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  • Writer's pictureDaniel Laverick

Beginner's course - starts this September

We're happy to announce that out first beginner's course of 2021 is scheduled to begin this September.

For those of you keen to try kendo, our beginner's course is the ideal way to try it out for yourself, alongside other beginners. Each week you will be taught about different aspects of kendo, including armour and equipment, grading and competition, and the fundamental movements, strikes and footwork involved in kendo.

The details:

  • Starts Sunday 19th September for six weeks.

  • Costs £50 (includes a shinai which you keep).

  • Starts 10.30am, finishes at 11:45am (arrive at 10.15am to prepare).

  • Wear loose-fitting clothing.

  • Suitable for ages 12 and upwards.

  • Anyone aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

You must also join the British Kendo Association (BKA) as a temporary member prior to starting the course - the cost is £10 for three months - details can be found here.

To confirm your attendance, please email dojo leader Phill Whitfield at

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