The British Kendo Association (BKA)

The British Kendo Association was founded in 1964 as a non-profit making organisation to foster and develop the practice and spirit of Kendo, Iaido, and Jodo along traditional lines, with the objectives of:

The BKA is the only organisation in the UK which is recognised for Kendo, Iaido and Jodo by the Zen Nippon Kendo Renmei (the foremost body in Japan for these martial arts), the International Kendo Federation and Sport England. It is also the only organisation in the UK which is empowered to award dangradings (black belts) in Kendo, Iaido an Jodo recognised by these bodies.

We have a long-established coaching system to ensure that our instructors have the opportunity to develop good teaching skills. Membership includes excellent insurance cover for both teacher and student.

The BKA prides itself on offering some of the most highly respected and experienced teachers of Kendo, Iaido and Jodo internationally, with several 6th and 7th Dans in all three disciplines.

You can find more information about the BKA on their website

If you are interested in beginning Jodo please see the Dojo section of this site for clubs near you.