Ojika NI


Northern Ireland has its first Kendo dojo! Ojika NI has been registered with the British Kendo Association and has been hosting training weekends since February 2012. The dojo is growing well and to already have over 20 members this early on is excellent! With the support of members of Ojika Newcastle, kendoka in the Irish Republic and other guest sensei, it can only get better.


We currently practice at a church hall on Templemore Avenue in Belfast.We also have regular weekday training sessions for all levels including beginners.


If you live in Northern Ireland and are interested in starting Kendo or even just want to come down to watch, please email us at info@ojikani.com or JimToman@ojikani.com


You can see us here: Youtube video



Church Hall beside Templemore Hall (On the Corner of Langtry Court facing the baths).


Training Times:

Monday and Friday

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Open to all levels


Saturday's 1pm-5pm (once a month) Open to all levels



Club Officers:


Dojo Leader: John Kelso (Sandan)


Sempai : Tristan Hann (Nidan)


Club Admin/Treasurer: Jim Toman(Shodan)






Kendo is a way to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the Katana.



To mold the mind and 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 ones country and society.

To contribute to the development of culture

And to promote peace and prosperity among all peoples


Next practices:

Every Monday and Friday from 7PM to 9PM

There will also no doubt be the odd weekend session thrown in too for good measure!