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 will host a virtual memorial service on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at 6:30 PM. At the conclusion of the service, Sean Choi-sensei will lead us in a toast to honor the memory of Yamaguchi-sensei. If you would like to join the toast, please bring your beverage of choice to the service.

Additionally, Mountain View Kendo Dojo will accept donations on behalf of the Yamaguchi family. Please do not send flowers or feel obligated to donate. If you would like to donate to the family, please send donations by mail or online to:

Jon Park
c/o Mountain View Kendo Dojo
3473 N 1st St. APT 529
San Jose, CA 95134

Finally, if you would like to send a message of condolence, please send it in advance to Justin Nam at so the messages can be acknowledged and shared at the service.

To access the event, please use the Zoom link below and feel free to forward this invitation to other who were positively impacted by our Sensei.
Meeting ID: 928 8918 5161
Passcode: 996034

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


  • 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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