Closed. Practices Suspended

Practices Suspended Until Further Notice

Jan 18, 2022

In light of continued spikes in Covid/Omicron infections and the recommendation from All United States Kendo Federation (AUSKF), we are suspending Seattle practices until further notice.

Please stay safe.

Beginner Enrollment Closed

Jan 2, 2022

COVID-19 protocols are still in place for the gym and surrounding property. Due to very limited capacity constraints, practices are closed and limited to approved current members only. Proof of vaccination is required, and PPE and distancing guidelines must be followed at all times. Check-in protocols are also in place upon entry for every practice.

Due to the closer proximity required for beginner instruction, and with limited capacity prioritized for our current membership, we are not enrolling new beginners at this time. We hope that the situation will improve by the Spring quarter starting in April, 2022. Please check back with us again closer to that time.

Stay safe and be well.


Seattle Kendo Kai (SKK) is a non-profit martial arts organization dedicated to perpetuating and teaching traditional Japanese kendo and seitei iaido. SKK was founded in the 1920s, with its first permanent dojo established around 1924. It is one of the oldest dojo in the Pacific Northwest and the only pre-war dojo to have resumed after WWII.

Seattle Kendo Kai is a member of the the Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation (PNKF) and the All United States Kendo Federation (AUSKF). The club operates with the support of a volunteer community of instructors, students, and family.


Whether you are new to kendo, visiting the Seattle area, or would just like to watch, we ask that you please contact us so that we can be prepared for your visit and also confirm that there are no special events or closures that day. There is a seating area available should you be accompanied by family or friends.

Visiting kenshi who are already in bogu and current members of AUSKF or FIK federation dojo are welcome to join any regularly scheduled practice. If it is your first time practicing at Seattle Kendo Kai, we ask that you arrive at least 20 minutes early to provide ample time to get dressed, introduce yourself to sensei, and sign the visitor waiver forms.


Quarterly Year in Full * Yearly
Adult $105 $385 $110
Youth / Student $60 $220 $55
Additional Family Members**
Adult $94.50 $346.50 $110
Youth / Student $54 $198 $55

Enrollment for new beginners is at the start of each calendar quarter (Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct).



Sundays: 3:00 - 5:30PM
Tuesdays: 7:00 - 8:30PM
2nd & 4th Thursdays: 7:00 - 8:30PM


1st, 3rd, & 5th Thursdays: 7:00 - 8:30PM


Whoever holds a shinai is my friend.

Doug Imanishi
Head Instructor
Kyoshi, 7 Dan


St. Peter's Episcopal Gym
1610 S. King St., Seattle WA 98144

The dojo is located near Seattle's International District and practice is held in the St. Peter's gym on King Street. There is a small parking lot at the rear of the building, accessed from the alley on South Jackson Pl. Please park only on the South side of the alley facing the church in designated parking spots, otherwise please park on adjacent streets.

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