Camas Kendo Dojo 

Kendo is for adults and kids!

Kendo Waiting List

We have had alot of interest in kendo in the community this past year and plan to focus on existing members this fall 2023.  We are considering to have fall beginner class as of August 30, 2023 if we have enough interest.  Otherwise, we are planning our next class for Jan 2023

Please contact us at and fill out this form:

Adults, Youth, kids 10+:

Kids 9 and under:

Our main classes for adults, youth and kids are held at a different location.  Please email us at for more information 

We have over intermediate kids, youth, and adult groups who have started to wear bogu (armor)  this past year

Current Practices Times (Kids 5:15pm - 6:15pm, then adult / youth kendo 6:15pm - 7:15pm follow by advanced bogu practice)

Where: Camas Community Center (1718 SE 7th Ave, Camas, WA)


Mondays 5:15pm to 8:15 pm

Wednesdays 5:15pm to 8:15pm

Schedule subject to change.  Contact

for the most current schedule.

The Camas Kendo Dojo (non profit 501c3 status) 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