held last December 17, 2017 Read more about The 2017 IGA-Ken year-end Shiai and Party[…]
Congratulations are in order for academic achievements! Out of all the IGA-Ken dojos, the Arena dojo is comprised of mostly students and young professionals. It is important to note the considerable time and effort these individuals have dedicated to their studies while pursuing Kendo. That’s why we take pride, not only in our club’s collective Read more about Success Stories – Juggling Studies and Kendo[…]
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[…]