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!
The IGA Kendo Club is a proud member of the United Kendo Federation of the Philippines.
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1706 E Rodriguez Sr. Ave, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila
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QC DOJO BEGINNERS CLASS STARTS IN MAY
We are very happy to announce that our QC Dojo will start accepting beginners this coming Saturday, May 7, 2022. Schedule, venue, and fees are as follows: Schedule – Saturdays, 6:00pm to 7:30pm Venue – Rim Sports Center , 1706 E Rodriguez Sr. Ave, Cubao, Quezon City, 1103 Metro Manila (https://goo.gl/maps/oDKX1bmqMmCQEKNe6) Fees – P1,000 Read more about QC DOJO BEGINNERS CLASS STARTS IN MAY[…]
IGA Ken’s 12th Anniversary & Return to Keiko
By Kristopher Inting This weekend marks the 12th Anniversary of IGA Kendo Club. So it seems very fortunate that Feb 12 also marks the club’s return to keiko after nearly two years of not practicing due to the pandemic. We were actually supposed to try reopening last January, but it was pushed back due to Read more about IGA Ken’s 12th Anniversary & Return to Keiko[…]
#IGAKenMemories featuring Verns and Shane Chiongbian
Born in a secret government facility. One of the youngest Filipina international supermodels. Jetted across the globe modeling for prestigious brands at 16. Outside the glitz and glamour, the statuesque Cebuana pursued varied interests such as taking culinary arts, overseeing their restaurant business, tending to an herb garden and doing martial arts training. And that’s Read more about #IGAKenMemories featuring Verns and Shane Chiongbian[…]
#IGAKenMemories featuring Dylan Patricio
Like most people, Dylan Patricio, our bogu class mudansha since 2014, has an affinity for Japanese culture. But unlike most that would take up Kendo because of it, Dylan has another reason to do so – that is to manage his shifts in mood and energy after being medically diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Through his Read more about #IGAKenMemories featuring Dylan Patricio[…]
#IGAKenMemories featuring Red Canoza
#IGAKenMemories featuring Red Canoza, one of the club’s rare pokemons, but the dad version. He’s always game to keiko whenever he has the chance though, with his bogu packed and ready. Let’s see some of the memories he collected in the past decade!
#IGAKenMemories featuring Prince Mallari
When you see Prince in the dojo, it would be hard to take him seriously at first. It could be because of the goofy grin that is on his face most of the time. Or the glassy-eyed stare that he gives you when he’s trying to process what you said. He also tends to be Read more about #IGAKenMemories featuring Prince Mallari[…]
#IGAKenMemories featuring Rafael Javier
Raffy is one of those quiet and unassuming types, so he can be often overlooked when it comes to identifying the “who’s who” in IGA Kendo Club Philippines. However, this 1-dan ranked Kendoka is one of our more senior members, having been with us since March 2012. Even though he doesn’t seek leadership roles, he Read more about #IGAKenMemories featuring Rafael Javier[…]
#IGAKenMemories featuring April Enerio
Today, July 28, 2021, marks April’s 8th anniversary at IGA Kendo Club Philippines. This 1-dan Kendoka, also known as Kendo Kitty in the club, began training in July 2013. While she’s an otaku and an organizer for major cosplay events in the country, her foray into Kendo happened by chance – or maybe it was Read more about #IGAKenMemories featuring April Enerio[…]
#IGAKenMemories featuring Shinmei Sugawara
Shinmei Sugawara, 3-dan, said Kendo looked challenging and she likes challenges. Thus she took up the sport in 2008 in Kawaguchi City Junior High and continued training in IGA Kendo Club in 2013 when they moved to the Philippines. This always-smiling Kendoka is a licensed Medical Technologist but continued to challenge herself by pursuing further Read more about #IGAKenMemories featuring Shinmei Sugawara[…]
#IGAKenMemories featuring Rikki Daniel Reyes
This week, let’s go down the memory lane of Rikki Daniel Reyes, Rikki-kun for many, the man behind most of the promotional materials of IGA Kendo Club Philippines. Whether it’s a poster, a video or a full-blown DIY publicity campaign of the club, just throw concepts and copies in his way, and he’ll render it Read more about #IGAKenMemories featuring Rikki Daniel Reyes[…]