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The Palo Alto Kendo Dojo has been practicing the art of Kendo, Japanese fencing, in Palo Alto, California, since 1987. We are affiliated regionally with the Northern California Kendo Federation and nationally with the All United States Kendo Federation.

The Palo Alto Kendo Dojo welcomes people of all skill levels interested in learning Kendo and Iaido.


NCIA Iaido Summer Camp

Date: July 18–20, 2014
Place: Leigh High School, San Jose

Posted: 2014 June 10

Summer Practice Cancellations

The Palo Alto Buddhist Temple and Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church gyms will be unavailable on several days over the summer due to their Obon Festivals. PAKD will not have practice on the following dates:

Palo Alto

  • July 16, 23, 30
  • August 6

Union City

  • July 7, 10, 14, 28, 31
  • August 4, 7
Posted: 2014 July 2

AUSKF National Championships Results

Date: June 27–29, 2014
Place: San Diego

Please congratulate the six PAKD members who successfully represented the NCKF at the National Championships.

Posted: 2014 July 2

Palo Alto Obon Festival

Date: August 2–3, 2014
Place: Palo Alto Buddhist Temple

We need many volunteers to help support the Temple.

Sign-ups will be sent out via email. We need people for shifts on both Saturday and Sunday, primarily in the corn booth and dining room. The Temple would also appreciate assistance with booth construction, which takes place most evenings in the two weeks leading up to the Festival. We are also responsible for selling raffle tickets.

Posted: 2014 July 2

Photo credits: V. Liu, G. Nishiura, S. Mah, B. Shimbo