Past Edinburgh Kendo Seminars

George ran Edinburgh kendo club between 2000 and 2003, before leaving for Japan to pursue his passion of kendo. He has been travelling back to Edinburgh from Osaka on-and-off and doing kendo there since 2008, including running four seminars. From 2017, however, Edinburgh Kendo Club and George decided to make the seminar a more “official” yearly event. In summer 2018 (the 10th year he has been travelling back to Edinburgh, and the 30th anniversary of kendo in Edinburgh) he brought back Yano sensei, a professional police hachidan, with him.

Note that up until and including 2017 the seminars have been mostly private affairs – mainly for Edinburgh Kendo Club, Scottish kenshi, and friends. From 2018 onwards the event is open to all.

Please check out seminar-related media and links below.