VIDEO: Keep calm and try the Langara kendo club!

The Langara kendo club began in the fall of 2012 and is afflicated with the UBC and Steveston kendo clubs.

The club takes in new members at the start of each fall semester.

stevestontournament_langara-5604Club president Klaudine Go suggests people to give kendo a try even of they have no experience in the martial art.

“I would suggest people to at least try and do kendo,” said Go. “And even if they don’t like it, at least they know they don’t like it.”

The club’s instructors or “sensei” are from the UBC and Steveston clubs. They are: David Harding, 5th Dan, and head instructor of the UBC Kendo Club; Len Sakuragi, 3rd Dan, and also of the UBC club; Ray Murao, 7th Dan, and head instructor of the Steveston Kendo Club; and Bill Chung, 4th Dan, also of the Steveston Kendo Club.

Dans are considered black belts in kendo. Murao is the highest ranking instructor in the club and less than 30 people across Canada currently share his rank.

The club takes in new members at the start of each fall semester. The fee is $40 per semester. Contact the club at langarakendoclub@gmail.com for more details.

For videos, photos and further information, visit the club’s website, Youtube channel, Facebook page and Twitter account.

Photos are taken with permission from the Langara kendo club website.

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Erin Boe is a journalism student at Langara College in Vancouver, B.C.
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