Welcome to the official website of Reading Kendo Club. The club is a member of the British Kendo Association and provides a friendly environment for adults to practise the art of kendo. The club is led by John O'Sullivan sensei (Renshi, 7th Dan)
The club meets weekly at Kendrick School Sports Hall in Reading, Berkshire within easy reach of neighbouring towns such as Maidenhead, Windsor, Bracknell, Henley, Wokingham, Newbury. Sessions run from 8:00pm until 10:00pm on Tuesdays and cover many aspects of kendo training in a varied format. We have the use of a large hall and the club has ample capacity for visitors who are always welcome.
Training is followed by a relaxing post-keiko de-brief at the nearby Great Expectations Hotel and again, all are welcome.
Reading Kendo Club has close links with Sanshukan Kendo Club, Camberley (Surrey) (also led by O'Sullivan sensei). Sanshukan Kendo club practice on Thursdays and many members practice at both clubs.
Reading Kendo Club hosted the Sir Frank Bowden/Premiers' Cup weekends in 2009 and 2010. The club also hosted the Chiba sensei seminar in December '08 and the Chiba Sensei/Tatsuyo sensei seminar in July 2010. For an excellent overview of this event please see the article entitled "Chiba sensei does it again!" (July 2010) in Salmon sensei's blog
Beginners/intermediates - Saturdays 12:00 - 2:00pm
General Practice - Tuesdays 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Session fees - £7.50 per session or £15 per month
Age range - 18 and overs only
Sports Hall, Kendrick School
map (East Street is one-way, access from London Road, turn right at "The Turks" Pub)
Member of the British Kendo Association