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BaumanKan — is a Bauman University community of students and employees studying Japanese martial arts — kendo and iaido.

The name "BaumanKan" is a combination of two words: "Bauman" (バウマン) — name of Nikolay Bauman, Russian revolutionary whom Bauman University is named after, and "Kan" (館) — a Japanese word, that means "mansion" or "palace". Thus, "BaumanKan" means "Bauman Palace" or "Bauman Mansion", where we practice kendo and iaido.

At first with support of Special Machinery Department, Scientific and Production Center Special Machinery, Sport and Recreation Department and Bauman University Labor Union in the Bauman University was created Iaido Sport Section. In October 30, 2011 was held our first training in the University's Sports Center. In January, 2013 we also started practice kendo.

Our Goals:

  • popularization of the kendo and iaido throughout the Bauman University;
  • promotion of the healthy lifestyle, physical and psychological perfection;
  • promotion of studying kendo and iaido as a part of Japanese culture;
  • cultivation of the sport and cultural relationships with universities throughout the world;
  • organization of seminars with leading Russian, European and Japanese instructors;
  • organization of summer student camps and exchanges with other universities;
  • preparation for Russian and international championships.