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's secretary at

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.


Course Start Dates (2019):
  • Course 1 - Wednesday 6th February to Sunday 14th April
  • Course 2 - Wednesday 12th June to Sunday 18th August
  • Course 3 - Wednesday 2nd October to Sunday 24th November
Cost:  $140 for adults, $100 for students/kids
Duration:   8-10 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.
Bring the filled in form with you on the first Wedenesday of the course.



Course Start Dates (2019):
  • Course 1 - Tuesday 5th March to Thursday 28th  March
  • Course 2 - Tuesday 9th July to Thursday 1st August
  • Course 3 - Tuesday 12th November to Thursday 5th December

Cost:  $40

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

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

Iaido Intro Course Application Form.pdf 



Course Start Dates (2019):
  • Course 1 - Saturday 2nd February to Saturday 16th March
  • Course 2 - Saturday 18th May to Saturday 29th June
  • Course 3 - Saturday 21st September to Saturday 26th October

Cost:  $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).

Naginata Intro Course Application Form.pdf



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