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Announcement:  Due to the current restrictions on non-essential businesses in Virginia during the current COVID-19 global pandemic, classes at the Capital Area Budokai are currently postponed until further notice.   We hope that everyone remains self and healthy through this current situation.  Please reach out to the appropriate class leader to be notified when classes start up again.


Welcome to the Capital Area Budokai in the metropolitan area of Washington, DC! The Budokai is dedicated to the proliferation of Japanese Budo - Martial Ways - and available for demonstrations at Japanese cultural events. We are students of Kendo, Atarashii Naginata, Kyudo, Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo, Nakamura Ryu Battodo, Toyama Ryu Iaido, and Mugai Ryu Iaihyodo .

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The Budokai is an association of several local organizations that are in direct contact with their roots in Japan: The Northern Virginia Kendokai, Northern Virginia Tendokan, Northern Virginia Kyudokai, Virginia Kenskonkai, the Capital Area Jodokai, and the Northern Virginia Mugaikai.

Highlighed Event:

Capital Area Budokai in the News
July 26, 2010

FOX 5's Holly Morris visited the Capital Area Budokai. Featuring Kendo, Naginata, & Battodo

All United States Kendo Federation    United States Naginata Federation    American Kyudo Renmei    International Battodo Federation