Edgerton Kendo Club

Ages: 14+

The Kurotaka Kendo Dojo trains at the Tri-County Community Center at the facility of Edgerton Family Martial Arts, LLC. Instructor Rick Helmeid, holds a Sandan (3rd Degree Black Belt) ranking, and is a current member of the Midwest Kendo Federation and the All US Kendo Federation.

We also offer Iaido, the art of drawing the sword. It takes a short time to learn the choreography and a lifetime to perfect it.


Rick began his training under the late Prof. Minoru Kiyota (Professor Emeritus, Buddhist Studies Program) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rick was a founding member of the UW- Madison Kendo Club in 1989. The UW-Madison Kendo Club evolved into a 2 credit Kendo class at the University and Rick was an assistant instructor in both the accredited Kendo class and the UW Kendo Club from 1990 through 2010. Rick has attended numerous Kendo training camps and seminars, and has competed in Kendo tournaments at the Regional and National levels.

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Aaron Stinski began his training under Head Master Lloyd Holden at the American Kyuki-Do Federation (AKF) Martial Arts Academy of Janesville, Wisconsin in 1990. Aaron opened the doors of Edgerton Family Martial Arts in the spring of 2011 and is excited to bring training and education in the martial arts to his hometown!

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