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-fighting which was derived from traditional swordsmanship (kenjutsu). The Concept of Kendo is to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the katana (Japanese sword).
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 drawing the sword. It involves performing predetermined forms, or kata, to replicate a specific situation and the correct way to effect a defensive or attacking technique. It was derived from iaijutsu, a sub-specialization of kenjutsu.
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. A Naginata is a bladed pole weapon with a long wooden shaft. Modern naginata practice involves a weapon made from a wooden halberd (staff) with a curved bamboo substitute blade in place of the steel blade.