Camas Kendo Dojo 

Kendo is for adults and kids!

Beginner Class Spring 2023

Starting April 2023 - sign up with Camas Community Education


Click here for more details on the adult/youth beginner class or the kids beginner class.   Please email us at if you have any questions.  Our intermediate kids, youth, and adult groups have started to wear bogu (armor)

Current Practices Times (Kids, then adult / youth kendo)

Where: Camas Community Center


Mondays 5:15pm to 8 pm

Wednesdays 5:15pm to 8pm

Next quarter starts 4/17/23

Sign up with City of Camas website or email

The Camas Kendo Dojo started after a child of two long time kendoist parents indicated an interest to learn kendo in the Camas community and spread to interested school classmates.  Kendo, a Japanese martial art, is literally translated as "the way of the sword", and originated from the swordmanship of the samurai - fearless warriors of feudal age Japan.  Through the sword, the samurai not only trained to become skilled but learned to respect for one's opponents and live a life of discipline and honor.  In modern day kendo, it was developed along side the Japanese education system with the goal of helping children to learn and practice perseverance, focus, etiquette, and respect. Kendo has become an international martial art enjoyed by many practitioners of all ages.  The Camas Kendo Dojo was founded in July 2022.  

Our classes are unique as we not only teach kendo, but we try to incorporate things that we feel are important in a child's development.  Some examples include:

In the beginner class, members will learn:

In September 2022, an adult / youth beginner class will be offered to the community.

First Camas Kendo Dojo Team at the 2022 PNKF Taikai.  

Congratulations to Ai Sensei for placing first in the women's black belt division and to Andrew for placing 3rd in the 0-4 kyu division