Intro 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 our training session times).  If you have any inquiries you can email the club secretary at secretary@melbournebudokai.com.au.

All of the courses are designed for people who have had no experience in any of these arts….or any other martial art.  So they are suited for absolute beginners and people who have had experience with other martial arts.

Kendo

Course Start Dates (2022):

  • Course 1 – TBC
  • Course 2 – TBC
  • Course 3 – TBC

Details:

Cost:  $245 for adults, $170 for students, $135 for kids 17 years old and under

Duration:   8 weeks
Course Days:  Wednesdays 7:00pm to 9:30pm and  Sundays 5:00pm to 7:30pm.

Numbers will be limited and pre-registration will be required – email secretary@melbournebudokai.com.au for more details. 

Further information

You will have to purchase a shinai (a bamboo sword) if you don’t already have one.  They cost $55 for size 39 (usually for adult males) and $50 for size 38 and below (usually for adult females/teenagers/kids.  A shinai can be purchased at the dojo.

Bring the filled in form with you on the first day of the course.

Iaido

Course Start Dates (2022):

  • Course 1 – TBA
  • Course 2 – TBA
  • Course 3 – TBA

Details:

Cost:  $40
Duration:  4 weeks
Course Days:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Further information

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

Naginata

Course Start Dates (2022):

  • Saturday 5 Feb – Saturday 5 March 2022

Details:

Cost:  $60 for adults, $40 for students/kids
Duration:  5 weeks
Course Days:  Saturdays 9:30am to 11:30pm.

First hour will be for the beginners group only, second hour will be integrated with regular members. 11.30-12.30 is reserved for members but beginners will be welcome to stay and quietly observe.

Please email your interest in participating or your introductory course form to:
hajime @ naginatavictoria.org

Further information:

You will be provided with a naginata (an oak shaft with a curved bamboo blade substitute). Click here for details on what to expect/wear,