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Kodokan Kendo Club open new dojo
1:27pm Thursday 3rd May 2012 in Sport
Kodokan Kendo Club have moved to their own full time facility after being awarded two highly prestigious Lottery funded grant awards.
The club is the first martial arts club in the country to be awarded the grants. The first is from Sports England Inspired Facilities for £60,236.00, while the second is from Thomas Cook Children’s Charity for £3,300.00.
A business unit has now be converted into a Dojo and it is as the first completed project of its kind in the UK.
It is hoped the new facility will help raise the profile of Kendo and help with the future development of Kodokan, including ongoing commitments to charity events, increasing junior and ladies Kendo sessions and alongside other sports and community groups within the area.
Club leader Kazuyo Mastuda said: "We are delighted to secure the first inspired facilities grant, which will enable us to upgrade the quality of our premises to match the quality of our Kendo coaches. It is the cornerstone of our strategy to have an outstanding club for the 2012 Olympics’ legacy."
Sport England’s chair, Richard Lewis, added: "This investment will be a fantastic sporting legacy for local people.
"This fund has really hit the mark with sports clubs in the Watford area. It shows we’re offering the legacy that people want for their local community. For hundreds of clubs and tens of thousands of people, 2012 will be the year their local sports facilities got better."
For further information on Kendo and Kodokan visit the website: www.kodokankendo.org.
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