Kendo is a modern competition sport or martial art based on the traditional sword arts of Japan. Despite being a full contact sport it can be safely practiced by all ages and genders equally.
As a club we attend competitions in the UK like the University Taikai and Mumeishi. We also organize training sessions with other city clubs in Southampton and Portsmouth or travel to different Universities for seminars. In the past years, we've had members in the winning teams at the University tournaments. As a club we have plenty of nights out where we get to know each other and we also do picnics at campus, get dinner in the city centre or visit the local pubs. Feel free to come to our beginner sessions, your first two sessions are free! Practices will be held: Friday 20:00-21:30 Marquee Building and Saturday 18:00-21:30 Glen Eyre Main Hall. Note: Please come to any sessions in any kind of casual sportswear or loose clothing. Shoes don’t matter.
All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Kendo this year are:
Health and Safety Officer
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These are the current membership fees offered by Kendo, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.
|Year Membership - Kendo Society||£30.00||27/09/2021 - 30/07/2022||Membership for the entire academic year. Helps pay for equipment and trips to competitions!|
|Semester 1 Membership - Kendo Society||£20.00||27/09/2021 - 30/01/2022||Membership for the Kendo society until the start of semester 2 (31st January 2022). Helps pay for equipment and trips!|
|Interested Membership - Kendo Society||FREE||27/09/2021 - 31/10/2021||This membership allows us to keep track of who is interested and allows you to come for the first few weeks of practice!|
All SUSU clubs & societies must have a Constitution which governs how they runDownload Constitution
Health & Safety
All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Kendo are available to view below