Sioux Falls Kendo

This page is dedicated specifically to Kendo, the Southwest Kendo & Iaido Federation, and in general Kendo (剣道 kendō, lit.

"sword way") is a modern Japanese martial art, which descended from swordsmanship (kenjutsu) and uses bamboo swords (shinai) and protective armour (bōgu). Today, it is widely practiced within Japan and many other nations across the world.

Operating as usual


Two sword lengths totally equals six feet!

(...ya know, cause when each person is holding a sword, that makes two sword lengths, gosh if I have to explain it...)


Training with the great folks in Houston in 20min via Zoom!



We have a new nikyu :-)


-The sword is the mind-

Tom preparing for his nikyu exam.

Photos from Omaha Kendo & Iaido Kyokai's post 04/27/2019

Ready for Nabishima Cup!

SWKIF Kendo Shinsa Application Form - Dallas, TX - April 28, 2019 04/03/2019

SWKIF Kendo Shinsa Application Form - Dallas, TX - April 28, 2019 IMPORTANT! This electronic application system may be used by the applicants who are current members of the AUSKF. Paper / hard copy application material is no longer processed. It is understood that the applicants, who are younger than 18 years of age and those who require a legal guardian, are supe...


Sensei giving Brett direction :-)


A few candid moments from class last week with Sentany Sensei :-)

Photos from Sioux Falls Kendo's post 03/26/2019

This week we are honored to be joined by Sentany Sensei from the Arkansas Dojo!

It is a powerful feeling to know that we are supported by so many kind and knowledgeable martial artists. Rock on :-)

We will be accepting new students in about a month, so mark your calendars folks!


We were honored to be joined by Sempai Ryan from the Omaha dojo last night. Good times were had!!! ...And I'm sore now :-)


Kendo certifications have arrived! They will be presented at class tomorrow :-)


As I said, success all around :-)


Nothing like some success after a hard weekend of training!

Great job guys!!!


Omaha seminar :-)

Photos from Omaha Kendo & Iaido Kyokai's post 09/30/2018

Always a great time in Omaha :-)


Please pack your bokuto if you are attending the Fall SWKIF Event in Omaha, October 12-14, 2018. We’ll be kicking it off with a kendo kata seminar led by Robert Stroud-sensei (Kendo Kyoshi 7-dan) on the Friday night of the event at the Benson Center. There will be a godogeiko immediately after Stroud sensei’s kendo kata session.

Here’s Friday’s schedule. Please be geared up and ready to go at the start times. It is going to be a rich night of training in both kata and shinai keiko.

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Kendo Kata
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Godogeiko

We will be sending out updated scheduling information regarding the Fall Event. Please submit your individual or club registration packets by the September 30 deadline.

Thank you and see you soon.


Registration forms coming soon. Just ironing out the Saturday lunch options.


Kids can get so much out of learning this marital art!


Come join us on Monday evenings!

Photos from Omaha Kendo & Iaido Kyokai's post 06/24/2018

Our friends in Omaha putting the work in :-)


Reminder: No class tonight.

Happy Memorial Day :-)


Big thanks to the Colarado Springs Dojo for being so welcoming to their "fill in". It was fun getting to know you all :-) See you at the next one.


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Sensei giving Brett direction :-)
A few candid moments from class last week with Sentany Sensei :-)
Fun class last night




909 East 8th Street
Sioux Falls, SD

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30pm - 9:30pm

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