Japanese Art & Cultural Center
A Learning Place for Traditional Martial Arts and Fine Arts
アメリカで日本の伝統武道/文化を学びませんか



 
Yushin-juku Kendo Dojo
優心塾 剣道道場
Kendo is a way of life designed to contribute to self development through
the training in the guiding principles underlying the art of the sword.
Kendo program at JACC is unique because it is Zen-oriented, rather than tournament-oriented. It is practiced as a form of moving meditation in the way the samurai has traditionally trained to attain the peace of the mind and the higher levels of consciousness (awareness).

For children and adults, our kendo training develops self-awareness, self-discipline, self-respect, self-esteem and self-actualization as well as leadership capabilities and compassionate character. Students accomplish these by confronting, and defeating, their own inner weaknesses head on, which improves their sense of integrity and enable them to live stronger and more meaningful ways, taking charge of their own lives and helping those around them.

Yushin-juku Difference:  Our kendo classes focus on character development rather than tournament competition or military-style discipline which can negatively affect students' personality formation and judgement skills while stripping away their self-esteem and overinflating ego. Instead, we use the power of encouragement, compassion and tolerance to guide each student to achieve their life's goals.

KENDO BELT TEST

Saturday, May 20, 2017
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Yushin-juku Kendo Test Requirements


Our next Kendo Kyu/Dan ("belt rank") Test is scheduled on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm at the Japanese Art & Cultural Center (4334 Moorpark Ave., San Jose, CA 95129; (408)418-3535; www.jpnarts.org). This promotion exam is for both children and adults.

 

Promotion is not mandatory but is designed to motivate students keep training and improving in kendo. There will be one-hour test preparation practice from 1pm until around 2pm. Fee for the practice is included in the test fee.


2017 YUSHIN-JUKU SPRING INVITATIONAL
KARATE & KENDO CHAMPIONSHIPS


May 28 (Sunday)
Kendo competition: 12pm-to-2pm
Karate competition: 2pm-to-5pm


View/Download Kendo Competition Divisions & Registration Form (PDF)


2017 YUSHIN-JUKU FALL INVITATIONAL
KARATE & KENDO CHAMPIONSHIPS


September 3 (Sunday)
Kendo competition: 12pm-to-2pm
Karate competition: 2pm-to-5pm


View/Download Kendo Competition Divisions & Registration Form (PDF)



KENDO CLASS HOURS:

Wednesday

  • 8:00 - 9:30pm  Adults & Youth Kendo (All levels)

Friday

  • 4:00 - 5:00pm  Children's Kendo (Beginners, 4 yr old & up)
  • 5:00 - 6:00pm  Children & Youth Kendo (Intermediate & Advanced)

Saturday

  • 4:00 - 5:30pm  Adults/Youth  (All levels), Children (Advanced)
8:00 - 9:30pm  Adults & Youth (All levels)


Class Fee:

Drop-in:  $25 adults / $22 children & students per class

10-lesson punch card is available for:
   $230 for adults
   $200 for children and full-time students

Free Trial Lesson is available.
For more information, please contact our chief instructor: Akihiro Omi <aki@yushin-juku.org>