KAMINARIKAN

MOSCOW KENDO & NAGINATA DOJO

The sword is the soul. Study the soul to know the sword. Evil soul, evil sword.
MOSCOW KENDO & NAGINATA DOJO
The sword is the soul. Study the soul to know the sword. Evil soul, evil sword.

Experience unique Japanese fencing!

We are a kendo and naginata club based in Moscow. We eager to get any opportunity to do some kendo or naginata. Besides our mission is dedicated to make these martial arts popular, introduce kendo and naginata to new people and develop fair competition between kenshi in Russia and worldwide. Moreover we just love kendo and naginata and would love to share our experience with you!

If you feel same or share this kind of spirit just give us a call.

Kendo and naginata are traditional Japanese martial arts, which descended from koryu kenjutsu and naginatajutsu and employs bamboo swords / glaives and protective armor for dueling. Nowadays it has become more similar to the fencing. Above all plenty of people practice kendo and naginata everyday worldwide, which is the most important part. This gives a great opportunity to meet new acquaintances and see the world unseen!
MEET OUR TEAM
Ann, Andrew and Max — we are high qualified kenshi from Russia. Most of us have over ten years experience in practicing martial arts, kendō in particular, and we have achieved rewards for participation in national kendo championships as well, withal we are cool guys! We are a tiny part though, whereas our club is You, dedicated people who practice along with us. This is our team!
  • Andrew
    KENDO YONDAN ・ NAGINATA IKKYU
    Andrew is into koryu, Tendo-ryu in particular. He has about ten years experience in tameshigiri and kendō. He is a jōdan player.
  • Ann
    KENDO YONDAN ・ NAGINATA IKKYU
    Anya has more than 15 years of experience in kendo. Very strong and furious lady, naginata counts! She is a chūdan player.
  • Max
    KENDO NIDAN ・ NAGINATA NIKYU
    Max has been training for over 6 years now. He is the most indispensable sempai both in kendo and naginata.
god of thuder, god of wind
Kendo is a traditional Japanese martial art, which descended from kenjutsu and uses bamboo swords and protective armour for duelling. The art of killing with a sword trasformed into the way of mastering one. Nowadays it has become more similar to the modern fencing. Moreover, which is most important plenty of people practice kendo everyday worldwide. This gives a great opportunity to meet new acquaintances and see the world! Our dojō is affiliated with European Kendo Federation.
Kendo kamae, combat stances, fencing
Naginata, martial arts, budo
Common among women, a martial art of wielding a glaive-like pole arm. Today, it is practiced in the form of a sport mostly, which in Japan is governed by the All Japan Naginata Federation (AJNF). It is most common in Japan for this sport to be practiced by women at the collegiate level. However, many men including active kendo participants are joining ranks of modern naginata. Outside Japan naginata is practiced in Europe and America. Our dojō is a branch of Russian Naginata Association which belongs to the International Naginata Federation.
Common among women, a martial art of wielding a glaive-like pole arm.Today, it is practiced in the form of a sport mostly, which in Japan is governed by the All Japan Naginata Federation (AJNF). It is most common in Japan for this sport to be practiced by women at the collegiate level. However, many men including active kendo participants are joining ranks of modern naginata. Outside Japan naginata is practiced in Europe and America.Our dojō is a branch of Russian Naginata Association which belongs to the International Naginata Federation.
Naginata, martial arts, budo
Japanese martial art which focuses on demonstrating swordsmans' skill wielding a katana and testing the quality of it by cutting a special target with density of the material which equals to approximate that of bone and flesh. Tameshigiri is practicing within our dojō time to time only by kenshi whose skill is trustworthy enough. We rely on koryu Tendo-ryu sogobujutsu when practicing tameshigiri in our dojo which is harmonically interweaved with both kendo and naginata.
Tameshigiri, test cutting, katana, samurai sword
KAMINARIKAN 雷館 DOJO

We offer cozy space for everyday practice!

Everything kenshi can ever need in one place. Located within Krasnaya Presnya district nearby the city centre and Moscow-City.
KAMINARIKAN 雷館 DOJo

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Here's a general schedule of our dojo. Feel free to join us! But please give us a call before showing up.

FAQ & ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

How to begin?
Just give us a call specifying exact day and martial art you would like to join. Please consider coming at the latest 20 minutes prior first keiko. The first training is free of charge!
Requirements
Very simple! You have to be at least 18 years old to participate in keiko. If you are younger (11-17 years old) you have to provide consent by one of your legal guardians. Do not forget to grab your ID. You do not need any special physical training, common level will do.
Equipment
You just need simple sports uniform for your first keiko, we will provide you with the rest equipment in the beginning! Though, in time you might like to purchase your own equipment. You can use the following reliable stores:
Where to buy?
Kazutaka — custom-made superior quality Japanese kendo store located in Nara, specialising in kote (free shipping, bogū customisation & repair services + discount for our club mates).
Abudo — Russian kendo store (dogi and shinais, fast shipping+ discount for our club mates).
Tozando — huge high quality Japanese budō store (kendo and naginata equipment available).
Zen Nihon Budogu — Japanese kendo and naginata store (free shipping).
Kendo Star - UK kendo store (free shipping).
Kendo Shop — Korean kendo store (cheap and fair quality equipment).
Hanshin KEC — Korean kendo equipment.
Eastern House — tameshigiri equipment store located in Moscow (vast variety of shinken and nihonto, also repair and sharpening services).
Nippon Craft — superior handmade Japanese tenugui!


Kendo-guide is the most complete kendo FAQ for beginners available via internet. Including instructional kendo videos and explanation on most common cases. Essential kendō RTFM!

You should also read the following kendo handbook prior any real keiko you are willing to experience. Better prior any training at all.

It would be much easier for you to maintain your equipment if you use every trick of kendo equipment manual including how to fold a hakama, repair your shinai and tie your men properly as well as other similar issues.

For those of you who is about to purchase the first brand-new bogu set it is crucial to measure your head properly syne a helmet is the most important part of your armor, thus we advise to stick with the following measurement guide kindly provided free of charge by Shogun Kendogu, a superior kendo equipment manufacturer.
Kendo, naginata, dojo, club, martial arts school, budokan
CONTACTS:
+7 977 990 55 38
info@kaminarikan.org

ADDRESS:
Litvina-Sedogo 3A, Moscow
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