Imperial College Kendo Club is a University Kendo Club based in South Kensington, London. Founded in 1998, the club offers training to all Imperial students, staff and graduates. Our club is led by Emiko Yoshikawa, a 6th Dan and one of the top kendo instructors in the world. Thus our club is reknown in the UK kendo community for its high standard of coaching and emphasis on the basics. Her high quality of coaching, friendly character and open attitude towards beginners are the centre piece and binding element of the club. Because of her connections, the club regularly receive visits from outstanding international-level players as well as high ranked sensei-visitors from Japan.
Ms. Yoshikawa has been coaching the club since its foundation and is also an instructor at the internationally-reputed Mumeishi Kendo club. She has represented Great Britain at the highest level of international kendo at World Championships and has regularly competed and judged in various international tournaments as well. Yet, she has continuously devoted much of her time and energy to our club, running at least 2 sessions a week throughout the year. Because of her, our club has a reputation of producing strong players with a good foundation in the basics.