Our annual beginners course introduces Kendo, its etiquette and basic skills, to individuals from
13 years old and up who have an interest in learning Japanese fencing.
Beginners learn cutting basics, ettiquette, footwork, equipment care, target areas and specific points regarding giving and receiving strikes, as well as other aspects. Kendo study also involves predetermined exercises – some of the basic Kendo techniques – so a selection of these are also taught.
To join the beginners course, simply register your interest via email.
The course runs for 1 hour on a Sunday morning.
The Beginners Course lasts for 8 weeks and costs £80
The fee includes:
1. A three month temporary membership to the British Kendo Association (BKA)
2. Weekly revision sheets
3. A starting Kendo Kyu grade.
£80 is payable by PayPal in advance – ask for details.
From age 13 years old to adults
Under 13s are accepted directly into the Junior Academy – but please email us for details, as we can't always guarantee an immediate start. Please visit the Junior Academy page.
Please let us know your age and gender for equipment sizing when you register your interest.
You will be sent some registration forms closer to the course date which will need to be filled in before you attend and handed in on the first day.
On completion of the course, you will be equipped with the necessary skills to join the main class and therefore progress into full armour – at the descretion of the instructors – and engage in full contact fencing with other established members.
THE 2021 COURSE IS NOW CLOSED
If you wish to join a course please send us a message.
We will then confirm your place by return email and give you details of the date when known.
Courses have are limited to a set number of people, so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
If you already have over 6 months Kendo experience, there is no need to take a beginners course.
All levels and grades are welcome.