Soushinkan Kendo Dojo are pleased to welcome Kenji Ogata Sensei to our dojo and practice sessions during his short visit this year.
Ogata Sensei holds the rank of 7th Dan, and comes from a strong family line of Kendo practitioners, his father was also a 7th Dan in Kendo.
For over 15 years Ogata Sensei was the head teacher of the Kendo club at the University of Fukuoka in Kyushu.
Ogata Sensei also practiced at Soushinkan Kendo Dojo where he first met Whiteman Sensei and they became firm friends.
It is hoped the Ogata Sensei will attends 3 practice sessions while he visits the UK and will be at the following.
Sunday 29th May – Tsubaki Dojo – Westcroft Leisure Centre Westcroft Rd, Carshalton SM5 2TG.
Wednesday 1st June – Soushinkan Dojo – The Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, SS6 9BZ.
Friday 3rd June – Soushinkan Dojo – Fusion Lifestyle Gym Priory Chase, Rawreth Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 9NF.
All Kendoka are welcome to attend any of these sessions.