At Melbourne Budokai we train in the arts of Kendo, Iaido, and Naginata. Our club is affiliated with each art's official governing bodies and associations at a state, national, and international level.


Kendo (剣道) means "Way of The Sword". It is the Japanese martial art of sword-fighting which was derived from traditional swordsmanship (kenjutsu). The Concept of Kendo is to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the katana (Japanese sword).


Training times:

Tuesday - 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm

Thursday - 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm

Sunday - 9.30 am to 11.30 am


Iaido (居合道) is the Japanese martial art associated with drawing the sword. It involves performing predetermined forms, or kata, to replicate a specific situation and the correct way to effect a defensive or attacking technique. It was derived from iaijutsu, a sub-specialization of kenjutsu.


Training times:

Tuesday - 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm

Thursday - 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm



Naginata-do is the Japanese martial art based on wielding the Naginata. A Naginata is a bladed pole weapon with a long wooden shaft. Modern naginata practice involves a weapon made from a wooden halberd (staff) with a curved bamboo substitute blade in place of the steel blade.


Training times:

Saturday - 10.30 am to 12.30 pm



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