The 2021 beginners course start date is the 24th of February!

Welcome to a new semester of university and the Monash University Kendo Club! laugh

For experienced kendoka...
If you have prior kendo experience and wish to train with us, please contact us at any time via email, the Facebook page or our main website or come speak to us before or after any of our trainings.
Training Times:
  • Monday 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Saturday (Members in full bogu only) 9:00am - 10:30am

If you are completely new to kendo...
Why not try it out? A few things you'll learn from joining our Beginner's Course are:
  • Shinai (bamboo sword) and bokuto (wooden sword) techniques and counterattacks
  • Kendo footwork
  • How to properly kiai (shout performed during an attacking move)
  • How to wear kendougi (kendo uniform) and bogu (armour)
Other great things you'll get from joining our club:
  • Opportunities to compete at intervarsity, state and national levels
  • Opportunities to grade and climb the kendo ranks
  • Meet likeminded people and socialise within a diverse and inclusive community
  • (and if you stick around long enough) opportunities to learn and practice leadership and coaching skills

Beginner's Course Info:

Our 2021 beginner’s course will commence on February 24th and is open to everyone, students and non-students alike. The first three trainings (Wednesday 24th of February and Monday 1st/Wednesday 3rd of March) are FREE trial sessions- come along and see what kendo is all about before you sign up! 

Meet the Monash University Kendo Club members, some of whom are state and national representatives, and see what makes our club a fantastic community to be a part of.

The course runs for 10 weeks (with 2, potentially 3, training sessions a week) and will cover the basics of kendo for complete beginners. 
No prior experience in kendo or any other martial art is necessary.

What to Bring:
Yourself! No specialist kendo equipment needed in the trial week, we will provide all necessary equipment. Please also bring along a water bottle, and wear comfortable clothes you can exercise in.  You MUST also bring a face mask along!

Training Times:
  • Monday 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Please arrive by 5:50 pm for a prompt 6 pm start (for both the trial week trainings and regular trainings).

Games Hall, Monash Sport, 42 Scenic Boulevard (Building 1), Monash University Clayton Campus, VIC 3800.

$140 (includes membership fees, a shinai [kendo sword] and a shinai bag). Via this website.

How to Join:
Show up outside the Games Hall at least 10 minutes before 6 pm on Wednesday 24th  February and/or Monday 1st  March and/or Wednesday 3rd March.
We will be taking signups for the Beginners Course from Monday 1st March.

If you have any questions regarding the Beginner's Course, our club, or kendo in general...
Please feel free to contact us at any time via email, the Facebook page or come and see us at any of our trainings. Alternatively, visit our main website for more information.