Mountain View Kendo Dojo

Mountain View Kendo Dojo and friends, May 2023
Click on the image for a video of a typical evening at MVKD

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 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.

No Practice on May 6, 2024

May 5, 2023

Due to unavailability of practice space at the MVBT, the dojo will not be meeting for practice on May 6, 2024. The dojo will next meet on May 13, 2024.

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