Unleash Your Inner Samurai!

You learn about our new 2024 beginners courses in all three arts: Iaido, Jodo & Kendo below.

Registration for the Iaido Beginners Course April 2024 is Now CLOSED

IAIDO - The Art of the Samurai Sword

Iaido is the art of Japanese Samurai Swordsmanship. How to draw, cut and sheathe the Japanese Samurai Sword in a fluid combination. It is a highly detailed, specialized art that also involves the study of military strategic thought and samurai philosophy. In virtually all schools of Iai, the kata/waza are composed of four essential elements.

Dublin Kendo Kobukai is offering an 8-week introductory course to Iaido, starting on the 15th of April 2024. In this course you'll learn how to draw and cut in a single fluid motion, how to deliver a finishing blow, how to clean and sheathe the sword, block, parry, thrust and strike, samurai tactics, strategy and life philosophy and so much more. You can learn more about the course and register - here.

Registration for the Jodo Beginners Course April 2024 IS OPEN - LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE

JODO - The Way of the Stick

Jodo is the art of using the jo, a 4-foot stick to fight and defeat an opponent armed with a (wooden) sword. Jodo is one of, if not the, most practical samurai martial arts ever developed. The stick is a simple weapon. Every household has a broomstick. And yet, the stick has numerous advatnages of other traditional weapons.

The Jo can thrust like a spear, sweep like a halbred, strike and "cut" like a sword. And do so equally from the left and right, as both ends of the jo can be used, unlike the sword, where the design of the weapon only allows cutting from the blade. As both ends of the jo can be used without impediment, the jo can be used in continuous and flowing fashion, preventing counter attack and doubling it’s offensive capacity.

We're going to teach you the same techniques, the same moves, the same samurai strategies taught to the Japanese Police, and developed from a 400-year-old authentic Samurai Stick Fighting method.

 You can learn more about the course and register - here.

KENDO - The Way of the Sword

Kendo means "Way of the Sword". It is a traditional Japanese martial art of sword-fighting which was developed as a safe way for Samurai to practice their swordsmanship.

Dublin Kendo Kobukai is offering a 10-week introductory course to kendo, with the aim of kickstarting your kendo journey starting January 10th 2024. The Beginners Course is intended for practitioners with no prior experience in kendo aged 16 and above (participants under 18 years of age require authorisation from a parent or guardian to enroll).

All of the instructors in our Beginners Course have achieved at least the ranking of 5th Dan in kendo, have multiple years of kendo coaching experience, and have represented Ireland in multiple international competitions abroad.

You can register and learn more about the course - here.

Check out some our Dojo Videos!


The following are some recent clips from our seminars and public demonstrations. 

Irish Kendo: 20 Years in the Making

Taking a behind the scenes look at the recent Kendo Seminar, part of the 20 year anniversary celebrations. You'll see some great Kendo, great instruction, and even greater friendships. 

Dublin Kendo at Shurikon 2020

A short fun video showing the members of Dublin Kendo Demonstrating Iaido, Jodo and Kendo. And some general fun behind the scenes moments as we enjoyed the 'con.  

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