Kendo

Officer Name Phone E-Mail
President Minh Vu 202-455-9990 minhvu@gwmail.gwu.edu
Vice President Di Wang 347-484-6162 wangdi@gwmail.gwu.edu
Treasurer Scott Cho 201-960-0252 scottycho@gwmail.gwu.edu
Contact E-Mail minhvu@gwmail.gwu.edu
Website n/a
National Affiliation Greater Northeastern US Kendo Association

Updated 8/21/2017

Kendo is a form of Japanese fencing. Translated literally, kendo means "the Way of the Sword". It is the national sport of Japan and is gaining in popularity world wide. In kendo, 2 players face off against each other wearing armor and attacking with bamboo swords called Shinais. There are 4 targets on a player's body that must be hit with near-perfect form and accuracy in order for a point to be won. It is a very disciplined sport that challenges both the mind and the body. The goal of the Kendo Club at the George Washington University is to introduce the sport of kendo to the GW community and help teach new players and train veteran players. No prior experience is necessary, the club always welcomes new interested members.  The club has regularly practiced on Tuesdays and Thursday from 8:00 - 10:00pm and on Saturdays from 1:00 - 4:00pm.

Competition Results

Kendo @ Rutgers Collegiate Tournament

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 4:00pm

Minh Vu: Top 8 - Mudansha Division
Yong Kwon: 2nd place - Mudansha Division
Sungwoo Cho: Top 8 - Yudansha Division

Mitsukoshi Cup: GW Top 8 Finish

Kendo @ Cornell University Invitational Tournament

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 4:00pm

Dunkin Adam - 1st Place -Yudansha Division

Yong Kwon - Top 8 - Mudansha Division

Kendo @ Shidogakuin 30th Anniversary Tournament

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 5:00pm

Dunkin Adams - 1st Place - Senbatsu Division

Yong Kwon - 3rd Place - Mudansha Division