NYU Kendo Club

Welcome to NYU Kendo!

March 22, 2016

 Congratulations NYU for the third-year in a row of winning 1st Place in Teams at Shoryuhai!






We have a new practice schedule starting March 21, Monday night. Please take a careful look and disregard the schedules from before.


Location: 140 E 14th St. NY (Palladium, downstairs Auxillary room, same as before)

Schedule:  Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00pm-11:00pm~11:30pm.

 Please arrive 30 minutes earlier to get ready. 






 March 9, 2016

Hello everyone,

 We have now been officially moved into the Palladium Gym with a new practice schedule.

 Location: 140 E 14th St. NY 

Schedule: Monday and Wednesdays 10:00pm-11:30pm.

If you are interested in joining or visiting our practice, please email nyukendo@gmail.com for further information!




 NYU Kendo Club Secretary


Fall 2015 Update:


Hello! Welcome to the NYU Kendo page.

Welcome to the New York University Kendo website! The club has been established at NYU since 2006 and continues onward, competing in tournaments hosted across the East Coast  against numerous other universities and dojos. We have won first place in national collegiate tournaments for two consecutive years, as well as have placed silver at many east coast tournaments in the past. Our motto is to practice properly, beautifully, and fun-ly. 

For Prospective Beginners: 
We accept anyone, regardless of skill level. Many of our past alumni and current members all started at NYU and have gone on to compete in regional tournaments, placing gold, silver, and bronze many times! You'll be learning from some of the best collegiate players in the nation so come and join us!

Practice Schedule: 

Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30-10pm in the George Barrie’s Dance Studio @ Cole’s Gym.

 Our First Practice is on September 9th, 2015 at 8:30-10pm. Please come early to meet us all! 

Please come to our practices and check out the sport. We incorporate all of those who have had little to no experience into our practices. We will have have bamboo swords available for you to use temporarily while you decide whether or not you think Kendo is for you.

If you have any questions, please ask us here and we’ll be happy to answer as soon as we can or contact our email: nyukendo@gmail.com. For updates on Socials, practice schedules, photos, videos, and more, follow the nyukendo.tumblr.com blog!



 Executive Board 2015-2016! 

Captains: Sung Hun Choi, Colin Smith  

President: Andy Feng

VP: Brendan Yue

Secretary: Annie Kwon

Social Chair: Rachel Lim

PR: Rachel Lim 


To Contact any of those above, please email us at nyukendo@gmail.com


HARVARD 2015 (Where our NYU A Team won 1st Place against UCLA A)



SPRING 2015 at Boston University Tournament (top) and the Shoryuhai Harvard Tournament (1st Place in Teams Division)





 FALL KENKA DINNER 2014 (Top) and Garden State Kendo Tournament (Bottom)




NYU Kendo Club Spring 2014

 Boston University Kendo Tournament



NYU Kendo Club. Spring 2014

18th Annual Shoryuhai Champions


NYU Kendo Club in Spring 2012

NYU Kendo Club at the end of the Fall 2011 semester

NYU Kendo Club at the Annual Cornell Tournament 2011


Kendo [剣道], “The Way of the Sword,” is the art of traditional Japanese swordsmanship. The goal of Kendo is to discipline one’s character through the application of the principles of the sword. Today, its practice takes the form of a competitive martial art. A physically and mentally challenging activity that combines strong cultural values with sporting elements, Kendo brings together cardio activities, precision drills, speed exercises, and meditation.

To mold the mind and body.
To cultivate a vigorous spirit,
And through correct and rigid training,
To strive for improvement in the art of Kendo.
To hold in esteem human courtesy and honor.
To associate with others with sincerity.
And to forever pursue the cultivation of oneself.
Thus will one be able:
To love ones country and society;
To contribute to the development of culture;
And to promote peace and prosperity among all peoples.


 For additional information regarding Kendo, visit the Kendo World Forums website.

The New York University Kendo (NYUK) club was established in the fall semester of 2006, marking the first time NYU offered Kendo classes in its recreation program. Following a huge success (recruitment of well over forty-five students, faculty and alumni), an official club sports team was created in the spring semester.

We welcome kendoka of any level! For information regarding joining, email nyukendo@gmail.com