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logo for Covina KendoCovina Kendo Dojo is one of the oldest and largest schools of kendo here in the United States. Founded in 1969 by Akio Hara-sensei (7 dan), and brothers Takeshi and Makoto Yamaguchi, they began practice in the old social hall of the East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center.

Kendo is a modern Japanese martial art of sword-fighting based on traditional samurai swordsmanship. Kendo is a unique art which is both physically and mentally challenging activity that combines strong martial arts values with sport-like physical elements. Covina Kendo Dojo is a proud member of both AUSKF & SCKF.

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Practice Schedule:
Tuesdays 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Social Hall)
Thursdays 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Gym


One time membership fee: $45 + Federation Fee ($39 for 17years and under, and $66 for 18 years and over) + $30 (Equipment: Shinai & Tenegui)

For more information:
By Phone: Saeko Tew-sensei (English and Japanese): 626-695-4611
By Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Inquiries in English and Japanese are welcome.)

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East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center, Inc.

1203 West Puente Avenue • West Covina, CA 91790