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Welcome to Denshinkan!

Kendo is the way of the sword, or Japanese sword fighting. It is one of Japan's oldest martial arts and is now practised across the world by men and women of all ages.


Here at Denshinkan, the Cardiff Met Kendo club, we are building a group of new starters (or experienced members) as an introduction to Kendo and to take part in the University championships held each year in the UK.  As well as our growing adults class, it is also a martial art for kids of all ages.


However, Kendo is not purely about competing, it is a means and a way to improve yourself through the application of what are referred to as the ‘principles of the sword’.  By practicing kendo you will gain better coordination, improved self-confidence, improved focus and concentration, fitness and self-control.

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Where to find us

Kids Classes

Fitness Studio

Welsh Institute of Sport

Sophia Gardens


CF11 9SW

Adult Classes

The Dance Studio

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cyncoed Campus

Cyncoed Road

CF23 6XD


Tel: 07901911802


Tuesday:   19:30 - 20:30  (Kids)

Thursday: 20:00 - 22:00  (Adults)


Sunday:    09:30 - 12:30  (Advanced Class)


News & Events



6th Dan!

Our coach, James Ogle, has passed his 6th Dan exam!  This means we have the only 6th Dan in Wales here at our club.  He is only the 3rd Welshman to ever pass the grade.

Kids Classes

Great news, our children’s classes have started up again! We are running from 7.30-8.30pm at the Welsh Institute of Sport, Sophia Gardens, Cathedral Road in the Fitness Studio on Tuesday Evenings.

Adult Classes

Adult classes are back at the Dance Studio at Cardiff Metropolitan University (Cyncoed Campus).

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