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A class practices Kendo at Ryerson. All participants are in a line holding bamboo swords.

Recreational Club

Kendo is "the Way of the Sword", a traditional Japanese martial art. Students learn to utilize a bamboo sword and replicate Japanese fencing techniques in order to help improve their human character through discipline and the principles of the sword.  Students begin with the basics and progress to mastering advanced skills and routines. All levels are welcome!

When: Wednesdays 7:30pm-10:30pm & Sundays 10:00am-1:30pm

  • Fall Season: September - November
  • Winter Season: January - March
  • Spring/Summer Season: April - August 

What you will need to bring:

  • Kendo Shinai practice sword 


  • Registration required - discounts available for students and members
  • Registration opens at the beginning of each season
  • Register in-person at RAC/MAC or online by clicking 'Join the Club' below


  • Elevates mood, reduces stress and anxiety
  • Improves sleep, digestion
  • Improves cognition, focus, stamina
  • Increases energy, self-confidence
  • Increases social support and network
  • Improves strength, endurance
  • Improves long-term health, prevents disease