Who are our members? From Burnaby, Coquitlam, Surrey, Vancouver – kendo enthusiasts all around!
Vigourous and Energetic Kendo in Vancouver (Burnaby)
Welcome to the website for Renbu Dojo, a dojo practicing the traditional martial art of kendo in Vancouver (Burnaby), BC. Established in 1977, Renbu Dojo is devoted to the promotion and growth of Kendo in Vancouver (Burnaby). We aim for continuous growth and teaching students the art of kendo in Vancouver (Burnaby) as a way to give back to our community:
“To pursue Budo (kendo), that is, faith, loyalty, humanity, courtesy, friendship, consideration, and responsibility through daily and rigourous training, and thereby contributing to the education of our youth and serving our communities; to be an asset to our society and community”
Enthusiasts of all ages are encouraged to learn Kendo, the “Way of the Sword”. Kendo is one of the oldest and most celebrated of the Japanese martial arts and is held in high regard in Japan as an important cultural legacy. Kendo has transcended its bloody origins in Japan’s feudal past to become a modern martial discipline that instills courtesy, humility, self-control and fighting spirit through mentally intense and physically rigorous training.
Practicing kendo in Vancouver (Burnaby) with us at Renbu Dojo, you will be taught by our senseis who volunteer their time three practices a week and are devoted to promoting the beautiful martial art of kendo in Vancouver. Renbu Dojo is a non-for-profit organization and 100% of all revenues collected from membership fees directly go to covering practice location fees and other club functions.
The Purpose of Practicing 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.
This will make one be able:
To love his/her country and society,
To contribute to the development of culture,
And to promote peace and prosperity among all peoples.
The Value of Kendo is Immense
For children, while enjoying themselves, screaming and charging their opponents without fear, they lay a foundation of physical and mental toughness that will stay with them forever as the continue to learn kendo in Vancouver (Burnaby) at Renbu Dojo.
For teenagers and young adults, just beginning to pique their interests in life, trying to find themselves, practicing kendo in Vancouver (Burnaby), will help them in their mission to find their identity and shape their personality.
For older adults, practicing to further themselves, the vigourous and energetic exercises is useful to maintain health and the challenge of each match keeps the mind sharp and focused. The all out physical game of youth yields to an economy of movement, subtle strategies and a delicate refinement of techniques. The stress of ordinary life is washed away while the quality of life is enhanced. We encourage you to attend a practice at Renbu Dojo, no matter your age, sex, status or creed. Come join our club and pursue the beautiful martial art of kendo in Vancouver (Burnaby) at Renbu Dojo.
Established by All Japan Kendo Federation in 1975
The concept of Kendo is to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the Katana (sword).