- What does the training involve?
Beginners are taken through a structured course, starting from scratch, building from footwork through basic cuts, from exercises and routines, to armored practices with full sparring.
Additionally, practitioners are taught Japanese terminology and the rules of etiquette within Kendo.
- Do I need to be in good shape to do kendo?
It helps to be relatively fit and healthy, but anybody of any fitness level can practice kendo. Kendo can be practiced by people of all ages, sizes, and gender. Beginners are gradually introduced to the pace of training with fun, involving sessions.
- When can I buy a shinai?
It is recommended that beginners buy a shinai as soon as possible. While members may have shinais to lend out, these shinais may be old or worn out.
- When can I buy a uniform?
For the first few practices, wearing simple exercise clothing is better so that the instructors can better observe your footwork and techniques. If you are interested in continuing kendo, we recommend that you purchase a uniform (keikogi and hakama) as soon as possible.
- Where do I buy my shinai/keikogi/hakama/etc. from?
Equipment may be purchased from online shops
. Consider getting in touch with other club members and seeing if they too are buying equipment; you may save on shipping costs!