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Student Activities & Leadership Development


UC Kendo Club Team Picture

UC Kendo Club Team Picture

Tier Level: Recreational

PresidentRachel Sawicki 

Vice PresidentKeafer Mock

TreasurerAndrea Grisell                            

AdvisorGary Vaughn                                     

Coach:  Christopher George                      

Dues: Free (cost of uniform is initial fee)

Season begins: August     

Practice schedule:  Multipurpose Room A Tuesday 8:45-10:45pm Multipurpose Room B Thursday 8:30 - 10:30pm Multipurpose Room B All practices are in the Campus Recreation Center

Club History: The UC Kendo Club was started by Gin Ando in 2007 and is a branch of the regional federation ECUSKF.  The main focus is to promote awareness of Japanese culture through the practice and understanding of Kendo in the Cincinnati area.

Highlight: Fall 2013 - Evan Chordar came in 2nd place for the No-Dan division at the Case Western Student Cup


Accomplishments:  The club started with a few dedicated members of low/no rank and now has to 2nd degree Black Belts, two 1st degree Black Belts, two students testing for 1st degree Black Belts, as well as many members of other various levels.  One member has won 1st place in an individual category at a tournament, as well as the UC team making it to semi-finals in a large tournament and two UC representatives participating in the United States National Kendo Tournament. The club recently placed 3rd overall in a 2012 Tournament in Cleveland, OH.