Training Body and Mind

Training Body and Mind

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The Next 10-Week "Beginner Program" 

available NOW  

 

The Price is $70, which Includes a Shinai

(YMCA Members pay $60)


Participants Will Learn Basic Kendo Fundamentals and 

have the Opportunity to receive Full MKA Member Status after completing their rank test at the end of the 10-Week Program. 

There is NO ADDITIONAL FEE for testing.

(Late Enrollment Permitted at Instructor Discretion)

Click the Button Below for more Information

Welcome!

What is Kendo?.... 


Kendo is a Japanese Martial Art that is the most-widely practiced in Japan by nearly all school children, high schoolers,  university students and teachers, Japanese police, municipal workers, as well as many other professions by both men and women, and is rapidly gaining popularity worldwide for its beauty, respect, as well as its physical and spiritual benefits for its students.


It is most simply explained as a form of Japanese fencing, with kendoka (practitioners) using  bamboo swords (shinai) and bogu (protective armor) to practice with each other with safety and harmony...

Beginners, however will not practice in bogu for their first few months. They will learn suburi (swinging the shinai properly), ashi-sabaki (proper footwork) and other fundamentals before donning the bogu. These same basic fundamentals will be practiced throughout the kendo student's life.

WE WELCOME YOU TO JOIN US!!!



Below is the Purpose of Kendo. 


 "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 one's country and society;

To contribute to the development of culture;

And to promote peace and prosperity among all peoples."

About Us

 

Our Head Instructor, Patrick Register-Sensei GoDan (5 Dan) has 34 years of experience and was the first student of Harry Dach-Sensei (4 Dan), Founder of Memphis Kendo.



Qualified Instructors


Kazuto Yasuda (5 Dan)

Rogers Gossett (4 Dan)

Walter White (4 Dan)

Shinn Taniguchi (3 Dan)

Paul Westblade (3 Dan)

Junyoung Park (3 Dan)


We have many other Students in a wide range of ages such as our youngest student who is 7 years old. We also have students at 9 years old, 11 years old, and even well over 50 years old!  


Kendo is a Martial Art that can be practiced at any age... Even at very young or very advanced ages...  

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Here are Just a Few of our Members

 

Memphis Kendo Association is a registered dojo with the Southeast United States Kendo Federation, as well as the All United States Kendo Federation.

Follow the Link Below to their Website.


Weekly Classes

Saturday

Regular Practice

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cordova YMCA Fitness Studio

Event Details

Saturday

Regular Practice

Beginner's Program 1:00pm - 3:00pm

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cordova YMCA Fitness Studio

Monday

Regular Practice

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cordova YMCA Gymnasium

Event Details

Monday

Regular Practice

Full MKA Members and Spectators, Please

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cordova YMCA Gymnasium

Wednesday

Regular Practice

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cordova YMCA Gymnasium

Event Details

Wednesday

Regular Practice

Beginner's Program 7:00pm - 7:45pm

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cordova YMCA Gymnasium

Monthly Dues

Auto-Pay SubScription Option

Memphis Kendo Association accepts payments conveniently through PayPal.com.  You can set up automatic payments for your dues below by clicking the "Subscribe" button after choosing your option from the drop-down menu.  The option of auto-payments from your PayPal account is very convenient, and utilized by many of our students and instructors.

YES, our instructors also pay dues to our club.  

You can cancel your subscription anytime, but we hope you stay with us.

You may also choose to make a ONE-TIME payment for dues by selecting the correct button on the "Pay Now" button below.

Pay for Your MKA Team Jacket Below for $40

Contact Us

Get in Touch!

If you have questions about the opportunities available to you in our program, send us a message, and leave your phone number in the message.

We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Memphis Kendo Association

Memphis Kendo Association at the Cordova Family YMCA 7950 Club Center Dr Cordova, TN 38016

Practice Times

Monday...... 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wednesday...... 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday...... 1:00 pm - 3 pm