Due to the potential threat of the coronavirus, the Melbourne Budokai Committee has decided to close the Kenshikan dojo and suspend all activity there.  This decision will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.  The committee is sorry to do this but is appropriate in light of what's been happening in the community.  We hope you understand this decision.


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 training derived from traditional swordsmanship. It involves training with a shinai (bamboo sword) and bogu (armour). The concept of Kendo is to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the Katana (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 swordsmanship of the Katana (sword). It was derived from traditional martial art sword forms. It involves performing pre-determined forms, or kata, to replicate a specific situation and the correct way to perform a defensive or attacking technique.


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. Traditionally used by the samurai class, 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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