Kendo, “the way of the sword,” is the art of Japanese fencing. Kendo is not strictly regarded as a Japanese martial art anymore. Today, Kendo has developed into an international sport that teaches not only skillful use of the sword, but mental and physical self-control and self development. Kendo also emphasizes honesty, integrity, and patience. As a non-profit organization, its sole purpose is to pass down the history, philosophy, and skills of Kendo to future generations. Their instructors are all volunteers whose reward and gratification is attained by assisting each student to grow in their proficiency of Kendo as they grasp a deeper understanding of the art.
Our mission is to create a space to engage, share, and embrace the Nikkei experience and culture.
The GVJCI envisions a vibrant network and a welcoming space for all persons interested in Japanese heritage and culture where history and tradition are honored, people are inspired to create action and change, and cultural pride and respect for all humanity are promoted.
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