7th dan Renshi Kendo
Butokukan Welcomes New Members
British Kendo Renmei
The British Kendo Renmei (Eikoku Kendo Renmei in Japanese) was founded in 1973 to provide an alternative choice for Budo (Kendo) students.
We offer an understanding
of the traditional arts and ways of the Japanese martial culture,
rather than those who interpret
and present Kendo mainly as a competitive sport.
The Butokukan Dojo has been active in the Brighton area for 50 years. Currently there are weekly kendo practices in Brighton
and in Lewes.
Beginners are always welcome. Trial lessons – no obligation.
There is also an Iai group practising in Lewes.
Kendō goes back to the
Samurai or warrior class of Old Japan. We use bamboo shinai
or practice swords, wearing protective armour.
There are ‘4 Poisons’ to
overcome in Kendō: fear, doubt, surprise and confusion.
By confronting these, Kendō students can attain a calm mind to face their everyday problems.