The Columbia Kendo Club promotes the practice of kendo, a Japanese martial art practiced with shinai (bamboo swords) and bogu (protective armor). We actively participate in intercollegiate tournaments and take promotion tests to earn higher ranks. Beginners are welcome to try out a couple of classes at any time, however you must be affiliated with Columbia University and have a Dodge Fitness Center membership in order to participate in the club. We will provide any necessary equipment initially, so come in whatever's comfortable.