Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
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Martial Arts Program: Kenshikan Dojo

Thanks in part to a large donation by Kenshiro Otsuka, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i Kenshikan Dōjō was originally created to promote the practice of kendō (the way of the sword). The focus of the dōjō, however, has since been broadened to accommodate many other types of budō (martial arts) including karate, aikido, naginata, and dance. With over 2,500 square feet of hardwood floors, a tatami-covered kamiza (stage), storage for equipment and men and women’s shower facilities with lockers, the Cultural Center’s Kenshikan Dōjō is one of the Island’s premiere practice spaces for the learning of martial arts.