Information of the dojo, membership fees, different groups and practice hours. Adults and children practice together.
We are organized under All Japan Kendo Federation, Kanagawa Kendo Renmei and Minami-
Kawahara Dojo is nowadays a rare institution in the metropolitan area. It’s a “town hall” that is a dojo exclusively for kendo. It is a wooden dojo that was built over 50 years ago with cypress flooring – slippery in the dry seasons and good grip in the humid seasons.
The warmth of innocent cypress will certainly help everyone improve their kendo.
Address: Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City, Minami-
Nearest train stations:
- Idogaya Station on Keikyu Line (~10 minutes on foot)
- Hodogaya Station on Yokosuka Line and Shonan Shinjuku Line (~15 min on foot)
Parking lot is available on the Dojo premises and there are many car parks surrounding the immediate area of the dojo.
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Children: 18: 30 ~ 20: 00
Adult: 20: 00 ~ 21: 00
The older children also practice during adult training time.
Admission fee 5,000 yen
Monthly membership fee 5,000 yen
Teachers for children’s practice
Monday: Fujishima (6 dan), Yoshida (6 dan)
Wednesday: Suda (7 dan), Kamiya (6 dan)
Saturday: Mori (5 dan), Izunaga (4 dan), Enomoto (3 dan)
Guests are always welcome for degeiko and Kawahara Dojo’s students are vigorously encouraged to go to visit other dojos as well.
The Year in Kawahara Dojo
Kawahara Dojo Kendo Games with invited Dojos
Minami-ku’s team’s invitation games in Yokohama City
Kyu and dan examinations
Hot summer special lesson
Kendo Camp in Nagano Prefecture
Practice tournament (shimpan and shiai practice, joint practice at Shimizuigaoka gymnasium)
Kawahara Dojo Parents’ Association Taikai
Minamiku Team plays invitation taikai in Yokohama City district
Kyu and dan-examination
Kanagawa prefecture Taikai
Toshikoshi keiko (Last keiko of the year)
The New Year’s first practice
Kagami Biraki – opening ceremony for the New Year
Kanagawa Prefecture High Towers Competition