Event Information

 Welcome to the twelfth year of the London Cup goodwill kendo tournament. This event, spread over two days, has individual men's and women's shiai, plus an open five person tournament
Based in the heart of Central London, close to famous landmarks and excellent transport links, the tournament aims to bring an exciting and dynamic event to the Capital.

The London Cup is a goodwill tournament open to all EKF/IKF members that strives to bring teams from different nations together to enjoy kendo, friendship, and exchange. Whether you are a high level competitor seeking a new challenge, or a beginner looking for a new experience and a good weekend of kendo, you are warmly welcome.

As a goodwill event the London Cup looks to develop competitor's skills both through active competition and also refereeing. To keep with this spirit of active participation at all levels, we would like to invite any participants third dan and higher to shinpan.

The London Cup is a non for profit event, run by volunteers purely to promote kendo in the UK. All funds from registration go towards the vital running costs.

The London Cup would like to thank KendoStar UK for their kind support as an Offical Sponsor for the event.

Please note that all competitors must be aged 18 years or older and must be EKF/FIK registered.*  


Pound Sterling will be accepted, all payments to be made on the day at registration. 

Men's & Women's Individuals £20 per person

Teams £35 per team

Accommodation - from £24 per night London Central Youth Hostel (Subject to availability, accommodation must be booked by individuals directly with Hostels/Hotels).

Lunch on Saturday and Sunday will be available for purchase at the venue.

Friday 3rd May 2019

7pm - 9pm, Welcome Ji-geiko


Saturday 4th May 2019

8am - 10am, Shiai registration and warm up

10am, Opening address

10.10 am - 2 pm, Team event pool matches

2pm - 6pm, Knock out rounds and Finals

6pm - 6.30pm, Final

7pm, event closes for the day

8pm, drinks/party


Sunday 5th May 2019

 8am - 10am - Doors open and warm up 

10 am - 5pm Individual Women's & Men's event Knock out rounds and Finals

5pm, Closing ceremony and presentation of awards

5.30pm - 7pm Ji-geiko


Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us at info@londoncup.co.uk

* We would kindly ask any overseas guests to ensure that they have adequate insurance in place.