Kendo is a Japanese martial art, sometimes referred to as Japanese fencing. Its martial arts that originate from techniques used by samurai in medieval japan
We are involved in many competitions, whether it be state, national or international levels. Some of the competitions we are involved in include unigames, NSW State competition, Australian National Kendo Competition, Hong Kong Asia Open Kendo Championships, and many more.
Throughout the beginner's course, you are not expected to have any of the gear or uniform. You can train in whatever is comfortable throughout the beginner's course. However, moving past the 8-10 weeks beginners course, we expect you to transition into the uniform and gear
To be upfront, all the gear you will need will cost around $500 minimum. However, you won't need to buy everything immediately and will reveal more detailed information as you go deeper into the beginner's course. We are fortunate to have relationships with various kendo suppliers, thus we try our best to give you the best value possible for the equipment. If you cannot currently afford the armour, we do have armour rental service. Talk more with an executive member for in-depth details.
Obviously there is some level of risk of injury in kendo. However, the evidence shows that injuries are very unlikely as all the equipment and rules are designed to minimise danger. Also, we have trained practitioners that structure our menu to minimise injuries as much as possible. Majority of our fees go towards an insurance fund (we are a non-profit organization), that in case of the event of injuries, you will be covered.
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