During these weeks you will learn the basics of Kendo, be offered the opportunity of purchasing your own gear and compete in minor competitions. This Beginners’ Course is open to all, including non-students.
Start Date: Wednesday, TBD 2018
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm (come at 7:00pm for registration and briefing)
Venue: Murdoch University Sports & Recreation Centre
Attire: Loose fitting clothes is a good idea (something you are comfortable moving around in), and please note that we train in bare feet.
Instructor: Mitch Fenn
Cost: $100 over 12 weeks
Registration will take place 30 minutes before the start time – please come early so we can start the course promptly.
Expression Of Interest
Sumbit your name and email address and we will let you know the date of the next beginners’ course once it has been confirmed.
About the Beginner’s Course
Our beginner’s course is designed to do several things:
Provide an introduction to the sport, and a little background to the martial art.
Provide each student with a basic understanding of some of the basic moves (such as footwork, strikes, exercises, etc).
Prepare each student to join the main training with the rest of the club.
Prepare each student by providing some basic tools they can use for their own personal development.
The basic cost for the 12-week course is $100. During the course, you have the option of purchasing several equipment:
Your own keiko-gi and hakama – the blue uniform that sits under your armour (budgeted around $50).
Your own shinai – the bamboo sword for practice (budgeted around $30).
Your own shinai bag (budgeted around $20).
For those interested in continuing beyond the beginner’s course, in week 10 you will be able to order complementary equipment to help transition to joining the main training.
Beyond the Course
After the beginner’s course, the next step in the journey will involve: