Beginners courses

Our next beginners course will take place in 2024.
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Suitable for adults of all shapes and sizes, we run friendly kendo beginners’ courses at our dojos.

Our courses are designed to start you out in kendo, taking you to the point where you can wear armour and take part in regular sessions.

You shouldn’t expect to become a kendo expert from this course. It’s about working towards key fundamentals so you are able to join the main class and continue your learning.

During the course we will cover:

  • kendo etiquette
  • basic strikes
  • basic footwork
  • getting your arms and feet working together

You will be taught by senior club members in a class of 10 to 20 students.

Our next course will take place in 2024

Courses are for adults (18+) only. We regret that we cannot admit juniors.

Arrange a visit

If you are not sure you are ready to join, get in touch to arrange a visit to the dojo to find out more.

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You can also watch our beginners course video to see the kind of thing we get up to on the course!

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