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Patrick Stewart

Raymond Sosnowski

William Reid

Dave Drawdy

Dan Pearson

Announcement:  Classes have started again and are following local and CDC guidelines for COVID 19.

New location and class times starting
September 3rd 2022:

Battodo - 9am-11am

Jodo & Mugai - 11am-1pm

Naginata - 1pm-3pm

Kyudo - 3pm-5pm


Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department
3900 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207

Doors are located on the side of the building, along Pollard St. Street parking with metered and unmetered spots are available.


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