Beginner’s courses

Current Course date: 20 Feb - 26 March 2024 (6 wks)

The ANU Kendo Club Beginner's Course provides foundational training and understanding of kendo. The course is aimed at complete beginners - no experience with kendo or any other martial art is required.

Registration for the ANUKC Beginner's Course is open to ANU students and all general public over the age of 17. If you are under 17, please contact us for further information.

Run by experienced instructors, our Beginner's Course is run in a group setting and participants will learn:

  • The basic principles and techniques of kendo
  • Care and use of equipment such as shinai (bamboo sword) and bogu (protective gear)
  • Dojo etiquette.

Course information

Initially, each session starts at 8pm and finishes at 9pm. This is then extended to 9:30pm towards the end of the course. Participants are expected to attend as many sessions as possible during the 6 weeks.

Location is Old Court 1 at ANU Sport. If you enter from the ANU Sport main entrance, and are facing the reception, turn left and walk down the hall, through the double blue doors, and you'll come to Old Court 1.

As Kendo is a physical activity, participants are assumed to be of average health and fitness. If you have any issues and/or questions, please contact us to discuss.

ANUKC will provide all kendo equipment for the duration of the course.  Please wear loose and comfortable clothes to training (gym gear is a good option), and avoid tight pants (e.g. jeans) or skirts.  No watches or jewellery please. Please bring a water bottle. Please arrive early (at least 15 mins prior to session starting), so you have time to change, meet the instructors, and get / put on your gear.

All those completing the Beginner's Course will be invited to a social night on Wednesday 27th March, where the certificates of completion will be presented and information on how to join the club and attend regular club training sessions will be provided over food and drinks.

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The Kendo beginners course for Semester 1 runs from 8.00pm-9.30pm every Tuesday from 20 February until 26 March (6 weeks)

Please use the form below to enrol in the next Beginner's Course.

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Current course costs:

ANU Students - $80.00

General Public (everyone else that is not an ANU student) - $120.00

We are sorry, entries to the beginner course are now closed.