Masami Yamaguchi Sensei (1949-2021)

With great sadness we announce the passing of Yamaguchi-sensei (kendo 7-dan), the head instructor of Mountain View Kendo Dojo, on February 18, 2021. 

To mark the passing of Yamaguchi Sensei, Mountain View Kendo Dojo held a virtual memorial service on March 3, 2021. The dojo thanks everyone who was able to attend and appreciates the memories and condolence messages shared by sensei across the federations.

Welcome to the Mountain View Kendo Dojo (MVKD) webpage. MVKD is located in the heart of the Silicon Valley (California Bay Area) and is a 501(c)(7) not-for-profit dojo, affiliated with the Northern California Kendo Federation and All US Kendo Federation. The dojo emphasizes training in kendo basics and fundamentals. 

More information on the dojo, its practice locations and times, and policies, can be found using the links on the left.
Mountain View Kendo Dojo and friends, April 2015 (photo courtesy T. Urashima); 
Click on the image for a video of a typical evening at MVKD


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    Posted Oct 27, 2022, 9:46 AM by MVKD Website Administrator
  • 2022 NCKF Championship Results On October 23, 2022, MVKD members participated at the 2022 NCKF championship. Y. Wang won 2nd place in the Women's division and J. Nam won 3rd place in the ...
    Posted Oct 27, 2022, 9:38 AM by MVKD Website Administrator
  • Signup for the 38th NCKF Championship
    Posted Sep 29, 2022, 10:16 AM by MVKD Website Administrator
  • Signup for the 52nd Anniversary Salinas Kendo Tournament Deadline: July 8, 2022.
    Posted Jun 28, 2022, 10:18 AM by MVKD Website Administrator
  • MVKD formally resumes practice We are happy to announce that MVKD will formally be resuming practice.The first class will be on Wednesday, May 4, at Menlo Church from 7:20 – 9:00 PM ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2022, 8:04 PM by MVKD Website Administrator
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