The club takes in new members at the start of each fall semester.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Photos are taken with permission from the Langara kendo club website.