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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 normal training sessions (see the "ARTS" page on this website for times).  If you have any inquiries you can email the club's secretary at secretary@melbournebudokai.com.au.


Course Start Dates:
  • Course 1 - Wednesday 3rd of February 2016
  • Course 2 - Wednesday 20th of July 2016
  • Course 3 - None
Course details:

Cost: $140 for adults and $100 for students/kids
Duration: 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 the 8th of March 2016
  • Course 2 - Tuesday the 12th of July 2016
  • Course 3 - Tuesday the 15th of November 2016
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 the 27th of February 2016
  • Course 2 - Saturday the 14th of May 2016
  • Course 3 - Saturday the 15th of October 2016

Course details:

$60 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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