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Introductory Courses

For anyone interested in starting either Kendo, Iaido or Naginata for the first time please see the information below regarding the next introductory courses for each of the respective arts.  People are invited to visit the dojo during any of our normal training sessions (see the "ARTS" page on this website for times).  If you have any inquiries you can email the club's secretary at secretary@melbournebudokai.com.au.


Intake Course Start Dates:
  • Course 1 - Wednesday 1st of February 2017
  • Course 2 - Wednesday 14th of June 2017
  • Course 3 - Wednesday 4th of October 2017

Cost:  $235 for adults, $160 for students/kids
includes Club membership
Duration:   8 weeks
Course Days: Wednesdays 7:00pm to 9:30pm and Sundays 5:30pm to 8:00pm.

You will have to purchase a shinai (a bamboo sword) if you don't already have one.  They cost $50.

Course 2 & 3 applicants - select the FULL year fees.
Bring forms with you on the first Wedenesday
PLEASE NOTE:You are applying to be a member of MBK for the purpose of starting your Kendo training 
- This is not a "Tryout"
- For Course 3, the fee includes two months training fees where as for 1 and 2 it was for one month.


Course Start Dates:
  • Course 1 - Tuesday 7th of March 2017
  • Course 2 - Tuesday 11th of July 2017
  • Course 3 - Tuesday 14th of November 2017
Course details:

Duration: 4 weeks
Course Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00pm to

You will be provided with a bokken (a wooden sword) to use.


Course Start Dates:
  • Course 1 - Saturday 4th of February 2017
  • Course 2 - Saturday 20th of May 2017
  • Course 3 - Saturday 23rd of September 2017

Course details:

$60 for adults, $40 for students/kids
Duration: 6 weeks
Course Days: Saturdays 10:30am to 12:30pm.
You will be provided with a naginata (an oak shaft with a curved bamboo blade substitute).

Please come suitably dressed - track suit pants/shorts and a t-shirt are fine (no singlet).


All of our training sessions start on time.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to prepare yourself.  In particular the first session as you will be required to fill in a registration form (there's no need to pre-register).  You will also be required to show a valid photo ID, i.e. drivers license, passport, student card, etc.

We do not have credit card facilities so cash or cheque are accepted.  When paying by cash please try to have the correct amount.

Melbourne Budokai & Kenshikan Dojo
91 Rosslyn Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003

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