Welcome to The Cleveland Kendo Association


The Cleveland Kendo Association has been providing instruction in the Japanese martial art of kendo for adults and youth in Cleveland Ohio since 1986.

Cleveland Kendo was established as a non-profit, non-commercial organization and has maintained a philosophy of assisting students to obtain Kendo training with minimal financial impact. All of our instructors volunteer their time and do not profit from their Kendo activity.This non-commercial and community service philosophy have been instrumental in reaching an array of students from diverse backgrounds to develop a samurai spirituality that can be a powerful source of strength and focus to manage their daily lives.

Cleveland Kendo Practice Schedule

This schedule is subject to change!

8:00pm - 10:00pm
World Gym
3:00pm - 6:00pm
World Gym

World Gym Cleveland Heights
(Next to the Armed Forces Recruiting Center)
3554 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Why You Should Only Learn Kendo From An AUSKF Affiliated Dojo

The All United States Kendo Federation (AUSKF) is the official organization responsible for the development and promotion of the Japanese martial art of Kendo in the United States. The AUSKF is made up of regional Kendo Federations that are approved by the AUSKF, which support its local dojo members. The AUSKF is a member of the International Kendo Federation based in Japan, which is affiliated with the All Japan Kendo Federation.

Membership in the AUSKF allows you to attend tournaments, visit other AUSKF-affiliated dojos and most importantly, get graded for any rank from 1st Kyu and above that is recognized by the International Kendo Federation and the All Japan Kendo Federation.

A dojo has to apply to and be accepted into the AUSKF for it to display the AUSKF logo and have its students recognized as AUSKF members.

Note: University Kendo clubs such as Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, and Kent State University are affiliated with the Cleveland Kendo Association and the AUSKF.