Practice Times, Venues & Maps

  • If you are planning to visit us please CONTACT US first to confirm the practice times and days.
  • If you are thinking of starting kendo, you are welcome to a free trial. New beginners can then continue their training by becoming a full member with payment due the first week of following month (e.g. trial at the last week of August. Membership forms and first payment submitted by first week of September).
  • REQUIRED:
    Everyone is REQUIRED to be registered with Oxford Kendo through this website under the registration tab. Additionally, we require everyone to be registered with the BKA after the trial period of one practice if they are a beginner. If they are not a beginner and will be joining our dojo, we require that they be registered with the BKA. The BKA registration is required for our club insurance. We cannot allow anyone to practice unless they are registered. It will also be the members own responsibilities to keep their annual BKA memberships 
    current.

Practice Schedule (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) – please refer to the website calendar for latest practices:

STARTING TIMES:
Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of the times indicated to get ready. Practices will start promptly at the times indicated. If you are late on arrival, please come into the hall quietly, quickly and join us as soon as possible.

Sundays:
Times: 10:30 – 12:30 (11:00 start @ Matthew Arnold School)
General practice for juniors & adults from beginners to advanced.
Locations: We have Sunday practices at different locations due to availability of venues (examination times, etc.). Please always refer to the website calendar for the latest changes.

Three main locations for Sundays:

Cherwell School North Site Building – Gym, Marston Ferry Road, Oxford, OX2 7EE
Cherwell School South Site Building (opposite of the North Site) – Gym, Marston Ferry Road, Oxford, OX2 6XA
Matthew Arnold School – Gym, Arnolds Way, Oxford, OX2 9JE

Wednesdays:
Times: 19:45 – 21:30
(If there is a youth group present, please do not enter the building until 19:45 due to the the youth group’s child protection policy). Juniors & adults general practice for all levels from beginners to advanced. Practices are held only during university term times.
Location: St. Matthews Church, Marlborough Rd, Oxford OX1 4LW

Thursdays:
Times: 20:30 – 22:30
Oxford University adults only general practice for all levels from beginners to advanced. Practices are held only during university term times. We might still hold practice outside of term times, but please inquire first before coming if it is outside of the term times.
Location: Oxford University Iffley Road Sports Complex, Main Hall, Jackdaw Lane, Oxford OX4 1EQ

Fridays:
Times: 19:30 – 21:30
Advanced bogu (armour) for adults and juniors. This is opened to members who have a rank of 1-kyu and above, however this is subject to your experience level as some members or visitors might be advanced enough and not have graded. Location: St. Matthews Church, Marlborough Rd, Oxford OX1 4LW

For the latest announcements about practice sessions, please visit and join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/oxfordkendo/