About Us

Welcome to the Harvard-Radcliffe Kendo Club (HRKC)!

The Harvard-Radcliffe Kendo Club (HRKC) is dedicated to the practice, study, and promotion of the Japanese art of kendo. We are one of the oldest collegiate kendo clubs in North America, and our  organization is composed of undergraduates, graduate students, and other Harvard affiliates. Our head coach is Professor Fumio Ueda, a 7-dan kyoshi from Keio University, Japan.

Throughout the year we practice several times a week in the Malkin Athletic Center, attend several tournaments, and host Shoryuhai, our own tournament which is also the largest intercollegiate kendo tournament in North America. 

We always welcome and encourage new members from the Harvard community! No prior experience in martial arts is necessary! Almost all of our current members never studied a martial art before joining the HRKC. If you have any questions about joining the HRKC, please feel free to email us here.