Welcome to the official website of Reading and Shoshinkai Kendo Clubs

Practice is currently limited to allow social distancing.

Please make sure you review our COVID-19 guidelines before attending.

Beginners courses are now unlikely to take place until 2021. Please register your interest to be told when a new course is planned.

These clubs, based in the centre of Reading, are members of the British Kendo Association and provide a friendly environment for adults to practise the martial art of kendo.

Reading Kendo club is led by John O’Sullivan sensei (Kyoshi, 7th Dan).

Shoshinkai, set up for beginners and intermediates to practice, is led by Andrew Dean (4th Dan) and Philip Cox (4th Dan).

John O’Sullivan
Philip and Andrew

We also have close ties to Sanshukan Kendo Club in Camberley, and many members practice at both clubs.