BBC - Things To Do: Kendo



Rayleigh Leisure Centre, Rayleigh

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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  • Baby changing not available at this location
  • Food not available at this location
  • Picnic Area not available at this location
  •  Dogs are not welcome at this location

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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.

Other Dates

This activity also runs on these dates:

  1. Fri 16 Dec 19:00–21:00
  2. Fri 23 Dec 19:00–21:00
  3. Fri 30 Dec 19:00–21:00
  4. Fri 6 Jan 19:00–21:00
  5. Fri 13 Jan 19:00–21:00
  6. Fri 20 Jan 19:00–21:00
  7. Fri 27 Jan 19:00–21:00
  8. Fri 3 Feb 19:00–21:00
  9. Fri 10 Feb 19:00–21:00
  10. Fri 17 Feb 19:00–21:00
  11. Fri 24 Feb 19:00–21:00
  12. Fri 3 Mar 19:00–21:00


Initial cost £7.00 for first few weeks then £28.00 a month to cover the Friday sessions. All costs to cover hire of venues.


Member of the Eikoku Kendo Renmei.


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Rayleigh Leisure Centre

Priory Chase, Rawreth Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 9NF


This activity is organised and run by Soushinkan Kendo Dojo.


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