Our purpose is to build human character by disciplining the mind, body, and spirit through proper kendo training and to develop community-minded citizens through participation in Sangha and community activities.

Kendo meets weekly, Thursdays and Saturdays. Open to students, ages 6 through 17 years of age. 

Kendo Club 


      On April 8, 2017, the Hilo Hongwanji Kendo Club held its Rank Ceremony and Potluck-style Dinner.  Kendo Club students and their Parents, guests of the kendo club, and kendo club Instructor participated in the annual event.

     At the Ceremony, the kendo students received new kendo ranking certificates.  Rimban Jeffrey Soga officiated the Ceremony and presented the rank certificates to the students.

    Kyodan President Dr. Keith Yamakawa, Rimban Soga and Kendo Club Instructor Owen Nishioka gave speeches to congratulate the kendo club students and their parents for successfully attaining higher kendo rankings.