Welcome To Akai Ryuu Kendo
Akai Ryuu means ‘Red Dragon’ in Japanese. The name was chosen for the club not only because we practice in Cardiff, South Wales, but also because the club was founded in the year of the dragon (2000)
Kendo translates as ‘The Way of The Sword’ and has its roots firmly embedded in the traditions of the Samurai of feudal Japan. Those who choose to practice Kendo today, do so to develop a strong mind, body and spirit, like the Samurai, and to cut down the ego and strive forward as better human beings. Kendo in modern times also has a rich sporting background with opportunities to compete in National and International competitions. For more information please refer to our About Kendo page.
We welcome anyone to our club, experienced or beginner, to train with us in the Way of the Sword. Please go to the Dojo page where you can find information on our location and session times. If you are new to Kendo and would like to join our club then please visit the Beginning page.