Covina Kendo Dojo

Covina Kendo Dojo

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What is Kendo?

History of Kendo

Kendo is a modern Japanese martial art of sword-fighting based on traditional samurai swordsmanship. Kendo is a unique art which is both physically and mentally challenging activity that combines strong martial arts values with sport-like physical elements.


History of the Covina Kendo Dojo

History of the Covina Kendo Dojo

Covina Kendo Dojo is one of the oldest and largest schools of kendo here in the United States. Founded in 1969 by Akio Hara-sensei (8 dan), and brothers Takeshi (7 dan) and Makoto (6 Dan) Yamaguchi sensei, they began practice in the old social hall of the East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center. Covina Kendo Dojo is a proud member of both AUSKF & SCKF.


Contact Information

We practice twice a week at:

East San Gabriel Japanese Community Center
1203 West Puente Avenue • West Covina, CA 91790


Practice Schedule:
Tuesdays 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Social Hall)
Thursdays 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Gym)

Update (June 21, 2021): Covina Dojo is currently re-opening and is accepting new beginners. Please contact us for more info.



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