Westside Kendo Dojo

Teaching the Art of Kendo in Los Angeles, California Westside Kendo Dojo - Teaching the Art of Kendo in Los Angeles, California.

Kendo is one of Japan’s oldest martial arts and the one most closely associated with the Samurai. Founded in 1999 by Cary Mizobe Sensei, Westside Kendo Dojo is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation and member of the Southern California Kendo Federation and the All United States Kendo Federation.

Operating as usual

Photos from Westside Kendo Dojo's post 07/20/2018

Great day at 38th Lotus Festival! Thank you to everyone who participated and came out to support WKD!

07/04/2018

It's that time of year again! Join us for the LA Lotus Festival, Sunday July 15th. WKD will be performing 1-2pm. Join us!

05/27/2018

No Kendo practice Monday - Happy Memorial Day!

03/04/2018

A reminder to all WKD students, tomorrow, MONDAY MARCH 5, is the first class on our new night. Hope to see you all there!

Japan Family Day Festival – Events 02/28/2018

Japan Family Day Festival – Events

WKD will be demonstrating Kendo at this years Tokyo City Cup at Santa Anita Racetrack! Join us!

Japan Family Day Festival – Events 1,935 followers

12/24/2017

To all WKD students, next Tuesday (12/26/2017) the dojo will be closed, but class will resume the following Tuesday (1/2/2018). Happy Holidays and hope to see you all in the New Year!

Timeline photos 10/02/2016

Birthday boy.

Photos from Westside Kendo Dojo's post 08/04/2016

Thanks to all who came and supported us at the 36th Lotus Festival! Thanks also to our WKD members who braved the heat and our past president David for stepping up to the mic this year. Great job!

Timeline photos 07/09/2016

Ready for Kendo demo at LOTUS FESTIVAL WKD represents!

Timeline photos 06/19/2016

Early start for the SoCal Individual Championships!

Timeline photos 05/15/2016

David + Goliath at SCKF Godo Keiko

Profile pictures 04/20/2016

It's that time again! WKD are excited to be performing again this year at the 36th Lotus Festival, July 9-10 in Echo Park. Come support WKD and the art of Kendo in LA!

Timeline photos 01/24/2016

Great turnout for the Memorial Tournament!

Photos from Westside Kendo Dojo's post 01/18/2016

Thanks to everyone who came to the WKD party last night! Here's to a great 2016!

Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel - ESPN Video 12/14/2015

Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel - ESPN Video

Tomorrow night ESPN will be airing a Star Wars special about Kendo as the basis for Lightsaber fighting in the movies!

Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel - ESPN Video Watch the Star Wars special, the Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel, hosted by Mark Hamill on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Timeline photos 09/09/2015

A big thank you to Robert Kumaki from the Chicago Kendo Dojo for joining us for class!

Timeline photos 08/13/2015

Timeline photos

2015 Nikkei Games 08/10/2015

2015 Nikkei Games

WKD at 2015 Lotus Festival | WESTSIDE KENDO DOJO 07/06/2015

WKD at 2015 Lotus Festival | WESTSIDE KENDO DOJO

Need to wind down from July 4th?! Come join us this Saturday at the 35th Annual Lotus Festival in Echo Park! There will be great food, cultural demonstrations & don't forget WKD's Kendo demo! Come on down! :D

WKD at 2015 Lotus Festival | WESTSIDE KENDO DOJO Join us in celebrating the Asian Arts in Los Angeles! WKD will be doing a Kendo demonstration at the 35th Annual Los Angeles Lotus Festival in Echo Park on Saturday, July 11. The Festival includes food, live music, ethnic dances, and a variety of performers representing the people and culture of Asi…

Tokyo City Cup 07/01/2015

Various pics taken from our different demos at Tokyo City Cup | Japan Family Day at Santa Anita Race Park

El Segundo Hometown Fair 05/16/2015

A big THANK YOU to the city of El Segundo for letting us participate in their Hometown Fair & Carnival!

05/03/2015

Hao practicing his "tameshigiri".

Timeline photos 04/01/2015

Lookin' sweaty after our HOT demo at Santa Anita Park's JAPAN FAMILY DAY ;)

Nito | Idaho Kendo Club | Boise Idaho | Japanese Kendo and Iaido 04/01/2015

Nito | Idaho Kendo Club | Boise Idaho | Japanese Kendo and Iaido

Those of you interested in NIto Ryu might think about attending this seminar in Boise, ID this June. I learned a lot just by observing last year.

Nito | Idaho Kendo Club | Boise Idaho | Japanese Kendo and Iaido The Idaho Kendo Club is proud to be co-hosting the 6th US Niten Ichi Ryu Musashi Kai Kendo Seminar this year.

Sword of Honor 03/28/2015

Sword of Honor

Our very own Hao Yan as stunt double (in red) & Mizobe-sensei as head judge (& fight choreographer). WOOT! :)

Sword of Honor Watch Sword of Honor online. Watch this and other classic & family movies streaming online from Feeln. Sign up for a 1 week FREE trial to watch now!

Timeline photos 03/08/2015

Come check us out at TOKYO CITY CUP | JAPAN FAMILY DAY at Santa Anita Park!!!

01/28/2015

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few." - Zen mind, Beginner's Mind - Suzuki Shunryu (1904-1971)

Ichiro Arthur Murakami 01/28/2015

Ichiro Arthur Murakami

Hundreds of us gathered yesterday to say goodbye to a precious figure in the world of Kendo. Arthur Murakami sensei, R.I.P.

Ichiro Arthur Murakami View the album on Flickr.

2015 New Year's Party at Happa 01/18/2015

2015 New Year's Party at Happa

2015 New Year's Party at Happa 01/13/2015

2015 New Year's Party at Happa

11/21/2014

Quote of the day...

"Without striking, be struck.

Without waiting to receive a strike, be struck.

Without avoiding being struck, be struck.

Don't use strength; be supple.

Be gentle and make good relations with your partner.

Maintain a beautiful posture. Let your zanshin linger and persist."

- Moriji Mochida 10th Dan, Hanshi (1885-1974)

Art of Kendo

Teaching the Art of Kendo in Los Angeles, California.

Kendo is one of Japan’s oldest martial arts and the one most closely associated with the Samurai. Founded in 1999 by Cary Mizobe Sensei, Westside Kendo Dojo is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation and member of the Southern California Kendo Federation and the All United States Kendo Federation.

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700 Center Street
El Segundo, CA
90245

Opening Hours

8pm - 10pm

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