Japanese Art & Cultural Center
A Learning Place for Traditional Martial Arts and Fine Arts

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.

2018 Yushin-juku Kendo & Iaido Championships Flyer
Click the image above to view in PDF.
2018 Yushin-juku Kendo & Iaido Championships
August 25 (Saturday)

3 pm:  Iaido Competition
4 pm:  Kendo Competition

All kendo students and friends are invited to participate in the 2018 Yushin-juku Kendo & Iaido Championships.. This tournament is open to anyone regardless of kendo style, school affiliations, age or prior experience.

Registration is open until the day of the tournament without any late fee. Please come and join this great opportunity to test your kendo skills and courage.

Click the image on the left to view/download the competition divisions & sign-up form (in PDF).
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.



  • 7:00 - 8:30pm  General Practice


  • 4:30 - 5:30pm  Children's Kendo
  • 5:30 - 7:00pm  General Practice


  • 4:00 - 5:30pm  General Practice
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>