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!
Meet our sensei...
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
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![…]
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[…]