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What is Kendo?

Kendo (剣道 Kendō), meaning “way of the sword”, is a modern Japanese martial art of sword-fighting based on traditional swordsmanship (Kenjutsu) which originated with the samurai class of feudal Japan.

Bridges Academy, formerly Osaka Sangyo University of Los Angeles, is home to Studio City Kendo Dojo which is also know as “OSULA”. Nakashima Sensei, 7th-dan and Takei Sensei, 5th-dan are OSULA founding Sensei. Along with the other dojo Sensei and instructors, they work together to provide not just a solid understanding of kendo basics and the skills necessary for rank advancement, National and International competition but to help individuals develop a strong mind and body, and respect for others.

Studio City Kendo Dojo is a recognized member of both the Southern California Kendo Organization (SCKO) the All United States Kendo Federation (AUSKF), and the International Kendo Federation (FIK). All grades and/or ranks you achieve will be recognized by other dojos or organizations at both National and International levels.