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Introductory 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 training sessions.  If you have any enquiries you can email the club's secretary at secretary@melbournebudokai.com.au.


Course Start Dates:
  • Course 1 Wednesday 29th of January 2014
  • Course 2 Wednesday 4th of June 2014
  • Course 3 Wednesday 3rd of September 2014
Course details:

Cost: $140 for adults and $100 for students/kids
Duration: 8-10 weeks
Course Days: Wednesdays 7:00pm to 9:00pm and Sundays 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

You may have to purchase a shinai (a bamboo sword) if you don't already have one.  They cost $60.


Course Start Dates:
  • Course 1 Tuesday 11th of March 2014
  • Course 2 Tuesday 8th of July 2014
  • Course 3 Tuesday 18th of November 2014
Course details:

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.


Course Start Dates:
  • Course 1 Saturday 10th of May 2014
  • Course 2 Saturday 18th of October 2014
  • Course 3 None (at the moment)

Course details:

$80 for adults and $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).

Please come suitably dressed - track suit pants/shorts and a t-shirt are fine (no singlet).

All of our training sessions start on time.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to prepare yourself.  In particular the first session as you will be required to fill in a registration form (there's no need to pre-register).  You will also be required to show an ID, i.e. drivers license, student card, etc.

We do not have credit card facilities so cash or cheque are accepted.  When paying by cash please try to have the correct amount.

Melbourne Budokai & Kenshikan Dojo
91 Rosslyn Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003

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