West LA Kendo Dojo

Kendo practice in West Los Angeles since 1952

Welcome to West LA Kendo Dojo

West LA Kendo Dojo (WLA) is a non-profit martial arts organization dedicated to perpetuating and teaching traditional kendo. Originating from the 1930s, when kendo was taught at the Japanese Cultural Institute of Sawtelle, West LA Kendo Dojo was officially founded in 1952.

Practice Hours

Tuesdays: 7:30 PM ~

Saturdays: 6 PM ~

Note: The practices may be canceled or rescheduled due to the temporary facility schedule. See the current practice calendar for the latest information. 

Recent Events

SCKO Individual Tournament

Mitsuishi Sensei Passes 6th Dan Promotion

Kajioka Sensei's 7th dan Promotion Celebration


To join, please visit our dojo during practice time. No appointment is necessary! Our dojo door is always open for people to sit down and observe.