Torrance Kendo Dojo offers Kendo instruction to kids and adults of all ages living in Southern California. Kendo provides the perfect environment for kids to learn physical fitness, mental discipline and confidence, while at the same time making friends that will last a lifetime.

For adults, Kendo provides an opportunity to achieve physical, mental and spiritual health that can then be applied to other aspects of life. Torrance is the only Dojo in the United States with more than ten instructors that have represented Team USA at the World Kendo Championships!

“Kenyu” represents the theme of Torrance Kendo Dojo. This word is composed of two characters: “Ken” (sword), the first character in “Kendo,” and “Yu,” derived from the word “Tomo” (friend). Combined, the two characters form the word “Kenyu,” or “Friendship through Kendo.” We believe Kendo is a pursuit in which one will naturally develop deep camaraderie, trust, and loyalty through rigorous training and diligent study.

These relationships form not only between Sensei (teachers) and Kenshi (students) within one’s own Dojo, but between fellow Kendo practitioners throughout the world. Over the years, Torrance Dojo and its members have had the privilege to practice and develop “Kenyu” with Sensei and Kenshi from the United States, Japan, Korea, and many other countries throughout the world. These relationships are something that we will continue to cherish for many years to come.

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Wilson Park MPR Gym 7:00PM - 10:00PM


Wilson Park MPR Gym 7:00PM - 10:00PM