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Taylorsville Recreation Center
4948 South 2700 West  
Taylorsville, UT 84129
Phone: (385) 468-1732

Kendo and Iaido

Runs Yearlong

Come learn Japanese fencing & martial arts.

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Days and Times:


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


12:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Taylorsville Rec Center Aerobics Room, Gym or Multipurpose Room (depending on availability)



Ages: 8 & up

Kendo is the art of Japanese fencing. Students learn proper etiquette, safety, correct footwork, offensive techniques as well as defensive techniques. A Kendo practice is composed of many types of training. Kendo, like other martial arts requires discipline and a dedication to training. A new student begins with learning the basics such as: etiquette (reigi), different postures and footwork, and how to properly swing a sword. The student progresses through a series of skills preparing them to begin training with armor (bogu). Kendo equipment consists of the swords, uniform and armor. Please contact the instructor before attending the first class so he knows to bring an extra shinai (bamboo sword).

Fridays: 6:00-8:00 PM

Sundays: noon - 3:00 PM



Ages: 10 & older 

Iaido is a modern Japanese martial art. Iaido is associated with the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard or saya, striking or cutting an imaginary opponent, removing blood from the blade (chiburi), and then replacing the sword in the scabbard. While new practitioners of Iaido may start learning with a wooden sword (bokken) depending on the teaching style of a particular instructor, most of the practitioners use the blunt edged sword, called iaito. Iaido forms (kata) are performed individually against one or more imaginary opponents.

Fridays: 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Sundays: 10:00 AM - Noon


Due to COVID-19 no equipment may be borrowed. Shinai (bamboo sword) will be available for the cost of $30. Instructor must be notified at least the day before practice to bring a shinai if you are planning begin kendo. Wear loose clothing to class. Please call or email prior to attending your 1st class to make sure there is an extra shinai available.



$20.00 for each additional family member


Sensei Steven Sasaki:

(401) 968-0615 /Email

Taylorsville Front Desk:

(385) 468-1732


Registration is Year Long