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Everett Kendo and Iaido Club



The Everett Kendo and Iaido Club is a member club of the Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation (PNKF) which is part of the All United States Kendo Federation (AUSKF) which is an affiliated organization of the International Kendo Federation (FIK).

Classes are conducted at the Cascade Boys & Girls Club. Kendo classes are held Wednesday evenings from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, and are conducted by head instructor Rory Elliot. Iaido classes are held Monday evenings from 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM and are conducted by head instructor Brian Blomquist.

Kendo is the art of Japanese fencing using a shinai (bamboo sword) and traditional armor, which allows for full contact and competition with others. The emphasis in Kendo for beginners and advanced participants is correct footwork, posture, and hitting. Participants should expect 6-9 months learning and practicing Kendo basics before wearing armor.
Iaido is the art of drawing and cutting using the Japanese sword (katana). It is as much a spiritual art as it is a martial art with emphasis on a calm mind, proper etiquette, proper handling, and cutting using the katana. Iaido teaches the continual refinement of basic technique. Students, beginners or experienced, will study the 12 All Japan Kendo Federation Seitei Iaido forms (kata) and then the forms of Muso Shinden Ryu as they advance.
For further information please contact Brian Blomquist at:
  Email: brian.blomquist@frontier.com
Phone: 425-743-0594
Mail: 724 170TH ST SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037