WELCOME TO MALAYSIA'S HAMACHIDORI KENDO DOJO!
We're a dojo based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where you can learn the Japanese martial arts of Kendo, Jukendo, Tankendo & Iaido, get healthier and just as important; have fun!
Kendo (剣道) is a budo (martial way) that aims to forge the mind and body of practitioners and facilitate the development of character through continued keiko (practice).
Jukendo (銃剣道) is a modern budo (martial way) that can be traced back to the traditional Japanese schools of sōjutsu (spearmanship).
Tankendo means the “Way of the Short Sword”. It is a budo allied to Jukendo that is based on traditional Japanese kodachi (short sword) techniques.
The object of iaido is to learn to draw the sword in an instant to overcome an aggressor. It is a “Way” in which practitioners seek to train the mind and body through developing a spiritual appreciation of the relationship between life and death, movement and stillness
Kendo, Iaido, Jukendo & Tankendo Instructor
Edwin started kendo in 1990 and attained the level of 5th-dan (5th black belt) in 2009. He is also one of the first Dan and Kyu holders in tankendo & jukendo in Malaysia and SEA and was one of three Malaysian representatives in the 1st Jukendo International Seminar 2018 in Yokosuka, Japan. He also holds the rank of 3rd-dan in iaido, 2nd-dan in tankendo & 1st-dan in jukendo. Currently, he is the lead instructor at Hamachidori Dojo and the UCSI Kendo Dojo. He has participated in several international & ASEAN region kendo competitions and has trained and attended the Kitamoto Kendo Instructors' Seminar in Japan in 1997, 2002, 2012.
Jukendo & Tankendo Instructor
CH jumped into kendo in 2014 and went into jukendo and tankendo in 2017. He was one of three Malaysian representatives in the 1st Jukendo International Seminar 2018 in Yokosuka, Japan. CH is also one of the first in Malaysia and SEA to hold the ranks of dan and kyu in tankendo and jukendo (1st-dan in tankendo, 1st-kyu in jukendo). He currently holds the rank of 1st-kyu in kendo.
Vijay first studied kendo in Aichi Prefecture, Japan under the tutelage of Suga Keisuke (Kyoshi 7 Dan) & Takayuki Okimura (5 Dan) in 2006. Upon returning to Malaysia, he restarted kendo in 2013 and currently holds the rank of 3rd-dan.
Kelly started kendo in 2012 and discovered tankendo and jukendo in 2016. She is one of the first Dan and Kyu holders for tankendo and jukendo in Malaysia and SEA (2nd-dan tankendo, 1st kyu jukendo). She was one of three Malaysian representatives in the 1st Jukendo International Seminar 2018 in Yokosuka, Japan. She currently holds the rank of 1st-dan in kendo.
7.00 - 8.00pm: Tankendo
8.00 - 9.00pm: Kendo
7.00 - 8.00pm: Jukendo
8.00 - 9.00pm: Kendo
2.30 - 3.30pm: Iaido / Jukendo & Tankendo kata / Kendo kata / Kendo for Children
3.30-4.30pm: Kendo etc
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Our Background & Philosophy
Hamachidori Dojo was setup in June 2018, with the intention of providing a safe, fun place to learn the Japanese martial arts of kendo, jukendo, tankendo and iaido.
Martial arts is a challenging subject to learn for anyone, but richly rewarding. Because of that, at the core of our mission, lies our commitment to providing an engaging, respectful and rewarding place to learn. And more importantly, to build friendships within and beyond Malaysia.
Explore our diverse course schedule, and get in touch with our team to join a free trial class.