COVID Policy

COVID policy Nov 1, 2022

Seattle Kendo Kai has updated its COVID policies effective November 1, 2022. Until further notice, please respect the following:

  • Masks are optional, but a protective face guard inside the men is strongly recommended.
  • Attendees over the age of 5 are required to be fully vaccinated unless they have a medical exception.
  • Attendees must follow SKK and St. Peter's Parish guidelines at all times including self-screening prior to each practice and electronic check-in. Please stay home if you have any symptoms of sickness, even if just observing and not participating in practice.
Thank you for your continued caution and cooperation to keep everyone at practices safe.


Seattle Kendo Kai (SKK) is a non-profit martial arts organization dedicated to perpetuating and teaching traditional Japanese kendo and seitei iaido. SKK was founded in the 1920s, with its first permanent dojo established around 1924. It is one of the oldest dojo in the Pacific Northwest and the only pre-war dojo to have resumed after WWII.

Seattle Kendo Kai is a member of the the Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation (PNKF) and the All United States Kendo Federation (AUSKF). The club operates with the support of a volunteer community of instructors, students, and family.


Whether you are new to kendo, visiting the Seattle area, or would just like to watch, we ask that you please contact us so that we can be prepared for your visit and also confirm that there are no special events or closures that day. There is a seating area available should you be accompanied by family or friends.

Visiting kenshi who are already in bogu and current members of AUSKF or FIK federation dojo are welcome to join any regularly scheduled practice. If it is your first time practicing at Seattle Kendo Kai, we ask that you arrive at least 20 minutes early to provide ample time to get dressed, introduce yourself to sensei, and sign the visitor waiver forms.


Yearly **
Jan thru Dec
Apr thru Mar
Adult $105 $385 $110
Youth / Student $60 $220 $55
Additional Family Members *
Adult $94.50 $346.50 $110
Youth / Student $54 $198 $55

Enrollment for new beginners occurs in the Spring (March) and Fall (September) of each year. Experienced kenshi with bogu may join sooner after visiting and speaking with our head instructor.

AUSKF New Member initiation fee requires a one-time payment of $10.

* SKK Family Discount 10% off SKK dues for each additional family member.
** A discount is applied when paying for the full calendar year in advance. Discount available in January.



All members
Sunday: 3:00 - 5:30PM
Tuesday: 7:00 - 8:30PM

Advanced only (wearing bogu)
Thursday: 8:15 - 9:30PM


All members
Thursday: 6:30 - 8:00PM


Whoever holds a shinai is my friend.

Doug Imanishi
Head Instructor
Kyoshi, 7 Dan


St. Peter's Episcopal Gym
1610 S. King St., Seattle WA 98144

The dojo is located near Seattle's International District and practice is held in the St. Peter's gym on King Street. There is a small parking lot at the rear of the building, accessed from the alley on South Jackson Pl. Please park only on the South side of the alley facing the church in designated parking spots, otherwise please park on adjacent streets.

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