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
August is traditionally a period when we take in new students in our various dojo. However, we regret to inform all those interested in joining the club that our general membership has affirmed the decision to remain closed while quarantine conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic are in effect in Metro Manila. In addition, should Read more about Continued Cancellation of Practices Under Quarantine Conditions[…]
Please be informed that the IGA Kendo Club and all constituent dojo (City Club Dojo, Dasma Village Dojo, QC Dojo, and UP Kendo Club) will be ceasing all in-dojo practices and other related activity for the near future. This is due to the Philippine IATF-EID restrictions on sporting activities and events under Enhanced Community Quarantine Read more about Training Cancellation Due to COVID-19 Pandemic[…]
We are excited! The IGA Kendo Club Philippines partners up with the Shangri La Plaza for the 22nd edition of the EIGASAI Japanese Film Festival! As July, being the Philippine-Japan Friendship month, is when most Japanese culture-related events happen in the Philippines, more often than not, we get to be out and about doing Kendo Read more about IGA-Ken at the EIGASAI![…]
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[…]