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St Mary's Church Hall, Southend on Sea

Run by: Soushinkan Kendo Dojo

Come and try the traditional Japanese martial art of Kendo - Japanese sword fencing.


Suitable for 7+

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Kendo Practice

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Shinai Kendo was born out of a necessity to train. During a time in Japan live blades were outlawed and the Samurai Class needed a non lethal and legal way to continue their martial art.

A physical but very rewarding martial art. Today Kendo has developed into a competitive
sport enjoyed by many millions of people around the world and is generally
recognised as one of the best forms of mind, body and spirit training.


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Other Dates

This activity also runs on these dates:

  1. Fri 25 Apr 19:00–21:00
  2. Fri 2 May 19:00–21:00
  3. Fri 9 May 19:00–21:00
  4. Fri 16 May 19:00–21:00
  5. Fri 23 May 19:00–21:00
  6. Fri 30 May 19:00–21:00
  7. Fri 6 Jun 19:00–21:00
  8. Fri 13 Jun 19:00–21:00
  9. Fri 20 Jun 19:00–21:00
  10. Fri 27 Jun 19:00–21:00


Initial cost £5.00 for first few weeks then £20.00 a month to cover the Friday sessions. All costs to cover hire of venues.


Member of the Eikoku Kendo Renmei.


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St Mary's Church Hall

Hill Road, Southend on Sea, SS2 6NA


This activity is organised and run by Soushinkan Kendo Dojo.

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