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.

If you would like to make a donation to the Yamaguchi family, please send donations directly to

The Steven Masami Yamaguchi Living Trust
8283 E. Camino Del Monte,
Scottsdale, AZ, 85255


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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfGbwBml3ls
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

Announcements

  • Updated fee schedule for 2021 As COVID19 continues to impact our ability to host in-person training, the following is the fee schedule for dojo members in 2021.
    Posted Feb 11, 2021, 9:00 AM by MVKD Website Administrator
  • Dojo Closed until Further Notice due to COVID-19 Concerns Please await an announcement on this website and on our mailing lists for a start date.
    Posted Apr 2, 2020, 7:47 PM by MVKD Website Administrator
  • Dojo on Hiatus due to COVID-19 Concerns Due to the coronavirus, Mountain View Buddhist Temple is closed until April 12, 2020, therefore, MVKD will be suspending kendo practice until then. At this time we are not aware ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2020, 10:10 AM by MVKD Website Administrator
  • Practice at Peterson Middle School to be Discontinued MVKD will no longer be practicing on Thursdays at Peterson Middle School. Until further notice, MVKD will only be practicing on Mondays. NCKF members may supplement their keiko by visiting ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2020, 4:36 PM by MVKD Website Administrator
  • July Closure at MVKD Due to Obon Festival activities at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple, there will be no practice on the following dates:July 11, 2016July 18, 2016July 25, 2016Practice ...
    Posted Jul 3, 2016, 8:21 PM by MVKD Website Administrator
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