Club Activities

Getting involved in club activities is a great way to make friends and get to know life outside the classroom.
Approximately 100 registered student clubs are available for those seeking participation in campus life, ranging from major activities such as tennis, basketball and orchestra to some that may be a little less common, such as mandolin, windsurfing and aikido.

Major Clubs at KGUpage top

  • Athletic Clubs

    Aikido / Archery / Badminton / Baseball / Basketball / Boating / Field Hockey / Ice Hockey / Handball / Judo / Karate / Kendo / Kyudo / Rugby / Soccer / Softball / Swimming / Table Tennis / Taekwondo / Tennis / Track and Field / Volleyball / Golf / Soft Tennis

  • Cultural Activities

    Art / Broadcasting / Chorus / Exploration / English Speaking Society / Flower Arrangement / Guitar / Journalism / Latin Music / Literary Arts / Mandolin / Modern Folk Music / Photography / Rock'n'roll / Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy) / Sightseeing / Swing Music / Tea Ceremony / Traveling / Youth Hostel / Walking

Kathryn Gabriel


Kathryn Gabriel
(2011-2012 Exchange Student from University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.)

When I came to Kumamoto Gakuen University I knew that I wanted to join a club on campus, but I wasn't sure which one to join. I considered maybe an art type, sport, or martial art club. After asking question and visiting many different types of clubs I decided on joining the Aikido martial art club. The reason that I choose this club out of all the others is because of the atmosphere around and kindness of the Japanese students involved who spent extra quality time, which they need to practice to participate in the many tournaments and performances, to teach and explain each technique to the international students interested. They even invite us to their performances even though we cannot understand most of what they are saying, but it is good Japanese practice for us. So far, I have purchased the Gi top part of the uniform but I will soon purchase the Hakama (the main bottom part), so that I can properly participate in the lessons. I have been doing Aikido for more than three months now and I love it. I cannot say that I am very good at it, because I have a big problem doing one of the main things that you need to do in Aikido, which is to relax! When I return to America I am going to be so sad, because I will not be able to continue doing Aikido. If I ever come back to Japan I want to start doing it again and hopefully become as close to a master as possible.