This Manila kendo club offers classes to Filipinos in three locations in Luzon.
One such club in the Philippines, Iga Kendo Club, offers this popular Japanese martial art. I visited their practice area, the Arena Fitness Gym in Quezon City one afternoon to see for myself and take photos as well. The club was founded by Sensei Koji Igarashi, a 5th dan kendoka from Tokyo. It offers beginner and intermediate instructions on kendo.
Kendo is fascinating and kind of mysterious, something that I’ve seen in action only in movies. Behind the seeming mystery and grace is discipline and calculated tenacity that makes one in awe. And this is a photoessay of that visit.