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
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[…]
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 January 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![…]