Cascade Kendo Kai


Cascade Kendo Kai is affiliated with the Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation.


Senior sensei Paul Kurose


Sensei Gary Imanishi, grandson of Northwest kendo pioneer Umajiro Imanishi


Dojo calendar

At the dojo picnic

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Welcome to Cascade Kendo Kai

Headquartered on Mercer Island, we represent one of 19 kendo clubs that can be found in the Pacific Northwest. Our club members meet Wednesday evenings at our Mercer Island dojo, found in the Commmunity Center at Mercer View. .

Mercer Island

Imanishi-sensei giving instruction at Mercer Island

We also keiko on Saturday mornings in Seattle's Historic International District at the Nisei Veterans Club, which was built originally to house the Hokubei Butokukai, formed in 1936.


Open keiko at the Nisei Veterans Club

It is our mission, at Cascade Kendo Kai, to develop, with sincere devotion, determination, compassion and respect, an organization that is dedicated to the personal growth of each of its members through the traditions of kendo. If you are looking for a bookmaker in Belarus, vizit this site. Betting with Parimatch is safe and comfortable. Bonuses are available also.


Practice schedule and fees

Please join us for practice! All ages and levels are welcome. We have open keiko twice a week:

and beginners' practice every Thursday:

Our dojo annual dues are $10/family. Annual tuition fees for class lessons (practices) are about $375 paid quarterly to the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department; call (206) 236-3545 to register. (This registration also covers Saturday practices at Nisei Veterans Committee Hall.) Click to download the 2005 USA and regional kendo association membership fee schedule in Excel format.

(Visitors who practice kendo elsewhere are welcome, provided they pay the Parks and Recreation Department drop-in fee of $7 once per quarter.)

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