Home of Kendo in Cork for more than 20 years.

Welcome to Cork Budokai! Come, join us and discover “the way of the sword”. Our club is dedicated to the art of Kendo, a modern Japanese martial art that emphasises both physical conditioning and mental discipline.

In a friendly atmosphere and under the guidance of our experienced instructors learn Kendo. The training is rigorous, but we are fostering the spirit of camaraderie and mutual growth to ensure that you develop both the physical and mental fortitude that kendo embodies.

Kendo is suitable for young and old, complete beginners and experienced athletes. Whether you are a beginner curious about this ancient art or an experienced kendoka looking to refine your skills, we are excited to have you join our dojo family.

Two kendoka in tsuba-zeriai

Classes and Location

Image of the dojo location with map and the street view
Dojo location – click for the map

The dojo location is:

Lough Community Centre, Pouladuff Road, Greenmount, Cork

Training sessions are every Monday* and Wednesday from 8pm to 10pm.

Beginners are welcome.

Individual membership is: €45 per month, trying it out is free.

The membership is required for club administration, hall rental and insurance cover. All of our instructors volunteer their time freely and receive no payment for teaching.

The club is fully insured and a member of Kendo na hÉireann (Irish Kendo Federation) and IMAC (Irish Martial Arts Commission).

Contact us with any enquiries and to give us a heads up if you decide to come. To begin your training you only need comfortable gym clothing or a tracksuit.

* we are closed on bank holiday Mondays due to hall restrictions