OXFORD KENDO CLUB (incorporating Oxford University Kendo Club) provides instruction and practice in traditional Japanese Fencing in Oxfordshire, U.K.

We welcome all, from beginners to experienced kendoka to join us for practice.


Seminar organised with Ogimura Sensei 6th Dan who visits us from Japan.

Please check ‘Times & Venues‘ to find an appropriate practice for you.


Oxford Kendo Club has been established for many years and was founded to organise and promote the learning and practice of traditional Japanese Kendo in the City of Oxford.

We are the umbrella club for Oxford University Kendo Club (O.U.K.C) and most members practice together at both clubs. We also welcome members from other kendo clubs to our practices.

Together with O.U.K.C. we organise several social events and competitions throughout the year , including the prestigious Oxford Cup, which is an international event, and has teams competing from several countries.

The Oxford Cup is preceded by a seminar ran by Ogimura Sensei who visits us from Japan.

Organisation and coaching

We are affiliated to the British Kendo Association (B.K.A) which provides insurance and we have nationally registered Level 1 and 2 coaches.


Visitors and spectators are welcome at all of our practices. You do not have to contact us in advance, but please check the club forum on Google Groups for news of any changes from the schedule.