Austin Kendo Doshikai (AKD)

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The Austin Kendo Doshikai is dedicated to the study and teaching of Kendo, the Japanese Way of the Sword. We are located in Austin, Texas and are affiliated with the University of Texas Kendo Association (UTKA). We are led by Sensei Tetsuo Komizu.

The Purpose of Kendo


     The purpose of practicing Kendo is;
     To mold the mind and the body,
     To cultivate a vigorous spirit,
     And through correct and rigid training,
     To strive for improvement in the art of Kendo
     To hold in esteem human courtesy and honor	
     To associate with others with sincerity,
     And to forever pursue the cultivation of oneself.

     Thus will one be able to love his country and society,
     To contribute to the development of culture
     And to promote peace and prosperity among all peoples.