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.
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


  • Impact of COVID19 Omicron variant on practice Due to increasing number of infections kendo practice has been paused until further notice.
    Posted Jan 13, 2022, 11:02 AM by MVKD Website Administrator
  • Restarting practice Mountain View Kendo Dojo is now practising on a limited basis, under the following restrictions:Restricted number of people present in the gymMasks must be worn at all times ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2021, 8:50 AM by MVKD Website Administrator
  • 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
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