Four Amazing YouTube Channels for Kendo Lovers

Kendo training sessions are the home of slow, calculated moves, foot thumping, and sheer fun. Ideally, that’s the reason Kendo made it far beyond Japanese borders. It is, however, still time-consuming and somewhat challenging to find experienced instructors.

Let’s face it; the art of fencing faces a popularity challenge. One that is so big that most countries don’t have a single training facility and if available, they are probably not enough to attract substantial attention. However, that is set to change.

There are several Youtube channels ran by experienced Kendo instructors from the biggest training centers. This opportunity is huge for people with limited time who still want to enjoy the benefits of the sport. Here are some of the best channels to help you master some Kendo moves:

Hiro Imafuji

Undoubtedly, this is the closest you can get to live Kendo training. It was started in 2007 by a Kendo team in Indiana, USA. It has grown to over 25,000 followers and has more than 2.7 million videos under its belt. That’s an impressive record right there!


Eurokendo is the biggest Kendo community in Europe. They sell Kendo equipment and run this Youtube channel to show clients how they are used. As a result, they’ve gathered over 1,700 followers and release two videos every other week.

Kendo federation of T&T

Another Kendo focused Youtube channel that started way back in 2009. They release a new video every month courtesy of Eddy Devisse – the head coach of the national Trinidad and Tobago Kendo team. Generally, it’s an excellent place to get your feet wet on the basics and much more.

Bokushingu’s Kendo TV

If you are looking for rare Kendo action, this is the place to look. Here there are videos on hard-to-find Kendo matches so you can see how the pros do it. The channel started in September 2006, and there is always a new video every week.