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
Dasmarinas Village, Makati City
The City Club, Makati
Sundays 9:00 – 11:00AM
UP Kendo Club
Diliman, Quezon City
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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[…]
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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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
As a pilot episode of this campaign, let’s delve into the memories of Kristopher “Kutch” Inting, IGA Kendo Club’s Quezon City Dojo Manager and concurrent President of the United Kendo Federation of the Philippines. Kutch, 4-dan, has clocked 19 years in Philippine Kendo. Along with Igarashi-sensei, they established a dojo in Quezon City in February Read more about #IGAKenMemories featuring Kristopher Inting[…]
Happy Birthday to Igarashi Sensei & Junko San! While we cannot celebrate it in the usual way this year, we still wish for the Igarashi couple the best for today and for the coming year! In the meantime, let’s take a walk down memory lane and look at our past celebrations. #igakendoclub #pilipinaskendo #kendoPH #kendo Read more about Happy Birthday Igarashi Sensei & Junko San![…]