Intro Courses

The Kenshikan dojo is now open and training has been running normally for a few months.  Due to our COVID safe plan, people who wish to visit to watch a training session will need to email the club secretary at at least 24 hours prior to inform us.  They will be sent instructions for their visit.


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 (2021):
  • Course 1 - Sunday 6th June to Sunday 8th August
  • Course 2 - Wednesday 6th October to Sunday 5th December
  • Course 3 - N/A
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 for more details.  Registrations for course 1 will be accepted prior to 1st of June 2021.
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.
Registrations for course 2 are also open.



Course Start Dates (2021):
  • Course 1 - TBA
  • Course 2 - TBA
  • Course 3 - TBA

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 (2021):
  • Course 1 - Saturday 31th July
  • Course 2 - N/A

Cost:  $60 for adults, $40 for students/kids

Duration:  5 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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